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Clay Cane

Vanessa Williams was for gay rights before beauty queens were allowed to have opinions. As she promotes her new album The Real Thing , it's no surprise that Williams couldn't care less what Carrie Prejean thinks.

June 12 2009 12:00 AM

The only white artist
who has been thoroughly embraced by the black audience, long
before Christina Aguilera and the slew of girls to follow,
Teena Marie has dominated blue-eyed soul.

May 21 2009 12:00 AM

Despite a rough
couple of years, onetime R&B princess Brandy is
holding her head high on her new album Human.
Though gay fans would probably line the block for a sequel
of "The Boy Is Mine" with former duet buddy Monica,
don't hold your breath -- Brandy, now 29, says,
"We're too old for that."

December 12 2008 12:00 AM

Armed with a new album of soul classics and his trademark blunt outlook on the state of the world, Seal sat down with Advocate.com to discuss the rumors that he and wife Heidi Klum would have left the country had John McCain been elected, the gay rights movement, and what makes Seal's sound so damn sexy.

November 25 2008 12:00 AM

The injection of
race into the analysis of Proposition 8's
passage is extremely disappointing. A battle for equal
rights has now turned into an issue of whites versus
blacks. But while some black gays think marriage
shouldn't be a priority and that outreach to
African-Americans should have been stronger, journalist Clay
Cane says he has a vested interest in inequalities
related to both race and sexual orientation ...
and he doesn't need someone to hold his hand to
believe that marriage equality is important. 

November 20 2008 12:00 AM

Kim Osorio became
a hip-hop legend in 2003 when she became the first (and
so far, only) female editor in chief at The
magazine, regarded as the Bible of
hip-hop. After she was fired in 2005, Osorio
took her case to court -- and won a judgment in
her favor to the tune of $7.5 million. Now in her
book, Straight From the Source, Osorio talks
about the sexism and homophobia that often shaped her time
in and around the hip-hop industry.

October 02 2008 12:00 AM

Whether you first
fell in love with Jennifer Hudson on American Idol or
it took you until her Oscar-winning turn in Dreamgirls
to jump on the bandwagon, there's no denying that the
sassy girl with the big voice has a huge gay following.
Now, after years of waiting, Hudson is getting back to what
she does best... with her self-titled, debut album.

September 26 2008 12:00 AM