Country remains American music’s bastion of cultural conservatism, with a fan base that sits well to the right of the wider pop audience, and songs that strenuously uphold traditional white working-class images of masculinity. Mr. McAnally presents a paradox: a Nashville powerhouse who is also an out gay man — a songwriter who cooks up chart-topping country songs at the home he shares with his husband and their 5-month-old twins. For Mr. MacAnally, the two facts are not unrelated.
Next Thursday, 1400 members of the Boy Scouts' National Council will converge in Dallas to vote on a resolution critical to the Boy Scouts' longstanding ban on gay members. Celebrities such as Tegan and Sara, Jersey Shore's Snooki and Sammi and GLAAD's Wilson Cruz tweeted out their support for equality in the Boy Scouts. Look out for more in the coming week leading up to the vote on Thursday.
Kristen Ellis-Henderson is probably best known from her memoir Times Two, the book she wrote with her wife, Sara Ellis, about giving birth to their daughter, not to mention the kiss the two of them shared on a recent cover of Time magazine. However she's also a member of the band Antigone Rising.
Ricky Martin has something to say when it comes to gay rights in Puerto Rico.
The Puerto Rican singer and TV personality is calling on the Government of Puerto Rico to do justice, and extend rights for the LGBT community, by approving new sets of projects in the House of Representatives and the Senate.
Mel B presented international pop star Adam Lambert with the Davidson/Valentini Award Saturday night at the 24th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in San Francisco. Lambert also accepted the GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Music Artist for his album "Trespassing;" he tied in the category with Frank Ocean's "Channel Orange."
The final GLAAD Media Award recipients were announced at the 24th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in San Francisco, presented nationally by Ketel One Vodka and Wells Fargo and locally by Southwest Airlines at the Hilton - Union Square on Saturday night.
One lucky winner and a guest will receive the ultimate VIP treatment at the GLAAD Media Awards in San Francisco on May 11 where they will get to meet Adam Lambert. You can enter by donating $10 at www.glaad.org/win, but the more you donate the more entries you receive up to five. A winner will be announced May 8, so enter now!