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Meet the Beatles’ Manager: Did This Gay Man Save Rock?

Before the Beatles, rock ‘n’ roll was all but over. Elvis was in the Army. Little Richard left to preach gospel. Buddy Holly was dead. Jerry Lee Lewis was embroiled in...

This is Worth Hearing: History’s Most Famous Gay Composers

It should come as no surprise that many classical composers were LGBTQ. Like today’s rock stars, successful composers have always had women and men throwing themselves at...

These Are the Best (and Worst) “Transparent” Musical Finale Songs

Transparent’s musical series finale (technically titled “Transparent Musicale Finale”) is a strange animal to be sure. Creators Jill Soloway and company explain the absence...

Did This Legendary Gay Russian Composer Commit Suicide?

Russia’s most famous composer was gay. Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky was twice engaged and once married. But he carried on long-term relationships with men throughout his adult...

Love, Loss and Movie Music: This is Michael Longoria’s Latest

Before going solo as a gay crooner, Michael Longoria made his reputation as Frankie Valli in the Broadway jukebox classic, Jersey Boys. Now he’s back with a new collection...

This is What it Feels like to get Free Big Gay Ice Cream from Alicia Keys…

You’ve heard “Bye, Felicia?” Get ready for “Hi, Alicia!” Here is the story of the time that Alicia Keys fed, clothed and sheltered me. Hi, I’m Samantha Aronson. It...

These Albums Should be in Heavy Earbud Rotation

Sleater-Kinney The Center Won’t Hold (Mom + Pop Music) According to rock trio Sleater-Kinney, The Center Won’t Hold is Sleater-Kinney’s “midnight record on the doomsday...

This Is How Margaret Cho Really Likes to Party

Margaret Cho talks about hosting (as in throwing parties) overlaps with hosting (part of her job as an entertainer). “For me, my shows are often a grand party, where I get to...

Are These the Best Gay Anthems Ever?

Queer fans have loved pop anthems since “Over the Rainbow” and likely before. Long before Lady Gaga sang “Born This Way” and MacLemore’s “One...

Let These Divas Make Your Playlist for Summer 2019

Carly Rae Jepsen is no one-trick pony; Madonna can still stir controversy; and Dionne Warwick serves up some vintage soul. Madonna Madame X (Interscope Records) On the diva’s...

Don’t Miss Your Chance to See Adam Lambert Fronting Queen

With the success of the movie Bohemian Rhapsody, Queen is back for a whole new generation — and they’re making the most of it. The band was formed in 1970 by the late Freddie...

This Is What It’s Like to Be Music Icon Melissa Etheridge

As lesbian music icon Melissa Etheridge prepares to play the closing ceremony of NYC WorldPride 2019, we look back with her at her at her dad’s influence, her battle with...