Australia: Macklemore Rocks The NRL Finals With Pro-LGBT Anthem “Same Love”

Macklemore performs at 2017 NRL grand final

Macklemore performed his pro-LGBT mega-hit “Same Love” at the National Rugby League grand final this weekend.

With Mary Lambert on vocals, Macklemore lifted the place up. It’s heartening to see the vast majority of comments on Twitter are positive.

Macklemore’s message comes at a timely moment for the folks down under. Australia is currently in the middle of a “vote by mail” survey on support for marriage equality. Polls show overwhelming support but we’ve learned to not take anything for granted.

Results of the survey will be released in November.

Released in 2012, “Same Love” returned to the top of iTunes Australia charts thanks to the announcement of Macklemore’s pre-game show. The hip-hop artist has pledged the recent profits will go to pro-marriage equality campaigns in Oz.

Watch the performance below.

By the way, the Melbourne Storm beat the NQ Cowboys 34-6.

Since we’re talking Australian rugby, we’ve got to see some rugby players, right?