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Hilarious New LGBTQ Web Series Tackles Love, Sex, Spirituality, Diversity and More

Greg Archer | Posted 04.28.2016 | Queer Voices
Greg Archer

What can possibly go wrong when a spiritual junkie gets a "sign" to work with an atheist? That has been a question I asked myself for years, but sudde...

The Orwellian Plot to Unseat North Carolina Governor McCrory

Domenick Scudera | Posted 04.28.2016 | Queer Voices
Domenick Scudera

To reasonable Americans, it would appear that the backlash over North Carolina's HB2 legislation is the reaction to an egregious injustice. North Carolina governor Pat McCrory sees it differently.

Bruce Springsteen Won't Sing In North Carolina. Here's A List Of Bands Scheduled To Play There This Summer. Who's Next?

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 04.13.2016 | Entertainment
Jesse Kornbluth

More big-name musicians must step forward and say: "There's always more money, but I only have one name. And I won't have people shouting my name in states where there are citizens who have no rights."

The True Colors Fund for End of Year Giving

Mike DeSimone and Jeff Jenssen | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Mike DeSimone and Jeff Jenssen

While many celebrities associate themselves with charities as a means of generating positive PR, rock legend Cyndi Lauper puts her time and money where her mouth is.

Cyndi Lauper Responds To Trump's Call To Ban Muslims From U.S.

The Huffington Post | Julia Brucculieri | Posted 12.10.2015 | Entertainment

Cyndi Lauper has responded to Donald Trump's controversial call to ban Muslims from entering the country, saying there are "other things that are goin...

Groovin' From the Bayou to Brooklyn: Introducing The Nth Power

Tom Semioli | Posted 11.24.2015 | Entertainment
Tom Semioli

"We all bounce off each other. I will sing Nate a bass line...sometimes Weedie will sing me drum parts...as a matter fact, Weedie sang me this incredi...

Showing True Colors for Supportive Housing

Deborah De Santis | Posted 10.12.2015 | Impact
Deborah De Santis

For too many LGBT young people, discrimination is one of the main reasons they end up homeless. Sometimes they are even thrown out on the streets by their own families, who will not allow them to live their lives as LGBT.

On the "A" w/Souleo: Art Exhibition and Non-profit Organization Look at LGBT Issues Beyond Marriage Equality

Peter 'Souleo' Wright | Posted 06.04.2015 | Arts
Peter 'Souleo' Wright

Critics of the marriage equality campaign -- by far the most high-profile agenda item in the movement -- argue that it has overshadowed other relevant issues such as homelessness. Aiming to literally put a face on this topic in the hopes of raising awareness is the permanent exhibition Untitled.

#Pizza4Equality Raises $160,000 In 26 Days To Help LGBTQ Homeless Youth

Scott Wooledge | Posted 05.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Scott Wooledge

On Tuesday, the eve of Forty To None Day (a day of national awareness of the epidemic of homeless youth) I got the opportunity to meet with Grammy, Emmy, and Tony Award-Winning artist (and my teen shero) Cyndi Lauper when I presented a $160,000.00 check to True Colors Fund, a youth charity Lauper co-founded.

LOOK: Street Musician Takes On Anti-Gay Protester With Inspiring Performance

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Video footage of musician Axel Winter drowning out at anti-gay protester with a rendition of "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" is going viral in the blogosp...

Why the Hit Broadway Show 'Kinky Boots' Is a Family Musical

Jeryl Brunner | Posted 04.14.2015 | Entertainment
Jeryl Brunner

Some people may not automatically think, Kinky Boots -- great family show. But don't be thrown by the title. I asked Daryl Roth, a Kinky Boots producer with Hal Luftig, why the show is wonderful for families.

17-Year-Old Slays With Revamped Version Of 'Girls Just Want To Have Fun'

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 02.09.2015 | Teen

MTV named Jacquie Lee an artist to watch in 2015, and she’s certainly living up to that title. The 17-year-old singer, who placed second on seaso...

Bully for Ancestry: How I Went From Glitz to the Gulags and Grew

Greg Archer | Posted 05.01.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Greg Archer

I remember when it first happened. Several years ago, I was sitting across from John Travolta at a round table press interview for a film the actor wa...

Kinky Boots the Musical Set for a January Run in Detroit at the Fisher Theatre

Kelly Frazier | Posted 03.14.2015 | Detroit
Kelly Frazier

I chatted over the phone with Kinky Boots cast member Lauren Nicole Chapman, a Michigan native who attended West Bloomfield High School along with Interlochen Center of the Arts, and who made her Broadway debut as a part of the Kinky Boots ensemble last April, then joined the touring company in September.

4 Things I Learned After Viewing Kinky Boots

Elizabeth Ann Thompson | Posted 02.08.2015 | Black Voices
Elizabeth Ann Thompson

On Dec. 7 I saw Kinky Boots at the SHN Orpheum Theatre in San Francisco. Words cannot describe how extraordinary it is.

Southern California Has Best of Broadway Musicals Now

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 01.17.2015 | Arts
Charles Karel Bouley

Different plays, different moods, different methods but common themes that make for extraordinary nights of live theatre.

Help Fight LGBT Homelessness And Win A Meet And Greet With Cyndi Lauper!

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Haven't you always wanted to meet Cyndi Lauper? Well, here's your chance... The queer icon announced this week a new initiative that simultaneously...

Interview: Cyndi Lauper's Kinky Boots Are Changing the World

Sarah Toce | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Sarah Toce

"You have to stand your ground and be who you are and find acceptance -- if not in others, than in yourself. That's the road to happiness...and as Oscar Wilde said, and is quoted by [the character] Lola: 'Be Yourself: everyone else is already taken.'"

The Day We Taped Our Babysitter to a Chair

Aimee Heckel | Posted 11.30.2014 | Weird News
Aimee Heckel

This is one of those stories it will be hard to explain to the grandchitterlings, as well as Saint Peter at the golden gates of heaven.

'Truly Brave' Kids With Cancer Are All Smiles In Music Video From Cyndi Lauper, Sara Bareilles

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 09.26.2014 | Good News

One look at the amazing kids in this video, and you'll notice the smiles on their faces long before the fact that they are battling pediatric cancer. ...

Boy's 'True Colors' Cover Reminds World His Sister With Down Syndrome Is Like Any Other Kid

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 09.19.2014 | Good News

He may be young, but this rapper's cover of Cyndi Lauper's "True Colors" teaches a lesson that anyone of any age ought to learn. In a video upload...

You've Never Heard 'Girls Just Wanna Have Fun' Like This

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 08.21.2014 | Women

Chances are, you know the words to Cyndi Lauper's iconic hit, "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" like the back of your hand -- and, chances are, the song has...

Me and Mr. (and Mrs.) Jones -- Keeping Up the American Way

Randee Mia Berman | Posted 09.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Randee Mia Berman

Keeping up with the Joneses is supposedly as American as July 4 and apple pie. But it wasn't something I ever worried about, especially since: a) I'...

The Secret Chaos Behind Lionel Richie And Michael Jackson's Iconic Song

OWN | Posted 06.20.2014 | OWN

In 1985, producer Quincy Jones gave Lionel Richie and Michael Jackson the assignment of a lifetime. To help fight famine in Africa, he wanted them to ...

Style Vixens of Rock and Roll

Rock Paper Photo | Posted 08.18.2014 | Style
Rock Paper Photo

Bold, powerful women who rock hard and have the epic style to match are an integral part of rock and roll. We dug deep in our vault to present unique women who possess that out-of-this-world sartorial sensibility.