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T h e Power p u f f G i r ls

P RO J E C T L OV E
Based on
Same Love
By Macklemore

AND

I DENTITY

WE CANT CHANGE SOMEONES


S E X UA L O R I E N TA T I O N
D i r e c t o r:
S a ma r a M a t t he w s
E d i to r :
B r ia n na L o pe z
W e b M a s t e r:
A i me e
P a n ga n i ba n

Arguments:

G r a ph i c De s i g ne r :
S a ra T e j a da

People are born with


their own sexual identity
Different family dynamics dont redefine LOVE
People are people
Dont judge what you
dont know

Sexual orientation is an
inevitable social movement
Stereotypes do not define
people
Discrimination because
of someones sexual orientation is a hate crime
Society is responsible for
the hate they inflict upon
others

SAMARA

T H E P OW E R P U F F G I R L S
BRIANNA
AIMEE

SARA

P ROJECT L OVE

AND

I DENTITY

Same Love
-Macklemore

And I
cant
change,
even if I
tried;
Even if I
wanted
too.

A large percentage of society has a preconceived view


of homosexuality, believing that being homosexual is a
choice one makes. Macklemore points out the most
flawed notion of homosexuality : The belief that homosexuality can be cured. The song explains that homosexuality cannot be fixed. There is no treatment
to cure someone from being a homosexual because
it is not a disease. Dr. Michael Bailey, of Northwestern University, points out that sexual orientation has
nothing to do with choice. Our findings suggest there
may be genes at play we found evidence for two sets that
affect whether a man is gay or straight(Knapton 1). This
shows that being homosexual is not a choice, but rather a part
of someone's biological makeup.

P age 3

[Verse

1: Macklemore]
When I was in the 3rd
grade
I thought that I was gay
Cause I could draw, my
uncle was
And I kept my room
straight
I told my mom, tears
rushing down my face
She's like, "Ben you've
loved girls since before
pre-K"
Trippin', yeah, I guess
she had a point, didn't
she
A bunch of stereotypes
all in my head
I remember doing the
math like
"Yeah, I'm good a little
league"
A pre-conceived idea
of what it all meant
For those who like the
same sex had the
characteristics
The right-wing conservatives think it's a
decision
And you can be cured
with some treatment
and religion
Man-made, rewiring of
a pre-disposition
Playing God
Ahh nah, here we go
America the brave
Still fears, what, we
don't know
And God loves all His
children
Is somehow forgotten
But we paraphrase a
book written
35 hundred years ago
Don't know

S A M E L OV E - M AC K L E M O R E
Those words aren't
anointed
And that Holy Water
That you soak in
Is then poisoned
When everyone else
Is more comfortable
Remaining voiceless
Rather than fighting for
humans
If I was gay
I would think hip-hop hates That have had their rights
stolen
me
Have you read the YouTube I might not be the same
But that's not important
comments lately
No freedom 'til we're
"Man that's gay"
Gets dropped on the daily equal
We've become so numb to Damn right I support it
what we're sayin'
We press play
Our culture founded from
Don't press pause
oppression
Progress, march on!
Yeah, we don't have acWith a veil over our
ceptance for 'em
eyes
Call each other faggots
We turn our back on
Behind the keys of a mesthe cause
sage board
'Till the day
A word rooted in hate
That my uncles can be
Yet our genre still ignores it
united by law
Gay is synonymous with the
Kids are walkin'
lesser
around the hallway
It's the same hate that's
Plagued by pain in
caused wars from religion
their heart
Gender and skin color
A world so hateful
Complexion of your pigSomeone would rather
ment
die
The same fight that lead
Than be who they are
people to walk-outs and sitAnd a certificate on
ins
paper
It's human rights for everyIsn't gonna solve it all
body
But it's a damn good
There is no difference
place to start
Live on! And be yourself!
No law's gonna change
When I was in church
us
They taught me something
We have to change us
else
If you preach hate at the
service
And I can't change
Even if I tried
Even if I wanted to
And I can't change
Even if I tried
Even if I wanted to
My love, my love, my love
She keeps me warm [x4]

Whatever god you believe


in
We come from the same
one
Strip away the fear
Underneath it's all the
same love
About time that we raised
up
Love is patient, love is
kind
Love is patient (not cryin'
on Sundays)
Love is kind (not crying on
Sundays) [x5]

S A M E L OV E

Society breeds a culture around hate when it comes to homosexuality. Bullying remains in the everyday lives of people who
declare a different sexual orientation other than heterosexuality.
Society cant change everyone, especially when its really part of
their life. When one pressures another to change and they know
they cant, theyre showing hate, unacceptance, and giving them
hopeless-ness to the point of losing the value of life.
God has unconditional love for each and every person. Many
anti-homosexuality people in society believe that they can speak
for God and discriminate against homosexuals. If God loves
all of his children and is a forgiving God, then society should
follow his path. Loving each person for who they are, rather
than discriminating against a certain group because they dont
agree with their choices. People are people.

P age 4

When kids
are walking
round the
hallway
plagued by
pain in their
heart/ A
world so hateful some
would rather
die than be
who they
are.
And God
loves all his
children is
somehow
forgotten

Love is love. A man in love with a women is love; A man in love


with a man is love; A women in love with a women is love. ReWe come
gardless of gender differences or sexuality preferences, everyone
from the
has the ability to feel love towards another person. Underneath
same one/
the biased views and discriminative attitudes, its all the same
Strip away the
love.

fear/ Underneath its all


the same
love.

P age 5

S A M E L OV E

When I was in
the third grade
I thought that
I was gay/
Cause I could
draw/ And I
From the moment a person is born, they are categorized by sokept my room cietys view on what it means to be male or female. These
skewed biases also attempt to define what it means to be gay;
Straight

The right
wing
conservatives
think its a
decision and
you can be
cured with
some treatment
and religion.

Believing that certain activities are classified as gay or straight is


a flawed notion, because an activity does not have the power to
define a person.

A large percentage of society have a difficult time accepting


when someone they know is homosexual. Trying to cure
someone from being true to themselves and love who they
want to love is impossible. No amount of therapy, religion, and
treatment can cure someone from being homosexual, unless
that person decides for to make that change themselves.

Gay rights are a part of ones basic human rights. Although


some people will still disagree with homosexuality, people wont
I might not be
stop fighting until they receive the equality that they deserve.
the same, but The LGBT community and their supporters will continue to
thats not im- stand up for what they believe in.

portant /No
freedom till
were equal/
Damn right I
support it.

P r o j e c t L o v e a n d I d e n ti ty

S A M E L OV E

P age 6

A precon-

Society has often looked down upon homosexuality. The


LGBT community was being shunned from the American society based on the stereotypes that were formed early on. The
world shaped a stereotypical view of homosexuality based on
certain characteristics that they associated with being homosexual. Jenny Graves, a professor of genetics at La Trobe University, explains how society views homosexuality in a negative way
because of the stigmatism that surrounds the concept of homosexuality being a genetic part of a person. Graves interviewed an American geneticist, Dean Hamer, who comments
during a study about homosexuality that he was challenged at
every turn by people unwilling to accept that homosexuality is
...genetic, rather than a lifestyle choice (Graves 1).

ceived idea of
what it all
meant/For
those that like
the same sex/
Had the characteristics.

Its the same


hate thats
caused wars
from religion/
Gender to skin
Everyone has the right to fight for their beliefs. People that voice
color The
their opinion make change occur, which is how religious and ra- same fight that
cial discrimination was challenged. The hate that is directed toled to walk outs
wards people who are homosexual is causing more conflicts in
and sit ins/ Its
society. James Hormel, the first openly gay U.S. ambassador
wrote in his article, Being Gay is not a Choice, that until the human rights for
time that people accept that all of us are born into our sexual ori- everybody, there
entation and identity, LGBT citizens will still endure discriminais no
tion and selective application of the Constitution's protections.
difference!
(Hormel 1). Discrimination based on sexual orientation is unconstitutional. The LGBT community will continue to fight for their
rights.

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P RO J E C T L OV E

Arguments:
People are born with
their own sexual identity
Different family dynamics dont redefine
LOVE
People are people
Dont judge what you
dont know
Sexual orientation is an
inevitable social movement
Stereotypes do not define people
Discrimination because
of someones sexual
orientation is a hate
crime
Society is responsible
for the hate they inflict
upon others

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IDENTITY