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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Taylor Swift makes politics personal with endorsement

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) | Taylor Swift’s first big jump into politics might have gained her some extra haters, but her endorsement in a competitive midterm U.S. Senate race isn’t likely to result in a massive backlash against the country-singer-turned-pop-star, observers say.

Republicans now have some bad blood with the star after a surprise endorsement on Instagram Oct. 7 for Tennessee Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Phil Bredesen and an argument against Republican candidate Marsha Blackburn.

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Lady Gaga lullaby cover album gets September release

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Lady Gaga’s hit singles will be transformed into baby lullabies thanks to a new cover album produced by Rockabye Baby!

Rockabye Baby! has previously covered the music of artists such as Black Sabbath, Miley Cyrus, Adele, Justin Timberlake and Taylor Swift.

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Todrick Hall opens up his forbidden side for his new album and tour

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Todrick Hall’s rise to fame has not slowed down since he first appeared on season 9 of “American Idol,” where he made it all the way to the semi-finals. He has established himself as an influential force in every aspect of performing, showcasing his talents for singing, dancing, theater and choreography on his YouTube channel—which currently has nearly 3 million subscribers—and his sold-out performances around the world.

Hall released his latest album “Forbidden” in March and is taking his talent back on the road in his new show “Todrick Hall American: The Forbidden Tour.” Watermark spoke to Hall about his rapidly changing career, his impact on his LGBTQ fans and his plans to win a “grand slam,” in show business.

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Taylor Swift supports Hayley Kiyoko’s comments on homophobia in the music industry

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Taylor Swift has defended lesbian pop singer Hayley Kiyoko’s comments about homophobia in the music industry after Swift fans felt Kiyoko was shading the “End Game” singer.

Speaking with Refinery29, Kiyoko, 26, remarked that industry insiders have questioned why she continues to sing about women. The singer explained she’s just singing about her experiences in the same way Swift does.

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Taylor Swift’s new app taken over by Trump supporters, homophobic users

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Taylor Swift’s new social networking app The Swift Life has been taken over by political commentary, Trump supporters and homophobic comments.

The Swift Life is for Swifties to access news, video footage, pictures and Taylor Swift themed-emojis. Fans can also post content that Swift can see and discuss their favorite artist in forums.

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Taylor Swift samples Right Said Fred in new single

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Right Said Fred is a fan of Taylor Swift’s reworking of their 1991 single “I’m Too Sexy” for her new single, “Look What You Made Me Do.”

Swift dropped the single on Thursday night with a chorus that has a strikingly similar beat to “I’m Too Sexy.” The pop star gave credit where it was due and included Fred Fairbrass, Richard Fairbrass and Rob Manzoli as songwriters.

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Overheard in Tampa Bay: Taylor Swift cools off, contemporary dance at the Palladium and Busch Gardens raises prices

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Halloween night brought quite the surprise for the 57,000 attendees at Raymond James Stadium who decided to shake, shake it off with trick-or-treating and wild costume parties to attend Taylor Swift’s concert. The reigning queen of pop (at least, rumor has it, until the end of the month, when Adele sends T Swift chasing pavements) had no bad blood for her fans as she performed her love story on the hot autumn night. In fact, it was so hot Swift decided to bring a bit of frozen style to the stage. Swift, who is no stranger to dressing up and bringing an array of celebrities on stage with her, came out on stage dressed as sexy Olaf from Frozen followed by Elsa herself Idina Menzel, and the two of them belted out “Let It Go.” The duo brought to life some of Swift fans’ wildest dreams, but this was a one-time merger, and these two are never ever getting back together. Oh, but we wish you would.

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