When Miley Cyrus won the Video Music Award for video of the year, she used the moment to advocate for homeless youth. Instead of coming to the stage to accept her award, she sent Jesse, a man who said he had recently been living on the streets of Los Angeles.
Though he didn't end up taking home any awards, out singer/songwriter Sam Smith left his mark on the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards with a performance of "Stay With Me" that had the crowd and social media buzzing afterwards.
As world leaders come together in New York City for the United Nations General Assembly and the Clinton Global Initiative in mid-September, Executive Producers Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Godspell, Pippin) and Bruce Cohen (American Beauty, Milk, Silver Linings Playbook) will present Uprising of Love: A Benefit Concert for Global Equality.
Last week popular Filipino actor/singer Aiza Seguerra came out as a transgender man on the talk show "Aquino & Abunda Tonight." He rose to fame as a child, appeaing in over 30 Filipino films and TV series, before turning to music in his late teens and finding success as a pop singer and guitarist.