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April 9, 2015 told us her name was Lola?

People are still reeling from the shocking news that Barry Manilow is out and married to his longterm partner and manager Garry Kief.

Where were the signs? What about that Mandy? You told us her name was Lola?

But at the age of 71, the singer-songwriter is out of the closet.

While they didn't actually sign any official paperwork, the couple will both wear wedding bands and are 'committed' to one another.

April 8, 2015

Singer, 71, had never publicly acknowledged being gay

Barry Manilow is a married man.

The 71-year-old singer, who had never publicly acknowledged being gay, wed his manager Garry Kief at a surprise ceremony at his Palm Springs home.

The couple had invited between 20-30 guests to a 'lunch' which turned out to be a surprise wedding, reports.

December 22, 2014

Find out which bandmate sang at the wedding

Former N'Sync singer Lance Bass Saturday (20 December) married his boyfriend of four years Michael Tuchin in a star-studded ceremony in Los Angeles.

The ceremony was held at the Park Plaza hotel and only lasted 15 minutes.

Bass, 35, started dating his 27-year-old husband in 2011 and proposed to him in September last year.

'Today I marry the man of my dreams. He makes me smile; he makes my heart melt; he makes,' he tweeted.

December 12, 2014

But all other members of 'N Sync will be on hand for the ceremony which is being filmed for a TV special

Justin Timberlake had to send his regrets for the 20 December wedding his former 'N Sync bandmate Lance Bass to actor Michael Turchin.

But the rest of the band - JC Chasez, Chris Kirkpatrick, and Joey Fatone - will be present and accounted for.

'Of course the boys are going to be there, unfortunately Justin's not going to be able to go because that's his last date on tour,' Bass tells E! News.

July 14, 2014

The country legend teased her gay fans by saying she has a dance song called ‘Just A Wee Bit Gay’

US country music legend Dolly Parton has revealed she loves her gay fans so much that she has made a song just for them.

Parton was speaking to reporters at a press conference last week, promoting her current world tour, which is coming to a close tonight (14 July).

The ‘Jolene’ singer said she has a special song for her gays fans.

‘At some point I would like to do a dance record and I have several songs that are very positive towards the gay community,’ said Parton.

June 12, 2014

It is now confirmed that the X Factor winner will no longer release any music under the Syco label

James Arthur, the winner of The X Factor in 2012, has been dropped from Simon Cowell’s record label.

It was first reported in April Syco had dropped the 26-year-old, but Arthur has denied any split before now.

‘Just to clear things up - I am no longer with Syco. I would like to thank all at the label for making a great record with me,’ he tweeted yesterday (11 June).

‘I now have to move on and do something different - the future is bright! #LOVE.’

May 18, 2014

During her Las Vegas show, Britney Spears brought out a surprise guest from RuPaul’s Drag Race

Pop icon Britney Spears and RuPaul’s Drag Race came together very briefly this weekend during her Las Vegas show.

Drag Race star Adore Delano made a surprise appearance during the third leg of Britney Spears’ Las Vegas Show.

Womanizer singer Spears is currently holding her first Las Vegas residency show called Britney: Piece of Me and she sent social media into a spin when she revealed Drag Race finalist Delano onstage as part of her performance.

Delano reportedly came out during the song Freakshow and danced alongside Spears’ backup dancers.

April 6, 2014

X Factor UK winner James Arthur has been dropped from his record label, it has been claimed, following a series of controversies including a homophobic rap track that was released in November last year

James Arthur, winner of the X Factor UK in 2012, has been dropped from Simon Cowell’s Syco record label, according to The Sun.

Arthur’s new rap mixtape, All The World’s A Stage, is due for release later this month, but has landed the singer in hot water due to some of the lyrics which seem to glamorize terrorism and drugs.

April 3, 2014

Watch this amazing dance performance by one of the co-creators of ABC Family's The Fosters

One gay man has just given his best friend an amazing gift on her wedding day.

Bradley Bredeweg, the co-creator of ABC Family’s The Fosters, surprised friend Stephanie Huntington as part of his speech.

‘There has been someone else with us on our journey together - her name is Britney Spears. In a way, she’s kind of been the soundtrack of our lives,’ Bredeweg said.

In the description on the video, it says the two of them have been secretly obsessed with Britney Spears their entire friendship, so of course Britney had to be a part of the ceremony.

March 18, 2014

Former *NSYNC star jokes that he bets Franklin D Roosevelt was gay and in a loveless relationship

Former *NSYNC star Lance Bass has said he is ‘sure’ there has been a gay US president.

The former boyband singer was finished judging the Queen of the Universe Pageant when TMZ asked him about his thoughts on a gay commander-in-chief.

‘Statistically speaking, I’m sure that someone in the White House has definitely slept with the same sex. I would definitely go out and say that, yes,’ Bass said.

‘There’s been rumors,’ Bass joked. ‘I’m looking at you, Roosevelt.’

March 7, 2014

'Joey walked in on me with the guy I was dating just kind of sitting on my lap. Straight guys don’t do that'

Lance Bass may have come out to the world back in 2006 but his 'N Sync bandmate Joey Fatone was already in on the news.

In fact, Fatone found out years earlier while the band was still together.

'Joey walked in on me with the guy I was dating just kind of sitting on my lap. Straight guys don’t do that,' recalled this week on Access Hollywood.

December 2, 2013

Singer makes comment while opening up about how each of her records has music inspired by gays

Britney Spears says in a new interview that her gay fans are 'somewhat girls.'

Spears, whose latest album Britney Jean is out Tuesday (3 December), talked to the LGBTI publication PrideSource about how gays inspire her music.

'I get inspiration from them on almost all of my songs,' Spears says. 'They're somewhat girls, so it's so inspiring to do stuff that they like to hear, like the cool "in" stuff. Whatever I do for each record is definitely inspired by them.'

October 8, 2013

'A lot of my hair stylists and my beauty team that I work with are gay so I hang out with gays a lot'

Britney Spears latest hit, Work Bitch, has certainly connected with her gay fans.

So the pop diva was asked this morning (7 October) during an interview with 99.7 NOW FM in San Francisco about her queer fan base and whether there are gays who have an influence on her work.

Apparently that influence is limited to hair and make-up.

September 2, 2013

Former NSYNC singer Lance Bass has taken to Twitter to announce his engagement to boyfriend Michael Turchinart while on a trip to New Orleans

Lance Bass has announced his engagement to his boyfriend of two years, Michael Turchinart.

‘He said YES!! Love this man,’ Bass tweeted earlier today with a photo of Turchinart displaying his engagement ring.

Bass popped the question while he and Turchinart were in New Orleans for the Southern Decadence LGBT pride festival.

August 21, 2013

'That would be an amazing, amazing time'

Will the members of ‘NSYNC reunite at this Sunday's MTV Music Video Awards?

Lance Bass addressed the rampant rumors on his radio show this morning and did not confirm or deny that it would happen.

'That would be an amazing, amazing time,' he said of a reunion.

May 15, 2013

British-Irish group responds to Lance Bass' assertion that every boy band needs to have a gay member

British-Irish group The Wanted has said while they do not follow the ironclad rule a boy band must have a gay one - they might ‘dabble’.

The ‘Chasing The Sun’ boy band was talking at an Australian show and was asked to respond to *NSYNC’s Lance Bass recent comments.

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.

November 28, 2012

'Even when I felt I couldn’t stand, they held me up and supported me'

While NBC's The Voice has dominated Christina Aguilera's career in recent years, the singer is putting the focus more on her own music again these days with the release of her fifth studio album, Lotus.

She's had her career ups and downs but Aguilera has come to know that she can count on her LGBT fan base.

September 28, 2012

Gay Star News interviews Australian author Benjamin Law about his book, Adventures in Gaysia, that explores different aspects of queer life in Indonesia, Thailand, China, Japan, India, Malaysia and Burma

With vivid depictions of a transexual beauty pageant in Thailand, a gay nudist hotel in Bali, the ugly forefront of the fight against the HIV epidemic in Burma and a happy-clappy Sunday service at a ‘gay cure’ church in Malaysia, Adventures in Gaysia has more color than a Pride march in Mumbai. It’s also hilarious and serious.

Gay Star News talks to Australian magazine journalist and author Benjamin Law about the inspiration, the ups and downs and why there’s no need to take notes on penises.

Why did you decide to write this book?

September 19, 2012

N*SYNC member says the problem with the gay community is they cannot plan for the future

There is something about pop princess Britney Spears which makes gay people come out to her, whether it is a former duet partner on her new show X Factor, or a former boy band member.

A member of N*SYNC, the pop group which launched the career of Justin Timberlake, Bass has shared how he came out to Spears two years before he came out publicly in 2004.

September 14, 2012

Don Philip's voice no longer what it was when he sang with Spears

When Don Philip faced Britney Spears on this week's season premiere on Fox's The X Factor, he was asked what had happened to him in the 12 years since he has recorded a duet with the pop star and now TV show judge.

'At the time I didn't think I was worthy,’ Philip said of when he last saw Spears.

That's the part that TV viewers saw. What they didn't see was the rest of what he said: ‘I didn't think you thought it was okay that I am gay.’

Spears then said: ‘I think it is fine you are gay.’

August 24, 2012

Dirrty singer's new track leaked online after weeks of speculation

Christina Aguilera’s long-awaited new single has been leaked online, and it seems the Dirrty singer has gone back to her old ways.

The single, Your Body, sees the Genie in a Bottle singer go for a club-inspired number with plenty of synth and steamy lyrics.

Posting the leaked demo version on his website, celebrity blogger Perez Hilton said: ‘WHOAHHH GIRL!!! There are some SEXplicit lyrics in this song…if we are hearing correctly!’