This would have been more meaningful if it had come from someone besides the straight, white man. You know, like the lady two people over.
Seriously? Seriously, people? Shut the fuck up. Because he is a white straight man making an effort to gather support for equal rights he is unworthy? That his support is nothing? Or that it’s not good enough for him to support equal rights? Get your slick stinky underwear out of your ass crack and stop being so stupid. I’ve heard macklemore get so much shit today for FUCKING SUPPORTING equal rights! He is a straight white man using his privilege in a correct and respectful way and people seem to have a problem with that?! You’re fucking kidding me. So if he just decided to suck someone’s dick the day before, would his support finally mean something?! Man, shut the hell up people. This is support right here, and in the mainstream media.
/end motherfucking rant
His song comes from the PoV of an ally. he doesn’t pretend to be gay. He’s coming from support. And he not only found a (lovely plus sized) gay woman to contribute her voice to the song, she has been the one present to sing that part at every late night show I have seen, and was there with him at the VMAs.
It sucks that gay voices can’t be heard. But that’s not his fault, and at least he’s using the fact he can be heard to point out how much bullshit it is that he can be heard and others can’t. he’s not talking over anyone.