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The Best 80s Singles That Never Made the Top 40 (Part 1)

Xaque Gruber | Posted 03.02.2014 | Entertainment
Xaque Gruber

As a teenager in the 1980s, I amassed a large, eclectic collection of that decade's vinyl. In going through it all, I find myself listening more often to the hits less travelled, and after some research, I discovered an array of brilliant singles that failed altogether to grace Casey Kasem's countdown.

The Westboro Baptist Church And Michelle Shocked Help The LGBTQ Community

Cindy Zelman | Posted 06.17.2013 | Gay Voices
Cindy Zelman

The reaction to Michelle Shocked's hate speech is a gauge of how far attitudes toward the LGBTQ community have come over the last few decades. It was an anti-bigot reaction, not an anti-queer reaction. The reaction was a litmus test of American attitudes toward homophobia.

WATCH: Anti-Gay Singer Says Homophobic Rant Was Framed As 'Reality'

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 04.02.2013 | Gay Voices

Alternative musician Michelle Shocked went on the defensive and claimed her recent anti-gay rant onstage was just an interpretation of "reality." ...

Michelle Shocked, This Is What It Truly Means To Be Silenced By Fear

Jackie Gardina | Posted 06.02.2013 | Gay Voices
Jackie Gardina

LGBT people wear invisible duct tape over our mouths every day -- not as a publicity stunt but as a mode a survival. We remain silent to avoid personal and familial rejection, to keep our jobs and our homes and to protect our physical safety. Our fear is real.

11 Of Music's Biggest Jokes

Posted 04.01.2013 | Entertainment

So here we are: April Fools' Day is upon us. The day where countless "funny" people pull your seat out from under you, tell you that you're fired and ...

Michelle Shocked's Bizarre Sit-In Outside Venue That Canceled Her Show

Posted 03.29.2013 | Gay Voices

The indie-folk singer whose U.S. tour was canceled after she launched into an anti-gay tirade onstage is raising eyebrows yet again. The Associate...

After Anti-Gay Rant, Singer Protests Outside Her Own Canceled Show

AP | MARTHA MENDOZA | Posted 05.29.2013 | Gay Voices

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. — Her show had been cancelled, but that didn't stop alternative folk and rock singer Michelle Shocked from showing up at a Sa...

Acknowledging Faith Voices Crucial for LGBT Civil Rights

Jennifer Knapp | Posted 05.24.2013 | Gay Voices
Jennifer Knapp

We often confuse those who speak from lofty perches as having earned the authority to speak for the many, when in fact they were probably just the first to grab the microphone.

Planting Peace And Shocked Rants

Lynette Mae | Posted 05.22.2013 | Gay Voices
Lynette Mae

There will always be people like Fred Phelps who use religion to justify their bigotry and hate, and sadly, there will always be those like Michelle Shocked who internalize the twisted message and lash out as a bizarre defense mechanism. I feel sorry for them, because hate only breeds hate.

Weeklings!: When Michelle Shocked and Other Lady Singer-Songwriters Piss Us Off (VIDEO)

Louis Virtel | Posted 05.22.2013 | Gay Voices
Louis Virtel

In today's Weeklings!, I discuss why Michelle Shocked's awful opinion matters more to me than, say, the opinion most current Billboard hitmakers.

Margaret Cho Sounds Off On Michelle Shocked's Anti-Gay Comments

Margaret Cho | Posted 05.20.2013 | Gay Voices
Margaret Cho

Hatred and homophobia can never be underestimated. And the effect of someone saying "God hates fags" can never be underestimated either. It's a license to kill. It's a death sentence. It's not funny. It's not OK. It's not something I can let go easily, because I know what it truly means.

Michelle Shocked: My Anti-Gay Remarks Were 'Misinterpreted'

Posted 03.20.2013 | Gay Voices

The indie-folk singer who allegedly launched into an anti-gay tirade during a March 17 performance in San Francisco is speaking out, saying her contro...

All But One Of Michelle Shocked's U.S. Concerts Canceled In Wake Of Anti-Gay Tirade

Posted 03.20.2013 | Gay Voices

Singer Michelle Shocked is still feeling the heat after launching into a homophobic tirade during a performance in San Francisco over the weekend. ...

Venues Scramble To Cancel Singer's Gigs Over Anti-Gay Rant

Posted 03.19.2013 | Chicago

Not even a full day after alt-folk singer Michelle Shocked went on a bizarre homophobic rant during a show at a San Francisco jazz club and restaurant...

Michelle Shocked's Anti-Gay Rant Causes Boulder Concert Cancellation

The Boulder Daily Camera | Amy Bounds | Posted 05.19.2013 | Denver

Boulder radio show eTown on Monday canceled a Michelle Shocked concert planned in May because the singer reportedly made anti-gay remarks at a concert...

Singer's Onstage Anti-Gay Tirade Shocks Audience

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 03.19.2013 | Gay Voices

Singer Michelle Shocked, who was most popular in the '80s and '90s, went on a homophobic tirade over the weekend in San Francisco, much to the surpris...

Inclusive Jesus (and Others at Wild Goose) Now on the West Coast Too

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 07.17.2012 | Religion
Frank Schaeffer

I'm still hungry for the community faith can provide when its not busy judging others. I want to share that good news. And Wild Goose Festival is the place I've discovered that shares that vision.

An Expat's View of the Conventions: End of Summer in America and Back "Home" to Europe

Vivian Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Vivian Norris

I am a Democrat but actually found the old McCain palatable once upon a time...where in the hell did the real John McCain go?