Betty Who headlines the Come Out With Pride festival concert

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Betty Who is a 26-year-old Australian singer-songwriter best known for her infectious dance songs. Her singles “Human Touch,” “Somebody Loves You” and “I Love You Always Forever” have all hit No. 1 on the U.S. Dance charts.

Who also opened the Australian leg of Katy Perry’s “Prismatic World Tour” and Kylie Minogue’s “Kiss Me Once Tour,” as well as headlined her own worldwide tours in 2015 and 2017.

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Janet Jackson, Stevie Nicks nominated for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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The 2019 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced its new class of nominees on Tuesday, which includes Janet Jackson. This marks Jackson’s third nomination for the prestigious recognition. She was also nominated in 2016 and 2017.

The rest of the nominees include Def Leppard, Devo, John Prine, Kraftwerk, LL Cool J, MC5, Rage Against the Machine, Roxy Music, Rufus featuring Chaka Khan, Stevie Nicks, The Cure, The Zombies and Todd Rundgren.

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Katy Perry is taking a break from music

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Katy Perry is taking a break from making music.

The 33-year-old pop star told Footwear News she plans to relax after wrapping up “Witness: The Tour.”

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Taylor Swift makes politics personal with endorsement

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) | Taylor Swift’s first big jump into politics might have gained her some extra haters, but her endorsement in a competitive midterm U.S. Senate race isn’t likely to result in a massive backlash against the country-singer-turned-pop-star, observers say.

Republicans now have some bad blood with the star after a surprise endorsement on Instagram Oct. 7 for Tennessee Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Phil Bredesen and an argument against Republican candidate Marsha Blackburn.

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Kacey Musgraves is ‘pissed’ country music isn’t LGBT-inclusive

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Country singer Kacey Musgraves is frustrated that the country music industry isn’t LGBT-inclusive.

During the New Yorker Festival on October 5, Vulture asked Musgraves about her LGBT following.

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Watch: gay couple’s ‘Voice’ audition brings Kelly Clarkson to tears

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Kelly Clarkson got emotional after a gay couple’s audition on “The Voice” impressed the judges.

Singing duo OneUp,  Adam and Jerome, performed “Could It Be I’m Falling in Love” by The Spinners. Their vocals caused Kelly Clarkson, Jennifer Hudson and Blake Shelton to turn their chairs around.

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Elton John biopic ‘Rocketman’ releases first teaser

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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“Rocketman,” a biopic about Elton John, gave a sneak peek of Taron Egerton as John in its first teaser.

The film follows John from his youth through his evolution into a musical idol in the 1970s as he prepares for the release of his critically-acclaimed album “Honky Chateau.”

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Cher wanted Kennedy Center honor during Obama years

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Cher will be a recipient of the 41st annual Kennedy Center Honors but the pop icon wanted to receive the honor sooner.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Cher says she “wanted to get it so badly” during Obama’s years in office.

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Barbra Streisand protests Trump on new song ‘Don’t Lie to Me’

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Barbra Streisand blasted President Donald Trump on her new single “Don’t Lie to Me.” The song is featured on her upcoming album “Walls,” which will be released on Nov. 2.

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Christina Aguilera opens comeback tour with gay proposal

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Christina Aguilera kicked off her “Liberation” tour at the Hard Rock Live in Hollywood, Fla. Sept. 25, her first tour in over a decade, by helping a gay man propose to his partner.

Aguilera closed out her set with the song “Unless It’s With You” from her new album “Liberation.” The lyrics include “I don’t want to get married, unless it’s with you.” She donned a white dress for the wedding-themed song.

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Randy Rainbow takes on Kavanaugh in ‘Camelot’ parody

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Comedian Randy Rainbow critiqued Brett Kavanaugh and the GOP’s support of him in the face of sexual assault allegations through a musical parody.

Rainbow starts the video interviewing Kellyanne Conway about Kavanaugh before breaking into a parody of the musical “Camelot.”

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Frenchie Davis to kickoff Pride weekend with a soulful concert at the official COWP Weekend Launch Party

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Come Out With Pride has an entire week of festivities planned for locals and visitors alike to celebrate their coming out. One event is the official Come Out With Pride Weekend Launch Party which will feature Grammy-nominated performer Frenchie Davis.

Davis came out as bisexual in 2012. As a strong advocate for the LGBTQ community, she has performed at Pride events in Los Angeles, New York City, Chicago, Honolulu and San Francisco.

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