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Rapper Warren G: Judge Performers By Their Music, Not Their Sexuality

Pollo Del Mar | Posted 06.24.2014 | San Francisco
Pollo Del Mar

When Warren G first topped charts in 1994 with his inescapable hit "Regulate," featuring fellow West Coast rapper Nate Dogg, hip hop was no place for gays. In recent years, that has started to change... slowly.

Catch Up With Grammy Wedding Couple Yawar Charlie and Jason Miller -- SPEAK UP WITH JIMMY (VIDEO)

Jimmy Nguyen | Posted 05.29.2014 | Gay Voices
Jimmy Nguyen

They were one of 33 couples -- including same-sex couples -- who said "I do" in a mass wedding at the 2014 Grammy Awards.

'Are My Dads Gay?'

Today's Mama | Posted 05.10.2014 | Parents
Today's Mama

Last night my son, Javier, and I were driving in the car listening to Macklemore's song, "Same Love," which mentions that when the singer was a kid, he thought he might be gay. "Macklemore's gay!" Javier said, both matter-of-factly and with great joy.

Love In Periphery: Gay Relationship, Straight Friendships

Quincy LeNear Gossfield | Posted 04.16.2014 | Gay Voices
Quincy LeNear Gossfield

A good friend of mine called me a few days after our wedding at the 56th Annual Grammys to congratulate me. She is heterosexual, married, and th...

'I'm Not Different From Anyone Else Who Has Straight Parents'

Caleb Flood-Goldstick | Posted 04.08.2014 | Teen
Caleb Flood-Goldstick

I am happy to be the son of a lesbian mom. There's no place for your hate toward gay and lesbian people.

LISTEN: Anti-Gay Rapper Gives 'Same Love' A DISGUSTING Homophobic Makeover

Posted 01.31.2014 | Gay Voices

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis's marriage equality anthem "Same Love" may have rocked the Grammy Awards, but one Texas-based Christian rapper has condemned t...

A Sherwani is Worth a Thousand Words: "Same Love" at the Grammys

Faisal Al-Juburi | Posted 03.30.2014 | Gay Voices
Faisal Al-Juburi

The Grammys presented an image that quietly disqualified those fears and judgments, an image captured in what should be seen as the beautifully universal light of love.

Macklemore Takes Heat For Seemingly Offensive Tweet

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 01.28.2014 | Gay Voices

Rapper Macklemore took some heat Monday after a "dykes and drag queens" tweet he posted back in 2009 began circulating following his Grammy Awards per...

Macklemore's Grammys Performance Slammed Because Gay Parenting Is 'Child Abuse'

Posted 01.28.2014 | Gay Voices

Add the American Family Association's Bryan Fischer to the chorus of conservative voices who are expressing anger over the same-sex couples who tied t...

Twitter Reacts To God And Grammy's Mass Wedding

Posted 01.27.2014 | Religion

Not typically the pinnacle of religious communal experience, yesterday's Grammy's proved to be a spectacle that got at least a few people thinking abo...

Live Grammy Performance Features Gay Weddings

Posted 01.27.2014 | Entertainment

Macklemore hit the stage at the Staples Center on Sunday (Jan. 26) for a performance at the 56th annual Grammy Awards. The 30-year-old rapper was ...

How This Grammy-Nominated Hit Came Together In Hours

AP | MESFIN FEKADU | Posted 01.25.2014 | Entertainment

NEW YORK (AP) — In just six hours, Mary Lambert's life changed drastically. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis had written and produced a song called "Same Lo...

LOOK: Gay Rapper Blasts 'Transphobic' Criticism

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 01.25.2014 | Gay Voices

Openly gay rapper Le1f took to Twitter last night to address criticism over allegations of transphobia from the Twitterverse. Le1f, who has been pr...

What Makes Macklemore My Inspiration In Life

Justina Sharp | Posted 02.11.2014 | Teen
Justina Sharp

Being a straight, bi-racial, teenage girl growing up in Northern California I'm often told that I don't understand the racial struggle faced by African-Americans, or that because I'm a teenager, I don't know about the "real issues." But that doesn't mean I can't stand up for someone else's rights.

Bro Porn: Heterosexualizing Straight Men's Anti-Homophobia Stances

C.J. Pascoe | Posted 02.05.2014 | Gay Voices
C.J. Pascoe

What do the Warwick University men's rowing team and Macklemore have in common? They are all young, straight, attractive, white men taking a public stance against homophobia and receiving a lot of credit for it.

Acclaimed Gay Artist To Hit The Road For LGBT Youth

Posted 11.06.2013 | Gay Voices

An outspoken visual artist who was instrumental in the production of Macklemore and Ryan Lewis' award-winning "Same Love" video is planning to hit the...

Desperately Seeking Music Equality: Looking Beyond Macklemore's 'Same Love' Success

Emma Joslyn | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Emma Joslyn

Queer recording artists who have been singing out loud before any major media outlet would have celebrated it, and who write about the wide range of issues that plague the LGBTQ community, truly represent the rawness of our diverse community.

Not Again! 'Same Love' School Censorship

Brian Stone | Posted 11.13.2013 | Gay Voices
Brian Stone

"Same Love" has become a cultural measuring stick, a way of testing acceptance of gays and lesbians in any environment. Can you play it at work? Does it play on your radio station? Can your teacher play it at school? It's the perfect thermometer for the chilly LGBT climate.

Teacher In Trouble For Playing 'Same Love' By Macklemore

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 09.12.2013 | Gay Voices

A North Carolina schoolteacher was reportedly punished last week after showing a Macklemore and Ryan Lewis music video to students. Alexander Count...

LISTEN: DJ Slammed By Listener For Playing Macklemore's 'Same Love'

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 09.11.2013 | Gay Voices

The host of Artimis Radio on 92.9 FM in Indiana had no idea that playing Macklemore and Ryan Lewis' hit "Same Love" would evoke such a passionate and ...

The Age of the Progressive Rapper

Andy Hoglund | Posted 11.01.2013 | Entertainment
Andy Hoglund

While nobody will ever mistake Macklemore as the next Dylan, he enters the mainstream at a precarious time for both hip hop and gay rights.

LISTEN: Did Macklemore Rip Off A Gay Rapper's Song For His Hit 'Thrift Shop'?

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 08.29.2013 | Gay Voices

Le1f is blasting rapper Macklemore's success after last Sunday's Video Music Awards performance. The New York-based rapper not only alleged that M...

Macklemore's 'Same Love': The Atypical Summer Hit

Rebecca Shinners | Posted 10.22.2013 | College
Rebecca Shinners

In this song, he stands up for his family and what he believes in, putting himself out there to receive public criticism. Controversy and insightful lyrics have definitely made "Same Love" a hit.

Hip-Hop Hooray for Us Gays?

Aimee Anderson | Posted 09.23.2013 | Gay Voices
Aimee Anderson

There's Macklemore and Ryan Lewis' song "Same Love," in which Mary Lambert's voice repeats, "She keeps me warm, she keeps me warm," evoking a sultry, strong anthem for women who love women, and Macklemore points to the hip-hop community as an oppressor.

WATCH: Macklemore On The Very Personal Inspiration Behind His Gay Marriage Anthem

Posted 07.12.2013 | Gay Voices

Macklemore spoke at length about the very personal inspiration behind "Same Love," his platinum-selling marriage equality anthem with Ryan Lewis in a ...