Heartbreak on hold...for concert goers: X Factor winner Alexandra Burke upset thousands of Brighton Pride fans this weekend when her concert promoter pulled the plug on her performance, citing issues with the "look" of the venue. Burke later apologized to her fans on Twitter: "Brighton Pride, I am so sorry to disappoint. I'm really disappointed too. I wasn't taking a fee for the gig and I [more...]
Madonna is having a rough month: The Union of Russian Citizens, the People's Assembly and New Great Russia party filed a $10.5 million lawsuit today against Madonna for her pro-gay message in last week's St. Petersburg concert. Madonna is also being sued in France for showing Nazi imagery during a Paris concert. Rolling Stone reports.
The three members of Russian female punk band Pussy Riot, one of whom is an LGBT rights activist (30-year-old Yekaterina Samutsevich), have been sentenced to two years in jail for a political stunt performed in February. The women, who have been the subject of international controversy and support protests, were charged with "hooliganism" for illegally entering a religious Cathedral to dem [more...]
Fiddy has a gay mom? Rapper 50 Cent has told blogger Perez Hilton that his mother was a lesbian, a fact that he did not understand when he was young: "When you're that small you don't see things that would indicate there are other things going on." RTT News has the story. [more...]
"We’re all God’s children no matter what...I have a lot of gay fans because they know that I just accept people as they are. That’s not my place to judge. I ain’t God and I ain’t runnin’ for office." Well said, Dolly Parton. Unicorn Booty has the full story. [more...]
Worth it: Madonna may be out $17,000 if St. Petersburg officials move forward with accusations that the pop singer distributed gay materials, a violation of the city's anti-gay propaganda law, at her concert last week. During the show, Madonna gave out pro-LGBT posters and wristbands, showed photos of the victims of homophobia on a video screen behind the stage, and called on everyone to have "no [more...]
No fear: Vitaly Milonov, author of St. Petersburg's anti-gay propaganda bill, has said that pop star Madonna violated his law by talking about gay rights during her concert this week, which had at least one 12 year old child in attendance (tickets stated that people under 18 were not encouraged to attend). After saying that all people deserve rights, Madonna took off her shirt and revealed the wo [more...]
Strike a political pose: Despite a newly-enacted anti-gay propaganda law that prohibits any public discourse on homosexuality, Madonna spoke out about gay rights during her St Petersburg, Russia concert this week. After pink wristbands were handed out at the door, Madonna told the crowd that "We want to fight for the right to be free." [more...]