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Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Tapped by U.N. as "Equality Champions"

Image courtesy of UNFE.org (via ABC News Radio)
Image courtesy of UNFE.org (via ABC News Radio)

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis have preached messages of tolerance and equality through their music, so it's no surprise that " United Nations Free & Equal " -- a gay equality campaign from the U.N. human rights office -- has tapped them to join in.

By joining the campaign as "equality champions," the duo will help spread its message via social media.  In a statement, Macklemore said, "We're so honored to be working with the United Nations and Free & Equal to help spread a message of equality and respect. Ryan and I have always believed that human rights are for everyone -- no exceptions."

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' video for the gay rights anthem "Same Love" won an MTV VMA for Best Video with a Social Message this past summer.

The Free & Equal campaign raises awareness of violence against LGBT individuals, and encourages greater respect for their rights worldwide.

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