PHOTOS: Disneyland Paris made Pride month history with ‘Magical Pride’ event

By : Jeremy Williams
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Disneyland Paris made LGBTQ history earlier this month when it celebrated Disney’s “Magical Pride,” the first Disney-organized and affiliated Pride celebration for the LGBTQ community in one of its theme parks.

The celebration took place on June 1 and featured a parade, exclusive character meet-and-greets and live musical performances from British pop group Years and Years, 80s French Disco queen Corine and LGBTQ icon Boy George, who performed a Pride-filled DJ set.

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‘The Voice Australia’ contestant proposes to his boyfriend on stage

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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ABOVE: ‘The Voice Australia’ contestant Nathan Brake proposes to his boyfriend Mitchell Baines. Screenshot via YouTube.

“The Voice Australia” contestant killed two birds with one stone with a big audition and a proposal on the same stage.

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Newly-out Aaron Carter hits the road with his first album in 15 years

By : Ryan Williams-Jent
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“For me, it’s all about the music,” Tampa-born Aaron Carter says. “And if there is one lesson I’ve learned this [last] year, it’s not to dwell on the past, but to live for the future.”

It’s a wonderful sentiment for the multi-platinum pop star on the eve of the release of LøVë, his first studio album in 15 years, particularly following a year of highly publicized ups and downs. But to understand Carter’s zest for his upcoming release and for the future, one has to examine his past.

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Singer Aaron Carter comes out as bisexual

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Pop singer Aaron Carter has come out as bisexual.

The 29-year-old revealed he is attracted to both men and women in an open letter posted on Twitter.

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YMCA gets Boy George to sing ‘YMCA’ cover for organization

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL GAY MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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YMCA Australia has tapped Boy George to cover the iconic anthem “YMCA” by the Village People as part of its Why Not? campaign.

The campaign is meant to raise awareness for “issues young people are facing today,” including mental health and Australia’s ongoing battle for marriage equality.

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Boy George talks politics at Paris menswear, Dior goes dark

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PARIS (AP) – Music maestro Boy George got political at Paris Fashion Week as Dior Homme went to the dark side, creating a hard, brooding fall-winter collection. Here are the highlights of the menswear shows Jan. 21.

DIOR PULLS IN THE STARS, BOY GEORGE DEFENDS MELANIA

A demure and relaxed Paris Jackson dodged journalists as she arrived at the Dior Homme show in a black Dior perfecto jacket and stylish white pleated skirt.

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Alexis Arquette died of heart attack, battled HIV

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LOS ANGELES (AP) – Alexis Arquette died from a heart attack and battled HIV for 29 years, according to her death certificate.

The transgender character actress and sibling of actors David, Rosanna, Richmond and Patricia Arquette died Sept. 11 in Los Angeles. She was 47.

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Boy George is back with a new album and a brand new look to accompany it

By : Lawrence Ferber
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Boy George is truly a new man.

Boasting a trim physique, beard, and positive attitude, on This is What I Do, his first studio album in 18 years, the now 52-year-old George O’Dowd betrays a deeper, more mature voice, albeit still honey-like, with nods to lifelong musical influences including David Bowie. It’s a much different sound and image than followers of his work—from Culture Club to more recent dance music projects—are used to for sure.

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