Julianne Hough comes out as ‘not straight’

By : Mariah Cooper of the Washington Blade, Courtesy of the National LGBT Media Association
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ABOVE: Julianne Hough, photo via Hough’s Facebook page.

Julieanne Hough publicly discussed her sexuality for the first time in an interview with Women’s Health.

The “America’s Got Talent” and “Dancing with the Stars” judge posed nude on the cover of Women’s Health’s “Naked Strength” issue and got candid about when she came out as “not straight” to her husband, hockey player Brooks Laich.

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Classical singer Jackie Evancho talks about love of music, movies and her transgender sister

By : Gregg Shapiro
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Singer Jackie Evancho may be just shy of her 19th birthday but she’s already had enough of a performance career to last a lifetime. A young woman with a soaring operatic range, Evancho began participating in talent competitions when she was still in the single digits.

Evancho’s big break and greatest exposure came when she placed second during season five of NBC’s hit reality competition show, “America’s Got Talent.” From there Evancho became a popular classical crossover artist, releasing EPs and full-length albums, including 2017’s “Two Hearts” and the upcoming “The Debut,” out in April 2019.

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03.07.2019 Publisher’s Desk

By : Rick Claggett
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I try not to watch the president when he’s on TV. I’m sure somewhere there is an argument to be made that I should watch so I am informed, but I’d rather just read about the highlights. It’s like watching a comedian fail. I get uneasy, embarrassed for him and the country. Why is it so difficult to speak in coherent sentences?

Now I have this image of the commander in chief hugging the American flag while mouthing, what appears to be, the word “mama” at the Conservative Political Action Convention. This of course preceded an hours-long stream of consciousness oration that mimicked a cocaine-induced rant.

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Mel B says she would be ‘open’ to another relationship with a woman

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Mel B details her relationships with exes, including with Eddie Murphy and her explosive 10-year marriage to Stephen Belafonte, in her memoir “Brutally Honest” but notably absent is her relationship with her ex-girlfriend.

In an interview with Gay Star News, Mel B explains why she chose not to write about that relationship.

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Watch: trans singer Brody Ray gives moving ‘America’s Got Talent’ audition

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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ABOVE: Brody Ray performing on ‘America’s Got Talent.’ Screenshot via YouTube.

Transgender singer Brody Ray received a standing ovation and brought judge Mel B to tears during his audition on “America’s Got Talent.”

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Brian Justin Crum, as seen on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent,” talks music, TV and Pride

By : Jeremy Williams
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Editor’s note: Orlando’s Come Out With Pride, scheduled for Oct. 8, is postponed due to Hurricane Matthew.

Few acts from NBC’s hit reality competition show America’s Got Talent made the instantaneous impression that powerhouse singer Brian Justin Crum did this summer.

Crum wowed the judges and audiences with his memorable renditions of Radiohead’s “Creep” and Phil Collins’ “In the Air Tonight,” taking him into the finals and making Crum a household name.

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