Macklemore and Ryan Lewis are coasting on a high with their No. 1 Hot 100 hit leading the charts for the fourth week in a row. When they’re not scouring through the racks of a “Thrift Shop” they lend their services by supporting a gay awareness campaign.
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis are the first musicians to take part in the You Can Play campaign, which fights homophobia in sports, music and entertainment. Although prior to Macklemore and Ryan Lewis the series had only featured college and professional athletes speaking out against homophobia, Macklemore delivered a positive message backstage of one of his shows. “We’ve also got great friends and family and some of them are gay,” he says in the video. “Don’t let being gay hold you back, if you’re straight don’t hold others back. Anti-gay language has no place in sports or music. If you can play, you can play.” We’ve only got one question: what was up with those gloves?
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis Support Gay Awareness Campaign [Rolling Stone]
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