"Same Love"-Macklemore

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    Feb 01, 2013 3:06 AM GMT
    I live in a not so liberal portion of North Carolina, and in Psychology today the topic on sexual orientation came up in a lecture on motivation. Like any closeted LGBT student, this topic is touchy and really pushes one out of their comfort zone. Our teacher comes from a very rural and backwoods portion of the state, and when the topic came up instead of what I thought would be a quick synopsis of the topic turned into her defending our rights, saying this was predetermined rather than a choice and emphatically described why we should have the right to love, in response to a very close-minded student who let the f* word slip that makes every closeted individual cringe. As much shock as I was in because of how passionately she defended us, when she played the video clip I'm sharing a link to, that deals with LGBT love, she told everyone that if it made them uncomfortable they had the right to leave the classroom. To my surprise, no one shifted at all. The video honestly almost had me in tears, and hearing my teacher's powerful opinion in defense, as well as seeing and hearing my classmates positive opinions, it gave me hope for the future. Because even though I live in a state where the right to love has already come into question and has been denied when Amendment 1 was passed last year, our generation is giving new rise to minds that are open, willing, and supportive, and it really is showing me that things are getting better. After school, I decided to write a short message to her and leave it on her desk when she was out of the room, thanking her for defending those who have yet to have a voice. This video has a great message, and has definitely stuck with me all day...enjoy...

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    Feb 01, 2013 5:07 AM GMT
    I would say it was a strange video since most of Macklemores songs and videos are about just being an odd goofball enjoying life etc etc. Though he does make a few songs here and their that are interesting to just sit and listen too, and think about the message.

    The video was good, and props to your teacher for covering the topic in full. My teacher brought that up freshman year, and well mainly because its Atlanta their was alot of opinions in the room. Needless to say a large portion was positive but we had one guy that was having a tough time and even admitted that he was uncomfortable with LGBT because of how he grew up. He did admit that he was trying to become a bit more accepting despite the hatred he was taught as a child and continued to be taught at home. That story stuck with me for some reason xD
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    Feb 02, 2013 3:02 PM GMT
    Ya, it definitely is uncharacteristic of most of his songs, but it has an amazing message.

    I don't doubt that that story would stick with you, it's moments like these that one will remember for a long time. This is exactly why I left the note thanking her, because it's an experience worth remembering that she made.
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    Feb 02, 2013 3:03 PM GMT
    I've watched this MV before ,it's good and emotional , much better than the #1 song Thrift Shop.

  • MikeW

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    Feb 02, 2013 4:55 PM GMT
    Good of you to leave a note for the teacher. I'm sure she appreciated it.

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    Feb 03, 2013 4:57 AM GMT
    Haha I mean Thrift Shop is catchy...but this song sticks with you.

    I'm glad I did, but it was still anonymous, I hope she sticks with her ideals, because we really need more people in our education system.