Betty Who headlines the Come Out With Pride festival concert

By : Melanie Ararat
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Betty Who is a 26-year-old Australian singer-songwriter best known for her infectious dance songs. Her singles “Human Touch,” “Somebody Loves You” and “I Love You Always Forever” have all hit No. 1 on the U.S. Dance charts.

Who also opened the Australian leg of Katy Perry’s “Prismatic World Tour” and Kylie Minogue’s “Kiss Me Once Tour,” as well as headlined her own worldwide tours in 2015 and 2017.

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Katy Perry is taking a break from music

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Katy Perry is taking a break from making music.

The 33-year-old pop star told Footwear News she plans to relax after wrapping up “Witness: The Tour.”

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Ada Vox eliminated from ‘American Idol’ after Disney performance

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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“American Idol” contestant Ada Vox departed the reality competition on Sunday night after not receiving enough votes to advance to the top 7.

Vox impressed the judges yet again with her rendition of “Circle of Life” from “The Lion King” as part of Disney night.

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Ada Vox brings Katy Perry to her knees with ‘Feeling Good’ rendition

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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“American Idol” contestant Ada Vox brought all three judges out of their seats, and Katy Perry to her knees, with a rendition of “Feeling Good” by Nina Simone.

“Wig flew. You are here to win,” Perry commented on the performance. Luke Bryan praised Vox for “bringing the house down” and Ritchie said Vox is “a force to be reckoned with.”

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Former ‘American Idol’ contestant returns to compete in drag

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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A former “American Idol” contestant returned to audition as their drag queen persona on Sunday night’s episode.

Adam Sanders first auditioned for the reality competition series in season 12 when he was 19 years old. Sanders was cut after making it to the top 50.

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Halsey slams bisexual stereotypes in viral tweet

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Pop singer Halsey revealed the struggles of bisexuality in a tweet that has since gone viral.

“So if I’m dating a guy I’m straight, and if I date a woman, I’m a lesbian. The only way to be a #True bisexual is to date 2 people at once,” Halsey, who is currently dating rapper G-Eazy, tweeted.

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Katy Perry helps lesbian couple get engaged on stage at concert

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Katy Perry helped one fan propose to her girlfriend at her concert on National Coming Out Day.

While performing at the Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., a woman named Katie proposed to her girlfriend Becky on stage.

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MTV invites transgender military members to VMAs

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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MTV has invited active transgender military service members to attend the 2017 Video Music Awards on Sunday.

Pentagon Spokesman Lt. Col. Paul Haverstick confirmed the report to CNN and says the military is considering it.

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Katy Perry ‘wasn’t allowed to interact with gay people’ as a child

By : Mariah Cooper of the Washington Blade, courtesy of The National Gay Media Association
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Katy Perry opened up about her conservative, Christian upbringing in a recent interview with Vogue.

Perry, 32, grew up with evangelical Pentecostal pastors as parents. She admits her family would picket Madonna and Marilyn Manson concerts and watch Bill O’Reilly. They also didn’t celebrate Halloween.

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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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Katy Perry surprises a Pulse survivor on “Ellen”

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Ellen DeGeneres interviewed one of the Pulse survivors on her talk show, airing Sept. 8, and gave him a very big surprise.

30-year-old Tony Marrero worked with Luis Vielma, one of the 49 victims from the June 12 shooting, at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. They had gone to Pulse that night together.

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