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For some, coming out was considered easy; some considered it difficult and others nearly impossible or unimaginable. I never realized just how long it took me to come out to my family, 12 years. From the time I realized I was interested in women, to the time I reveled I had a girlfriend, 12 years. I hid something that was apart of me to basically everyone I know and love.
It can be overwhelming to watch others living their life, while you’re feeling stuck or untrue to yourself. Because I this, I’ve decided to make this video, helping others who are older and who are struggling to come out as an adult.
Hopefully this video helps and hopefully you will take something away from these tips.
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Dido releases her stunning new single “Give You Up”, taken from her first album in five years, ‘Still On My Mind’, out March 8th on BMG.
Incredibly empowering and moving, “Give You Up” was written by Dee Adams and Australian duo The Opposite Kids. “It’s just so perfect,” Dido said of the track. “It’s a good break up song, where you’ve been hurt but feel strong. It’s that point in a relationship where you are pulling yourself out of the gutter and deciding that it’s their loss. Which I can totally relate to.”
‘Still On My Mind’ is Dido’s 5th studio album and was written and recorded in England, a result of the fruitful and incredibly natural production/songwriting partnership with her long term collaborator and brother (Faithless founder) Rollo.
Listen to “Give You Up” now!
The multi-million selling singer goes on a world tour throughout 2019 which includes several dates in the US:
June 13 – Chicago, IL – Vic Theatre
June 17 – Boston, MA – House of Blues
June 19 – New York, NY – Terminal 5
June 21 – Washington DC – Lincoln Theatre
June 22 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
June 25 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
June 26 – San Francisco, CA – The Masonic
June 28 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
June 30 – Seattle, WA – Showbox SODO
With sales of more than 40 million albums worldwide, Dido is one of the best-selling UK artists ever. Both ‘No Angel’ and its 2003 follow-up, ‘Life For Rent’, still rank among the UK’s biggest-selling albums of all-time.
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For all those lovers of high quality circuit & house music, we have big news! It is about the latest music video recently released by fan favorite DJ, Sagi Kariv featuring Karina Kay.
Kay is a Los Angeles based pop singer, and performer well known for her unique vocals in other circuit music hits.
“Dreaming Material” is Kariv’s and Kay’s most recent single, in which they collaborate together once again after a few hit singles in the past. These hit mixes have positioned them as some of the favorites in house and pop music around the world.
Futuristic, elegant and empowering, Karina Kay looks just stunning in the Dreaming Material music video. Directed by Brad Hammer, this video includes amazing visual effects, along with a very cool costume design production. A mix of elements which transport us in an exciting journey to the future out in space. Hop on their spaceship and check it out!
Sagi Kariv is expected to continue his worldwide presentations this year. This will inlcude the 2019 edition of the Tel Aviv Pride, city that will host the Eurovision 2019 Song Contest as well. It is gonna get just insane over there!
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The San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus has announced that is launching its own LGBTQ Arts Center.
The Chorus has taken over a $9.6 M, 1930 art deco building at Valencia Street. It will be the first time that the Chorus will hold a permanent resident.
The SF Gay Men’s Chorus is arguably the most famous gay choir in the world. It was formed back in 1978 and is well known for its extraordinary performances and recordings.
The new venue, besides being the new home for the Chorus, it will also evolve into a full-equipped LGBTQ arts center. Totally suitable for one of the most gay-friendly sanctuaries in America.
The Chorus hope to begin programming events from the fall onwards.
‘The way we envision this space is really being a community space, so being able to bring in more LGBTQ arts organizations,’ said Executive Director Chris Verdugo.
‘As we introduce this into the community, a big piece of that will be aligning ourselves with other various LGBTQ arts organizations who need rehearsal space, who need small performance spaces.’
Congratulations to @SFGMC on their new home at the old Baha’i Temple on Valencia Street! This space will serve as a national arts hub for the LGBTQ community, providing workshops and trainings for artists and performers from all around the globe. https://t.co/PWHB77SNvk
Holiday season is officially over and for some people who haven’t come out to family members, this might have been the end of a few rough and awkward weeks around family.
For some, family gatherings and specially holidays can be a drag, uncomfortable, and sometimes soul sucking for the simple fact that you have to pretend to be someone you’re not around people you love. Your identity matters and your voice matters, however some people may not see it that way. So from my personal experience here’s how to get through holidays or any kind of event with your family…
1) Remove yourself
Some families get into conversations and sometimes heated, about politics and the LGBTQ+ community, making snide remarks and underhanded comments towards something you believe in. If you feel like you can’t take it, remove yourself, until the conversation is done, there’s no need for you to sit in a conversation that disrespects you, even if that means going to the bathroom.
2) Play games
Hopefully you have some fun cousins or siblings that you can run off in a corner to play/hangout with. For me, I always ended up playing UNO, goldfish or any other game that kept my cousins and myself occupied from the hateful words that my family spewed out from time to time.
3) Find friends
Depending on how old you are, and how open your parents are, you might be able to opt out on family celebrations and hang out with some friends, especially ones you love and accept you for you who are. Spend time with them so you can enjoy yourself.
These are just some of the ways that you can find yourself out of the family drama and into some fun on any holiday season. I hope that anyone reading this doesn’t have to go through this but I know I did for a little bit and these are some of the things that helped me get through it.
“OUTCAST” is VELO’s first Bilingual full-length album.
VELO, a Latinx queer Producer and Artist seen at Gay Pride events throughout the west coast & more, delivers a real Star-Studded follow up to “CRUZIN” with strong club bangers and seamlessly melds Latin Trap elements with Dance to create a fresh and modern sound geared towards today’s culture. “OUTCAST” feats great collaborations with RuPaul’s DragRace superstars Manila Luzon, Eureka O’Hara, Derrick Barry & Vannesa Vanjie Mateo. Including gay scene superstars Rhea Litre, Nebraska Thunderfuck, Dragula’s Melissa Befierce, Andrew Christian’s Pablo Hernandez, and More!
“OUTCAST” is available for download on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify and wherever popular music is sold. It’s first single and musicvideo is “Where My Man At ft Manila Luzon & Eureka O’Hara” and the video features Rupaul’s Drag Race Alum Ginger Minj, Trinity The Tuck Taylor, Thorgie Thor & Mexico’s reality drag show “La Mas Draga’s Margaret Y Ya!
The second promo is “ Up & Down” Ft Pablo Hernandez in a subtle yet sexy music video that leaves you wanting more!
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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has donated the maximum amount to Senator Cory Gardner, a Republican who has opposed equal marriage, same-sex adoption and anti-LGBT discrimination laws.
Amazon’s founder, who last year accepted Human Rights Campaign (HRC)’s National Equality Award while saying that “equality is a core value,” gave over $10,000 to Colorado Senator Cory Gardner, according to Pink News.
Gardner, who, as chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, is one of the most powerful people in his party, has previously voted to stop same-sex couples in Colorado from adopting children.
He also moved to block a bill which prohibited discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, and while he was in the US House of Representatives, repeatedly spoke out and voted against same-sex marriage.
Jeff Bezos’s donation, which was reportedly made in September, comes just weeks after Amazon opened a centre in Colorado which employs 900 staff. He was joined in contributing to Gardner’s campaign—which is for the 2020 election, not next week’s midterms—by Amazon’s chief financial officer Brian Olsavsky, worldwide consumer CEO Jeffrey Wilkie and senior vice presidents David Clark and Doug Herrington, as well as a number of other less senior employees.
In his speech delivered to HRC last year, which he made after he and his wife pledged $2.5 million to the fight for equal marriage in Washington State in 2012, Bezos said that when it came to inequality, “we have to expose it, understand it, question it and fix it. And we… we are fixing it.”
He added: “It’s up to every one of us to keep making progress together.”
Pink News reported that they have contacted the HRC for a comment related to this controversy.
Jeff Bezos’s donation to Gardner, a member of the Republican Party—which has repeatedly targeted transgender people while controlling Congress and the presidency—comes just months after Amazon UK released a set of guidelines encouraging employees to support their trans colleagues.
The guidelines and associated toolkit teach workers about the use of appropriate pronouns for trans staff, as well as confirming that trans people are allowed to use the bathrooms and uniforms that match their gender identity.
LADY GAGA AND BRADLEY COOPER RELEASE VIDEO FOR ‘I’LL NEVER LOVE AGAIN’
Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper release the official video for A Star Is Born’s “I’ll Never Love Again”
The official motion picture soundtrack to Warner Bros. Pictures, Live Nation Productions and Metro Goldwyn Pictures’ A Star Is Bornhas debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 with over 231,000 in equivalent album consumption units. Released via Interscope Records, the album makes this Lady Gaga’s fifth consecutive #1 album and puts her in the lead for the most #1 albums by a female artist this decade.
The soundtrack to A Star Is Born is available at all digital retailers HERE.