Shawn Mendes opens up about the stress of gay rumors

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Singer Shawn Mendes got candid about the stress the public’s interest in his private life has caused him specifically about “this massive, massive thing for the last five years about me being gay.”

The 20-year-old singer spoke with Rolling Stone on the pressure he’s felt to “prove” he’s not gay.

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Kehlani explains her sexuality: ‘I’m queer not bi, not straight’

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Kehlani broke down her sexuality, all the way down to who she is least attracted to, in a series of tweets on Sunday.

“cuz i keep geddin asked.. i’m queer,” Kehlani wrote in a now-deleted tweet. “Not bi, not straight. I’m attracted to women, men, REALLY attracted to queer men, non binary people, intersex people, trans people. lil poly pansexual papi hello good morning. does that answer your questions?”

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Dennis DeYoung with Rock Symphony

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Dennis DeYoung, a founding member of STYX and lead singer and writer on seven of the band’s eight top 10 hits, returns to Ruth Eckerd Hall with Rock Symphony! Dennis’ live concert showcases all the STYX greatest hits spanning the ‘70s, ‘80s and ‘90s like you have never heard them before performed live with a six-piece band and a full symphonic orchestra. This symphonic rock spectacular includes all eight top 10 ten hits including Lady, Babe, Come Sail Away, Too Much Time On My Hands, Best Of Times, Mr. Roboto plus classic rock anthems Renegade, Blue Collar Man, Suite Madame Blue, Rockin’ The Paradise and more. Dennis is a legendary singer, songwriter, keyboardist, composer and record producer with a career spanning more than 40 years. His voice is one of the most recognizable in the music world today and continues to inspire new generations of fans.

Queen Latifah inhabits bisexual blues legend in HBO biopic ‘Bessie’

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NEW YORK (AP) – Many viewers will come to the HBO biopic Bessie with scant knowledge of its subject, blues legend Bessie Smith.

But in the title role, Queen Latifah schools you with a bruising display of fierce drive, unstoppable talent and a gallery of personal demons.

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Cross-dressing singer wins hearts in Bosnia

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SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) – That night, Bozo Vreco risked everything.

After seducing the audience with his crystal clear voice, Vreco disappeared from the stage and returned moments later to continue his concert, dressed as a woman.

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Melissa Manchester talks about her incredible career and the influence LGBTS have had on it

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It’s hard to pin Melissa Manchester’s style down—that’s what becomes immediately apparent in her newest album, You Gotta Love the Life. The Grammy-winning, Oscar-nominated singer-songwriter isn’t scared of shaking it up. With over four decades in the business, Manchester has embraced the new and crowd-funded her latest work, loaded with many musical styles.

“It’s about show business. The challenge is the key component of an artistic world. You’ve got to be okay with this version of normal—the unsteady, insane and unsure path. I am, and I’ve always been,” says Manchester, who’ll turn 64 on Feb. 15.

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Singer and songwriter Alyssa Hailey discovered her voice after transitioning

By : Zach Caruso
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St. Petersburg – Alyssa Hailey wants you to get to know her Alter-Ego.

The 28 year-old transgender pop singer/songwriter (who simply goes by “Alyssa”) recently released her debut album, Alter-Ego, and since it dropped in January, she has been on the go.

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