Is there a personal reason that you are outspoken about homophobia?

No, and I don’t think there needs to be. To me, it’s not even a gay issue or a civil rights issue, it’s a human rights issue, and it should offend us all. It’s just simple. Either somebody has equal rights, or they don’t.
You have to recognize in yourself, and challenge yourself, that if you see racism or homophobia or misogyny in a secular society, as a member of that society, you should challenge it. You owe it to the betterment of society.

I’m completely unfamiliar and uninterested in Hozier’s music, but I appreciate his stand on human rights.

Is there a personal reason that you are outspoken about homophobia?

No, and I don’t think there needs to be. To me, it’s not even a gay issue or a civil rights issue, it’s a human rights issue, and it should offend us all. It’s just simple. Either somebody has equal rights, or they don’t.

You have to recognize in yourself, and challenge yourself, that if you see racism or homophobia or misogyny in a secular society, as a member of that society, you should challenge it. You owe it to the betterment of society.

I’m completely unfamiliar and uninterested in Hozier’s music, but I appreciate his stand on human rights.

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We got a young brother to stand for something. We got a young brother to believe in the all of us. Brother Kendrick Lamar: He’s not a rapper, he’s a writer, he’s an author. And if you read between the lines, we’ll learn how to love one another. But you can’t do that. I said, you can’t do that…

Without loving yourself first.