Md. contestant Jeremiah Lloyd Harmon eliminated from ‘American Idol’

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Jeremiah Lloyd Harmon on ‘American Idol.’ (Screenshot via YouTube)

Jeremiah Lloyd Harmon was eliminated from “American Idol” on May 5 marking the end of his journey on the reality singing competition.

The out contestant from Catonsville, Md. performed renditions of Barbra Streisand’s “Somewhere” and Joan Baez’s “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot.” Judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Ritchie praised his performances but ultimately he didn’t receive enough votes from America landing him in the bottom two along with fellow contestant Laci Kaye Booth.

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

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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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Watch: Pastor’s gay son stuns ‘American Idol’ judges

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Jeremiah Lloyd Harmon blew away Katy Perry, Lionel Ritchie and Luke Bryan with his “American Idol” audition by performing an original song.

Harmon, who works as a custodian at his father’s church in Catonsville, Md., immediately bonded with Perry when he first walked in as “PKs” or pastor’s kids. Perry is also the child of pastor parents.

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LGBT ally Kacey Musgraves wins big at queer-dominated Grammys

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Country singer Kacey Musgraves won the coveted Album of the Year award for her album “Golden Hour” marking the end of a Grammys award show filled with plenty of queer women representation.

Musgraves, who also won Country Album of the Year, has emerged as an LGBTQ ally in the country music world. She has spoken up for more LGBTQ inclusion in country music and her song “Follow Your Arrow” was hailed as a pro-LGBTQ anthem. Musgraves also served as judge on “RuPaul’s Drag Race” Musgraves also took home Best Country Solo Performance (“Butterflies”), and Best Country Song (“Space Cowboy”) Awards for a total of four winning categories.

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Betty Who headlines the Come Out With Pride festival concert

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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

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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

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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

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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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