Whitney Houston was to lend her image to a campaign urging an end to bullying based on "your color, your sexual orientation, or how much you weigh," but her death in a Beverly Hills hotel room prevented the photo shoot from happening.
Today, on the GLAAD blog, we are taking the time to highlight the life of Bayard Rustin, as well as the lives of other 'brother outsiders' from our history, who dealt with both racism and homophobia as they paved the way for others.
What little gay boy hasn't lip-synched for his life to a Whitney Houston song? She was the mother of pop, clearing the way for Mariah, Celine, Christina, Adele, and many others. Whitney took the power ballad to cataclysmic heights — and it's a tell-tale sign of a pure songstress when it's not only difficult to sing her songs, but, as any drag queen will tell you, even lip-synching a Whitney Houston song is no easy task. With her intricate melodies, the signature phrasing and polished modulations, Whitney Elizabeth Houston was the voice.
According to reports, Adam Lambert will be stepping into Freddy Mercury's shoes and tour with Queen this summer, including playing the Soniphere Festival in Knebworth, England from July 6 to 8. The out American Idol runner up also released the video for 'Better than I Know Myself,' the first single of his new album coming out in March.