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04/19/2007


Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Launch Anti-Discrimination PSA: VIDEO

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USA's 'Characters Unite' project and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis have joined forces for a new campaign to fight all forms of discrimination and hate, calling on people to not "stand for it" anymore.

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You may recall the last 'Characters Unite' segment we posted, featuring New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz helping a bullied gay teen overcome his fears of the locker room.

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Macklemore and Ryan Lewis Dish with Ellen on Grammys, Relationships, Success: VIDEO

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Fresh off their four Grammy wins, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis dropped by Ellen to discuss their success, relationships, and who they’re rooting for in the upcoming Super Bowl.

The duo also chatted about the mass wedding ceremony that took place during their Grammy performance of the gay rights anthem “Same Love.” Lewis’s sister and her boyfriend were one of the 34 couples who tied the knot on Sunday. 

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34 Couples to Marry On-Air at the Grammys During Gay Rights Anthem 'Same Love'

Queen Latifah is set to officiate a mass gay wedding at tonight's Grammys, at a performance which will also include a special guest, the NYT reports:

Same_macklemoreBut the producers behind the program, which is to be broadcast live by CBS at 8 p.m., are hoping that the biggest show-stopper of the night will be a much more solemn event: an on-air wedding of 34 couples — gay, straight, old, young, of many races and many colors. The ceremony will be part of the hip-hop duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’s performance of their Grammy-nominated song “Same Love,” which became a marriage-equality anthem last year just as that issue was drawing intense national attention.

Mr. Lewis, the group’s producer, said that the weddings “will be in our minds the ultimate statement of equality, that all the couples are entitled to the same exact thing.”

The segment follows what the Grammy organizers said was the show’s long history of addressing timely social issues through music, like Elton John’s duet in 2001 with Eminem, who was then widely criticized as homophobic.

“We’re serious about this,” said Ken Ehrlich, the longtime producer of the Grammys.

The couples involved were forced to sign confidentiality agreements and not tell their families, according to the paper.


Macklemore Speaks Out for Trayvon Martin, Against Racial Profiling: VIDEO

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In a taped segment at the American Music Awards with Ryan Lewis at his side, Macklemore spoke out against racial profiling in a tribute to slain Florida teen Trayvon Martin.

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Behind The Scenes Of Macklemore & Ryan Lewis On Tour: VIDEO

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Indie artists and "Same Love" songsters Macklemore & Ryan Lewis are going on their first arena tour this fall, covering ground in the U.S. and Europe. Thanks to a five-part documentary chronicling their journey, you can get a glimpse of the duo's life on the road. The documentary is part of Buffalo David Bitton’s "Blank Check Series" and provides artists funding so they can continue to create and work.

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Macklemore and Ryan Lewis Tell Chelsea Handler: 'We're Gay'

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Macklemore and Ryan Lewis appeared on Chelsea Lately last night to talk about their VMAs win and discuss rumors that they're gay. After Lewis reveals that the duo met on MySpace, well, the jig is pretty much up.

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