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April 6, 2015

Tweets saying true love only 'expressed between a man and a woman through marriage' result in backlash

Controversy was the furthest thing away from David Archuleta when as a high school teen, he sang his way to a runner-up finish during seven season of American Idol.

But over the weekend Archuleta found himself in hot water on social media after he posted a pair of tweets that were seen by many as his saying that gay couples could never achieve real love.

The tweets read in part that 'love is nourished by the coming of children, who spring from the fountain of love expressed between a man and woman in marriage.'

March 25, 2015

'I'm not gay, but if I were, I don't view it as a bad thing'

Singer Josh Groban knows there are people out there who think he is gay.

He's not losing sleep over it.

'Honestly, if I were gay, I would have had no problem saying it from day one,' Groban tells PrideSource. 'I would have nothing to hide if that were the case.'

March 15, 2015

LA event draws Lena Dunham, Matt Bomer, George Takei, Maria Bello, Sara Ramirez and Guillermo Diaz among others

When word got out that Mariah Carey would be performing at the Human Rights Campaign Dinner in Los Angeles, the event quickly became a sellout.

The crowd of 1,200 had to wait until the very end of a long, star-studded evening, before the Grammy winner was introduced by Empire star Jussie Smollett.

'I don't know how to explain how much I love this woman ... she is one of the greatest vocalists of all time,' said Smollett who came out publicly as a gay man earlier this month.

'I'm about to pee myself,' he admitted. 'She's right there.'

March 2, 2015

Jonathan Groff, Ricky Martin, Clay Aiken and Steve Grand also make top 10 in Out Magazine poll

Adam Lambert has been voted the most eligible bachelor by the readers of Out Magazine besting Ricky Martin, Jonathan Groff and Steve Grand, among others.

It's the second year in row the American Idol alum has claimed the title.

This time he got a commanding 28% of the total votes and was able to withstand a flood of votes from Clay Aiken fans who catapulted their man to the number two spot.

January 6, 2015

Grindr loather claims people like Chaka Khan are better because they are 'humble and kind'

Sam Smith has said some popstars are 'just awful'.

In an interview with V magazine that involved him being in the same room as Chaka Khan, the gay singer declined to name any names.

'Even when you meet them – I won’t name names – but some of these pop stars are just awful,' he said.

Speaking directly to the 'I'm Every Woman' singer, he said: 'And they have not even had half the success that you’ve had and yet you’re so humble and kind.'

November 14, 2014

The pair have forged strong bromance on NBC's The Voice

There's no denying that Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine and Country music star Blake Shelton have a close relationship.

Their chemistry and mutual affection for each other is apparent to anyone who watches them each week as mentors on NBC's The Voice.

But does Shelton want to take things a step further?

Levine, last year's People Magazine sexiest man alive, seems to think so.

'He's sexually attracted to me. He wants to have sex with me for sure,' Levine said Thursday (13 November) on Conan O'Brien's late night talk show.

November 5, 2014

American Idol alum projected to lose in North Carolina to Republican incumbent Renee Ellmers

Clay Aiken has lost his bid for a North Carolina seat in the US House of Representatives.

A runner-up on both American Idol and Celebrity Apprentice, Aiken found himself finishing second once again - this time to Republican incumbent Renee Ellmers.

Ellmers was leading Aiken with more than 56 percent of the vote, according to the Associated Press.

September 25, 2014

Although he is most famous congressional candidate in the US, Aiken faces uphill battle with North Carolina voters

Clay Aiken parlayed his runner-up finish on the second season on American Idol into a successful recording career and stints on Broadway.

But at 35, he has turned his energy and ambition to politics as the Democratic candidate for a seat in the US Congress representing the 2nd District of North Carolina.

While he is currently the most famous congressional candidate in the US right now - he has been on the cover of Rolling Stone and People magazines in the past - Aiken is fighting an uphill battle in a largely Republican district.

September 18, 2014

Show's former runner-up handles New York auditions as Urban is with wife Nicole Kidman after death of her father

Adam Lambert is back on American Idol - this time as a judge.

The show suddenly found itself one judge short during its New York auditions when Keith Urban left to be with wife Nicole Kidman in Australia after her father's sudden death over the weekend.

Lambert, the season 8 runner-up and one of the most successful stars to ever emerge from the show, agreed to join Jennifer Lopez and Harry Connick Jr. at the judge's table temporarily.

August 4, 2014

Mariah Carey will grace the cover of a new free magazine for Turkey’s LGBTI community which comes out tomorrow

US pop singer Mariah Carey will be the cover model for the first issue of a new free magazine for Turkey’s LGBTI community which comes out tomorrow.

The Hurriyet Daily reports that Carey was enthusiastic about being a part of the project when contacted by staff at GayMag magazine.

An interview with Turkish actress and singer Hülya Avşar also appears in the first issue and staff at GayMag are confident that other Turkish celebrities will want to appear in the magazine in future issues.

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.

May 7, 2014

Openly gay singer holds slight lead in Democratic primary in North Carolina

Clay Aiken has emerged with a slight lead over his closest rival in his bid for the Democratic nomination for a North Carolina seat in the US House of Representatives.

Aiken, 35, holds a slight lead of more than 300 votes over Keith Crisco but it might be some time before the final results are known.

Absentee and provisional ballots must still be counted and could potentially alter the outcome, according to the News Observer.

April 3, 2014

Singer-songwriter told his fans on Twitter about his upcoming album while calling on those who described his sexual orientation as 'sad'

American Idol runner-up Adam Lambert has spoken out against people who call his homosexuality a 'disability'.

The flamboyant singer said he has received comments and tweets such as ‘it’s so sad to be gay’ and he finds the statements ‘indirectly offensive’.

‘It ain't a DISABILITY!! It's just a disposition ya'll. the only thing that makes it "hard to deal with" is when folks be ignant bout it. Ha’, Lambert tweeted.

February 28, 2014

American Idol and Dreamgirls star explains how drag queens used to style her out before performances at gay clubs

Jennifer Hudson has revealed how gay people enabled her to go from $25 gigs to winning an Oscar.

The 32-year-old singer and actress shot to fame after appearing on American Idol in 2004, but reveals her singing roots are in gay clubs.

‘I used to go to gay clubs when I was a kid,’ the ‘And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going’ singer explained.

‘We were 16 or 17 and my best friend would pretend to be my manager.’

She added to V Magazine: ‘He’d have business cards made up and he’d negotiate for me to sing for $25 a song.

February 18, 2014

Season 8 runner-up returns this week as mentor and says 'show is doing a really good job this year of revamping'

Adam Lambert may not have won the American Idol crown but the season 8 runner-up returns to the show this week a superstar.

The Grammy nominee, the first openly gay artist to ever have an album reach the number one spot on the Billboard sales charts, likes what is happening to the singing competition this season.

'I think the show is doing a really good job this year of kind of revamping a little bit and keeping up with the times,' Lambert says.

February 14, 2014

MK Nobilette, 20, is unbelievably the show's first singer to come out while they were on the show

It might be 2014, it might have gone on for over a decade, but American Idol has never had an gay contestant open about their sexuality from day one.

In its 13th season, the US reality show finally has one.

MK Nobilette, 20, is the first to speak about her sexuality to the American Idol cameras.

After performing Ed Sheeran’s ‘The A Team’ during Hollywood Round, Nobilette sat in front of the judges to learn her fate.

February 5, 2014

Openly gay Amercian Idol alum gives failing grade to North Carolina congresswoman he wants to replace in US House of Reps

Clay Aiken, the runner-up on American Idol then the runner-up on Celebrity Apprentice, is hoping for a first-place finish that will land him in Washington DC.

The openly gay singer on Wednesday (5 February) announced that he is running for a seat in the US Congress.

'I'm not a politician,' he said in a video on his campaign website. 'I don't ever want to be one.'

Aiken, 35, hopes to unseat Tea Party Republican favorite Renee Ellmers in North Carolina's conservative 2nd congressional district.

September 28, 2013

CEO Guido Barilla  promises to meet with groups in the near future

Guido Barilla has posted a video apology on the the company's US Facebook page.

The CEO of the most famous Italian pasta company has faced severe criticism since saying gays would never appear in an Barilla ad.

September 27, 2013

Arcigay announces the move against Barilla, after its chairman said 'we are in favor of the traditional family'. Gay senator Sergio Lo Giudice tells GSN: 'This is not marketing, he made a big mistake'

Italian LGBTs are boycotting the Parma-based brand Barilla, after its chairman said the company will never use gay couples in their ads as they are in favor of the ‘traditional family’.

Guido Barilla, one of the owners of the most famous Italian pasta company which exports to the United States and Latin America as well, said: ‘We won’t include gays in our ads, because we like the traditional family.

September 11, 2013

Australian popstar will replace British bisexual artist on the BBC reality competition show

Pop star Kylie Minogue will be replacing bisexual artist Jessie J as a coach on The Voice UK.

Joining will.I.am and Tom Jones for the third season, the ‘Can’t Get You Out Of My Head’ Australian star has said she is ‘very excited’ to join the show.

‘I love the concept of the show and have been an avid viewer of both series,’ she said.

‘Will I be competitive? Probably more than even I imagine? Watch this space!’

July 5, 2013

Bisexual star leaves British version of TV singing talent contest. Unclear if will.i.am will carry out his threat not to return if other coaches leave

Bisexual pop star Jessie J has quit her role as a ‘coach’ and judge on British TV singing contest, The Voice.

The show has just completed its second series with BBC bosses confirming a third series will follow next year.

But 25-year-old Jessie tweeted today: ‘I've absolutely loved my time on The Voice and I hope everyone saw and knows how passionately I felt about the show.

May 31, 2013

'If they called me, I’d be like, "Yeah. Where do I sign?"'

Adam Lambert, one of the most successful American Idol alums in the show's history, said this week he'd love to return to the singing competition as a judge.

'Dude if they called me, “I’d be like yeah. Where do I sign?”' Lambert tells Hollywood Life. 'It would be very cool. It would be exciting.'

May 14, 2013

'Holding Out For A Hero' pop star says now she knows that gay people watch the Eurovision Song Contest, she might stand a chance of winning it

Bonnie Tyler has said if gay people watch the Eurovision Song Contest, she might stand a chance of winning it.

The Welsh singer, famous for 80s hit ‘Total Eclipse of the Heart’, will be representing the UK this year in Malmö, Sweden.

Speaking to London’s Metro newspaper, she said she had no idea Eurovision is a ‘big gay thing’.

March 25, 2013

Bisexual superstar Jessie J has denied claims she is wearing false hair during promo shots of the BBC reality singing competition show

After shaving her hair off for charity, British pop star Jessie J has responded to claims she is wearing a wig in the promo for The Voice.

The bisexual ‘Domino’ star took to Twitter to end allegations of wiggery, posting a picture of her re-growth and telling fans the show is pre-recorded.

She commented saying: ‘EVERYTHING WAS FILMED PRIOR TO ME SHAVING MY HEAD THE WHOLE SERIES! So give your mean thumbs a rest and go hug someone!’