Archive for July, 2012

Thanks, Frank.

By now you’ve heard about Frank Ocean’s letter that revealed his first love was a man (hopefully you’ve heard his music too). Here is the now famous letter he posted on his Tumblr account for the world to read. Too small? Read it here.


Seattle Rapper Takes A Stand For Marriage Equality

Last week Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Mary Lambert released a single off their new album, The Heist, which is due out October 9. The single, Same Love, is a tribute to marriage equality and part of the Music For Marriage Equality campaign.

If you haven’t heard it yet, listen here!

“This song, which I wrote in April, is a response to what I have observed and experienced, and is also an act of personal accountability. It was not easy to write, and I struggled with how I, as a straight male, could genuinely speak upon this issue. Initially, I tried writing from the perspective of a gay, bullied kid, but after getting some feedback, I felt it wasn’t my story to tell. What I do know, and where I wrote from, is my own perspective growing up in a culture where “that’s gay” was commonplace, with a huge stigma on those who identified and were perceived as gay.” – Macklemore