Adam Lambert First Openly Gay Musician To Debut at Top of Billboard Charts
May 23 2012 11:38 AM ET

Adam Lambert: First Openly Gay Musician To Debut at Top of Billboard Charts

Jeremy Kinser

With Trespassing Adam Lambert confirms his superstar status and makes history as the first openly LGBT vocalist to have an album debut at the number 1 position of the Billboard&nb

VIDEO PREMIERE Beth Ditto and Gossip Move In The Right Direction
May 22 2012 10:50 AM ET

VIDEO PREMIERE: Beth Ditto and Gossip "Move In The Right Direction"

Jeremy Kinser

Beth Ditto says she listened to nothing but ABBA for a year while making A Joyful Noise, the new album from her band Gossip.

WATCH Queen Latifah Performs For Her People At Pride
May 21 2012 5:28 PM ET

WATCH: Queen Latifah Performs For 'Her People' at Pride

Jeremy Kinser

"I've been waiting to do this for a long time," Queen Latifah revealed to a welcoming crowd during a performance at Long Beach Pride over the weekend. The May 19 concert marked Latifah's first performance at an LGBT festival. According to the website Eurweb, the entertainer referred to the crowd as "her people." During her short set, Latifah asked the audience, "Are you feeling all the unity?"

Slash Films Video for Innovative Project of the Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles
May 21 2012 4:56 PM ET

WATCH: Slash Stands Up For Gay Youth, Gay Men's Chorus of L.A.

Neal Broverman

Rock stalwart Slash has filmed a video where he stands up for bullied youth and the Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles. In the video, Slash says he often felt different and alienated as a child; something he says gay youth too often feel. The former Guns n' Roses guitarist announces that he supports the Gay Men's Chorus of L.A., especially the group's Alive Music Project.

Jake Shears Donna Summer Provided Soundtrack To Gay Liberation
May 19 2012 1:28 PM ET

Jake Shears: Donna Summer Provided Soundtrack To Gay Liberation

Jeremy Kinser

Jake Shears, the out frontman for the dance quintet Scissor Sisters, says his band is indebted to the music of Donna Summer, which he says was the soundtrack of the gay liberation movement, during an interview with Britain's Channel 4 news. "We owe a ton to Donna Summer, as do so many others," Shears says of the late recording artist whose hits such as "Hot Stuff" and "I Feel Love" helped define the era following the Stonewall riots.

WATCH Beenie Man Says He Supports Gay Rights
May 19 2012 10:40 AM ET

WATCH: Beenie Man Says He Supports Gay Rights

Jeremy Kinser

Jamaican reggae artist Beenie Man has released a video in which he tries to distance himself from virulently antigay lyrics that appeared in some of his earlier songs, saying his opinion of LGBT has evolved.   

Call Me Maybe Singer Speaks Out For LGBT Equality
May 18 2012 1:21 PM ET

'Call Me Maybe' Singer Is Pro LGBT Equality

Jeremy Kinser

Carly Rae Jepsen, whose video for her infectious single "Call Me Maybe" ends with the singer losing the boy of her dreams to another guy, says she's always been at ease with gay people, during an interview with Time magazine.

WATCH Adam Lambert Performs New Single on American Idol
May 18 2012 10:10 AM ET

WATCH: Adam Lambert Performs New Single on American Idol

Jeremy Kinser

Pop superstar Adam Lambert returned to the stage of Fox's American Idol to perform his new single "Never Close Our Eyes" last night. The 30-year-old singer-songwriter rose to prominence while appearing on the eighth season of the music competition program, during which he was ultimately voted runner up. Lambert's acclaimed latest album, Trespassing, is now available. Watch him perform "Never Close Our Eyes" below.

Rapper TI Says He Does Not Care If Gay People Get Married
May 17 2012 6:06 PM ET

Rapper T.I. Doesn't Care If Gays Get Married

Lucas Grindley

Rapper T.I. says everyone should just mind their own business when it comes to same-sex marriage. "I don't care enough one way or another," he said during an interview on Hot97, according to Gawker. "If something doesn't affect you, you should not take a strong position against it." T.I. seems to have a laissez-faire approach to marriage equality that Gawker points out might be "a good rule of thumb" for the right wing.

Lady of the Night Donna Summer and Her Roots in the LGBT Community
May 17 2012 5:22 PM ET

Donna Summer: LGBT Roots Versus Rumor

Clay Cane

Writer Clay Cane remembers interviewing the original Lady of the Night about an unrelenting rumor that she was homophobic.