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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.'

March 11, 2015

He tells GSN: 'I get to finally sing about every bit of my life - I don't have to pretend'

It's been less than four months since Ty Herndon publicly declared to the world that he is gay - the highest-profile country music star to ever do so.

He has not had a single regret since and encountered more acceptance than he ever thought possible.

'Dude, I have been so thrilled,' he told Gay Star News in a recent interview. 'I started touring in two days after I came out - I played the Grand Ole Opry two days after I came out. The crowds have been great. The public's ready - they're great. I've got a lot of faith in them.'

March 10, 2015

Openly gay country music star Steve Grand moved people around the world with All-American Boy, JD van Zyl asks about his vices and his debut album

Steve Grand was hailed by many as the first openly gay country music star to hit the big time when his video for All American Boy went viral.

Later this month his debut album is finally hitting the shelves. We discovered how his passions, love life and his early 20s have inspired his music.

All American Boy was your first big hit and now it’s the title of your debut album, where did the inspiration for it all come from?

March 10, 2015

Pop superstar claims people are more 'open-minded' about gay people than when it comes to women

Gay people have more rights than women, according to Madonna.

The Rebel Heart singer has claimed the situation for women and equality has not changed since 1983 compared to the movement for LGBTI people.

'Gay rights are way more advanced than women's rights. People are a lot more open-minded to the gay community than they are to women, period,' she said in an interview with Out magazine.

March 10, 2015

Gay British singer has opened up about the homophobia he faced growing up

British singer Sam Smith has said he was called 'faggot' all the time at school.

Opening up about growing up gay, he has revealed he received a huge amount of homophobic abuse both verbal and physical.

‘The toughest time for me was my first year in secondary school when I hadn’t come out as gay. It was actually the denying of being gay that was getting me bullied,’ he told The Sun.

‘I remember walking to the station getting "faggot" shouted at me all the time,’ he added.

March 9, 2015

Music legends collaborate for Comic Relief

Gay singer Sam Smith is the artist behind 2015's official Red Nose Day single, it was revealed today (9 March).

Taking on the mantle from such groups like the Spice Girls, Girls Aloud and One Direction, he has joined forces with Oscar winner John Legend to record the charity track.

They perform a unique version of Smith's song, Lay Me Down, from his multi-platinum album In The Lonely Hour.

The track is available for download today on iTunes and the single is being sold exclusively at Sainsbury’s.

March 5, 2015

Real Love singer and Fatboy Slim slated for LGBTI festival

Pop star of the moment Jess Glynne has been confirmed as a performer at this year's Brighton Pride.

The Real Love singer will be performing at the festival's main stage in Preston Park for the celebration, which takes place on Saturday 1 August.

Jess won a Grammy earlier this year for work on the Clean Bandit number one single Rather Be. Her other hits include Right Here and My Love.

She joins an array of performers slated for this year's festival – including the iconic Fatboy Slim (Norman Cook).

March 4, 2015

'We all know she's difficult'

Gay cape designer Giorgio Armani has essentially blamed Madonna for her fall at the Brit Awards.

The superstar singer was yanked off some stairs and fell when a dancer unsuccessfully tried to pull off her Armani-designed cape during a performance for her latest single Living For Love.

Despite the fall, she carried on and finished the rest of the performance without any other tumbles.

Later, Madonna said that part of her matador-inspired costume was intended to fall off elegantly at her shoulders, but it had been fastened too tight.

March 3, 2015

Soul singer Dionne Bromfield will also be performing at event on 14 May

Details of this year's Manchester Spring Benefit have been revealed – and the line up includes boyband Jack Pack and soul singer Dionne Bromfield, with actor Andrew Hayden-Smith hosting.

Jack Pack came to national attention after their appearance on last year's series of Britain's Got Talent before being signed to Syco; meanwhile Andrew Hayden-Smith was recently seen on gay E4 drama Banana.

The Benefit, which raises money for the Manchester Pride Community Fund, will be held on Thursday 14 May at The Monastery.

March 3, 2015

Heartbeat Song says the fact that people still hate gay people 'blows' her mind

Kelly Clarkson has said she doesn't care if her daughter is gay as long as she's happy.

The 'Heartbeat Song' singer said she never worries about any of her children, including new baby River Rose, will grow up gay.

'Oh, I don't care,' she told PrideSource. 'I mean, here's what I hope for her: I just hope she finds love. It took me a while, man and there was a lot of heartache throughout those years.'

March 2, 2015

UK singer will play a series of fundraising concerts in summer

Sam Smith has revealed plans to set up a global charity to help gay men struggling with their sexuality.

The UK singer said he was annoyed by the negative reaction he received in September after saying he did not want to be a gay spokesperson, and that he was trying to play his part for LGBTI rights – but in his own way.

February 27, 2015

'What's the difference between that and racism, or any discrimination?'

Madonna has fired back at people who make degrading remarks about her age. 

The 56-year-old has been subject to intense media scrutiny since since she fell during her BRIT Awards performance of her new single Living For Love on Wednesday. 

Within minutes, the internet was inundated with cruel jokes and memes that poked fun at the Queen of Pop's age, some of which suggested that her tumble was a sign that she should retire. 

February 26, 2015

 How Do I Live singer comments 'I'm a proud supporter of the LGBT community'

Country music singer LeAnn Rimes has been confirmed for the White Party Palm Springs 2015 Sunday T Dance in April.

The How Do I Live Singer, who has sold 44 million records, will take to the stage on Sunday April 26, it has been announced.

The gay music festival, slated as 'nine parties in three days', spans the 24-27 April, and takes place at the Palm Springs Convention Center.