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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 05.03.2015 | Gay 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 03.10.2015 | Gay 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 ...

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 11.12.2014 | Gay 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 12.09.2014 | Gay 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.

Interview with Jama Shelton: Ending Gay and Transgender Youth Homelessness

Mark Horvath | Posted 06.03.2014 | Impact
Mark Horvath

Many of you know me as a follower of Jesus, and those of you that have been paying attention, also know me as a "straight ally." To me, I actually believe both of those descriptions of me are connected.

WATCH: Cyndi Lauper Reveals Surprising (Gay) Inspiration Behind Classic Song

Posted 04.05.2014 | Gay Voices

To mark the 30th anniversary of her smash album, "She's So Unusual," Cyndi Lauper revealed the surprise gay inspiration behind her then-controversial ...

Kiss Me Once and She's So Unusual: Chatting with Kylie Minogue and Cyndi Lauper

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.24.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"From here it's all about Kiss Me Once, it's all about getting on the road and connecting with friends around the world. The ultimate part of what I do is about the live performance."

If Ringo and Paul Can Work...

Michael Hodin | Posted 04.12.2014 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

During an era when there are more of us over 60 than in the traditional "working age," who could quarrel with the fact that American economic growth needs older Americans to remain as economically engaged as their kids and grandkids?

Brother And Sister Star In Adorable Recreation Of Gap Ad

Posted 02.07.2014 | Parents

Kembe and India Howerton saw a Gap ad featuring "Kinky Boots" Tony Award winners Cyndi Lauper and Billy Porter and thought they were looking in a futu...

The Worst Dressed Musicians Unite at the 2014 Grammy Awards

Alisa Wolfson | Posted 03.30.2014 | Style
Alisa Wolfson

When you overlook Paula Patton's absurd lion motif and zebra-print dress because there are worse wardrobes in sight, it's an indication that these people, their stylists and some designers must be conspiring against the rest of us.

The Past Wasn't Awesome, the Future's Not Bleak and 50 Is Not the New 40

Valerie Alexander | Posted 09.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Valerie Alexander

These are buoyant, happy times, and as much as I loved spending my teens in the 80s, I am just as thrilled to be living out my 40s in the 'teens. And at the end of this decade, when I do turn 50, I will know that it's going to be even better than I could have imagined.