where was macklemore when ten years ago when the democrats opposed gay marriage? and when it was actually controversial to come out in support of it?
Not famous, so literally no one but his parents and some friends would care if he came out in favor of it. And there were still celebrities in favor of it; TV shows had pro-gay episodes even a decade before that, it wasn’t that unpopular. We’re talking about 2003/2004 here. And you seem shocked that Democrats would just go for whatever was populist.
where were cishets in the 90s when there were no protections for hate crimes against lgbtq+ people?
where were cishets when matthew shepherd and countless nameless gay people were being killed?
Again, still there, just not as popular. It was two decades ago. The further back you go, the less allies for less-popular things you will find, but I can still name people in the media in support of hate crime protection.
where were cishets in the 80s when lgbt people were dying of aids?
… Do you need the concept of linearity and time explained to you? “Where were cishets in the 40s?!”
Also, AIDS was a terrifying disease we knew nothing about. It’s easy to be morally superior from your position of advanced medical knowledge and easy, if not affordable, treatments for HIV/AIDS, but go back to when we had no real ideas concerning transmission, no treatment, and everyone panicking about it and tell me you would be so effortlessly “right” if it were a group of people you have prejudice against affected instead.
where are cishets now when trans women are being killed everyday?
There are tons of them. Literally all of my cis friends, increasingly more people in the media… increasingly more people every day. Every single person I know who likes this type of antagonistic “activism”/is likely to reblog this (minus one guy) is cis. It’s a less mature rights movement.
where are the macklemores bringing attention to pervasive familial abuse of lgbtq+ people?
Where is the Random Straight Celebrity I Hate For Being On Our Side For Some Reason bringing attention to trans women? Where are the RSCIHFBOOSFSRs in response to the way autistic people are discriminated against in the medical field/speaking out against false organizations like Autism Speaks? Where are they raising money for anything else at all?
> And a certificate on paper isn’t gonna solve it all/But it’s a damn good place to start
[everything after this]: THERE ARE LOTS OF THEM GET OFF TUMBLR SOMETIMES
where are the macklemores singing the praises of the lgbtqia musicians, activsts, artists, rappers, doing hard work and important things TODAYYYY???
There are a lot of those, too! Now get a single one of them to have an even remotely popular song. Not even Billboard Charts level, just “reasonably popular name” level. And for the record, though rap doesn’t have many popular members of that category (POPULAR, and people who don’t ever mention it in their actual music don’t count, so… Frank Ocean, and maybe that one line by Nicki Minaj in Starships?), other genres do. The Indigo Girls are one of the most popular folk acts ever. If they wanted to sing the praises of other artists, they wouldn’t be musicians themselves, they’d be fucking music critics.
no where. no where. silent. dead silent. nothing. nada. zip.
What hilarious levels of selective hearing.
all of you have nothing to say about any of these things. you have no desire to actually put your ass on the line. you aren’t doing anything and you never have. throughout history you let us DIE and you’re willing to keep doing that. the only reason we have ANYTHING now is because we fought fro it. and sadly because some members of our community are willing to cater to you for scraps by making our cause “trendy” and “hip” and putting marriage before anything else because it’s the ONLY THING you assholes want to talk about, and once that issues over, you’ll go back to giving 0 fucks all over again
so don’t even talk to me about fucking macklemore. don’t even talk to me about how you “support” us or how “whiny” we are. so many lgbtqa+ teens talk to me on this site about the abuse and terror and loneliness they face every day. and you don’t care at all. you’d rather sing the subpar lyrics to same love, and pat yourself on the back for being an “ally.” you’d rather fall head over heels for macklemore and shit on every character or actual lgbtqia activist or icon who is actually doing anything risky for us as a group. you’d rather let us die if it means you can feel good about yourself at the end of the day. don’t even fucking start with me.
Let’s ignore all the progress and actual allies we’ve made by the fucking truckload and just be as petty and hateful as we can! FUCK STRAIGHT PEOPLE FOR THEY ARE THE LITERAL DEVIL
I really dislike antagonistic activism, have I ever mentioned that?