21st May 2014
Same Love rapper Macklemore apologises for wearing ‘anti-Semitic Jew costume’ 16
12:28 PM — His support for LGBT equality is clear for all to see, but US rapper Macklemore has been left reeling after being branded “anti-Semitic”.
12th March 2014
Boy George: Straight musicians have more influence when advocating for gay rights 9
5:03 PM — Singer Boy George has made comments about the music industry, suggesting that straight artists are more influential when advocating for gay rights because people think gay artists are "preaching".
27th January 2014
Video: Mass gay and straight wedding steals the show at Grammy Awards 15
10:06 AM — 34 couples, both same-sex and opposite sex, were married on-screen last night at the Grammy Awards, with the ceremony officiated by Queen Latifah.
26th November 2013
United Nations announces Macklemore and Ryan Lewis as its ‘equality champions’ 7
6:42 PM — The United Nations announced today that hip-hop duo Macklemore and Ryan Lewis will be joining its Free & Equal campaign as "equality champions."
2nd November 2013
Rappers accuse Frank Ocean and Macklemore of using ‘gay agenda’ for fame 22
5:45 PM — Two rappers have accused stars Macklemore and Frank Ocean of exploiting gay culture in order to get ahead in the music industry.
11th September 2013
US: Radio caller asked not to call in again after sounding off about Macklemore equal marriage song 13
6:50 PM — A radio host was surprised when a caller phoned his station to sound off about Macklemore and Ryan Lewis's equal marriage themed song, Same Love.
28th August 2013
Gay rapper to Macklemore: ‘Gay people don’t care about your video about gay people’ 25
4:47 PM — An openly gay rapper and producer from New York City went on a tirade denouncing straight rap star Macklemore after his performance at the MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) at the weekend, of a hit which carries a strong message of support for equal marriage.
24th August 2013
US: Jason Collins to introduce Ryan Lewis and Macklemore at VMAs for equal marriage hit
9:31 PM — Openly gay NBA basketball star Jason Collins will on Sunday evening take to the stage at the MTV Video Music Awards to introduce Macklemore and Ryan Lewis when they perform their equal marriage themed summer hit.
4th July 2013
Equal marriage rap song reaches top 20 in Billboard Hot 100 chart 4
1:53 PM — A rap song which carries a message of strong support for equal marriage, has reached the top 20 of the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
1st July 2013
Rap duo of pro-equal marriage song, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, win BET award for best group 4
3:42 PM — Rap duo Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, who entered the Billboard chart last week with a song strongly supporting equal marriage, have been awarded a BET award for best group.
24th June 2013
Rapper Macklemore joins support for gay student expelled from university for proposing to her girlfriend 1
1:17 PM — US rap star Macklemore has showed his support for a Nebraska student who was expelled from her university after she proposed to her girlfriend at one of his concerts.
15th May 2013
Rapper Macklemore speaks out about writing pro-equal marriage anthem 7
4:47 PM — Rap star Macklemore has spoken out in a rare interview about his reasons for writing a song with a strong pro-equal marriage message, saying he wants to "challenge society" and issues that others "are afraid to address".