Watermark’s 2017 Ultimate LGBTQ Anthem – Top Eight

By : Jeremy Williams
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And then there were eight. Watermark’s “March Fabness” continues on as we look to crown the Ultimate LGBTQ Anthem.

We said goodbye to some legends and some dance favorites in this round, so I guess we’ll have to Vogue and have a kiki some other time.

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Watermark’s 2017 Ultimate LGBTQ Anthem – Sweet Sixteen

By : Jeremy Williams
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***Go to the Top 8 here.***

 

The first round of Watermark’s “March Fabness” is complete as we go into spring in search of the Ultimate LGBTQ Anthem.

Some of the opening match-ups were nail biters (RuPaul and Queen were back and forth) and some were runaway trains that weren’t even close (Katy Perry and Beyonce didn’t stand a chance against legends Gloria Gaynor and Whitney Houston).

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Watermark’s 2017 Ultimate LGBTQ Anthem – OPENING ROUND

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Last year, we asked you to tell us who the Ultimate LGBTQ Icon is. After four rounds of a knockdown,drag-out brawl and a few surprises (Adam Lambert brought down Lady Gaga!) you named the first openly gay person to be elected to American public office, Harvey Milk, the winner.

This year, we are asking our beloved readers and fans to pick another LGBTQ Ultimate, the Ultimate LGBTQ Anthem.

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Katy Perry speaks about praying the gay away at HRC event

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LOS ANGELES (AP) – Katy Perry says she “prayed the gay away” during her “unconscious adolescence.”

The 32-year-old singer opened up about her sexuality and praised the gay community while receiving an award from the Human Rights Campaign on Saturday in Los Angeles.

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Jussie Smollett of ‘Empire’ gets political in new video

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NEW YORK (AP) – While TV star Jussie Smollett was in the recording studio working on his own music apart from “Empire,” set for release later this year, he couldn’t help but write a song about what’s going in the world, from injustice to President Donald Trump.

That’s when he penned “F.U.W.,” short for “(expletive) up world,” around President’s Day and immediately directed a music video to bring his words to life. The clip debuted late Wednesday on his YouTube page.

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Frank Ocean releases new single ‘Chanel’

By : Mariah Cooper of the Washington Blade, courtesy of The National Gay Media Association
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Frank Ocean dropped his new single “Chanel,” a song some have interpreted to be about his bisexuality, on Friday.

During his Beats 1 radio show Blonded Radio, the 29-year-old played the new song. The song begins with the lyrics, “My guy pretty like a girl/ And he got fight stories to tell/ I see both sides like Chanel/ See on both sides like Chanel.”

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Britney Spears visits Disney Springs’ new Planet Hollywood Observatory

By : Jeremy Williams
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ORLANDO – International superstar Britney Spears paid a visit to Disney’s newly opened Planet Hollywood Observatory at Disney Springs in Orlando March 13 for a meet and greet with fans.

The pop princess was greeted by hundreds of admirers and spectators who waited to take pictures and get autographs before Spears and her family, including actress and sister Jamie Lynn Spears, “dined with the stars” in the restaurant.

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Australian super group The TEN Tenors finish up the U.S. leg of their 20th anniversary tour “The Power of TEN” in Florida

By : Jeremy Williams
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The TEN Tenors are one of Australia’s most well known musical exports. The ensemble of, you guessed it, 10 male singers have been representing “the Land Down Under” for more than 20 years, touring an average of 250 shows every year and selling more than three million tickets.

The group, like a classically trained version of the Puerto Rican boy band Menudo, changes and replaces members as they drop out of the group to maintain that power of 10.

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Justin Timberlake to minority, LGBTQ youth: “You make the difference”

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The 2017 iHeartRadio Music Awards started with Justin Timberlake speaking about inclusion and dedicating his award to children who feel different, and ended with a rousing performance by Bruno Mars that included crowd participation from Florida Georgia Line, Thomas Rhett, Ty Dolla $ign, Heidi Klum and more.

Timberlake won the night’s first award, song of the year, for “Can’t Stop The Feeling!” – his massive No.1 hit that was nominated for an Academy Award last month.

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Jonny McGovern heads to the Parliament House to Werk Qween!

By : Felicia Roopchand
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Jonny McGovern makes no apologies for his sexualized, in-your-face alter-ego The Gay Pimp. Back before podcasts and YouTube, McGovern released a pop music video parody starring The Gay Pimp that went viral, making its way through the video clubs of New York City then eventually across the country in gay clubs and AOL inboxes.

“In the video The Gay Pimp was super gay AND in charge,” McGovern said in a 2015 interview with The Huffington Post. “He was in the power position turning the typically homophobic characters of frat boys and jocks into video hoes performing to please. We hadn’t really seen anything like that in a music video. It was a power flip that gay men found empowering and sexy.”

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Kristin Chenoweth brings some elegance (and that voice!) to Ruth Eckerd Hall

By : Jeremy Williams
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UPDATE: Kristin Chenoweth’s concert at Ruth Eckerd Hall has been rescheduled for April 7. Tickets purchased for the March 13 concert will still be honored. 

 

Kristin Chenoweth, at 4 foot 11 inches, is proof that big things come in small packages. The award-winning actress and singer is known for her powerful voice and commanding stage presence.

Chenoweth, who debuted on Broadway 20 years ago in the musical Steel Pier,  has dazzled audiences with a Tony Award winning performance as Sally in You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown and as the original Good Witch Glinda in the smash hit Wicked.

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U.K. duo Right Said Fred returns

By : Chris Gerard OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL GAY MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Richard Fairbrass, left, and brother Fred Fairbrass of Right Said Fred. (Above photo courtesy Far Music Ltd.)

It’s been 25 years since the novelty dance single “I’m Too Sexy” by British group Right Said Fred was riding high on the Hot 100 and oversaturating radio airwaves and dance clubs the world over.

The international smash spent three weeks at no. 1 in the U.S., through most of February 1992. Now a quarter-century after their campy and satirical takedown of elite attitudes in the fashion industry was at its very peak, Right Said Fred returns with a new album, “Exactly!”

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