Lance Bass reveals why he didn’t come out while in NSYNC

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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ABOVE: Lance Bass speaks at the 2016 Out & Equal Workplace Summit in Orlando, Fla., on Oct. 6, 2016. Washington Blade photo by Michael K. Lavers.

Lance Bass, Justin Timberlake, Chris Kirkpatrick, Joey Fatone and JC Chasez celebrated a milestone together as they accepted NSYNC’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame earlier this week.

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Janelle Monáe comes out as pansexual

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Janelle Monáe has hinted about her sexuality in her music, such as her songs “Mushrooms & Roses” and “Q.U.E.E.N” and the music video “Make Me Feel,” but now the singer has officially come out as pansexual in an interview with Rolling Stone.

“Being a queer black woman in America—someone who has been in relationships with both men and women—I consider myself to be a free-ass motherfucker,” she says.

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Todrick Hall opens up his forbidden side for his new album and tour

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Todrick Hall’s rise to fame has not slowed down since he first appeared on season 9 of “American Idol,” where he made it all the way to the semi-finals. He has established himself as an influential force in every aspect of performing, showcasing his talents for singing, dancing, theater and choreography on his YouTube channel—which currently has nearly 3 million subscribers—and his sold-out performances around the world.

Hall released his latest album “Forbidden” in March and is taking his talent back on the road in his new show “Todrick Hall American: The Forbidden Tour.” Watermark spoke to Hall about his rapidly changing career, his impact on his LGBTQ fans and his plans to win a “grand slam,” in show business.

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Watch: Christina Aguilera spills ‘Mickey Mouse Club’ secrets on ‘Carpool Karaoke’

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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ABOVE: Christina AguileraMelissa McCarthy and James Corden in ‘Carpool Karaoke.’ Screenshot via YouTube.

Christina Aguilera joined James Corden for an edition of “Carpool Karaoke” on “The Late, Late Show with James Corden” on Monday.

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Shania Twain apologizes for saying she would have voted for Trump

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Shania Twain has apologized for saying she would have voted for Donald Trump.

In an interview with the Guardian, the Canadian country singer explained she felt Trump was an “honest” candidate.

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‘Glee’ actor Kevin McHale comes out in Ariana Grande tweet

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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“Glee” star Kevin McHale came out as gay in a tweet praising Ariana Grande’s new single “No Tears Left to Cry.”

McHale, 29, tweeted “#NoTearsLeftToCry is gayer than me and I ACCEPT. Ty @ArianaGrande” in response to Grande’s single release.

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AIDS foundations seek to end epidemic in South

By : Lou Chibbaro Jr OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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ABOVE: Elton John and David Furnish. Washington Blade file photo by Michael Key.

The Elton John AIDS Foundation, the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation, and the Aileen Getty Foundation have announced they are joining forces to award an expanded series of grants aimed at “ending the AIDS epidemic in the Southern United States.”

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Cara Delevingne responds to backlash for praising Beyoncé’s Coachella performance

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Cara Delevigne has responded to the backlash she received for praising Beyoncé’s Coachella performance.

Delevigne, who identifies as bisexual, has been open about boycotting the music and arts festival because its owner Philip Anschutz has donated to a number of right-wing, anti-LGBTQ groups. The 25-year-old model didn’t attend the festival but took to Instagram to fangirl over Bey’s two-hour set which included a Destiny’s Child reunion.

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Kesha officiates lesbian wedding in ‘I Need a Woman’ music video

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Kesha officiated a same-sex wedding as part of her new music video “I Need a Woman.”

In the video, couple Dani and Lindsay arrive in Las Vegas for their wedding. They explore their room and check out the casinos at the Bellagio. As they enjoy their vacation, Kesha is seen driving to meet them in Vegas.

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Britney Spears ‘broke’ the GLAAD Media Awards

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Britney Spears was honored with the Vanguard Award at the 29th annual GLAAD Media Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Thursday but her appearance caused a stir.

Spears, who attended the ceremony with her boyfriend Sam Asghari, was recognized for promoting LGBTQ acceptance and equality. Jennifer Lopez, Cher, Antonio Banderas and Demi Lovato are among the award’s past recipients.

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Janelle Monáe celebrates the female anatomy in ‘Pynk’ music video

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Janelle Monáe dropped the music video for her latest single “Pynk,” an anthem that celebrates womanhood of all types.

The video features Monáe and her backup dancers wearing labia pants that represent the female anatomy.

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Sam Smith says he’s given up alcohol for his mental health

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Sam Smith is currently on tour in promotion of his second studio album, “The Thrill of It All,” but his success has come with a price.

In an interview with The Sun, the 25-year-old revealed that he has been suffering from anxiety the past few months.

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