‘Same Love’ makes video premiere

Seattle rapper Macklemore released the music video for his song “Same Love” today and I have no problem admitting that I cried both times I watched it.

It’s beautiful.

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis have taken some heat since releasing this song about two months ago in support of marriage equality and Referendum 74. I knew they were working on this music video and I wondered how it would all come together. Now that it’s here I couldn’t be more pleased. This video is so emotional and powerful and I think it’s going to hit a lot of people in a very personal way.

“I believe that song is going to change the world” Jet City Stream DJ Marco Collins said when he interviewed Macklemore and Lewis at Capitol Hill Block Party this summer. I have to agree. This is one of those subjects that can divide households, friendships and offices, and to see artists like Macklemore, Ryan Lewis and Mary Lambert stand up and say “this is what I believe” in such an honest way is really amazing.

I think lots of people wish they were brave enough to speak up about something this controversial, but it isn’t always easy. Seeing someone who is a figure in the community show their support can be pretty powerful. That is exactly what has happened here.

It wasn’t that long ago that I looked at Referendum 74 and felt like I didn’t really have a horse in the race. I knew I believed in marriage equality and that everyone should have the right to love and marry who they pleased, but that was about it. After watching this video I realized how important it is to me see my gay friends get the same fundamental rights as anybody else.

I support Referendum 74. If you do too, you should share this video.

More in Life

Artist Justin Hillgrove, creator of Imps and Monsters, in his studio. (Dan Bates / The Herald)
Where the wild things are in Snohomish

Step into the studio of Imps and Monsters creator Justin Hillgrove for a Black Friday sale.

Meet Nellie, Thor, Raven, Lola, Jasper, Gunner and Bella

These six dogs are waiting for loving homes.

Did you know? Bats edition

Worthwhile Everett library reading and viewing about bats of the animal, sport and hero varieties.

Don’t forbid friendship with back-talking neighbor kid

Q: Our 8-year-old has suddenly developed a very sassy mouth. She picked… Continue reading

How birds stay alive in winter and what you can do to help

When the weather turns chilly, columnist Sharon Wootton’s thoughts turn to birds coping with cold.

Don’t get scammed: Think before you click on email links

An email that was supposedly from iTunes is a scam that targeted busy parents.

Sweden’s Glass Country sparkles like a hand-blown bauble

You can blame my Norwegian heritage, but I’m not so hot on… Continue reading

The pros’ snow: Lake Tahoe a big draw for skiers of all stripes

North Lake Tahoe is home to one of the largest concentrations of ski resorts in North America.

Teen idol David Cassidy remains in Florida hospital

The former pop star is dealing with multiple organ failure.

Most Read