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Watch: Russell Simmons is a New Yorker for Marriage Equality


Says the hip-hop mogul in a new spot for New Yorkers for Marriage Equality: "I'm happy that we're coming to a time where we can make a change."


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  1. THANK you. Finally, someone who's willing to speak up against the haters in power even if it risks going against the majority in his communities. I'm so sick of American deference to ignorance, particularly ignorance supposedly "in the name of God", and thank you to one more voice on the side of freedom.

    Posted by: X | Mar 2, 2011 8:19:37 PM

  2. Thank you Russell!

    Posted by: Chuy | Mar 2, 2011 8:45:20 PM

  3. To bad these ads are not actually shown on television in New York!

    Posted by: The Iron Orchard | Mar 3, 2011 1:24:39 AM

  4. LOL.........Simmons has for years promoted artistic self expression [Music?] much of which is uber nihilistic, misogynistic, misanthropist, and viciously anti-gay.

    Posted by: ratbastard | Mar 3, 2011 2:34:21 AM

  5. ...but he's a deeply spiritual man!

    Posted by: r | Mar 3, 2011 3:07:53 AM

  6. MISS Ratpoison....STFU!

    Posted by: Chris DaChocolatebearcub | Mar 3, 2011 4:22:15 AM

  7. Mr Russell Simmons has promoted a culture of hip-hop and rap, genres of music that are homophobic and sexist. As far as I'm concerned, Russell can take his fake pro-gay marriage attitude and shove it.

    Posted by: brian | Mar 3, 2011 8:26:41 AM

  8. Wait, isn't he on the member's list of the Nation of Islam?? Did I miss a memo here?

    Posted by: Let's think here | Mar 3, 2011 9:07:17 AM

  9. Just because he comes from the hip hop music world doesn't mean he personally holds the same (manufactured) beliefs that some hip hop artists do. Almost NO individuals from the hip hop community have stood up for LGBT equality... when Kanye came out against homophobia, he was ridiculed.

    Plus who are we to judge someone who is publicly supporting us? consider the alternative!

    Posted by: a gay hip hop fan | Mar 3, 2011 4:40:15 PM

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