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Newsweek profiles Conchita Wurst: ‘Europe’s game-changing bearded lady’

Sunday, December 28, 2014
Austrian singer and Eurovision Song Contest winner Conchita Wurst performs on stage during the opening ceremony of the Life Ball in front of City Hall in Vienna, Austria, Saturday, May 31, 2014.
Europe is changing, and Conchita Wurst is both beneficiary and agent of that change. Her stardom is proof that Austria is willing to love someone different. Now’s she’s been elevated to a global stage. [...]

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Country music singers Ty Herndon, Billy Gilman come out as gay

Friday, November 21, 2014
Ty Herndon (left) and Billy Gillman
In separate announcements Thursday, country music singers Ty Herndon and Billy Gilman came out as gay. Herdon went first, in interviews with People Magazine and Entertainment Tonight. His announcement inspired Gilman to do go public as well in a You Tube video posted just a few hours later. [...]

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Sam Smith, the sad singer? Not really…

Thursday, November 13, 2014
Sam Smith
NEW YORK -- If you go to a Sam Smith concert, you'll probably hear his stories of unrequited love and how he's never been in a relationship. But he says that void has been slowly filled - partly thanks to meeting men and going on dates - but mainly because [...]

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Brandy Clark enjoying big buzz ahead of Country Music awards

Monday, November 3, 2014
Brandy Clark
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The year's most buzzed about new country artist is one most country fans may never heard on the radio. Brandy Clark, an openly gay artist who sings, among other things, about pot-smoking housewives, had almost given up on becoming an artist herself... [...]

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Matt Alber: ‘Handsome Man’ (Video)

Thursday, October 2, 2014
Handsome-Man
"Handsome Man" is a new music video from out singer and songwriter Matt Alber, from the album "Wind Sand Stars." [...]

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Gay music legend Bob Crewe dead at 83

Friday, September 12, 2014
Bob Crewe
Bob Crewe, the veteran producer, singer and songwriter who penned a string of hits for the Four Seasons died Thursday at the age of 82. Crewe’s brother, Dan, confirmed the songwriter’s death, reports Rolling Stone: [...]

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Dominican Republic bans Miley Cyrus for promoting ‘lesbian sex’

Friday, August 22, 2014
Miley Cyrus
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic — The Dominican Republic government commission that oversees public performances is banning a Sept. 13 concert by Miley Cyrus on morality grounds and for allegedly inciting lesbian sex. The National Commission of Public Entertainment and Radio said in a statement Thursday that it took the action [...]

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‘Weightless,’ a stunning tale of unrequited love between two boys

Thursday, June 5, 2014
weightless
"Weightless," new from the August 2013 Washed Out album, Paracosm. Directed by David Altobelli, the 7-minute video is a stunning tale of unrequited love between two boys that hovers between dream and reality. [...]

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Austrian drag queen wows 10,000 fans outside federal chancellery in Vienna

Sunday, May 18, 2014
Conchita Wurst
VIENNA -- So... who was the real Conchita Wurst? The one on stage, of course. But with some of the fans gathered Sunday to fete the hirsute Austrian drag queen wearing fake beards, it was a justified question. [...]

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Elton John, David Furnish to exchange vows again to celebrate UK gay marriage

Saturday, March 29, 2014
Matt Sayles, APElton John and David Furnish
LONDON -- Elton John and David Furnish say they plan to exchange vows for a second time to celebrate the legalization of same-sex marriage in the United Kingdom. [...]

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