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Stories about singers, groups, bands and musical acts who have something to say about the LGBT community, good or bad

Being Gay and Latina

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.
Latina Magazine
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April 18, 2013

Artist Spotlight: Darren Ockert Goes Beyond the Music

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.
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Against Me! Rocker Laura Jane Grace Pens Piece for Cosmo about Her Transition

Laura Jane Grace, lead singer of the punk band Against Me! who came out as transgender last year in an issue of Rolling Stone magazine, has written a piece for Cosmo about her experience transitioning in the public eye.
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Indigo Girls Speak Out About Anti-Trans Policy at Michigan Womyn's Music Festival

A new Change.org petition has been launched calling on the Indigo Girls and other performers at the 2013 Michigan Womyn's Music Festival to pull out and boycott the festival until they adopt a policy that would allow transgender women to attend.

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Fher of Mexican Rock Group Maná Sends Moving Message Supporting Gay Couples

On April 2, the lead singer of hugely popular Mexican rock band Maná sent an incredibly moving and heart-felt message of love, respect, and understanding when it comes to full recognition for gay couples to the band's nearly 8 million followers on Facebook.

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TIME Covers Marriage Equality; Features GLAAD Couple

The newest issue of TIME magazine features split-run covers with two committed same-sex couples sharing a kiss with the headline "Gay marriage already won. The Supreme Court hasn't made up its mind – but America has." The newsstand edition will be split between a male couple and a female couple, Sarah Kate and Kristen Ellis-Henderson, with whom GLAAD has worked closely.

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