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Grammy Nominated Mary Lambert On Growing Up Gay In A Christian Community - VIDEO

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Grammy nominated musician Mary Lambert has spoken to Take Part about reconciling her sexual orientation with her faith.

In the interview Lambert, known for her collaboration with Ryan Lewis and Macklemore on Same Love, talks about using music to prove that all kinds of love are valid and worthy of acceptance.

Lambert also reveals that she auditioned unsuccessfully for American Idol when she was 16.

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Fences feat. Macklemore & Lewis - 'Arrows': VIDEO

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The Seattle-based tattooed lumberjacks of indie group Fences have just released their album Arrows, getting a publicity boost by collaborating with "Same Love" duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis. But you already knew that.

What you may not know is that they've released the music video for the song "Arrows", so if you've been on the fence (*rimshot*) whether or not the album is for you, you can check out the scrufftastic song and dance AFTER THE JUMP...

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Macklemore and Ryan Lewis Join Seattle Indie Pop Group Fences to Sling Some 'Arrows': LISTEN

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Macklemore & Ryan Lewis look set to give a big chart boost to Seattle indie pop group Fences with their new collaboration "Arrows", out this week. The "Same Love" songmakers lend their talents to the track which "is largely about letting go of control and searching for your identity" according to Billboard. That theme is part of the reason that Fences (aka Christopher Mansfield, asked Macklemore, an old friend, to join him on the track.

Said Macklemore to Billboard: "He's fu---d up in the same way that I'm f----d up. Because of that, our lives relate beyond the music. I've always admired his talent for illustrating with words and evoking imagery."

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Macklemore's Ryan Lewis Proves Nobody Knows Who He Is or What He Does: VIDEO

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Jimmy Fallon sent Macklemore's Ryan Lewis to a park in NYC to ask people what Ryan Lewis actually does. Turns out few people would recognize him if he was standing in front of them and nobody, not even Macklemore, knows what he does.

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Macklemore Collaborator Ryan Lewis Reveals Mom is HIV+, Announces Healthcare Project - VIDEO

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After receiving a blood transfusion in 1984, Julie Lewis — the mother of "Same Love" Macklemore collaborator, Ryan Lewis — contracted HIV (something Ryan had never discussed in interviews until now). She survived when doctors thought she wouldn't, and both Ryan and his sister Laura Irwin both were born without HIV, something they only had a 25 percent chance of doing.

Julie was able to live thanks in part to quality healthcare, and in her sake Ryan has decided to spearhead a global health initiative called The 30/30 Project. The goal is to set up 30 comprehensive health clinics in high-need areas such as Malawi — the place where 30/30 would first like to set up a clinic — and to have these clinics stay open for at least 30 years.

If successful, these clinics could help treat people without medical access living in areas most affected by HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and other life-threatening illnesses. At the time of press, the 30/30 IndieGoGo page has already raised $56,261 of its $100,000 goal.

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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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