At Last- The Gay Grammys Came Along
I couldn’t imagine a better wedding myself— Queen Latifah- officiator, Madonna- wedding singer, Beyonce- one of many distinguished guests, before the eyes of the world
Oh and not to mention, throwing the bouquet to a giddy Katy Perry! The 56th Annual Grammy Awards was this very dream for the 33 couples who declared their love for each other in a joined, public ceremony of marriage.
No one at my work had dry eyes watching the Grammys on YouTube— a grand and most pivotal moment in history when rapper Macklemore and producer Ryan Lewis let loose the song that said all that the LGBTI communities all over the world had been crying out for so long. “Same Love” the anthem for Marriage Equality was met with vocals by Mary Lambert and Madonna mashing it up with “Open Your Heart”.
Katy Perry Instagramed herself holding the beautiful bouquet of roses, stating ‘Congrats to all the #samelove couples tonight. You had me in tears of joy for y'all! Also... Look who caught the bouquet!!! #okuuuurrrr.’
Grammy award winning Macklemore spat lyrics like alchemical dragon fire to move a nation and change the world:
With the veil over our eyes
We turn our back on the cause
Till the day that my uncles can be united by law
When kids are walking 'round the hallway plagued by pain in their heart
A world so hateful some would rather die than be who they are
And a certificate on paper isn't gonna solve it all
But it's a damn good place to start
No law is gonna change us
We have to change us
Whatever God you believe in
We come from the same one
Strip away the fear
Underneath it's all the same love
I couldn’t help but to think of all the people living in countries where they can be legally tortured, jailed, raped and murdered for their sexual orientation, for expressing their “Same Love” who shed tears of joy, watching this video in their secret hiding places in the dark.
Photo: Mario Anzuoni/Reuters