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Elton John’s Remarks On Evolution in Mainstream

In some much needed and somewhat lighter  news, music icon Sir Elton John recently expressed gratitude to  rap mogul Jay Z after his comments in favor of marriage equality.  In what seems to be an emphatically warm response, Sir Elton explained “Jay-Z, who`s probably the most respected African-American artist, came out and said not only is it wrong to not have gay marriage, but any discrimination in life is wrong. It was an incredibly moving statement. I phoned him up in England and said, `You have no idea what you`ve just said, how powerful this is`,”

I cannot express enough  how someone as influential as  Jay-Z showing support as there is need for LGTBQ youth to see someone that inspires them also accepts them. I believe statements like this will also encourage other artists from all ethnic backgrounds  to become more vocal in support for marriage equality. Numbers are important  and this is a great step forward. With that, I believe more awareness, that just like any other race, ethnic minorities vary in their opinions just like everyone else.

Elton elaborated saying “The African-American society were a little apprehensive about this all along, and when you get someone who is a role model like Jay-Z to come out and say this, I take my hat off to him and I respect him so much for doing that. When I next see him I`m going to give him the biggest hug,” While i agree it is fantastic to hear moore ethnic minorities speaking out in support of marriage equality, i do find that this a bit problematic. African Americans have been vocal and shown support and for some this isn’t a new view. Icons like Oprah has been pro=gay for many years.

I definitely don’t have issue with Sir Elton’s sentiment rather this common belief that African Americans along with other minorities are only vocal in their supoport of same sex marriage by President Obama”s historical evolution on the subject. So look forward of more on this subject from me in the very near future and feel free to ask questions  on this subject you’d like answers to.

Soundgarden’s Chris Cornell Tells Off GOP Homophobe At SeaTac Airport

Chris Cornell the uber hot lead singer of Soundgarden and Audioslave turned himself into a gay grunge hero on Thursday in the Alaska Airlines lounge in Seattle’s Sea-Tac airport after overhearing a businessman call another passenger a “queer” for supporting President Obama.

Cornell in turn walked over to the business man and shot back at him “You’re a prick!  You deliberately called him a queer to make him feel uncomfortable in front of a lot of people.” security at that point stepped in and escorted the “prick” out of the lounge, while the passenger and Alaska Airline staffers thanks Cornell for standing up and saying something.

Good going Chris!