Thanks for all the feedback on what I should do my project on! I’ve decided to do my podcast on the topic of sexuality. I think it’ll give me a chance to help raise awareness about the multiple effects being out or in the closet has on your identity. I’m thinking I’ll re-enforce certain ideas through the use of music. One song I definitely want to take snippets from is Angel Haze’s rendition of Macklemore’s “Same Love”. Since we’re not presenting these podcasts I think you should all give a listen to the song which I’ll link at the bottom.
I just want to draw attention to some of lyrics that are just so freaking powerful:
“locked away for two years to keep me on the inside
because she’d rather see a part of me die than me thrive
and it’s tougher when it’s something you can’t deny
and ignorance teaches us it’s something that you decide
you’re driven by your choice is an optical illusion
here’s to understanding that it’s not always confusion”
“No i’m not gay
No i’m not straight
And i sure as hell am not bisexual dammit
I am whoever I am when I am it
Loving whoever you are when the stars shine
And whoever you’ll be when the sun rise”
This is the version of Macklemore’s song that should be on the radio. Because the reality of the world is that 1 in 4 gay or lesbian teens are homeless because parents would rather kick their kids out on the street than see them be true to themselves. While yes, the gay rights movement is making huge strides, we’ve still got a long way to go.
Sources for that statistic: