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Monday, August 26, 2013

JASON COLLINS INTRODUCING MACKLEMORE & RYAN LEWIS @ MTVs VMAs

Basketball player Jason Collins will be on the Video Music Awards' stage tonight.

The first active NBA player to come out gay will introduce Mackelmore and Ryan Lewis. According to the site NewNowNext, the hip-hop duo will perform Same Love.

This will be the first time Mackelmore and Lewis will appear on the MTV award show. Joining them on stage will be Seattle-based singer-songwriter Mary Lambert.

The VMAs will air tonight (25 August) at 9pm, local time, from Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

Same Love is nominated in the Best Video with a Social Message category.

Collins, who came out in a Sports Illustrated cover story, is still without a contract. However, NBC News reports, the odds are in his favor to be with a team before training camp starts next month.
In an interview with Gay Star News, culture blogger Juice with Junior noted how the cultural landscape has changed in the past decade for LGBT equality.


'Ten years ago this pairing would have been a punch line,' Junior said. 'Mackelmore and Lewis are popular and so is Collins. It will be just be another part of the broadcast. That's a sign of great progress.'

SOURCE: GAY STAR NEWS

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