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Ceding to pressure over past anti-gay tweets, Iggy Azalea cancels pride performance

Tuesday, June 9, 2015
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Iggy Azalea has canceled a performance at a Pittsburgh gay pride event after being criticized for making anti-gay and racist remarks on social media. ...

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Miley Cyrus launching foundation to help homeless and LGBT youth

Tuesday, May 5, 2015
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Cyrus is launching the Happy Hippie Foundation to help homeless and LGBT youth, adding that not all her past relationships were "straight, heterosexual" ones. ...

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Russian lawmaker says Apple violated gay ‘propaganda’ law by distributing U2 album

Thursday, April 30, 2015
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The lawmaker says Apple violated Russia's ban on gay "propaganda" when it delivered U2's latest album to a half-billion iTunes users for free last year. ...

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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 ...

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Reports: Barry Manilow marries longtime business manager Garry Kief

Wednesday, April 8, 2015
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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 ...

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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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Eminem speaks out in favor of marriage equality

Friday, June 18, 2010
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Rapper Eminem, famed for his homophobic lyrics, appears to have had a change of heart and has declared his support of gay marriage — cynically anyway — saying “everyone should have the chance to be equally miserable.” In an interview ...

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