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Reflections on Marriage (Part 3): Oprah and Dolly

Julie R. Enszer | Posted 09.09.2014 | Gay Voices
Julie R. Enszer

I am no longer waiting for Oprah and Dolly to come out; I'm waiting for us all to recognize the centrality of friendship. I'm waiting for us to find new ways to talk about friendships as equally important as loveships.

Politics, Storytellers and Milltowns: Chatting With Kinky Friedman, Billy Joe Shaver and Mark Erelli

Mike Ragogna | Posted 08.28.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Kinky Friedman: Well, for one thing I'm going totally f**king deaf, which is a good thing. I only care about two things, and they are Libya and Charlie Sheen. Also, if you're going deaf and you're imaginative, you can think of more interesting things for people to say rather than what they're really saying.

One Of The World's Best Celeb Photographers Reveals His Favorite Star Moments

Richard Pérez-Feria | Posted 08.15.2014 | Fifty
Richard Pérez-Feria

When it comes to Mike Ruiz, what you see isn't necessarily what you get. Ruiz, a close friend of mine for almost two decades, is unquestionably one of the best celebrity photographers in the world.

Conversations with Billy Gilman, Ernest Ranglin, Mary Sarah and Gangstagrass' Rench, Plus Ben Jaimen's "Satellites" Exclusive

Mike Ragogna | Posted 07.25.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

photo credit: Lost In Translation A Conversation with Billy Gilman Mike Ragogna: Billy, it seems like only yesterday when you made history becoming...

Dolly Parton Talks Fame, Fans and Dance Music

Chris Sosa | Posted 09.14.2014 | Entertainment
Chris Sosa

Country music has but one queen, and she has no intention to abdicate the throne. Dolly Parton has entered a new phase of increasing cultural relevance.

Dolly To Get 'Just A Wee Bit Gay' For A New Project

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 07.15.2014 | Gay Voices

Dolly Parton has long been country music's biggest gay icon, but it seems she might be taking pop pointers from the likes of Cher and Madonna for her ...

Dolly Parton Offers To Adopt Abandoned Dog

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 07.18.2014 | Green

Country music legend Dolly Parton has offered to adopt a dog that was found abandoned at the Glastonbury Music Festival last week. The white lurch...

Dolly Parton Rocks Our World Performing 'Jolene' At Glastonbury Festival

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 07.01.2014 | Entertainment

Back in 1973, Dolly Parton wowed the world with her now-legendary song "Jolene." Now, over four decades later, she's done it all over again with an in...

WATCH: Gay Aussie Diver Croons Dolly Parton

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 06.30.2014 | Gay Voices

Accompanied by his ukulele, Olympic diver Matthew Mitcham gave Dolly Parton's "Dumb Blonde" a multingual twist on YouTube. It isn't the first time...

Leonard Podolak and Jessee Havey Reunite to Rebuild a Duhks Dynasty

Michael Bialas | Posted 08.13.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

Jessee Havey remembers the day she took the Duhk call like it was... well... 2011.

This Is Some Next-Level Snapchatting

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 06.09.2014 | Comedy

Get ready -- you're going to want to screen shot every part of this Snapchat song cover montage. The compilation comes from recent Harvard graduate...

Nashville Rocker Holland Marie Drops Fiery, Heartfelt Debut

Joshua Kors | Posted 07.30.2014 | Entertainment
Joshua Kors

You haven't heard of Holland Marie. But you will. For two years the Nashville rocker has been ripping up Music City's honky tonks, marching across the stage in her skin-tight, black pleather pants, gyrating her hips and banging her long, brown locks with Def Leppard-like ferocity.

Conversations with Kenny Rogers, Mary Gauthier and The Groundlings' Tracy & Laraine Newman, Plus Marcus Goldhaber

Mike Ragogna | Posted 07.19.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

The interesting thing about the music is that there's kind of an American Idol mentality today and I don't think that's wrong, but everybody likes the hero and they push them up the charts and then it's, "'Okay, who's next?'"

Dolly Parton Addresses Tattoo Rumors

The Huffington Post | Stephanie Marcus | Posted 05.13.2014 | Celebrity

Last week, rumors of Dolly Parton's alleged tattoos began rumbling once again. So, during her appearance on the "Today" show on Tuesday, May 13, the b...

Dolly Parton's Drag Queen Name Revealed

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 05.08.2014 | Gay Voices

Dolly Parton addresses those long-standing lesbian rumors as well as her affection for her gay fans in a new interview with PrideSource's Chris Azzopa...

A Look Back At Some Of The Week's Biggest LGBT News Stories

Posted 05.02.2014 | Gay Voices

Each week HuffPost Gay Voices and HuffPost Live will take a look back at some of the biggest queer news stories from the past week. Check back every F...

Dolly Parton 'Doesn't Want To Stir Up' Trouble With Views On Gay Marriage.. But She Might

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 04.30.2014 | Gay Voices

Same-sex marriage might not be recognized in Dolly Parton's native Tennessee, but the blond bombshell supports equality for all. "I didn’t know a...

'Reality Bites'

Jon Eig | Posted 06.28.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Eig

Is there a correlation between our ever increasing willingness to turn away from real problems and turn toward increasingly spectacular fantasy on our movie screens?

A Conversation with The Both's Aimee Mann & Ted Leo, Plus A Quick Chat with Dolly Parton

Mike Ragogna | Posted 06.16.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

The following is probably the shortest interview I've ever done. But it gets to the heart of what I wanted to learn about this smart, warm and honest performer.

The Quirkiest Country Music Song Titles

Jeryl Brunner | Posted 06.08.2014 | Entertainment
Jeryl Brunner

Some of the greatest storytellers have been country music artists. Think about Patsy Cline's "Crazy" and "I Fall to Pieces," or Hank Williams' "Your Cheating Heart," and "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry."

Playing The Ponos: A Conversation With Neil Young, Chatting with Linda Ronstadt and Matt Hires' Video Exclusive

Mike Ragogna | Posted 06.06.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Linda, let's dive into Duets, your new collection that celebrates your collaborations with other artists. What is it about Duets that's particularly special to you? And what is it that's so attractive about singing with someone else?

Is It CosmeticSurgery-Shaming -- or Ageism?

Lea Lane | Posted 05.04.2014 | Fifty
Lea Lane

Yes, it can be appalling to see people aging ungracefully, even desperately. And duck lips and smooth but unmovable faces can look disturbing. But what I find even more appalling is ageism. The dread of losing youth and looks, projected into disgust with those who try to fight it.

Happy 68th Birthday, Dolly Parton!

Posted 01.25.2014 | Celebrity

Today is Dolly Parton's 68th birthday, although she doesn't look a second older than 29. Over the course of her long-enduring career, Parton has recei...

Women in Business: Q&A with Isabell Estes, Entrepreneur's Source franchisee

Laura Dunn | Posted 02.17.2014 | Business
Laura Dunn

Isabell Estes is a singer, actor, wife, mother, and by the way... a successful franchisee of the Entrepreneur's Source, a leading career and franchise...

Folk-Rock Heroes: Conversations with Steve Forbert, Livingston Taylor and Tom Chapin, Plus Terence P. Minogue & American Voices' 'Gaudete' Exclusive

Mike Ragogna | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Season of Joy is the latest offering of Christmas songs, old and new, from Terence P. Minogue. The album leads us through three special aspects of Christmas Part 1 -- The Season is for the weeks before Christmas, the busy time in anticipation of the upcoming festivities.