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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

HAHAT post - music videos for the cause

Being a writer, words are very important to me, but images and videos can be just as inspirational and moving. I thought I'd share a few videos I've picked up here and there that fit with the HAHAT. I'm a self-proclaimed music video whore - have been since they first appeared in the 80's.

I also fancy myself a bit of a closet poet and a few of my books have lyrics I've written - I'm not saying they're any good but they are lyrics nonetheless. I find the process of putting words to music then music to pictures and video just completes the cycle and can produce such lasting impressions of thoughts and feelings.

Please leave a comment and enter the giveaway. I hope you enjoy these and they provide some emotional connection to the theme we're all supporting. Cheers.


Andrew Hozier-Byrne is an Irish musician.
His voice & this song itself give me chills, & the video is so powerful. 


Andrew Garfield from Spiderman fame played a transexual in this music video by Arcade Fire. 
It tells a story and it's both heartbreaking and hopeful at the same time.

Probably the most widely-known video of the lot. Fabulous.

This one tells an even more complete story. It's gritty and stars Tyra Sanchez
from RuPaul's Drag Race as a transgender single mother.
In real life Tyra is also a single father.
It's strong and not prettied-up. It's someone's reality.

Country music has stepped into the LGBLTQ spotlight with
this video from openly gay star Steve Grand.

Eli Lieb is a 30 year-old singer/songwriter.
His lyrics are sweet but powerful, as is this video.

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  1. This is probably one of my favorite posts. Music vids FTW! Thanks for sharing these!

  2. So great to see these--I didn't know many of them!

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