April 22, 2015

Adam Lambert releases "Ghost Town"

Adam Lambert has been teasing his new release "Ghost Town" by sending out short 6 second loops from the upcoming single. Well, the final product is finally out for you to hear!

He's already getting raves. From Yahoo!: "I have heard the future of pop. It sounds a bit like '90s pop. It also sounds amazing. It is “Ghost Town,” the forthcoming single by Adam Lambert, and true to its title, it is hauntingly catchy. ... This is a happy/sad track that works, and werks, on so many levels."

Singer wants pop stars to shut up about loving their gay fans

Marina and the Diamonds
UK-based singer Marina and the Diamonds is tired of pop stars going on about their gay fans, saying it comes across as "contrived."
The Welsh-born performer thinks female singers are the worst offenders, and she would rather they talk less and act more when it comes to fighting for equality. In other words: put your money where your mouth is.
“When you’re an artist, you giving a shit does not equate to going ‘I love you guys!’ five times a day on Twitter,” she explained. “If you want to do something, you do it in action.
“I am always up for supporting anyone who has suffered prejudice or discrimination, and I always will be. But it’s not something I have publicly done a lot of yet. We’ll see. It is important to me, because it makes up a significant part of my fan base.”
“Sometimes I feel it’s a little contrived. I hope you can see what I mean by that, in terms of female pop stars going, ‘I love my gay fan base’ – making that a thing. I don’t believe in that. ... I would support that all of my fanbase is equal. I hope I can support straight guys as much as I can teenage girls."
She does have a point.

April 17, 2015

Anyone craving some "Uptown Fish"?

Shangela LaQuifa shares her take on pop hit "Uptown Funk." And look at all those handsome gents!

April 10, 2015

Trailer for "Grace And Frankie" released

Netflix original comedy Grace and Frankie - from the co-creator of Friends - stars Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin as two women who form an unlikely bond after their husbands reveal they are gay and leave them for each other. And here's the first official trailer for the new show!

April 9, 2015

Madonna enters "Ghosttown" in latest video

Check out Madonna's latest new single "Ghosttown" from her album Rebel Heart.

March 28, 2015

"All-American Boy" star Steve Grand releases debut album

Openly gay musician Steve Grand is finally releasing his debut album nearly two years after the music video for “All-American Boy” went viral. In the below interview, he talks about how his music has impacted his fans. Although he’s been labeled as the “first openly gay country singer,” Grand explains how his music isn’t confined to one genre.


And here is the first official release from the album, "Time."

March 27, 2015

The official trailer for Ian McKellen's Sherlock Holmes film

Looks like Benedict Cumberbatch and Robert Downey Jr have some competition in the world of Sherlock Holmes. Sir Ian McKellen is the latest star taking on the role of the famous detective.
The movie is an adaptation of Mitch Cullin's novel A Slight Trick of the Mind. The story is about the 93-year-old detective hoping to complete a case that even he can't solve.
"So many splendid actors have already played the part but none of them had Bill Condon directing. I’m the lucky one: and I’m excited,’ McKellen said.
The movie will be released on July 17 in the US.

March 26, 2015

Will Ferrell not sorry for gay jokes in his new movie

Get Hard movie posterThis coming weekend, Will Ferrell's latest low-brow comedy opens in theaters. Get Hard is about a hedge fund manager, played by Ferrell, who asks an acquaintance, played by Kevin Hart, to get him ready for a stint in a maximum security prison.
Catching people's attention is the endless parade of prison rape jokes. Variety criticized the jokes as "some of the ugliest gay-panic humor to befoul a studio release in recent memory."
"Any time you're going to do an R-rated comedy, you're going to offend someone," Ferrell said. "But that's kind of what we do. We provoke. We prod. We also show a mirror to what's already existing out there. We're playing fictitious characters who are articulating some of the attitudes and misconceptions that already exist."
Adam McKay, who produced Get Hard, found the criticisms "disheartening."
"Any individual going to maximum security prison would be afraid of violence and sexual assault," he argued. "To equate that with homosexuality is ridiculous."

Say goodbye HBO's "Looking"

Looking canceled

If you loved the gay-themed HBO series Looking, then we have some bad news; the show has been canceled.

According to a rep for the channel: "After two years of following Patrick and his tight-knit group of friends as they explored San Francisco in search of love and lasting relationships, HBO will present the final chapter of their journey as a special. We look forward to sharing this adventure with the show’s loyal fans."

The show lasted two seasons, premiering in January 2014. The cast has hinted that a movie is possible to wrap up the series.

March 20, 2015

James Panther hopes his music will empower people

According to musician James Panther: “I worked really hard to create a video for my song “Desirable”.  It is meant to be an empowering, nourishing wake up call to love yourself and let go of all the bullshit in the media and capitalistic dominant culture that gets in the way of that being possible. 

“I hope this video gives you a way into yourself, and holds space for you to feel and explore your inner realities, because I believe that’s where real power and love comes from."

March 14, 2015

Ricky Martin releases new single featuring PitBull

Ricky Martin has only just released his new Spanish-language album, but he's already at work on his new English-language album. And the first single, "Mr. Put It Down," is now out.

March 10, 2015

"Empire" star Jussie Smollett comes out as gay

Jussie SmollettEmpire is one of the breakout hits of this past TV season. It's a melodrama about a hip hop music and entertainment company called Empire Enterprises, headed by a former drug dealer (and murderer) Luscious Lion in partnership with his ex-con, ex-wife Cookie. Their three adult children are pitted against each other for control of the company.
One of those children is Jamal Lyon (played by Jussie Smollett). He's the middle son and considered the "black sheep" of the family. He's also gay, and doesn't get along with his homophobic father.
Smollett, the actor, is also gay. He was recently outed by his co-star Malik Yoba, so Smollett decided to discuss his sexuality with Ellen DeGeneres.
"It was really important to me to make sure that it got across that there is no closet," Smollett insisted. "There’s never been a closet. That I’ve been in. I don’t own a closet, I got a dresser, but I don’t have a closet, but I have a home and that is my responsibility to protect that home. 
Smollet says he's a private man with a private life; he is neither closeted nor ashamed of who he is.
"My mama knows. My mama likes me a lot," Smollett continued. "And yes I take her to the Sound of Music sing-along every, single year." 

February 24, 2015

Oscar-winning screenwriter comes out as straight

Graham Moore not gay

On Sunday night, Graham Moore took away the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay. He won for penning the biopic The Imitation Game

The movie is the true life story of Alan Turing, the father of modern computer science and a necessarily closeted gay man. During World War II, Turing played a pivotal role in defeating the Nazis as the lead mathematician in the British project to decipher the highly complex Enigma codes used by the German armed forces. Following the war, however, he was prosecuted for and convicted of homosexual acts. He later committed suicide. 

Moore has stated that Turning was a kindred spirit. And when he gave his Oscar acceptance speech, it sounded like he, too, was gay.

"I would like for this moment to be for that kid out there who feels like she’s weird or she’s different or she doesn’t fit in anywhere," he said, after telling the crowd that he had contemplated suicide when he was 16. "Yes, you do. I promise you do. Stay weird, stay different."
Then backstage, he added: "“I’ve been obsessed with Alan’s story since I was a teenager. ... He was a tremendous hero of mine. Alan always seemed like the outsider’s outsider in his own time for so many reasons. Because he was the smartest man in every room that he entered. Because he was a gay man at a time when that was not simply frowned upon, but also illegal. And then, because he was keeping all these secrets for the government.
"He was a guy who was apart from society for so many different reasons, but because he was apart from society he was able to see the world in a way that no one else had, and I found that incredibly inspirational.”
But no, that doesn't mean Moore is gay.
"I'm not gay, but I've never talked publicly about depression before or any of that and that was so much of what the movie was about and it was one of the things that drew me to Alan Turing so much," he later told Buzzfeed. "I think we all feel like weirdos for different reasons. Alan had his share of them and I had my own and that's what always moved me so much about his story."
If you still haven't seen the movie, you really should. It is an important piece of queer history, and an amazing film.

February 23, 2015

The highlight of the 2015 Oscars

Well, the Oscars are now done for another year.

Reviews of Neil Patrick Harris' performance as host of the evening's festivities are mixed, at best. On the plus side: he has a nice body!

Neil Patrick Harris in his undies at the oscars