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John Fitzhugh, APMembers of the South Mississippi LGBT community march to U.S. Rep. Steven Palazzo's office in Gulfport, Miss., on Wednesday Feb. 5, 2014 to protest comments he made after the Grammys.

LGBT community protests U.S. congressman’s anti-gay Facebook post

Thursday, February 6, 2014
GULFPORT, Miss. -- Members of the local LGBT community marched through the streets of Gulfport, Miss., on Wednesday, ending with a demonstration outside the office of GOP U.S. Rep. Steven Palazzo to protest what they say is are anti-gay remarks. [ Read more → ]
Matt Sayles,  Invision (AP)Audience members participate in a same sex wedding during a performance of "Same Love" by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis at the 56th annual Grammy Awards at Staples Center on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014, in Los Angeles.

Conservatives lash out at ‘sick,’ ‘despicable,’ ‘disgusting’ Grammys

Monday, January 27, 2014
Anti-gay commentators were none too pleased with last night’s performance of Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’ “Same Love” at the Grammy Awards, which included a ceremony where thirty-four couples — including same-sex couples — were married. Unsurprisingly, many claimed that the show was evil and mean to anti-gay activists. [ Read more → ]
Matt Sayles,  Invision (AP)

Wedding fever at the Grammys: Couples say ‘I do’ to song ‘Same Love’

Sunday, January 26, 2014
LOS ANGELES -- Couples exchanged rings in the aisle at the Grammy Awards on Sunday night as Macklemore & Ryan Lewis performed their gay rights anthem "Same Love." [ Read more → ]
Matt Sayles, Invision (AP)Ryan Lewis, left, and Macklemore accept the award for best new artist at the 56th annual Grammy Awards at Staples Center on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014, in Los Angeles.

At Grammys, Daft Punk, Pharrell, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis dominate

Sunday, January 26, 2014
LOS ANGELES — Macklemore & Ryan Lewis might shop at thrift shops, but they now have a ton of Grammy gold. The rap duo won four Grammy Awards so far Sunday, including best new artist and rap album for "The Heist," beating efforts from Kendrick Lamar, Jay Z, Kanye West and Drake. [ Read more → ]
Macklemore (right) & Ryan Lewis

Grammy Awards: 34 couples to marry on-air during performance of ‘Same Love’

Sunday, January 26, 2014
LOS ANGELES — Producers for Sunday's Grammy Awards are hoping that the biggest show-stopper of the night will be the an on-air wedding of 34 couples — gay and straight -- during a live performance by hip-hop duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis of their Grammy-nominated song “Same Love." [ Read more → ]
Matt Sayles, Invision (AP)Musician Macklemore performs during a concert presented by T-Mobile at The Belasco Theatre, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 in Los Angeles.

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis warm up for Sunday night’s Grammy Awards

Saturday, January 25, 2014
LOS ANGELES — Macklemore & Ryan Lewis were a little-known rap duo from Seattle with an album that sold beyond modest expectations a year ago. As 2014 opens, Macklemore and Lewis are the focal point of the Grammy Awards — and few are more surprised than them. [ Read more → ]
Charles Sykes, Invision (AP)Mary Lambert, left, Macklemore, right, and Ryan Lewis at the MTV Video Music Awards at on Aug.  25, 2013. “Same Love,” Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ same sex anthem featuring Mary Lambert, is nominated for song of the year at the Jan. 26, 2014 Grammy Awards.

For ‘Same Love,’ Mary Lambert says, ‘I was sort of a last resort’

Monday, January 20, 2014
In just six hours, Mary Lambert's life changed drastically. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis had written and produced a song called "Same Love," but they needed a special hook to finalize the emotional track. Like the rap duo, Lambert is from Seattle, though she had never met them before. [ Read more → ]
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Macklemore & Ryan Lewis score early Grammy nomination for ‘Same Love’

Friday, December 6, 2013
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis were the early focus of "The Grammy Nominations Concert Live!" with two nominations and one spirited performance. [ Read more → ]
Buju-Banton

Activists call on Grammys to denounce music, artists that promote violence

Saturday, January 30, 2010
Gay rights activists have called the recording artists academy to use Sunday night’s Grammy Awards telecast to denounce music that promotes or celebrates violence against any group of people and the artists who perform such music [...] [ Read more → ]
Buju-Banton

LA Center calls Banton’s Grammy nod an ‘affront to LGBT people’

Saturday, December 5, 2009
In a posting that appeared on their website Friday, the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center condemned the Grammy nomination for Buju Banton, a "notoriously anti-gay performer whose music promotes the violent murder of LGBT people:" Throughout his career, Banton has performed music that promotes... [ Read more → ]
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