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Gay icon Shirley Bassey: ‘Women should be women. We should be feminine.’

Friday, November 27, 2015
Shirley Bassey
"Women have periods and hormones," she says, "and that bothers me about women who want men’s jobs. Like firefighters, police, soldiers..." ...

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Zayn Malik addresses those One Direction gay rumors

Wednesday, November 18, 2015
From left, Liam Payne, former One Direction member Zayn Malik, Harry Styles, Niall Horan, and Louis Tomlinson.
He says of his former bandmates: "They won’t naturally go put their arm around each other because they’re conscious of this thing that’s going on." ...

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X Factor winner tells heartless HIV joke; social media reacts accordingly

Monday, November 16, 2015
Steve Brookstein
Steve Brookstein is unlikely to have earned any new fans with the distateful HIV joke he posted on Twitter. ...

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Passion Pit frontman Michael Angelakos: ‘I’m gay’

Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Michael Angelakos
"It’s always been about putting it off in my head — not consciously,” the 28-year-old told Bret Easton Ellis. “I just wanted so badly to be straight." ...

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Boy George: ‘I slept with Prince’

Friday, October 30, 2015
Boy George flippantly confessed that he slept with Prince... or did he merely put a picture of Prince on his wall?
He made the flippant confession during a live taping of The U.K.'s version of "The Voice." ...

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Tom Jones was so “thrown off” after meeting his first gay person that he almost moved back to Cardiff

Friday, October 23, 2015
Tom Jones
"Homosexuals are normal," he says. "It’s not that they’re not normal. It’s just that they are what they are.” ...

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Grammy winning singer-songwriter Melissa Etheridge gets married

Sunday, June 1, 2014
Melissa Etheridge, left, and Linda Wallem.
NEW YORK — Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter and gay rights activist Melissa Etheridge has gotten married. People magazine says the 53-year-old Etheridge married partner Linda Wallem at the San Ysidro Ranch in Montecito, California, on Saturday. ...

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George Michael ‘resting’ after hospital stay for undisclosed ailment

Thursday, May 29, 2014
George Michael
LONDON — George Michael's spokeswoman says the singer is "resting" after receiving hospital treatment for an undisclosed ailment. ...

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Council of Europe official says Conchita Wurst win good for European gay rights

Sunday, May 18, 2014
Singer Conchita Wurst representing Austria performs the song 'Rise Like a Phoenix' after winning the Eurovision Song Contest in the B&W Halls in Copenhagen, Denmark, Saturday, May 10, 2014.
PARIS -- The head of Europe's leading human rights body is praising Conchita Wurst's Eurovision victory as a positive sign that freedom of expression is thriving, and that Europeans are "allowed to shock." ...

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Conchita Wurst’s Eurovision win shows pop is still political

Friday, May 16, 2014
Austrian singer Conchita Wurst attends a press conference in Vienna, Austria Sunday May 11, 2014. Bearded drag queen Conchita Wurst has made a triumphant return to Austria after winning the Eurovision Song Contest in Copenhagen Saturday, in what the country's president called a victory for tolerance in Europe.
It's the beard that divided a continent. The victory of whiskered drag queen Conchita Wurst in the Eurovision Song Contest had celebrities from Nigella Lawson to Russell Brand posting bearded selfies on the Internet in tribute — and Russian men ...

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