Tag Archives: Elton John

Elton John: Vladimir Putin Called Me

Elton John yesterday claimed that Russian president Vladimir Putin telephoned him after Elton called for a sit-down over Russia’s anti-gay policies. Elton wrote on Instagram: “Thank-you to President Vladimir Putin for reaching out and speaking via telephone with me today. I look to forward to meeting with you face-to-face to discuss LGBT equality in Russia.” Buzzfeed has more: The post …

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Elton John To Congress: HIV Stigma Is Still The Greatest Threat To Stopping AIDS

Elton John testified before the Senate Appropriations Committee today to argue against so-called sequester caps on federal spending for HIV/AIDS. Via the Washington Times: Music legend and advocate Elton John said the stigma of persons infected by HIV/AIDS, particularly in the LGBT community, is the greatest threat to fighting — and one day stopping — the disease. Sir John told …

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Christian Site Launches Pro-D&G Petition

From LifeSiteNews: A host of performers, led by Elton John, have called for a boycott of the Italian designers for “lining up with the Pope and the far-Right in their support for legal discrimination.” Elton John and David Furnish, his “husband,” have two IVF children from a surrogate mother in the United States. Unfortunately this is just the latest example …

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Bill Donohue On Dolce & Gabbana

“The open-minded ones in New York and Hollywood are having hissy fits over a quip made by Dolce about the kinds of kids their gay friends are raising. Elton John, who was engaged to a woman in the 1960s, married another gal in the 1980s, and then finally settled down with his boyfriend, is furious with Dolce. That’s because Sir …

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Tony Perkins Praises Dolce & Gabbana

“The minds behind the world-famous D&G brand have been creating more controversy than clothing lately, as the duo comes clean about their surprisingly conservative views. As expected, celebrities have turned on the pair with a ferocity that took the Italians by surprise. Singer Elton John has been the most vocal, calling Dolce and Gabbana’s thinking ‘archaic’ and demanding a Tinsel …

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Glenn Beck Defends Dolce & Gabbana

Right Wing Watch has the transcript: “Is this the kind of freedom that we’re at? Anyone who feels the same as Dolce and Gabbana, let me ask you, are they empowered to express their view or are they now afraid that Hollywood and progressives will come after them? The party of progress is making progress indeed, back to the Dark …

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Dolce & Gabbana Talk To CNN

Embattled billionaire designers Dolce and Gabbana took to CNN this morning for some damage control. In an exclusive interview on Wednesday, Dolce said his views on IVF were private, personal beliefs based on his sense of a traditional Sicilian family. “I believe in the traditional family,” he said. “It is impossible to change my culture for something different. It’s me… …

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Robert Oscar Lopez: Gay Parents Like Elton John Are Disgusting Terrorists

“The completely petulant and histrionic response from gay parents like Ryan Murphy to Dolce & Gabbana’s comments can give average Americans a small taste of what children in such homes will have to deal with. You can’t be a good parent and want to have absolute control over what your kids think and feel, in addition to what the whole …

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Haters Are Thrilled That Italian Designers Dolce & Gabbana Oppose LGBT Rights

Hate group leader Austin Ruse writes at Breitbart: Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, founders of the eponymous fashion house, have come out strongly against gay marriage, the notion of gay families, and the use of surrogacy to procreate. The billionaire pair, who used to be romantically linked, gave an interview with the Italian magazine Panorama, in which they said, “The …

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GEORGIA: Atlanta Resident Elton John Denounces License To Discriminate Bill

“Simply put, this bill is a wolf in sheep’s clothing. It promises religious freedom, but let’s be clear: No one’s religious freedom is at risk! Both the Georgia Constitution and U.S. Constitution very explicitly protect this right. What SB 129 will really do is institutionalize the hate some people hold in their hearts against other people. It will turn back …

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He’s Not Sir David Furnish

Sir Elton John married his partner of 21 years last week, but unlike the spouses of straight male Brits with a royally-bestowed title, David Furnish did not gain a courtesy title. Via Pink News: When a man with a title marries a woman, his wife automatically receives a female courtesy title – meaning that if he had married a woman, …

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Elton John & David Furnish Get Married

Via the Guardian: Sir Elton John and David Furnish have officially married – exactly nine years after they tied the knot in a civil partnership ceremony. The veteran musician married his partner at their Windsor estate on Sunday, with a number of stars expected to attend the ceremony. John has posted a photo of himself, pen in hand, sitting next …

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BRITAIN: Elton John To Marry

Next week Elton John and David Furnish will get married after 21 years together. The couple is said to have invited just 50 of their closest friends and family to their home in Windsor, England to watch them exchange vows. They will tie the knot on December 21st: a celebration of their 21 years together, and the anniversary of their …

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Bright Light Bright Light & The Pink Singers – Everything I Ever Wanted

Welsh gay singer/songwriter Rod Thomas, who records as Bright Light Bright Light, has released a charity single for World AIDS Day. Thomas is currently touring with Elton John and proceeds from the single go to the Elton John AIDS Foundation.

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Bright Light Bright Light – Arms Of Another

Scruffy Welsh cutie Rod Thomas, aka Bright Light Bright Light, is currently opening on Elton John’s European concert tour, which comes to Brooklyn’s Barclays Center on New Year’s Eve.

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BRITAIN: Pop Music Stars Perform Beach Boys Classic God Only Knows

With a cast of new performers, the BBC has restaged its 1997 star-studded take on the Beach Boys classic, God Only Knows. Via the Guardian: As in 1997, the BBC has succeeded in gathering together a fairly staggering array of stars. Joining Brian Wilson, the song’s writer, are Sir Elton John, One Direction, Stevie Wonder, Pharrell Williams. Jake Bugg, Lorde, …

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HomoQuotable – Elton John

“The church hierarchy, the traditionalists, might be up in arms about it but times have changed. If Jesus Christ was alive today, I cannot see him, as the Christian person that he was and the great person that he was, saying this [gay marriage] could not happen. He was all about love and compassion and forgiveness and trying to bring …

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Quote Of The Day – Elton John

“While The Normal Heart is a product of a specific time, it is not an artifact. There is still an AIDS crisis — not only in sub-Saharan Africa, but right here in the America, in your state, in your community. And, just as in 1985, it is silence, fear and stigma that continue to drive the epidemic. Today, African-Americans represent …

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Elton John AIDS Foundation Creates HIV Fund In Frankie Knuckles’ Name

Via Chicago Pride: Sir Elton John is honoring the memory of legendary DJ, record producer and remixer Frankie Knuckles by establishing the Frankie Knuckles Fund to support HIV information, testing and treatment among black communities in Africa, America and the U.K. “Frankie was such a lovely man and a great talent and his legacy provides a powerful voice to reach …

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Bright Light Bright Light And Elton John –
I Wish We Were Leaving

Two weeks ago I posted the audio. Here’s the video. (Tipped by JMG reader Chris)

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