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New food festival to celebrate LGBT chefs, food luminaries

Thursday, April 10, 2014
Art Smith, who served as Oprah Winfrey's personal chef, is among those from the LGBT community who have signed up for the fall 2014 CookOUT/RockOUT event.
Something new is coming to the parade of food festivals that has sprung up around the country - CookOUT/RockOUT, a food and music event celebrating LGBT chefs and other food luminaries. ...

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Against Me! lead singer Laura Jane Grace on transition, new album

Saturday, March 29, 2014
Brian Ach, Invision (AP)Laura Jane Grace
NEW YORK -- Laura Jane Grace, who came out as transgender two years ago, says she's able to sing in a new, liberated voice on her band's latest album because she's no longer hiding. ...

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Neon Trees’ lead vocalist Tyler Glenn comes out as gay

Monday, March 24, 2014
Mike Deerkoski (Wikimedia)Tyler Glenn
Tyler Glenn, the lead vocalist of the alternative rock band Neon Trees, has come out as gay. ...

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Rihanna weighs in with support for ‘Principle 6′ gay rights campaign

Sunday, February 16, 2014
SOCHI, Russia-- A campaign for gay rights in Russia and at the Sochi Games is getting some star backing from Rihanna. ...

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Garrett Miller: Chasing his dreams with ‘Eyes Wide’

Saturday, February 8, 2014
Garrett Miller
Garrett Miller’s Rated G Radio is burning up the airwaves every weeknight, covering the latest in news, entertainment, and culture, culminating in a Friday night dance party. ...

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At Grammys, Daft Punk, Pharrell, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis dominate

Sunday, January 26, 2014
Matt Sayles, Invision (AP)Ryan Lewis, left, and Macklemore accept the award for best new artist at the 56th annual Grammy Awards at Staples Center on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014, in Los Angeles.
LOS ANGELES — Macklemore & Ryan Lewis might shop at thrift shops, but they now have a ton of Grammy gold. The rap duo won four Grammy Awards so far Sunday, including best new artist and rap album for "The ...

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Grammy Awards: 34 couples to marry on-air during performance of ‘Same Love’

Sunday, January 26, 2014
Macklemore (right) & Ryan Lewis
LOS ANGELES — Producers for Sunday's Grammy Awards are hoping that the biggest show-stopper of the night will be the an on-air wedding of 34 couples — gay and straight -- during a live performance by hip-hop duo Macklemore & ...

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Macklemore & Ryan Lewis warm up for Sunday night’s Grammy Awards

Saturday, January 25, 2014
Matt Sayles, Invision (AP)Musician Macklemore performs during a concert presented by T-Mobile at The Belasco Theatre, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 in Los Angeles.
LOS ANGELES — Macklemore & Ryan Lewis were a little-known rap duo from Seattle with an album that sold beyond modest expectations a year ago. As 2014 opens, Macklemore and Lewis are the focal point of the Grammy Awards — ...

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Dutch brass band may play ‘YMCA’ at Sochi to show its support for gay rights

Saturday, January 25, 2014
Kevin Frayer, AP (File)The Dutch brass band Kleintje Pils, or Small Beer, entertains at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia.
THE HAGUE, Netherlands — The Dutch brass band that always performs at Olympic speed skating ovals is considering playing a popular gay song — "Y.M.C.A." — at the Sochi Winter Olympics to show its support for gay rights. ...

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Elton John offers to introduce Putin to gay people to promote understanding

Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Alex Brandon, APElton John
NEW YORK — Entertainer-songwriter Elton John is volunteering to introduce Russian President Vladimir Putin to gay Russians to help promote understanding. ...

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