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02/27/2013 11:00 am ET Updated Feb 02, 2016

Macklemore And Ryan Lewis Release 'You Can Play' PSA To Combat Homophobia In Sports (VIDEO)

Seattle-based hip-hop duo Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, known for their same-sex marriage anthem "Same Love," have released a public service announcement video for the "You Can Play" project, a national organization that is "dedicated to ensuring equality, respect and safety for all athletes, without regard to sexual orientation."

The pro-LGBT athlete group celebrates its one-year anniversary next week and comes at a time when the professional sports world is seeing increased discussion about homophobia in sports and combating the issue.

"You know someone who’s gay, they just haven’t told you yet," Macklemore says in the video campaign. "Don’t let being gay hold you back, and if you’re straight, do not hold others back...Anti-gay language has no place in sports, or music."

Check out the video above and for more information about the "You Can Play" project, visit their website, here.

(h/t Towleroad)

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