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August 28, 2012

R&B singer is nominated for Best New Artist award alongside One Direction and Carly Rae Jepson

Newly out RnB star Frank Ocean will perform at next month’s MTV Video Music Awards.

MTV News has confirmed the musician will join performers including Pink, Rihanna and Taylor Swift.

Ocean is also in contention for the Best New Artist award alongside One Direction, The Wanted, Carly Rae Jepson, and fun.

August 6, 2012

Frank Ocean's Lollapalooza performance earns praise from MTV

Ever since he came out as bisexual, Frank Ocean's concerts, and album, have been earning high praise. The R&B singer performed this weekend in Chicago, at the concert called Lollapalooza. Despite a rainstorm, and a jumbled up schedule, Ocean impressed the writers  at MTV.

June 12, 2012

US gay television network Logo are abandoning LGBT programing and have dropped gays from branding statements

Logo a gay cable-TV channel has made a major U-turn in its programing that has infuriated gay TV producers and commentators.

The American cable-television channel, which had previously aired distinctively gay shows like 1 girl 5 gays, and RuPaul’s Drag Race and documentaries like Legalize Gay and It Gets Better, will now show programs they say ‘reflect gays and lesbians’ increasing integration into mainstream culture today and appeal to their multiple interests’.

April 14, 2012

RuPaul's Drag Race gets a renewal for season number five

It's RuPaul's world, and the rest of us just live in it. Her show 'Drag Race' was green lighted for a fifth season.

Logo, the American channel that airs the program, made the announcement in an 12 April press release. The 2013 season will air early next year. Between now and 18 April, those who think they have what it takes to work under RuPaul's glare can submit audition videos at the show's Facebook page.

February 2, 2012

Season 4 premier gives Logo network highest ratings in history

The season 4 premier of RuPaul's Drag Race on Monday night has scored the highest ratings in network history.

American TV network Logo saw nearly half a million viewers tune in to the first episode of the reality show in which female impersonators compete to be crowned America's next drag superstar.

A further quarter million tuned in to the show's companion program Untucked.

The episode brought in 50% more viewers than the season 3 premier in 2011.

February 1, 2012

Dan Savage to anchor with guests Zachary Quinto, Chaz Bono and more

MTV and its sister network Logo are preparing an It Gets Better special to air on Feb. 21.

It will be hosted by syndicated columnist Dan Savage.

The one-hour special, which will air on both channels, will focus on the struggles of three LGBT youth.

It is an outgrowth of the It Gets Better video project launched by Savage in 2010 which has resulted more than 30,000 videos of encouragement for LGBT youth facing harassment.