Pride

Conchita Wurst on the Importance of Stonewall to Europe and Feeling 'Recharged' After Pride

Austrian singer Thomas Neuwirth, better known as Conchita Wurst, is at a turning point in his career. Since winning the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest in a full beard and evening gown, his drag persona has become an international sensation. He's recorded two albums as Conchita Wurst, both collections...
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Why BenDeLaCreme Is Indulging Wedding Fantasies While Questioning the Institution

After her gag-of-the-season self-elimination in RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars 3 despite being the frontrunner, it's clear BenDeLaCreme isn't beholden to the same hallmarks of success that most people are. As someone who prioritizes pushing themselves more than besting others, the Seattle-based drag...
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Brooke Candy Recruits Charli XCX and Maliibu Miitch For Explicit New Track 'XXXTC': Listen

Pop-rap artist Brooke Candy is no stranger to overt sexuality. On songs like “My Sex” and “Volcano,” the 29-year-old sings about her sex drive, pleasing herself, getting dirty with her lovers and more. On her new single, Candy delivers that message more boldly than ever, with some help from a few...
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Melissa Etheridge on the Continued Fight for LGBTQ Rights: 'We Have to Stand Beside Love'

Taking to the stage at WorldPride’s Closing Ceremony in New York City’s Times Square, folk-rock icon Melissa Etheridge delivered an empowering message of hope and love to her community. “We were fierce,” she proclaimed. “And we will always be fierce. We are so fierce, we made it to the center of it...
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Lil Nas X Leaps Onto Billboard 200, Hot 100, Hip-Hop & Rock Charts

For all the success that Lil Nas X has already earned on Billboard's charts, this might be his biggest week yet.As previously reported, "Old Town Road," featuring Billy Ray Cyrus, tops the Billboard Hot 100 (dated July 6) for a 13th week, becoming the longest-running No. 1 for a hip-hop song ever...
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Miley Cyrus Celebrates Sexuality, Diversity and Pride in Empowering 'Mother's Daughter' Video: Watch

Miley Cyrus pulls no punches in the provocative video for "Mother's Daughter," which dropped on Tuesday morning (July 2). The clip opens with the title page "every woman is a riot," cutting to Cyrus dressed in a blood-red, full-body latex outfit, amid flashes of what appear to be two nipples...
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MNEK, Kalen Allen, Ari Lennox and More React to Lil Nas X Coming Out: 'The Culture Loves It'

In a post on Sunday (June 30), hip-hop superstar Lil Nas X officially came out to the world. The star posted a video on his Twitter account asking fans to listen closely to the lyrics of his song “C7osure,” along with posting a zoomed-in photo of his 7 EP’s art, showing a rainbow projected on the...
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Pabllo Vittar Discusses Coming Out, Shares Advice: 'Surround Yourself With People Who Love You'

Brazilian drag queen and singer Pabllo Vittar recently stopped by the Billboard office to discuss her coming out experience and how shows in Brazil differ from those abroad.Asked to recall her coming out experience, Vittar tells Billboard that she never really had to “come out” because she never...
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Vladimir Putin Says Elton John Is 'Mistaken,' Russia Is 'Very Neutral' Toward LGBT Community

Vladimir Putin denied that Russia is hostile toward the LGBT community and said that British singer Elton John was wrong to make such claims. "[Elton John] is mistaken," Putin was quoted as saying by the Russian state-run news agency TASS. "We [in Russia] have a very neutral attitude to members of...
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Bette Midler Responds to Trump's 'Psycho' Comment During NY World Pride Event: 'What Is He Doing?'

Bette(r) late than never. Bette Midler reacted to President Donald Trump's tweet calling the singer a "washed-up psycho" on June 4, after "The Rose" star accidentally posted a fake tweet mistakenly attributed to the commander in chief. "Now I'm going to tell you a little secret," Midler told the...
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