Singer-songwriter Mary Lambert has said that the best part of the hit gay marriage anthem Same Love is its human connection.

Same Love is the hit single Lambert collaborated on with Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, who last week received 7 Grammy nominations, including best song for Same Love.

During an appearance on HLN's Showbiz Tonight, Lambert was asked what was the most gratifying part for her of the track's success.

“I think it's like the actual personal human connection, like when you meet people,” Lambert replied. “They're talking to you, they want to tell you their story. Like just the fact that people have been able to say, 'I came out to my family once this song came out. [It] gave me the courage to do that.'” (The video is embedded on this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)

(Related: Mary Lambert performs Same Love live.)