Music

LGBTQ Icons Pay Tribute to Aretha Franklin

With the death of singer and musical legend Aretha Franklin, a large number of LGBTQ icons are paying tribute to the inspirational artist. It's no wonder. Over five decades, the The Queen of Soul had over on...

Cher announces next album will be just ABBA covers

Musician-actress Cher has announced that she's releasing a new album. The singer, while being interviewed by Kathy Lee Gifford on The Today Show, told the interviewer that “After I did ‘Fernando,’ I thought,...

Busking’s a beloved art. Why is Atlanta so strict?

Busking isn’t the oldest profession, but it’s likely the second or third-oldest one. The word comes from the Spanish buscar, “to seek.” Tracy Chapman and Josephine Baker began their careers as buskers. Bob Dyla...

Azealia Banks says RuPaul stole her music

Azealia Banks, no stranger to controversy, has engaged in beef with drag star RuPaul over the medium of Twitter. Banks has accused RuPaul of "ripping off" her music. Later, when said track was removed from o...

Jay-Z’s mother gives emotional award speech

Jay-Z's mother, Gloria Carter, has accepted an LGBTQ award. As she made a speech at the GLAAD Media Awards, she became visibly emotional. Carter, who is a lesbian, told the crowd the story of coming out t...

Cher musical to open soon

If you haven't been thinking about Cher lately, snap out of it. A stage show about the industry-spanning star of screen and sound will be visiting Broadway soon. The musical is titled "The Cher Show," and wi...

Craig Washington: A reflection on Aretha

I am a child of the late 60s and early 70s. My people’s ongoing struggle for liberation was catapulted straight into the nation’s living room through newspaper headlines and evening-television bulletins. In hom...

Singer Janelle Monae comes out

Janelle Monae has come out as a "queer black woman" in the pages of Rolling Stone. The singer has long been rumored to be part of the LGBTQ community, including dating “Thor: Ragnarok” actress Tessa Thompson. ...