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Neil Patrick Harris rejects the label of ‘gay icon’

Neil Patrick Harris was also the international ambassador to the Tel Aviv Pride. Former How I Met Your Mother star Neil Patrick Harris has dismissed claims that he is a gay icon and symbol for the LGBTQ community. Speaking to the Associated Press, for his appearance as international ambassador at Tel Aviv Pride, he said: “I’m just a guy who is married to another guy and we have kids and we live our lives I would say as ‘normally’ as one would. “But I think normal is a very subjective...
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Sweat a powerful portrayal of America’s Rust Belt in ruin – review

Following a sold-out run at the Donmar Warehouse last year, Lynn Nottage’s new play has transferred to the Gielgud Theatre for a limited run of 50 performances, directed by Lynette Linton. After its successful 2018 run and a subsequent Olivier Award nomination this year for best new play, Sweat has a lot of hype to live up to. Thankfully, with a combination of impressive writing, impeccable acting and focused direction, this is a play which does not disappoint. The events of Sweat unfold over a period of several years during...
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Davy Boi is on a mission to be the first major queer pop star with albinism

“Being albino, out and black, I hope to do a lot of great work for people who don’t see one or all three in the media.” While the music industry has made great strides for representation over the past few years, there’s always room for improvement – and Davy Boi is hoping to be the first major pop star with albinism to break through the glass ceiling. The LA-based performer has just released his first EP slash collection, errything so far, which includes massive dance-pop anthems such as Dirty Mind...
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Premiere: Paul Usher releases tender same-sex love song Paper Cups

Paul Usher has dropped new single Paper Cups. Following on from the release of his debut single Jesus Is A Preston Boy, the British singer-songwriter has shared his dreamy slow jam Paper Cups, which recalls a same-sex romance enveloped in “cheap wine” and “makeshift beds” at friends houses. “I remember sitting by the river in Camden; laughing, loving and learning all about this beautiful Portuguese boy I’d just met. The date was so simple but so natural,” Paul said of the song, featuring refreshingly honest lyrics. “The evening unfolded effortlessly...
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Little Mix’s new single Bounce Back is the song of the summer

Little Mix are back with a bang. After weeks of teasing, the chart-topping British girl group have finally released their new single Bounce Back, and it’s everything we hoped it would be… in other words, it’s a BOP and a half. “Tell me what you know about me, welcome to the city where it’s sweet, you know I’ll be takin’ Vita-D, that’s why I can’t fit up in these jeans,” the girls rap on the fierce, hip-hop influenced track, which was produced by the legendary Stargate. But the best moment...
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Taylor Swift slams homophobes in new single You Need to Calm Down

Taylor Swift has voiced her support for the LGBTQ community in her brand new song. On pop anthem You Need to Calm Down, the American singer-songwriter cheerfully slams homophobes, telling them “shade never made anyone less gay” and then pays tribute to LGBTQ organisation, GLAAD. “Why are you mad when you could be GLAAD. sunshine on the street at the parade,” she sings on the track. “But you would rather be in the dark ages, makin’ that sign must’ve taken all night.” The video for You Need to Calm Down...
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Charli XCX reveals title, artwork and major collaborations for third studio album

Charli XCX has FINALLY released details of her long-awaited third studio album. It’s been five years since the British singer-songwriter released her sophomore album, Sucker, which received critical acclaim upon release and spawned the worldwide hits Break the Rules, Boom Clap and Doing It. Since then, she’s released two mixtapes – Number One Angel and Pop 2 – both of which were also universally-lauded by critics. She’s also released a handful of singles such as No Angel, Girls Night Out, 1999 and Blame It On Your Love – the latter...
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