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Hip Hop Sensation Macklemore Has A New Equality Project

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‘Thrift Store’ aficionado and rapper Macklemore is teaming up with singing buddy Ryan Lewis to make a difference in the name of equality. Here’s more from HuffPost:

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.

Looking forward to both Macklemore’s future endeavors in music and equality!

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Sly Merritt has a BA in psychology/sociology. MA in clinical psychology. He's a flip flop wearing hippy with a peaceloving mindset. Even pacifists like him know when it's time to do all we can for LGBTQ equality. Sly's views are all opinions not advice.

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