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Steve Grand Gets Naked To Prove He’s Not A Piece Of Meat

In this tongue-in-cheek clip, gay Internet personality Davey Wavey gets singer-songwriter Steve Grand to strip off his shirt and get oiled up. It turns out, however, that he’s just trying to prove a point.

“I think you’re super talented, I think you’re an amazing person,” an enthusiastic Davey Wavey, who has no qualms about helping Grand peel off his flannel, quips. “But I am sick and tired of the way that you’re always exploited and you’re always sexualized in media … I think that we need to show people at home how they parade you around without your shirt on.”

Grand, who rose to fame after the video for his first tune, “All-American Boy,” went viral, is no stranger to baring his bod. Last year, the Chicago-based out star took a chilly plunge into Lake Superior wearing nothing but a smile for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, and later shared a photo and video of the experience with his fans.

After a massively successful Kickstarter campaign, Grand released his debut album, also titled “All-American Boy,” in March.

 

LEONA LEWIS RELEASES MUSIC VIDEO FOR NEW TRACK “THUNDER”

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Leona Lewis debuted the music video for her new single “Thunder” off her forthcoming album I AM today on Cosmopolitan.com.  I AM, Lewis’s fifth studio album and first on Def Jam Recordings, will be released September 11th and is available now for preorder at all digital retailers. Pre-ordered versions of the album will include 5 exclusive IG tracks: “Fire Under My Feet,” “I Am,” “Thunder,” “Another Love Song,” and “Power.”

The video for “Thunder,” produced and directed by Sarah McColgan (Miguel, Aloe Blacc, Luke James), was shot in Los Angeles and embodies the song’s themes of navigating life’s highs and lows and as Lewis says, “…falling but always getting back up.” Watch the full video now at Cosmopolitan.com.

On the single “Thunder,” Lewis declares, “I’m coming back with the thunder,” and there couldn’t be a more apropos metaphor for her latest body of work.  Co-produced by hit­maker Toby Gad (credits: John Legend, One Direction, Beyoncé), I AM also features a collaboration with iconic Academy Award®-nominee and Grammy Award-winner Diane Warren.  Lewis has shared with fans that she looked within and bared her soul on the confessional and very personal album which explores her own highs and lows over the past few years.

Lewis returns to the global stage with her highly anticipated new studio album as well as an inspiring message of empowerment, an issue which is very close to the artist’s heart. In June Lewis launched her own empowerment initiative – #IAMEMPOWERED – which  invites fans to share personal stories, quotes, pictures or anything that they feel will inspire empowerment in others. This theme of empowerment pervades I AM, and Lewis’s ongoing initiative continues to engage and inspire fans worldwide.

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Will Beyoncé Defend LGBT Rights In Her Hometown Of Houston?

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Will Beyoncé Defend LGBT Rights In Her Hometown Of Houston?

Will Beyoncé Defend LGBT Rights In Her Hometown Of Houston?. Beyoncé is undoubtedly one of Houston’s favorite gay icons and possibly the biggest star from the ‘Lone Star’ state. She has openly supported L.G.B.T. equality in the past. In Houston’s where the equality fight has landed on the national front door step, supporters are calling in the ‘Star’ to bring awareness.

The negativity brought on by a group conservative religious activist and pastors are attempting to repeal the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance. For the past 16 months the battle has been tied up in the courts.

Enter Beyoncé, Houston native.

Combined with an estimated 42.3 million followers, Beyoncé has a large stage to offer assistance and gather further support of the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance. Nicknamed HERO, which protects an array of Houstonians from discrimination. But will she?

Supporters from around the world using the hashtag #BeyBeAHERO, trying to persuade the Houston native to publish a post that calls attention to the HERO campaign. Additionally encouraging voters to keep the ordinance by voting in November. Could her involvement make an impact?

If Beyoncé decides to stand up for her LGBT fans and speak out in favor of keeping HERO. With a single post to her over forty million Instagram followers, Beyoncé could change the debate over Houston’s Equal Rights Ordinance

“BEYONCÉ IS A HOMETOWN HERO, AND NOW WE NEED HER TO BE OUR HERO,” 

“An Instagram post may not seem like a big deal to any of us individually, but coming from the most known Houstonian, it would be a game changer,” said Carlos Maza, who started the campaign and works for Media Matters.

In 2014 Houston’s City Council passed H.E.R.O, designed to protect individuals from discrimination in areas such as employment, housing, and sexual orientation. But this is the South, and it’s never that easy!

“Beyoncé could change the debate over Houston’s Equal Rights Ordinance and mobilize support for protecting LGBT Houstonians from discrimination,” LGBT Program Director of Media Matters Carlos Maza told the Huffington Post.

“GIVEN THE AMOUNT OF ATTENTION THAT BEYONCÉ’S SUPPORT FOR THE LGBT COMMUNITY HAS GOTTEN IN THE PAST, IT’S NOT HARD TO IMAGINE THE KIND OF POSITIVE IMPACT HER SUPPORT FOR HERO MIGHT HAVE ON A LOCAL ELECTION.”

So far no word from Bey! Stay tuned!

Lady Gaga Interview On Fame And Texas

Lady Gaga Interview On Fame And Texas

Growing Up In New York And Covered In Glitter, Lady Gaga Sits Down With About Magazine For The First Ever One-On-One Interview With An LGBT Texas Publication!

(HOUSTON) Dallas might have discovered her first at the ‘Round Up,’ but Houston’ LGBT media takes the gold for an exclusive interview.


As a little girl, she would sing along on her mini plastic tape recorder to Michael Jackson and Cyndi Lau per hits. She loved to get twirled in the air by her ‘daddy’ while jamming out to the sounds of the Rolling Stones and the Beatles. The precocious child would dance around the table at her family’s fancy Upper West Side restaurant, using the breadsticks as a baton. But her favorite past-time was ‘innocently greeting new babysitters in nothing but her birthday suit.’

It’s no wonder that little girl from a good New York Italian family, turned into the exhibitionist, multi­ talented singer-songwriter with a flair for theatrics that she is today: Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, aka Lady Gaga!

“Where are you now?” I asked in a simple text message to Lady Gaga. It was any regular interview. A journalist, named Spencer had convinced me to arrange this interview. “You have too,” he begged. “She’s going to be bigger than Madonna,” he said.

2009 was a whirlwind for Lady Gaga. She had recently been nominated for her debut album titled ‘The Fame,’ and it was slowly giving her solidification as a new ‘Pop Princess.’

“I’m just going to try and change the world, one sequin at a time.”- Lady Gaga

“I am currently in Canada,” Gaga responded. “I have a show in Toronto tonight.” In detail, she told me about her tour, and being on the road with a couple bands she ‘absolutely loved.’

“I’m with three amazing bands, Chester French, White Tie Affair and Cinema Bizarre. It’ so great to have them on the road with me.” Then she said my name. “You should check them out, Cade. They are great live bands and talented too.”  I had to sit back and think a moment. It’s not every day Lady Gaga is texting you, let alone pitching you on ‘her’ opening acts.

By the time I had arranged the interview, Spencer had forced her entire album into my head. It was great! I was hooked. I had become a fan. Every song had a hook, and it would soon be igniting dance floors across the world. I wanted on the Gaga wagon!

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“The tour is playing some of the best places to hear live music,” Gaga says in a response. “I am playing everywhere from Wilten in LA to Terminal 5 in New York. All great venues to check out live music”

At the age of four years, old Gaga had mastered the piano by ear. When she was 13 she had written her first piano ballad. By the time she was 14, she was performing across New York’s open mic nights at the city’s Bitter End.

“I grew up in New York, even though I haven’t been home for some time now I still call it home.” She explains, hinting that the road, and tour, and publicity have kept her busy. “I love the energy and diversity, and the New York music scene. In fact, not sure if you know but ‘Just Dance’ came from my memorable nights out in New York.”

By the age of 17, Gaga would get early admission to the exclusive ‘Tisch School of The Arts’ at New York University, and when she turned 20 she had already wrote hit songs for none other than the ‘Pussycat Dolls.’ All before she even had her own album.

Of course in our back and fourth message-interview, I had to know what she thought of Texas. I did not know that just a few short weeks prior she had performed in Dallas.

“One of my personal favorite gigs ever was in Dallas,” Gaga replies. “The Round Up.  A gay two-step night.   I just got in the middle of the dance floor and went for it.” She says. “The boys went crazy. It went from two step line dancing to my disco stick …lol”.

Sadly Gaga explained that Houston would not be getting a stop from the ‘Fame’ tour. “Hopefully soon”! She says “I would love to be back and see you all soon”.

“But Houston, thank you for all the love and support. I can’t wait to be back and see you all.” ..xo Gaga

If you have not picked up, down loaded ‘The Fame’ album, do your self a favor and do it now. It will have you looking for the nearest dance floor.

She left me with a thought. Her personal plan. The larger picture. She doesn’t want to be a part of pop culture. She’s going to explore it inside and out. But until… “I’m just going to try and change the world, one sequin at a time.”