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Out LGBTQ Artists Score Wins At 2020 Grammy Awards

Via press release from GLAAD: Last night’s 62nd Annual Grammy Awards included wins for out LGBTQ artists including Lil Nas X, Brandi Carlile, Lady Gaga, DJ Tracy Young, and more. DJ Tracy Young picked up the Grammy in Best Remixed Recording for her track “I Rise (Tracy Young’s Pride Intro Radio Remix),” a remix of the Madonna track “I Rise.” …

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Broadway Legend Jerry Herman Dies At Age 88

NPR reports: Legendary Broadway songwriter Jerry Herman has died. The author of the hit musicals Hello, Dolly!, Mame and La Cage aux Folles was 88. Publicist Harlan Boll said Herman was taken to a Miami hospital Thursday night complaining of chest pain and later died of pulmonary complications. The title of Jerry Herman’s autobiography was Showtune, and if there ever …

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Randy Rainbow: He’s Just A Gurl Who’ll Quid Pro Quo

YouTube star Randy Rainbow is back today with He’s Just A Gurl Who’ll Quid Pro Quo, which perhaps obviously is based on Rodgers and Hammerstein’s I Cain’t Say No from their 1943 classic, Oklahoma! In the 1955 film version, the number was sung by Gloria Grahame to the future Mrs. Shirley Partridge, Oscar-winner Shirley Jones.

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Sam Smith Covers Donna Summer’s “I Feel Love”

New Music Express reports: Sam Smith has unveiled their cover of Donna Summer’s seminal disco hit ‘I Feel Love’. Smith’s cover offers a modern spin on Summer’s 1977 classic hit and will be featured in the Christmas campaign for US retail store Target. “As a queer person ‘I Feel Love’ has followed me to every dance floor in every queer …

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Out Actor Billy Porter’s Emmy Win Makes History

The New York Times reports: The category is “Groundbreaker.” On Sunday night, Billy Porter became the first openly gay man to win the Emmy for best actor in a drama. “I am so overwhelmed and I am so overjoyed to have lived long enough to see this day,” said Porter, 50, while accepting the award. The actor won for his …

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Fashion Designer Chris March Dies At Age 56

Heavy.com reports: Former Project Runway star and fashion designer Chris March died of a heart attack Friday. He was 56. March was a fan favorite contestant for his larger-than-life personality and wildly outstanding wig creations. He appeared on Project Runway All Stars, before getting his on series on Bravo, Mad Fashion. He’s designed outfits for Madonna, Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, and …

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Gay Rapper Lil Nas X Breaks All-Time Pop Music Record With 17th Consecutive Week Atop Billboard’s Chart

Buzzfeed News reports: Lil Nas X on Monday conquered one of the longest-held records in pop music history. With “Old Town Road” securing an astounding 17th week atop the Billboard Hot 100, the rapper has officially broken the record first set by Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men’s “One Sweet Day,” which ran for an impressive 16 weeks. That iconic …

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Mayor Pete Welcomes Lil Nas X To LGBTQ “Family”

Page Six reports: The first openly gay Democratic presidential candidate, Pete Buttigieg, just welcomed Lil Nas X to the LGBTQ community after the “Old Town Road” rapper came out came out on World Pride Day Sunday. “[email protected] has gone from viral sensation to groundbreaking musician,” Buttigieg, 37, tweeted on Tuesday. “As a fan, I’m thrilled and inspired to see him …

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Rapper Behind Year’s Biggest Hit Comes Out [VIDEO]

Rolling Stone reports: Lil Nas X came out in a handful of Twitter messages posted Sunday, telling fans to listen closely to the lyrics on his 7 track “C7osure (You Like).” “Some of y’all already know, some of y’all don’t care, some of y’all not gone [fuck with me] no more,” he wrote. “But before this month ends I want …

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Unheard 1985 Freddie Mercury Single Issued [VIDEO]

USA Today reports: You don’t need bells and whistles when you have a voice like Freddie Mercury’s. That’s what singer/producer Dave Clark realized in 1985, when he met the larger-than-life Queen front man at London’s Abbey Road Studios to record “Time,” the title track from his sci-fi rock musical. Mercury sang a version of the song for the show’s concept …

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Billy Porter Issues World Pride Single: Love Yourself

Via press release: Billy Porter, award-winning actor, singer and star of “Pose” on FX has released his new single “Love Yourself” timed to World Pride, available now on all streaming platforms and digital retailers. Porter is a Tony and Grammy Award-winning actor, singer, director, composer and playwright with groundbreaking performances as Pray Tell in Pose on FX, for which he …

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Randy Rainbow Takes On Trump World’s Liars [VIDEO]

Randy Rainbow is back today with a positively delicious evisceration of lying Trump World figures in the wake of the Mueller report. Today’s parody is set the tune of “Belle” from Disney’s 1991 classic, Beauty And The Beast, which was written by eight-time Oscar winner Alan Menken. As always, I won’t give away the jokes. This a must-watch.

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Randy Rainbow: He’s In Love (And We’re All Gonna Die)

YouTube star Randy Rainbow is back today with another song parody, this time set to the tune of “I’m In Love With A Wonderful Guy” from Rodgers and Hammerstein’s 1949 classic musical, South Pacific. Some of you may recall Mitzi Gaynor’s take on the song in the 1958 movie version. As always, I won’t give away the clever lines, just …

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Randy Rainbow Channels Madonna With Border Lies

Viral YouTube star Randy Rainbow is back today with a take on Trump’s emergency declaration via Madonna’s 1984 breakout hit, Borderline, her first single to reach the US pop top ten. As always, we won’t give away the clever word play, just watch below.

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Pet Shop Boys Savage Trump And Brexit In Blistering New Single: “Let’s Give Stupidity A Chance” [VIDEO]

The Guardian reports: British synth-pop duo Pet Shop Boys have returned with a new song that makes fun of Michael Gove and Donald Trump. Entitled Give Stupidity a Chance, the upbeat track is deeply ironic, calling for a world devoted to self-centredness and unencumbered by political correctness. One lyric sung by Neil Tennant runs: “Intelligent people have had their say …

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Defiant Jussie Smollett Returns To Concert Stage

The Associated Press reports: Jussie Smollett was blunt, emotional and defiantly determined Saturday night at a Southern California concert some urged him not to play, telling the crowd before singing a note that he had to go on with the show because he couldn’t let his attackers win. “The most important thing I can say is ’thank you so much, …

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REPORT: Gay Empire Star Jussie Smollett Assaulted By Two Men Shouting Racial, Homophobic Slurs [VIDEO]

Deadline Hollywood reports: Empire star Jussie Smollett was attacked early this morning in Chicago in what police are saying is a possible hate crime, Deadline has confirmed. Chicago PD released the following statement on Twitter: “Overnight the Chicago Police Department received a report of a possible racially charged assault and battery against a cast member of the television show Empire. …

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Randy Rainbow: The Trump Cell Block Tango [VIDEO]

The Advocate reports: In light of the news that Roger Stone, the longtime adviser to Donald Trump, was arrested Friday as a result of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, political satirist Randy Rainbow has released a new parody of a classic Broadway show tune. Rainbow’s “The Donald Trump Cell Block Tango (Part One)” is peppered with humor, but it’s also …

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Actress/Singer Kaye Ballard Dies At Age 93 [VIDEO]

Palm Springs’ The Desert Sun reports: Kaye Ballard had a contented smile on her face as she watched herself, larger than life, at the Palm Springs International Film Festival screening of her documentary, “Kaye Ballard: The Show Goes On,” this month at the Palm Springs Cultural Center. But there was one more celebration. A film festival official called her Saturday …

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Randy Rainbow: There Is Nothin’ Like A Wall [VIDEO]

YouTube star Randy Rainbow is back today with a take on the government shutdown set to the tune of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s There’s Nothing Like A Dame, from the classic 1949 musical South Pacific. Watch below as Randy interviews “RuPaul’s Drag Race season three finalist” Mike Pence before launching into song. 

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