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April 15, 2015

Gay performers show off their talents in A cappella‬ cover of Usher's I Don't Mind

Singer Tom Goss is known for his beautiful songs about same-sex love and other catchy pop tunes.

Max Emerson is known for his beautiful body and his recent series of Max's Underpants comedy videos.

These two attractive openly gay talents have teamed up for an upbeat new video released Wednesday (15 April) that is A cappella‬ cover of I Don't Mind - the new‬ single by Usher.

April 13, 2015

The singer asked her girlfriend to marry her during a boat trip on the Thames

Lucy Spraggan, a former X Facto contestant, has announced her engagement to her girlfriend Georgina Gordon.

The singer popped the question during a boat trip down the Thames on Sunday, according to reports.

It was also the day her new single, titled Unsinkable, was released.

The pair, who have been dating for roughly a year, were greeted by family and friends after their trip.

In 2012 Spraggan took part in the British version of the X Factor.

April 9, 2015

Culture Club singer: 'If Marge Simpson met Dolly Parton and went dancing with Ziggy Stardust, it wouldn’t come close to what you’ll see'

Boy George is getting real - well, as real as reality television can be.

The Culture Club lead singer is teaming with producers of the reality franchises Real World, Project Runway and Keeping Up with the Kardashians for a series of his own.

He is promising big things in the docu-series which will chronicle his move from London to Los Angeles.

'If Marge Simpson met Dolly Parton and went dancing with Ziggy Stardust, it wouldn’t come close to what you’ll see,' he said in a statement Thursday (9 April).

April 9, 2015

Other performers include Fatboy Slim, Jess Glynne and Hercules & Love Affair

Grammy-winning pop star Foxes and Wayne G will be joining the star-studded lineup at this year's Brighton Pride.

The Clarity singer and international DJ will be performing at the festival's main stage in Preston Park for the celebration, which takes place on 1 August.

Foxes, known for her hits Youth, Let Go For Tonight and Holding Onto Heaven, will be joining an array of performers slated for this year's festival in the UK's seaside gay capital.

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, People.com reports.

April 8, 2015

'We must do more to end the culture of violence and discrimination surrounding gender identity and expression'

Sir Elton John and REM frontman Michael Stipe have called on Georgia's department of corrections to provide hormone therapy and safety to transgender women housed in male prisons.

The openly gay singer and the bisexual Georgia native issued a joint statement Sunday (7 April), a few days after the US Justice Department called the state’s denial of hormone therapy to trans inmates a 'cruel and unusual punishment.' 

April 6, 2015

The popstar made the remarks during a televised concert in Indianapolis

Rihanna has publicly criticized Indiana's Religious Freedom Restoration Act.

The singer, who spoke out against the controversial pro-discrimination bill during her headlining set at the March Madness Music Fest in White River State Park, Indiana, told the crowd that the state's lawmakers should let people 'live their lives'.

April 2, 2015

'Elton John is amazing, what a sweetheart, and Boy George is also incredible'

Adam Lambert is the first openly gay male singer to have an album debut at number one of the Billboard charts.

But lately there's another out singer named Sam Smith who has been getting much of the accolades - including winning four Grammys this year.

Lambert doesn't mind the company.

'Sam Smith, hats off, he has had an amazing year, he’s a lovely guy,' he says in a new Attitude magazine cover story.

April 1, 2015

He's got tomfoolery on his mind

This might be the most boring April Fools' joke ever, and it has come from Sam Smith.

The gay singer has proven that he is not quite qualified to work at The Onion after he took to his Twitter today. 

We imagine him, waking up in his Paris hotel, trying to think of the most hilarious prank to play on his 2.4 million Twitter followers.

Will they be fooled? Will they be duped? Will they be bamboozled by my tomfoolery?

He said:

Sam Smith April 1

March 31, 2015

For Trans Visibility Day, Lola Olson questions what do you do when you identify as agender in a male/female world?

This is the exact wording of a letter I received from the Gender Identity Clinic:

'I use the female pronoun she has made no make change ans acknowledged that she is generally perceived and considered as female within the society should she lives. She said that she is accepting of that.'

I wonder if it's possible to roll your eyes inside out. That's really important for me to know, considering only one of mine work.

When I was told repeatedly the Gender Identity Clinic would help me as an agender person, I guess I just wanted to believe it.

March 27, 2015

Original Idol winner and gay singer is back with a retro soul sound

Will Young is back with a new single.

The gay singer has revealed Love Revolution, the first song to be released from his new album 85% Proof.

Sampling Tomcraft's 2003 dance anthem, Loneliness, the retro soul vibe is a departure from his electronic sound that led to his fifth album Echoes reaching number one on the UK albums chart.

When Young shot to fame in 2002, his double-A single became the fastest selling debut in UK chart history.

March 26, 2015

Once openly gay Josey Greenwell has rebranded himself as country singer Nate Green

A once out-and-proud gay country musician named Josey Greenwell did a sexy DNA spread and appeared on the cover of the 2012 Spartacus Gay Guide.

Then he faded from sight in 2013 and more than a year later, re-emerged with a new name, Nate Green - a country singer being marketed for straight audiences.

Steve Grand, the openly gay singer whose debut album All-American Boy was released this week, thinks the metamorphosis of Josey Greenwell to Nate Green is a sad one.

March 25, 2015

'We need to listen to them and support them the way they have supported us all these years'

Steve Grand's debut album, All-American Boy, is out this week but he's talking about more than music.

The singer who came to fame as a YouTube sensation is an openly gay man who is also mindful of the issues and challenges facing the trans community.

March 24, 2015

Rodner Figueroa was fired after saying image of Michelle Obama looked like cast member of Planet of the Apes

Rodner Figueroa wants his job back.

A high-powered lawyer hired by the fired Univision personality says his client has been unfairly painted as a racist for a comment about US First Lady Michelle Obama and is demanding that he be reinstated and receive a public apology.

March 23, 2015

Critics are calling it 'brilliant'

Adam Lambert has revealed a clip of his comeback single 'Ghost Town'.

The gay singer, who has been touring with Queen, is set to release his first single in three years.

The song is produced by Max Martin, the man behind hits like Britney Spears' '...Baby One More Time', Ariana Grande's 'Problem' and Taylor Swift's 'Shake It Off'.

While the snippet is short, fans are already very excited by the new release.

'Ok, I'm dead ... Thanks to Adam lambert,' one said, with another saying 'Yayayayayaya.'

March 20, 2015

Singer credits celebrity nutritionist for his dramatic weight loss

If you think Sam Smith is looking different these days, you're right.

The openly gay singer revealed that he had shed 14 pounds in two weeks.

And Smith puts his rapid weight loss down to nutritional therapist Amelia Freer and her book Eat. Nourish. Glow.

'Three weeks ago I met a woman who has completely changed my life. Amelia Freer has helped me lose over a stone in 2 weeks and has completely transformed my relationship with food,' he wrote on Instagram.

March 18, 2015

Can you feel the awkwardness tonight?

Elton John has admitted to carrying a Dolce and Gabbana after leading a boycott of the gay fashion duo's brand.

The Italian designers had made offensive comments about children of same-sex and IVF couples, branding them 'synthetic'.

When John accused Dolce and Gabbana of having 'archaic' views, he started a campaign to stop people buying their products.

So it was bad timing when the I'm Still Standing singer was caught entering a LA recording stuio with one of the Italian designers' shopping bags in his hands.

March 18, 2015

See what happens when he encounters newly out fan at CD signing

The first season of the stupendously popular Empire comes to an end with a two-hour finale on Wednesday and includes a touching moment between a newly out singer and a fan.

Jamal Lyons, who recently came out to the world as gay by putting his own spin on his father's hit You're So Beautiful (see video below), is holding a CD signing when he encounters someone whose life he has changed.

Jamal is told by one of the attendees: 'I wanted to tell you that you coming out gave me the courage to come out to my brother.'

March 17, 2015

Disco pop trio join Fatboy Slim and Jess Glynne on this year's bill

Hercules & Love Affair have been added to the line up for this year's Brighton Pride.

The American band, fronted by Andy Butler, are known for songs such as Liberty and My Offense.

They are the latest additions to a lineup that already includes Real Love singer and Brit Award nominee Jess Glynne, as well as Right Here, Right Now icon Fatboy Slim.

Fatboy Slim, also known by his real name of Norman Cook, previously performed at Brighton Pride in 2012.

March 17, 2015

Designer said it was his 'dream' to have a kid by artificial insemination in 2006

Fashion designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana both expressed desire to have kids years before their recent attack on 'sythetic children.' 

Earlier this week, the former lovers said they opposed gay adoption, IVF and non-traditional families. which triggered a celebrity boycott of their brand led by Elton John. 

But their remarks seem hypocritical in light of comments made back in 2006.

Shortly after the duo broke up, Gabbana said it was his 'dream' to have a baby through artificial insemination.

March 16, 2015

'She had no relationship to what she was singing'

The Sound of Music's leading lady Julie Andrews may have been moved to tears by Lady Gaga's medley of songs from the film at this year's Oscars but Stephen Sondheim is crying foul over the performance.

March 16, 2015

Gay singer becomes first male to achieve number one at six different times with their debut album

Madonna has missed out on her 12th UK number one album thanks to Sam Smith.

His debut In The Lonely Hour claimed the top spot for the eighth non-consecutive week, leaving Madonna's Rebel Heart to debut at number two.

Smith's debut album was streamed more than 3,600 times this week, and finished with just over 12,000 chart sales ahead of the Living For Love singer.

It is thought his success with Comic Relief single Lay Me Down featuring John Legend boosted sales, as well as his Mother's Day friendly persona.

March 15, 2015

The UK singer is furious with the Italian designer duo for their comments about same-sex families, and posts scathing rant on Instagram calling for people to boycott their clothes

Two of the most powerful men in fashion have ignited the wrath of one of the most powerful men in music.

Gay singer Elton John launched a tirade against Italian fashion designers Dolce and Gabbana over their recent comments about adoption and same-sex families.

March 12, 2015

'This is going to sound so weird...'

Sam Smith has revealed his weirdest crush, and it's definitely an odd one.

While some may like their men tall, dark and handsome, the 'In The Lonely Hour singer has said he prefers his a little...hairier.

Speaking to Stylist, he was asked: 'Who was the weirdest person you had a crush on growing up?'

'This is going to sound so weird,' Smith replies, 'but I remember watching King Kong and falling in love with him.'

He added: 'He would protect you. And no one's ever been able to lift me up so I liked that idea.'