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7 lies about LGBT musicians we need to stop telling immediately

Saturday, April 11, 2015
Sam Smith accepts the award for best new artist at the 57th annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015, in Los Angeles.
When Sam Smith offhandedly told a U.K. tabloid that he doesn't like Tinder or Grindr as a way to meet men, the media wrecked him. Gawker came to the absurd conclusion, via thinly veiled homophobia, that since he doesn't personally use those apps, Smith's gay conservatism is a clever ruse [...]

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Reports: Barry Manilow marries longtime business manager Garry Kief

Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Barry Manilow
The 71-year-old singer, who has never publicly acknowledged being gay, exchanged vows in surprise ceremony at his Palm Springs home last year, according to reports. [...]

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Rock band Wilco reverses decision to cancel Indiana concert

Friday, April 3, 2015
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Chicago-based rock band Wilco says it's going ahead with a May concert in Indianapolis now that Indiana lawmakers have tweaked a state law to address concerns that it would allow discrimination against LGBT individuals. [...]

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Bearded Austrian diva Conchita Wurst is living her dream

Saturday, March 21, 2015
Conchita Wurst, Austrian winner of the Eurovision Song Contest 2014, at an interview with The Associated Press in Vienna, Austria.
She rubs shoulders with fashion icons Jean-Paul Gaultier and Karl-Lagerfeld and plays sold-out gigs across Europe. Her appearances on Austrian radio talk shows attract callers from as far away as California. [...]

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‘It’s My Party’ singer‑songwriter Lesley Gore dies at age 68

Monday, February 16, 2015
Lesley Gore hugs a flowered record at her 18th birthday party celebrated at the Delmonico Hotel in New York on May 5, 1964. Gore, who topped the charts in 1963 with her epic song of teenage angst, "It's My Party," and followed it up with the hits "Judy's Turn to Cry," and "You Don't Own Me," died of cancer, Monday, Feb. 16, 2015.
Singer-songwriter Lesley Gore, who topped the charts in 1963 with her epic song of teenage angst, "It's My Party," and followed it up with the hit "Judy's Turn to Cry," and the feminist anthem "You Don't Own Me," died Monday at age 68. [...]

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Out singer, songwriter Sam Smith is king of the Grammys, wins ‘Best New Artist’

Sunday, February 8, 2015
Sam Smith accepts the award for best new artist at the 57th annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015, in Los Angeles.
Sam Smith was the king of the Grammys, taking home three of the top four awards, including song and record of the year for "Stay With Me," and best new artist, while Beck won album of the year. [...]

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