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Macklemore & Lewis’s Grammy performance inspires our children

Without question, the most memorable moment last night at the Grammys was Macklemore & Lewis’s performance of “Same Love” (accompanied by Mary Lambert, Queen Latifah, and Madonna) when 34 gay and heterosexual couples were married. Never mind what the anti-gay right will say. Their outrage is predictable.

But some folks on our side have whined about “publicity stunts” and such. I say “hush up already.” Now usually, I’m one for condemning the seemingly mixture of lgbt culture and the fascination with celebrity.

However in this case, I am making a huge exception. For all of the possibly justifiable faults, the one thing which stands out for me about this performance is its potential.  In many places in America and the world, some lgbt child watched that performance and probably realized that in spite of all of the lies, ugly words and hate he/she has to endure from some people, the happy ending of love with that special someone is still possible.

You would be surprised how that one thing, which may seem insignificant in the face of all of the whining about a “publicity stunt,” is probably the most powerful and enduring thing of all.

Editor’s note – just in case the above video gets pulled from youtube, see it here on Buzzfeed.

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