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January 29, 2015

Out singer raised $325,000 on Kickstarter to make album his way

Plenty of people have been smitten by Steve Grand since that day in July 2013 when his self-made video All-American Boy went viral on YouTube.

The openly gay singer gained such a rabid following that he was able to raise $325,000 via Kickstarter to make his debut album - his way.

Grand announced this week that the album will finally be released on 24 March.

Although his debut hit is about a gay man's unrequited love for his straight friend, the singer says his music is for everybody - gay or straight.

January 28, 2015

Jonas Brother says he feared a backlash from his old fans

Nick Jonas has said he prioritized his gay fans despite fearing a backlash from old fans.

The Jonas Brother, who plays a closeted boxer in the DirecTV drama Kingdom, played down his gay icon status in a new interview with Rolling Stone magazine.

'I don't know if I'd necessarily call myself a gay icon,' he said.

January 28, 2015

US radio host says he feels bad but at least he got some press

British crooner Sam Smith has taken to social media to respond to Howard Stern's comment that he was 'fat,' 'ugly' and 'effeminate.'

The US radio host Saturday (24 January) called the openly gay singer 'an ugly motherfucker.'

'He’s fat. And I love it. You know what, he looks gay to me. Not that anybody looks gay but he does seem effeminate,' he said.

January 27, 2015

Out broadway star lands a recurring role in ABC's country music drama

Openly gay broadway star Kyle Dean Massey has joined the cast of ABC's country music drama Nashville in a recurring role.

Massey, 33, will play Kevin Bicks, 'one of the most successful singer-songwriters in Nashville who also happens to be openly gay.'

January 26, 2015

90s boyband singer calls BBC Radio 1 a 'paedo-protecting poo bag station'. NSFW language

East 17's Brian Harvey has threatened to 'smash a lesbian's face in'.

The former British boyband star has left a foul-mouthed attack against BBC Radio 1, claiming it is a 'commercial poo bag station'.

Writing under a video of singer Rae Morris covering his band's 1994 Christmas number one single Stay Another Day.

'You will play anyone else as long as it's not me eh,' he said. 'Well done Rae Morris, but Radio 1 you suck fucking arse you bunch of wankers.

January 26, 2015

It's going to get gaymazing

Kylie Minogue is among the music legends set to perform in London's Hyde Park this summer.

Performing at the Barclaycard presents British Summer Time 2015 event, the singer will be supported by Grace Jones and Chic featuring Nile Rodgers on 21 June.

'I'm so excited to perform at Hyde Park this summer,' Minogue said. 'I have great memories of playing shows there and am looking forward to doing it all again!

'Given the amazing artists performing and that it will be the longest day of the year, I can't wait!'

January 25, 2015

For now, Smith is believed to tweeted two messages in response saying: 'Can't believe what I've just read', and 'Ignore'

In an astonishing verbal on air attack, Howard Stern, a veteran US radio show host and judge on America's Got Talent, said of UK singer Sam Smith: 'Do you know what I love about that guy? He’s an ugly motherf***er.'

'He’s fat. And I love it. You know what, he looks gay to me. Not that anybody looks gay but he does seem effeminate,' he added.

January 23, 2015

'What is important to teach people is you can't judge other people'

Grammy nominee Miley Cyrus paid a surprise visit to homeless youth this week at the Los Angeles LGBT Center.

'What is important to teach people is you can't judge other people,' the singer told Good Morning America which accompanied her on the visit.

Center CEO Lorri L. Jean met with Cyrus and was impressed with the young star.

January 18, 2015

The US singer voluntarily left the Celebrity Big Brother UK house after being warned by bosses for directing a homophobic slur at Perez Hilton

US singer Alexander O’Neal has reportedly left the Celebrity Big Brother house in the UK after clashing with celebrity blogger Perez Hilton.

Viewers saw the 61-year-old use a homophobic slur against Hilton in Saturday’s coverage (17 January).

A spokesperson for the show has said O’Neal has walked out of the house.

Hilton, famous for his blog on Hollywood gossip and outing closeted celebrities, has been involved in several altercations with other members of the house.

Last night, viewers saw O’Neal call Hilton a ‘faggot.’

January 16, 2015

Ian McKellen is also named as a patron of the Peter Tatchell Foundation

Celebrities such as gay host Paul O'Grady and Absolutely Fabulous' Joanna Lumley have been named as patrons of a gay and human rights founsation.

The two British names have been joined by nine others from politics, TV, film and music to become patrons of the Peter Tatchell Foundation.

Helena Kennedy QC, Green Party's Caroline Lucas, Lords Waheed All and Michael Cashman as well as Baroness Barker have become patrons.

January 14, 2015

Right-wing LGBTI group thought 'Baby' singer, at first, was a girl

Justin Bieber accidentally joined a meeting of gay right-wingers this week.

The 'Baby' singer turned up to the State Social House in Los Angeles with four friends only to find his spot had been taken up by a meeting of the Log Cabin Republicans.

Not fussed about being the elephant in the room, he took a seat in the private area anyway.

January 14, 2015

Chances are currently being rated from 'zero' to 'never in a billion years'

In what is perhaps the most shameless cry for attention since Perez Hilton last breathed, an adult company is offering Justin Bieber $2 million (€1.7 million) to film a gay sex scene.

Men.com have claimed they will offer the 'Boyfriend' singer the whopping sum to film a flick with their number one bottom Johnny Rapid.

A lot of money to most people, but probably loose change for the likes of the Biebs.

January 12, 2015

Openly gay comedian loses long battle with cancer

Openly gay actor, comedian and writer Taylor Negron has died after a long battle with cancer. He was 57 years old.

His cousin, Chuck Negron of the 1970s band Three Dog Night, announced his passing Saturday (10 January) in a YouTube video.

'I want to inform you that my cousin Taylor Negron just passed away,' he said.

'His mother, his brother Alex and my brother Rene and his wife Julie were all there with him.

'May he rest in peace.'

January 12, 2015

Neither bride wears a dress

New Zealand singer Ladyhawke and girlfriend Madeleine Sami tied the knot over the weekend.

Ladyhawke, real name Pip Brown, married the actress just outside her hometown Masterton on a sunny Saturday (10 January) afternoon.

Up to 200 guests attended the wedding, including Academy Award-nominated director Taika Waititi.

Over the years, Pip Brown has been tight-lipped about her relationship with Sami, whom she lives with in in Los Angeles.

January 11, 2015

The grumpy Texan compares Christie and Jones to the famous duo Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson

Has a hug ever received more attention and scrutiny?

For those not paying attention, last week New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones squeezed each other tight.

January 10, 2015

The production is a revival of a 2005 musical originally produced by Oprah Winfrey

Award winning performer Jennifer Hudson will make her Broadway debut in the musical The Color Purple.

According to Brodway.com, the LGBT ally will portray Shug Avery, the play's bisexual blues singer.

January 9, 2015

He also suggests too many 'hunks' on TV are making being gay seem 'attractive'

Taylor Swift is turning kids gay, a pastor has claimed.

Larry Tomczak is now suggesting children are learning 'homosexuality is a beautiful way of life' because of the many pro-gay messages on television.

He suggests people like Ellen DeGeneres are exploiting the 'Shake It Off' singer into forcing girls into embracing an 'immoral', 'unnatural' and 'shameful' lifestyle.

January 8, 2015

One of the most popular singers from season 12 says she was 'traumatized' by the show

American Idol singer Jaidah Davila has come out as a trans woman.

One of the most popular singers from season 12, she belted out Adele classics like Rumor Has It to make her way to the semi-finals.

But while she may have been presenting as a boy at that point, she has since transitioned and is now living and working as a singer.

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.'

January 6, 2015

Once a couple, they plan to raise Dashiell Julius William Clunie~Singer together

X-Men director Bryan Singer and Queer as Folk actress Michelle Clunie became parents on Monday (5 January) of a baby son.

Clunie made the announcement via Twitter by posting their first family portrait along with this message: 'Bryan Singer and I would like to welcome our beautiful son Dashiell Julius William Clunie~Singer into the world :)'

Last month, Clunie made clear that she was not serving as a surrogate for the bisexual Singer and they would be raising their child together.

January 5, 2015

#Heaven

Ricky Martin is not dead, and he's got a good way of showing it.

Over the weekend, the singer dispelled rumors that he was killed in a car wreck on a freeway in Los Angeles.

He took to Instagram, sending out a pic of his holiday destination and hashtagged it #heaven.

While it does look a little bit like heaven to us, the Washington Post claims the beach image is actually Culebra, Puerto Rico.

The hoax video, widely shared on social media, fooled a lot of the fans.

January 3, 2015

British singer strikes iconic Titanic pose with boyfriend Jonathan Zeizel

Six-time Grammy nominee Sam Smith went Down Under to usher the new year in with boyfriend Jonathan Zeizel.

The British singer shared some photos of their Australian holiday on social media including one in which they channel the iconic 'I'm king of the world scene' with Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet in 1997's The Titanic.

December 31, 2014

Gay character returns for a visit to Dalton Academy with Rachel - belts out a tune

Before he transferred to McKinley High to be with boyfriend Kurt and before he later joined Kurt in New York City, Blaine Anderson had a whole other life.

He was the star singer of The Warblers at Dalton Academy where he and his fellow classmates wore a nacvy blue sportscoat with red trim as part of a uniform.

On the 9 January two-hour season premiere of Glee, Blaine (Darren Criss) returns to Dalton Academy to inspire the current crop of singers there. He brings along his Broadway star pal Rachel Berry (Lea Michele).

December 27, 2014

'I think one of the sexiest things in a person is their acceptance of all people, so I’m thrilled to play him'

When it comes to playing a gay character, Nick Jonas is all in.

The about to end year has been all about the pop singer turned actor. From hanging out in gay clubs, releasing a solo album, and appearing in a TV drama the youngest Jonas seems to have put aside the purity ring.