Australia: Macklemore to donate proceeds from Same Love to marriage equality campaign

American rapper, Macklemore, has pledged to donate the Australian proceeds from his track, Same Love, to the marriage equality campaign.

The artist revealed his plans on the eve of the rugby league final in Sydney, where he will perform the hit song.

“I was saying on the car ride over here, I haven’t figured it out yet, but I was saying in the car ride over that I want to donate my portion of the proceeds of Same Love that I get off of that record here in Australia, to voting yes,” he told Channel 9.

“I need to figure out what that looks like, and how to do that, but that is something I am going to do.”

The track has become an anthem for LGBT rights. Its lyrics advocate for inclusion while criticising the damaging impact of homophobia and false stereotypes.

Macklemore’s pledge was welcomed by the equality campaign.  Read more via the Guardian