Gay Artists

Tegan And Sara – Boyfriend [AUDIO]

The new single from Canada’s best identical twin lesbian pop duo was released last night and it’s pretty great. Billboard reviews: The track’s a stadium-shaking hand-clapper from the twin duo’s forthcoming album, Love You to Death. Sara Quin spoke to DJ Matt Wilkinson about the song, explaining the story behind the song: Quin was stuck in a love triangle with …

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Ellen Denounces Mississippi’s Hate Law [VIDEO]

Ellen DeGeneres has delivered a heartfelt, yet amusing reaction to Mississippi’s hate law. Watch below. An excerpt: So, if you don’t know, the Governor of the state signed a religious freedom bill, which might sound good because the word freedom is in it. But here’s what it means. Under the law, if you say for religious reasons you can ‘deny …

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PWR BTTM Perform For NPR’s Tiny Desk Series [VIDEO]

Yesterday PWR BTTM, who I first mentioned here back in September, performed for NPR’s Tiny Desk concert series. I like these guys. Clip recap: It took only a few power chords, a sprinkle of glitter and the occasional jokey line — “We can do our makeup in the parking lot / We can get so famous that I might get …

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Pet Shop Boys – Burn [AUDIO]

It was 30 years ago this week that Pet Shop Boys released their first album, Please, which propelled their update of 1984’s West End Girls to the top position on pop charts worldwide. Yesterday the synthpop duo released their 13th full-length album, Super, which has already yielded the well-received single, The Pop Kids. All of the tracks from Super have …

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Alex Newell – Basically Over You [AUDIO]

As a break from today’s political hell, how about some big belting gay diva disco? Below is a JMG exclusive remix of the hot new track from Glee star Alex Newell, who is currently touring to support Adam Lambert. Newell’s EP Power is now available at iTunes and Amazon.

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Harvey Fierstein: Stop Protesting Donald Trump

“Watching our people protesting Trump today I have to say that I don’t understand what we’re doing. I understand that we must always speak out against intolerance and bigotry and anyone who would destroy American values to ensure their own profits but, at this moment…WHY ARE WE DOING THE REPUBLICANS’ JOB FOR THEM? “They created Trump. They earned him. As …

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Pet Shop Boys – The Pop Kids [REMIXES]

Last month Pet Shop Boys released The Pop Kids, the first single from their coming album Super, which drops on April 1st. Today we get a slew of The Pop Kids remixes, including takes from Israeli circuit DJ Offer Nissim and Detroit house kingpin Marc “MK” Kinchen. Listen below. The final clip is an extended version of the original single …

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Clay Aiken: Trump Is Like Your Drunk Uncle [VIDEO]

Failed 2014 US House candidate Clay Aiken, who was also the runner-up on both American Idol and Celebrity Apprentice, appeared on Fox News today where he declared, “Donald Trump is like your drunk uncle. You love him, but you never know what he’s going to do.” His comments spawned an immediate Twitter backlash and above is his response. Aiken is …

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Tom Goss – Son Of A Preacher Man [VIDEO]

JMG reader Tom Goss today sends us his latest, which is a somber cover of Dusty Springfield’s 1968 classic. The video is quite a production and I think you’ll really like this.

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Sacha Baron Cohen: I Quit The Freddie Mercury Biopic Because Queen Members Will Ruin The Film [VIDEO]

Sacha Baron Cohen appeared on Howard Stern’s show yesterday to explain that he quit the Freddie Mercury biopic because the surviving members of Queen plan to depict Mercury’s death at the movie’s halfway point and spend the rest of the film telling the story of the band struggling on. According to Cohen, nobody will be interested in that. From Stereogum: …

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TRAILER: Mapplethorpe: Look At The Pictures

From HBO’s press materials: “Look at the pictures,” said Senator Jesse Helms, denouncing the controversial art of Robert Mapplethorpe, whose photographs pushed boundaries with frank depictions of nudity, sexuality and fetishism, igniting a culture war that rages to this day. More than 25 years later, the HBO Documentary Films presentation MAPPLETHORPE: LOOK AT THE PICTURES does just that, taking an …

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TRAILER: Finding Dory

Entertainment Weekly recaps: It’s been more than a decade since Nemo was reunited with his family, but by the looks of a brand-new trailer for the film’s upcoming sequel, the adventure’s just beginning for his sidekick Dory. Opening with a stingray migration scene that jars Dory’s memories of home, the Finding Dory trailer – which debuted on The Ellen DeGeneres …

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Matt Baume On Gay Oscar Winners [VIDEO]

“Sam Smith just won an Oscar and noted that he’s the first openly gay man to win an Academy Award — but wait, that can’t be right, can it? Well, no. Here some of Oscar’s queerest moments — and honestly, I think it’s a GOOD thing that Sam lost count.”

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2016 Oscar Winners & Sam Smith’s Flub

All of the nominees and winners are listed below, but first here’s the deal with Sam Smith’s mostly-wonderful acceptance speech. Via Vanity Fair: When Sam Smith took the stage on Sunday night to accept his Oscar for best original song, for the Spectre theme he co-wrote with James Napier, he incorrectly paraphrased a statement Ian McKellen made about the lack …

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Postmodern Jukebox – Sorry [VIDEO]

Today’s Postmodern Jukebox cover is a swinging Motown-flavored take on Justin Bieber’s recent chart-topper. Lead vocals are by Broadway’s Shoshana Bean, who succeeded Idina Menzel in Wicked. The wonderfully animated backup singer on the left is Luke Edgemon, who competed on season four of The Voice. Edgemon is openly gay and also played one of the Dalton Academy Warblers on Glee.

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Lesbian Comics To Fundraise For Hillary Clinton

Via press release: LPAC, the national grassroots lesbian political action committee supporting pro-LGBTQ, pro-women’s rights and progressive candidates, announced a first-of-its-kind benefit performance featuring top lesbian and queer comics and women’s rights champions, including Kate Clinton, Rosie O’Donnell, Billie Jean King, Lea DeLaria, Karen Williams, Cameron Esposito, Judy Gold, Marga Gomez, Jes Tom, Marsha Warfield, Rhea Butcher, and others. Former …

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Pet Shop Boys – The Pop Kids [AUDIO]

Wow, this is great. From Idolator: The Pet Shop Boys have consistently remained one of the most sophisticated acts in the popular music arena for the past three decades, and the first single from upcoming album Super (out April 1) doesn’t betray any signs of them gliding off track at all. With “The Pop Kids,” we get a vivid story …

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Elton John Carpool Karaoke [VIDEO]

E Online sets up the clip: James Corden needed a ride Sunday night. Thankfully, he happened to be in a car — Elton John’s car, in Elton John’s garage, to be precise. In the Super Bowl 50 edition of CBS’ The Late Late Show, the host took the music legend for a drive down memory lane. With John sitting shotgun …

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Elton John To Trump: Stop Using My Music

From the Telegraph: Sir Elton John has become the latest high-profile musician to tell American presidential wannabe Donald Trump to stop using his music for campaign purposes. Following in the footsteps of Adele, R.E.M. and Neil Young, Elton John was displeased by the Republican politician using his 1972 hit Rocket Man at political rallies. A publicist for the English singer-songwriter …

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Matt Smith To Play Robert Mapplethorpe In Biopic

The BBC reports: Matt Smith is to take on the role of avant-garde photographer Robert Mapplethorpe in a forthcoming film. The Doctor Who star will be directed by the award-winning Ondi Timoner in the biopic simply titled Mapplethorpe, according to Deadline. Zosia Mamet, known for the HBO comedy-drama Girls, has been cast to play Patti Smith, Mapplethorpe’s one-time lover and …

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