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Ousted Gay Catholic Graduation Speaker Organizes "Live Through Love" Concert

Dominic Sheahan-Stahl has organized a cadre of fellow singers and actors to perform for the “Live Through Love” concert. Proceeds from the event will go toward the Live Through Love Foundation’s Scholarship Fund, set up by Dominic himself in response to discrimination he faced from Scared Heart Academy and the Catholic Diocese of Saginaw.

Elton John: It’s Criminal To Cut Funding For HIV/AIDS Treatment

Last year, Elton John urged Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) to protect a government program (ADAP) that provided medication to low-income HIV/AIDS patients. Then-Surgeon General Frank Farmer responded with the counter-intuitive reasoning that cutbacks were necessary because the demand for the drugs exceeded the resources available. Instead, he suggested that John come to Florida to perform a fundraising concert for ADAP.
Today on NPR, John explained how unhelpful that response was for the kind of work the Elton John AIDS Foundation does:

ThinkProgress
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July 17, 2012
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Mel Tormé Would Be Proud of Jazz Great Jennifer Leitham

One of the best documentaries on the festival circuit this year is I Stand Corrected, lesbian director Andrea Meyerson’s intimate and engaging portrait of Jennifer Leitham, the transgender bass player whose unusual technique and extraordinary talent has made her one of the most recognizable musicians in the jazz world.

Advocate.com
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July 16, 2012
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Frank Ocean Performs 'Bad Religion' On Jimmy Fallon: VIDEO

Making his first ever television appearance, recently out singer Frank Ocean took Jimmy Fallon's stage last night to belt out "Bad Religion," a track from his debut album Channel Orange.

And, yes, the song alludes to the time a man broke his heart. A sample of his lyrics:

Towleroad
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July 10, 2012
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