P!nk’s new album ‘Hurts 2B Human’ features only momentary flashes of greatness

By : Thom Murphy
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Punk, independent, rebellious — these are just a few of the adjectives that P!nk brings to mind. From “Just Like A Pill” to “U+Ur Hand” and “So What,” her music has been synonymous with a defiant, feminist attitude that is refreshing in the predictable romantic intrigues of most pop songs. But with her 2017 album “Beautiful Trauma,” P!nk’s music has taken a softer turn. Her newly released “Hurts 2B Human” continues in this direction, making this her least rambunctious album so far.

Of course, it’s normal for artist to go through major changes over the course of their careers, and P!nk has already had several distinct stylistic periods. The earliest album “Can’t Take Me Home” (2000) has strong R&B influences, as does “Missundaztood” (2001), though it begins to turn toward pop/rock. By the release of “I’m Not Dead” (2003), especially on albums “I’m Not Dead” (2006) and “Funhouse” (2008), her music had taken a seeming definitive turn toward rock.

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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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Grindr looks to end discrimination, bullying on app with new initiative Kindr

By : Melanie Ararat
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Grindr, the social networking and dating app for gay men, launched an anti-discrimination, anti-bullying initiative as a part of the app called Kindr Sept. 18.

Kindr was announced in July in a video posted to Grindr’s Instagram with audio of men talking about sexual racism and different forms of discrimination.

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La Roux blasts Fox for using her song ‘Bulletproof’ during bulletproof backpacks segment

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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La Roux, real name Elly Jackson, blasted Fox after the network used her 2009 song “Bulletproof” during a back to school segment to promote bulletproof backpacks and clothes for children.

During the segment on Fox Business’ “Mornings With Maria,” Jackson’s voice is heard singing the lyric “This time baby I’ll be bulletproof” as the camera pans over the bulletproof backpacks from the company MC Armor. The segment also featured other bulletproof gear such as tank tops and jackets.

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Jason Mraz opens up about his sexuality and ‘experiences with men’

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Jason Mraz got candid about his sexuality in an interview with Billboard revealing that he considers his sexuality “two spirit” and that he has had sexual experiences with men.

Speculation swirled about his sexuality after the 40-year-old singer/songwriter penned apoem for Billboard’s “Love Letter to the LGBTQ Community.” One line from the poem had people questioning if Mraz was coming out as bisexual.

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Jason Mraz may have come out as bisexual in poem to LGBTQ community

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Jason Mraz may have come out as bisexual in a love poem to the LGBTQ community for Pride month.

Mraz, 40, penned the poem as part of Billboard’s “Love Letter to the LGBTQ Community” series.

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Billboard ranks top 20 LGBT anthems for Pride

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In celebration of Pride month, Billboard has released its picks for the top 20 LGBT anthems.

The list includes some obvious favorites such as “Born This Way” by Lady Gaga, ‘I’m Coming Out” by Diana Ross and “Vogue” by Madonna. However, some people were wondering why the list missed some other well known gay faves.

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Orlando’s Overheard: Billboards, heroes and Pepe plays ball

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Billboard of love

Based on a rumor that a North Carolina “Gays for Trump” group was looking to purchase billboard space near/around Pulse, organizer Michael Vacirca created a GoFundMe account hoping to raise $15,000 to buy the Clear Channel space before the group was able to do so.

Although the pro-Trump group didn’t succeed in buying the ad space, the Billboards for Love group has been able to use nearly $12k raised to buy this space. Bringing back memories of so many businesses like Clear Channel that had “Orlando Strong” rainbow colored ads on their digital billboard soon after the Pulse attack, some of which still remain.

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Scruff targets Superbowl fans outside of stadium

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Phoenix – Football fans headed to the big game might find themselves recruited to the opposite team.

Scruff, a gay social networking app, bought a 48-foot billboard outside the University of Phoenix Stadium, home of Superbowl XLIX.

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Anti-gay Tennessee billboard stirs religion debate

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PORTLAND, Tenn. (AP) — An anti-gay billboard is stirring a debate over bullying and religion in a rural community about 30 miles north of Nashville, Tennessee.

The Tennessean reports that the message reads: “You shall not lie with a man as with a woman. It is an abomination. — God.” The sign says it is “paid for by concerned Christians.”

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