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April 21, 2015

'What a parent needs to do more than anything is jump in there with love and support. You made 'em. They're a gift from God. Love 'em as they are'

When Kelly Clarkson said in as recent interview that she didn't care if one of her kids turned out to be gay, among those who backed her up publicly with an 'amen!' was Reba McEntire.

McEntire, whose stepson is married to Clarkson, believes parents and grandparents need to be completely accepting.

April 10, 2015

Lesbian comic, who also presents Bake Off, is now favorite to take over the driving seat

Sue Perkins is now the favorite to present Top Gear.

With her now at even odds among the bookmakers, it looks very likely that Jeremy Clarkson's replacement will be a gay woman.

Considering the BBC driving show is the most watched factual TV programme in the world, it would be a huge step towards visual representation for LGBTI people on television.

But there are those who don't think Perkins, who also presents The Great British Bake Off with comedy partner Mel Giedroyc, should take the driving seat.

March 3, 2015

Heartbeat Song says the fact that people still hate gay people 'blows' her mind

Kelly Clarkson has said she doesn't care if her daughter is gay as long as she's happy.

The 'Heartbeat Song' singer said she never worries about any of her children, including new baby River Rose, will grow up gay.

'Oh, I don't care,' she told PrideSource. 'I mean, here's what I hope for her: I just hope she finds love. It took me a while, man and there was a lot of heartache throughout those years.'

March 3, 2015

Heartbeat Song says the fact that people still hate gay people 'blows' her mind

Kelly Clarkson has said she doesn't care if her daughter is gay as long as she's happy.

The 'Heartbeat Song' singer said she never worries about any of her children, including new baby River Rose, will grow up gay.

'Oh, I don't care,' she told PrideSource. 'I mean, here's what I hope for her: I just hope she finds love. It took me a while, man and there was a lot of heartache throughout those years.'

February 6, 2015

Video for Heartbeat Song follows a diverse group of people on their quest to find love again

Kelly Clarkson released her new music video for the first single from her upcoming album last night.

Heartbeat Song is the first song to be lifted from Clarkson’s new album Piece by piece which will hit shelves on 3 March.

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, the video is a celebration of love and features a diverse group of young people, including a gay couple, coping with break-ups.

In true Valentine’s Day fashion, a new love hides just around the corner – in the form of dog leashes tangling up or meeting at a party.

February 6, 2015

Video for Heartbeat Song follows a diverse group of people on their quest to find love again

Kelly Clarkson released her new music video for the first single from her upcoming album last night.

Heartbeat Song is the first song to be lifted from Clarkson’s new album Piece by piece which will hit shelves on 3 March.

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, the video is a celebration of love and features a diverse group of young people, including a gay couple, coping with break-ups.

In true Valentine’s Day fashion, a new love hides just around the corner – in the form of dog leashes tangling up or meeting at a party.

June 20, 2014

Gay singer-songwriter says he loved the innocence of early talent shows but now finds contests now too slick and self-aware

Will Young, who was the first winner of Pop Idol in 2002, has slammed The X Factor.

The gay singer says he ‘loved’ the innocence of early talent shows but now finds contests now too slick and self-aware.

‘Everything evolves. Pop Idol looks like Eurovision from the 1970s now, but I fucking loved it,’ he told Digital Spy.

November 28, 2013

Twitter and Facebook filled with Thanksgiving thoughts

Just five months ago, Steve Grand was unknown.

So the openly gay singer who became a YouTube sensation in July with his video All-American Boy is feeling especially grateful this Thanksgiving.

'I'd like to wish all of you a very special Thanksgiving!' Grand wrote in a Facebook post to supporters on Thursday (28 November).

June 11, 2013

Joy and emotion marks weekend Finish Line Ceremony in LA

As Kelly Clarkson's song What Doesn't Kill You (Stronger) played ocver the loudspeakers on the grounds of the VA Center in Los Angeles, Sean Mamola stood waiting for the last rider to cross the finish line of the 2013 edition of AIDS/LifeCycle.

The New York City resident (pictured, right) had finished the 570-mile trek from San Francisco to Los Angeles a few hours earlier but like the thousands of others at Saturday's Finish Line Festival, he wasn't ready for the experience to end.

February 19, 2013

'I refuse to be bullied and I just have to clear up his memory lapses'

With the news that record producer Clive Davis is bisexual still fresh, now Kelly Clarkson has come out swinging against what she says are inaccuracies in his new memoir.

Clarkson, who won her latest Grammy just last week, accuses Davis of 'spreading false information about me and my music.'

February 19, 2013

'I refuse to be bullied and I just have to clear up his memory lapses'

With the news that record producer Clive Davis is bisexual still fresh, now Kelly Clarkson has come out swinging against what she says are inaccuracies in his new memoir.

Clarkson, who won her latest Grammy just last week, accuses Davis of 'spreading false information about me and my music.'

February 9, 2013

Freedom to Marry captures the 10 best quotes from Grammy-nominated artists who've spoken out for same-sex marriage

With the same-sex marriage debate ongoing worldwide, an unprecedented number of public figures have come out in support of marriage equality.

Several of the musicians nominated for Grammys, the American recording industry's annual awards, have publicly shared their support of gays and lesbians getting married.

Freedom to Marry, a campaign for nationwide marriage equality, has put together a few of the best supporting statements from some of the world's biggest hip-hop, country, pop and rock stars.

January 10, 2013

Gay rights champion and lesbian icon Kelly Clarkson joins Beyoncé and James Taylor at US President's inauguration ceremony

Pop star and gay rights champion Kelly Clarkson has been chosen to perform at US President Barack Obama's inauguration ceremony.

The American Idol winner will sing 'My Country Tis of Thee' at the 57th Presidential Inauguration in Washington DC on 21 January.

She will be joined by R&B superstar Beyoncé, who will sing the national anthem, and James Taylor performing 'America the Beautiful'.

Despite admitting she was a Republican at heart, Clarkson said she would vote for Democrat Obama over his support for gay marriage.

January 10, 2013

Gay rights champion and lesbian icon Kelly Clarkson joins Beyoncé and James Taylor at US President's inauguration ceremony

Pop star and gay rights champion Kelly Clarkson has been chosen to perform at US President Barack Obama's inauguration ceremony.

The American Idol winner will sing 'My Country Tis of Thee' at the 57th Presidential Inauguration in Washington DC on 21 January.

She will be joined by R&B superstar Beyoncé, who will sing the national anthem, and James Taylor performing 'America the Beautiful'.

Despite admitting she was a Republican at heart, Clarkson said she would vote for Democrat Obama over his support for gay marriage.

January 3, 2013

American Idol winner says she is completely unfazed by the gay rumors that have surrounded her sexuality for years

Pop star Kelly Clarkson has had rumors surrounding her sexuality for years, but it has never bothered her.

The ‘Catch My Breath’ singer and original American Idol star continues to get the speculation, despite recently becoming engaged to her fiancé Brandon Blackstock.

Speaking to Cosmopolitan magazine, the original American Idol winner attempted to explain where the unfounded rumors could stem from.

‘People think “Oh, she’s been single for too long”,’ she said. ‘That’s kind of an insult to the gay community.

January 3, 2013

American Idol winner says she is completely unfazed by the gay rumors that have surrounded her sexuality for years

Pop star Kelly Clarkson has had rumors surrounding her sexuality for years, but it has never bothered her.

The ‘Catch My Breath’ singer and original American Idol star continues to get the speculation, despite recently becoming engaged to her fiancé Brandon Blackstock.

Speaking to Cosmopolitan magazine, the original American Idol winner attempted to explain where the unfounded rumors could stem from.

‘People think “Oh, she’s been single for too long”,’ she said. ‘That’s kind of an insult to the gay community.

December 17, 2012

'I don't even know if they remember there are contestants anymore'

This spring will mark 10 years ago that Clay Aiken was launched to stardom after finishing as runner-up on American Idol.

He's one of the show's biggest breakout stars along with Kelly Clarkson, Jennifer Hudson, Carrie Underwood and Chris Daughtry.

But don't Aiken doesn't expect to be invited back to mark the 10 year anniversary of his season.

December 17, 2012

'I don't even know if they remember there are contestants anymore'

This spring will mark 10 years ago that Clay Aiken was launched to stardom after finishing as runner-up on American Idol.

He's one of the show's biggest breakout stars along with Kelly Clarkson, Jennifer Hudson, Carrie Underwood and Chris Daughtry.

But don't Aiken doesn't expect to be invited back to mark the 10 year anniversary of his season.

November 30, 2012

Malibu Country has gay characters and out co-stars Lily Tomlin and Jai Rodriguez

Reba McEntire's return to series television is a successful one with ABC this week giving a full-season order to Malibu Country.

She had been absent from the small screen since the end of the sitcom Reba in 2007, McEntire's first sitcom which ran for five successful season.

While McEntire once again plays a newly-single woman with children whose marriage broke up due to a cheating husband, there are many differences.

October 22, 2012

This despite the singer being 'a Republican at heart'

American Idol's original winner, Kelly Clarkson, says she's 'a Republican at heart.'

So why doesn't she plan to vote for Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney in next month's US election?

Gay rights.

'I can’t support Romney’s policies as I have a lot of gay friends and I don’t think it’s fair they can’t get married,' the Grammy-winning singer tells the U.K.’s Daily Star.

October 22, 2012

This despite the singer being 'a Republican at heart'

American Idol's original winner, Kelly Clarkson, says she's 'a Republican at heart.'

So why doesn't she plan to vote for Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney in next month's US election?

Gay rights.

'I can’t support Romney’s policies as I have a lot of gay friends and I don’t think it’s fair they can’t get married,' the Grammy-winning singer tells the U.K.’s Daily Star.

August 10, 2012

Legendary star plays Reba McEntire's outspoken mom on new ABC sitcom

It was more than 40 years ago that Lily Tomlin came to fame as a cast member of TV's Laugh-In where the world was introduced to such characters as condescending telephone operator Ernestine and a precocious five-and-a-half year old named Edith Ann.

In the new ABC sitcom Malibu Country, the legendary performer unveils a new character to audiences: an outspoken Southern woman named Lillie Mae whose daughter is played by Reba McEntire.

August 8, 2012

GSN Interview:  'It's been a struggle to re-educate everyone that I was an actor before Queer Eye'

Landing the role of a sassy music agent on the new ABC Reba McEntire sitcom Malibu Country is more than just another job for Jai Rodriguez.

It's his best opportunity yet to re-establish himself as an actor after achieving fame as one of the 'fab five' of the Emmy-winning Queer Eye which ran for five seasons on Bravo.

June 14, 2012

To win tickets to the bisexual singer's performance, play a game of Musical Chairs

Bisexual superstar Jessie J will play a free show for her fans during the 2012 Summer Olympics.

The ‘Price Tag’ singer will perform at the historic Camden Roundhouse in London on 4 August.

To win tickets to the performance, it involves playing a game of Musical Chairs but nothing like you’ve seen before.

Produced by London 2012 partner vitaminwater, the new interactive online music game is played to the music video of Jessie J’s new single Laserlight.