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1. Vox on how the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which was signed into law 50 years ago today, could protect LGBT workers now. 2. We don't often get to write the words “People are furious over Burger King's Gay P...
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Sir Elton John, Lady Gaga top fall music releases

 

Knighted by Queen Elizabeth II and beloved by queens everywhere, Sir Elton John leads this fall’s way-gay music lineup, releasing a new album Sept. 24 and performing in Atlanta Nov. 16.

“The Diving Board,” featuring the single “Home Again,” is Sir Elton’s 30th studio album. It comes just three weeks before the season’s other most-awaited release for LGBT fans: Lady Gaga’s “ARTPOP,” due out Oct. 11.

Sir Elton and Lady Gaga aren’t the only pop divas of fall. Look out for new albums from Cher (“Closer to the Truth,” Sept. 24) and Katy Perry (“Prism,” Oct. 27). If you dare to listen after her VMA performance, Miley Cyrus releases “The Bangerz” Oct. 8.

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Sexy gay country crooner and ‘All American Boy’ Steve Grand joins Atlanta Pride lineup

"All American Boy" — and sexy hunk to boot — Steve Grand joins Atlanta Pride's lineup for the Coca-Cola stage next month.

Grand's YouTube video for his country song "All American Boy," about a gay man who mistakenly believes a straight man is interested in him, became an instant internet sensation  and gay men around the world fell in love with not only his voice but his six-pack abs and other physical features as well.

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Sexy gay country crooner and ‘All American Boy’ Steve Grand joins Atlanta Pride lineup

"All American Boy" — and sexy hunk to boot — Steve Grand joins Atlanta Pride's lineup for the Coca-Cola stage next month.

Grand's YouTube video for his country song "All American Boy," about a gay man who mistakenly believes a straight man is interested in him, became an instant internet sensation  and gay men around the world fell in love with not only his voice but his six-pack abs and other physical features as well.

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Outspoken: Katy Perry, Matilda Cuomo, FIFA and more

“NEW YORK! I [love] U! You’re OFFICIALLY the coolest place on the planet!”

— Pop star Katy Perry, via Twitter, reacting to the New York Senate vote to legalize same sex marriage. (MTV News, June 25)

“Not that doing the right thing should be a matter of public opinion, but support for marriage equality is climbing toward the majority. Voices of fear are being shouted down, winds of change are blowing and we approach a crossroads of possibility where the need for leadership is critical. Two words of advice, then, for President Obama: Evolve faster.”

— Syndicated Miami Herald columnist Leonard Pitts, on how President Obama needs to speak out for marriage equality now (Daily Camera, July 4)

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Music’s gayest spring and summer coming to Atlanta

Katy Perry comes to Atlanta

Kylie, Katy, Ke$sha, Gaga? OMG. WTF. It's going to be a summer to remember.

I'm struggling to control my inner pre-teen with the line-up of concerts headed to Atlanta in the next several months. Maybe it's just en vogue to love the gays, but the list of performers headed to town seems to be the gayest in — well — ever.

Some of the artists I'm excited about may not be on your list, but given the variety of shows, there's surely something that'll give you a reason to douse yourself in glitter and act like you're as young as teen girls around you.

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Outspoken: Katy Perry, Sir Elton John, Sir Ian McKellen and more…

Musician Katy Perry

“After a hurricane comes a rainbow.”

— Lyric from “Firework,” the new Katy Perry song that includes two boys kissing in the music video. The New York Times noted the current string of gay inclusive pop songs. (New York Times, Nov. 5)

“It will completely get rid of Gloria Gaynor’s ‘I Will Survive’ as the gay anthem.”

— Sir Elton John on the title track to Lady GaGa’s new album, “Born this Way,” set to be released in early 2011. (Entertainment Weekly via the New York Times, Nov. 5)