Despite living in a state where gay marriage is legal and in a city where there are elected officials that are openly gay, such as the likes of City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, New York-based rapper Loco Ninja finds himself dumbfounded about how gays (particularly men) in the music industry are mistreated, misrepresented and overall pushed aside.
The former "D-O-Double-G" has been very vocal lately about his support of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community. During an interview with VH1′s Big Morning Buzz host Carrie Keagan, Snoop Lion altered his previous opinion on gay rappers being accepted in hip-hop.
Amy Grant, the singer who first made a name for herself as a Christian singer, then crossed over into the pop genre, sat down with her fist ever interview with an LGBT publication, Between the Lines. The singer talked about her forthcoming album, "How Mercy Looks From Here," as well as her awareness of her gay fan base.
Mexican American singer-songwriter Vicci Martinez is best known for coming in third on the first season of The Voice, but the 28-year-old artist has been making music since she was 16. Born and raised in Tacoma, Washington, Martinez moved to Los Angeles after signing with Republic Records. Her single "Come Along," which features Voice mentor CeeLo Green, is an upbeat freedom anthem that recently rose to #24 on America’s Music Charts almost a year after it was released. We caught up with the openly gay artist to talk about success after The Voice.
Check out our interview with out musician Dani Shay (The Glee Project) to learn more about her last year, announcing her relationship with fellow TGP 2 contestant Ali Stroker and her new album and Kickstarter.
2013 has been a busy year for out British-born, Miami-based dance pop artist Darren Ockert. Between launching an anti-bullying campaign and releasing a new single, Ockert is putting his talent to good use and is working hard to empower others to share their story and counteract prejudice.