Tag Archives: gay icons

Gay Secret Behind Adele’s Heartache?

Adele’s sophomore release 21 has sold more than 22 million copies worldwide and is frequently cited as one of the most blistering “breakup albums” of all time. And according to an unauthorized biography, there’s a gay angle to all that heartache. The heartbreak that inspired Adele to pen her Grammy-award-winning music was inspired by an ex-boyfriend who left her for …

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Quote Of The Day – Betty White

“Oh! I didn’t know I was a gay icon. I get a lot of mail — but I don’t get many bad letters — but I got a woman the other day that was so upset with me because they said, ‘How do you feel about the gay marriage thing?’ and my answer to that is, ‘I really don’t care …

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Cyndi Lauper To Perform At Pier Dance

Breaking with many years of tradition, NYC Pride has announced the headliner for this year’s Pier Dance. That news is typically kept secret right up until they appear on the stage. Via press release: “Pride is about celebration, we are honored to have Cyndi celebrate with us,” said Mo George, Dance Director. “What an amazing way to introduce our new …

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Eternally glamorous Debbie Harry attended last night’s amFAR benefit in New York City. (Via Boy Culture)

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#1 This Week In 1976

Thirty-six years ago today, Donna Summer’s Try Me, I Know We Can Make It was in its third and final week atop Record World’s disco chart. (Billboard did not launch its own national Disco Action chart until later in 1976.) Clocking in at an epic eighteen minutes, this three-song medley from the aptly named Love Trilogy album was used as …

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Elton John On Donna Summer

“I’m so sad. This woman was the queen of disco and so much more. Her records sound as good today as they ever did. That she has never been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is a total disgrace, especially when I see the second-rate talent that has been inducted. She is a great friend to me …

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Donna Summer – The Hostage

In 1968, an aspiring 18 year-old singer auditioned to replace Melba Moore in the Broadway musical Hair, but was instead cast in the German road production of the show, later switching to the Austrian version. Years later, during a stint in the Vienna Folk Opera, she met, married, and had a child with Austrian performer Helmut Sommer. In 1974, Mrs. …

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Could It Be Magic? Yes, It Could!

Three years ago, with Dr. Jeff and our DC pal Jimbo, I trekked out to Coney Island for Donna Summer’s massive outdoor free concert under the Brooklyn stars. It was hot, pushy, and maddeningly overcrowded. It was also fantastic. But not just for the music. It was also amazing to see several generations of gay men, including not a few …

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Babs Concert In Brooklyn?

Fan sites are buzzing after Ticketmaster posted then immediately deleted a Barbra Streisand concert date at Brooklyn’s still unfinished Barclays Center. Ms. Streisand’s name had been scrubbed from Ticketmaster’s Barclays listings. And an eerie and oddly constrained silence was upon the lips of those who could speak to the facts. “We are not confirming this,” said a Barclays spokesman, Barry …

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#1 Thirty-Five Years Ago Today

Thirty-five years later the song (arguably) still most closely associated with Grace Jones is her first chart smash, I Need A Man, which spent two May 1977 weeks atop Billboard’s disco report before being shoved aside by Marvin Gaye’s epic, Got To Give It Up. An early version of the track was first released in 1975, reaching a limp #83 …

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