Songs like 

  • Same Love by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis
  • Born This Way by Lady GaGa
  • Love Make The World Go Round by Lin Manuel Miranda and JLo

can be very powerful and helpful to individual LGBTQ people. 

They can help some of us through really hard times.

But at the same time, these songs are based on a narrative of equality through sameness or lack of choice, many are by straight people, and all are in many ways harmful to LGBTQ people.

These songs can help heal LGBTQ people and these songs can hurt LGBTQ people - both experiences are valid at the same time, and we should be mindful of both.

And let’s continue to raise up songs that hurt less than they heal, let’s continue to raise up LGBTQ voices.

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Coke of Pepsi: Grew up with Coke, so that’s my fave. But I like Pepsi anyways soooo

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