RuPaul covers Entertainment Weekly Pride issue

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL GAY MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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RuPaul is the cover girl for Entertainment Weekly’s Pride edition.

The issue chronicles Ru’s rise to stardom and examines the influence he’s had as the first drag queen to break mainstream.

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Christian rocker Trey Pearson releases first music video since coming out

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL GAY MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Christian rocker Trey Pearson has released his first solo single since coming out as gay in May.

“Silver Horizon” shows Pearson, 35, attending a church service where a teen boy begins singing his song. Another boy gets up from the pews and the couple kiss in front of the altar. At first, parishioners are shocked before everyone applauds. As a side story, Pearson is also shown in his own same-sex relationship at home.

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Gay lead singer of Neon Trees denounces Mormon Church

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Salt Lake City (AP) – Two years after coming out as gay and praising the Mormon church for offering support, the lead singer of a popular rock band is denouncing his faith in his latest music video.

Tyler Glenn of Neon Trees, a Provo, Utah-based band, released the video April 29 for a single titled “Trash,” in which he appears to be trashing the church. The video includes images related to the church and shows Glenn drinking alcohol.

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GLAAD Media Awards honor Demi Lovato, Caitlyn Jenner

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LOS ANGELES (AP) – Demi Lovato and Caitlyn Jenner are among the recipients of the 27th GLAAD Media Awards.

The awards honor those who further GLAAD’s mission of ensuring that stories of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people are heard through media outlets.

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Channing Tatum lets it go in drag and runs the world on Lip Sync Battle

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Spike’s Lip Sync Battle is becoming one of the most viral shows on television today and has been the stage for many of the world’s top celebrities to explore the world of drag performing.

The idea for the show came from The Office’s John Krasinski: two celebrities battle each other with lip sync performances. It started as a recurring skit on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and was formed into a free standing show on the Spike cable channel hosted by rapper/actor LL Cool J and model Chrissy Teigen.

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Orlando’s Overheard

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David Lee-ding the way to new shows

David Lee has been named the new Manager in charge of Show Procurement for the Footlight Theater. This will allow PH to bring in some popular shows from this year’s Fringe Festival, starting with Bubble Gum Party (running Gay Days Weekend). The line-up will also include Field Guide to the Gays (both part 1 and 2!), 1969 Stonewall and Sex, Drugs and Rock ‘n’ Roll. David promises more entertainment to be announced. Always an added bonus, ticket admission usually counts for your cover to the club as well, not to mention the cocktail table service you can get during the performance.

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UN music video on LGBT rights features Indian actress Celina Jaitly

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UNITED NATIONS (AP) – The United Nations says a Bollywood-inspired United Nations music video promoting equal rights for gays, lesbians, transgender people and bisexuals has been watched by more than one million people online and millions more on television since its release on April 30.

Charles Radcliffe of the U.N. Human Rights Office said July 15 that for the United Nations the novel approach has “paid off.”

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L.A. Pride featured in Demi Lovato’s ‘Really Don’t Care’ music video

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Demi Lovato took L.A. Pride: The TLGB Celebration by storm! Lovato used the event as the location for her newly released music video – “Really Don’t Care” featuring Cher Lloyd.

The Disney Channel-kid star-turned-platinum pop princess took over the June 8 event, riding on a float in the parade and interacting with the crowd during the festival. At the beginning of the music video, it shows anti-LGBT demonstrators at L.A. Pride event, where she then says to the crowd right before the song begins “You don’t have to hate, because my Jesus loves all!” Check out the video after the jump: 

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