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This Baptist Church Will Now Welcome The LGBT Community

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 06.02.2014 | Religion

A Baptist church in California has voted to welcome the gay community despite going against the Southern Baptist Convention's views on homosexuality. ...

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.

You've Never Heard 'Same Love' Like This Before

www.upworthy.com | Posted 02.25.2014 | Gay Voices

I *love* this version by pansexual rapper/singer Angel Haze, who replaced the lyrics with her own deeply personal experiences. Just listen to her powe...

Jersey Boys' Secret Gay Anthem

Joanne Spataro | Posted 03.30.2014 | Gay Voices
Joanne Spataro

This took me back to my childhood. I clung to any media representation of other gay and lesbian people when I was coming to terms with my own sexuality. The one song that soothed my churning soul was "Can't Take My Eyes Off of You" by Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons.

Mary Lambert Opens Up About Girlfriend, Lesbian Mother

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 01.31.2014 | Gay Voices

Singer-songwriter Mary Lambert, who rose to fame after writing and singing the chorus on Macklemore's "Same Love," recently opened up about a number o...

Why the Grammys' Macklemore Weddings Were a Good Thing

Christian Piatt | Posted 03.31.2014 | Religion
Christian Piatt

Perhaps more importantly, it helps to normalize an expression of mature, committed love in a culture that still wrestles with the difference between good/bad and typical/atypical.

The Grammys, Macklemore and Straight Allies

Eliel Cruz | Posted 03.31.2014 | Gay Voices
Eliel Cruz

I discount the systematic injustice that leads to the mainstream media feeling more comfortable hearing my story through the mouth of a white cis straight man, instead of my own.

15 Disgusting Responses To Grammys' Same-Sex Wedding Ceremony

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 01.28.2014 | Gay Voices

If you watched the 2014 Grammys last night, hopefully you caught history being made as 33 couples, many of them same-sex, were wed by Queen Latifah as...

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...

Grammys: If You're In Love and You Know It, Say 'I Do'

Shane Jordan | Posted 03.29.2014 | Gay Voices
Shane Jordan

There were tears and hand holding and singing and rejoicing on stage. Meanwhile in the world of cyber space and in the social media world, there was anger, disgust and outrage.

Lorde Has The Song Of The Year

Posted 01.27.2014 | Entertainment

Lorde's "Royals" won Song of the Year at the 56th annual Grammy Awards on Sunday. Because Song of the Year is awarded to songwriters, Lorde -- who...

Madonna Teaming With Macklemore & Ryan Lewis For Grammy Performance

Posted 01.25.2014 | Entertainment

Madonna's newly confirmed performance at Sunday's Grammy Awards will find the singer teaming with Macklemore and Ryan Lewis on the duo's 2012 anthem "...

The Grammys Didn't Know Whether To Consider Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Rap

AP | MESFIN FEKADU | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment

NEW YORK (AP) — Macklemore & Ryan Lewis had a rousing 2013 in hip-hop: The Source magazine named Macklemore its "man of the year," the duo was Billb...

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...

Will Lorde And Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Dominate The Grammys?

AP | CHRIS TALBOTT | Posted 12.06.2013 | Entertainment

Not a lot of fans knew who Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and Lorde were when we gathered a year ago to celebrate music with the Grammy Awards nominations. ...

She's An Acid-Tongued, Socially Conscious Rapper Who Doesn't Give A F--k What You Think

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 11.12.2013 | Gay Voices

Angel Haze, one of the hottest young women in hip-hop, gives off an aura of casual, effortless cool when she talks, belying the devastating topics she...

The Most Moving Version Of 'Same Love' Yet

Posted 10.22.2013 | Entertainment

Angel Haze put her own spin on a Macklemore & Ryan Lewis hit this week, recording a freestyle over the duo's collaboration with Mary Lambert, "Same Lo...

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.

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 ...

WATCH: A Stunning Dance Interpretation Of Macklemore's 'Same Love'

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

Following the widespread success of Macklemore and Ryan Lewis' gay rights anthem "Same Love," including taking home the Moonman for "Best Video With A...

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...

EXCLUSIVE: Mary Lambert Opens Up About Debut Of "She Keeps Me Warm"

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 08.26.2013 | Gay Voices

Two days before an emotional performance alongside Macklemore and Ryan Lewis at the 2013 VMAs, also featuring surprise guest Jennifer Hudson, Seattle-...

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.