Halsey calls out Victoria’s Secret Fashion show for lack of LGBTQ representation

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In a statement on Instagram, Halsey called attention to a lack of inclusivity in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show on behalf of the LGBTQ community. This post comes a month after the live spectacle with musical performances from herself, Shawn Mendes, Bebe Rexha, and The Chainsmokers. After the event, the chief marketing officer for L Brands, Victoria’s Secret’s parent company, Ed Razek was quickly put on the chopping block after stating in a Vogue interview that transsexuals are not part of the 42-minute fantasy that is the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show.

The openly bisexual pop-star used the moment to direct attention to GLSEN, an organization that offers services aimed at protecting LGBTQ youth. She also took time to support the trans community and define her definition of fantasy, which includes “complete and total acceptance.”

Halsey recently collaborated with Illenium, who remixed her number four Billboard chart-topper, “Without Me.”

 

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💕🦋💕 @GLSEN – glsen.org‬

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Photo credit: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Victoria’s Secret

Listen to Diplo’s Pride Month playlist, featuring selections from LGBTQ artists [Stream]

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Listen to Diplo's Pride Month playlist, featuring selections from LGBTQ artists [Stream]

Diplo doesn’t always make playlists, but Pride Month calls for a special acknowledgment of the LGBTQ artists who remain impactful in the music industry throughout the year.

“Sorry I don’t make more playlists,” Diplo wrote in a recent Instagram post, “I’m working hard making sets every night when I DJ…almost always trying to improvise or do something new and looking to break new music.”

While Diplo admittedly doesn’t always have the time to craft playlists, the producer took a moment to acknowledge Pride Month via the curation of a playlist dedicated to showcasing musical selections from the various gay and nonbinary artists with whom he’s worked, and from those who have continually served as sources of inspiration in the course of his own career.

Sorry I don’t make more playlists. Im working hard making sets every night when I DJ.. almost always trying to improvise or do something new and looking to break new music..I forget how easy it is to just show you and let you experience it on your own at the link in my bio.. I know Pride Month is almost over but I’m gonna take the opportunity to share some of my friends @theonlymikeq @jayrneutron @_mykki_ @thisiskandy music and some amazing artists I’ve collaborated with @nickydab @pabllovittar @whereisstarrah and other LGBTQ artists that always inspire me. Because like i posted before, These artists set the table for what trends we have in the clubs today by taking risks and being loud and fearless. If you get a chance do your research and learn about their scenes and book some of them in your town and add them to your own playlists 🏳️‍🌈

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“These artists set the table for what trends we have in the clubs today by taking risks and being loud and fearless,” Diplo added. “If you get a chance do your research and learn about their scenes and book some of them in your town and add them to your own playlists.”
A spirited means of celebration, the playlist sees releases from many diverse artists, including SOPHIE, Mike Q, and Starrah, among others.

H/T: Billboard

Alison Wonderland helps women propose at Australian show in honor of gay marriage

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Australia joined the ranks of 25 other countries to officially legalize gay marriage on December 7, causing a wave of celebration over a legal battle that has been drawn out in the country for 13 years.

Alison Wonderland was on tour in home country at the height of festivities surrounding this development, and thus decided to use her gig in Sydney to show her support in an emotive fashion. The songstress assisted a woman in making her proposal unforgettable bringing the happy couple on stage and later giving them a shout-out on Twitter while expressing pride in her country.

The battle for marriage rights began in 2004, when the parliament amended the Marriage Act to ban the institution for gays. Since then, an overwhelming display of support for the return of their rights led to a new vote that officiated gay marriage as a legal right.

 

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Transgender Activist and House DJ, Bubbles, Shot to Death in San Francisco

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LGBTQ+ Anthony Torres, also known as DJ Bubbles, was shot and killed outside San Francisco club.

Martin Garrix Writes Inspiring Love Letter to LGBTQ Community

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National Pride Month is coming to an end in just a couple of days, and as a part of commemoration, many music artists have expressed their support to the LGBTQ community throughout the month. For instance, Billboard magazine has been featuring Pride Month love letters to the community every day from various pop culture icons.

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Read Martin Garrix’s love letter to the LGBTQ community

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Throughout the course of LGBT Pride Month, countless artists have voiced their and support for the LGBTQ community. Earlier in June, GRiZ notably told his story of coming to terms with his sexuality in an inspirational OP-ED for Huffington Post. Now, Martin Garrix has provided another far-reaching perspective on the topic.

As part of Billboard’sLove Letters to the LGBTQ Community” series, the Dutch artist joined public figures such as Barbra Streisand, Elton John, and Elizabeth Warren to write his own narrative of support for equality regardless of sexual orientation.

In his “love letter,” Garrix recounted how citizens of his country linked together in support of the LGBTQ community after two gay men were assaulted for holding hands in public, and provided his own personal message of advocacy based on his own experiences performing:

A couple of weeks ago, two gay men were assaulted in Holland because they were holding hands. A tragic event which sparked a beautiful response; a couple of days after the event took place hundreds of people walked hand in hand through Amsterdam to show their solidarity including many politicians. When people unite and stand up for other people’s rights it creates such a beautiful and powerful message. We will not be defined by these heinous acts but instead how we band together and react to them, loyal, united and filled with love.

Whenever I’m on stage it makes me so happy to see all these different people in the crowd having fun together. Music really unites people and no matter who tries to get in our way, it will always continue to do so. This Pride month I’m sending my love and immense gratitude to the entire LGBTQ community which includes my friends, colleagues, fellow artists, and of course my incredibly loyal fans.

Love is love.

Read Garrix’s full love letter on Billboard.

Featured image by Mike Windle/Getty Images for iHeartMedia.

Seeb Remixes Greg Holden’s Powerful LBGTQ Anthem – ‘Boys In The Street’

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Seeb made their way into the public’s eye by masterfully remixing Mike Posner’s ‘Took A Pill In Ibiza’. They remixed it so well that when all was said and done their remix was more recognizable than the original track. A few weeks back they dropped their first original track of 2017, and now today they

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Listen to Halsey’s new single with Lauren Jauregui of Fifth Harmony, ‘Strangers’

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With the impending release of her sophomore album, hopeless fountain kingdom, Halsey flaunts her distinctive vocal talent in “Strangers” featuring Lauren Jurengui of Fifth Harmony. “Strangers” is a provoking piece that places an emphasis on the identity of both performing artists who are openly bi-sexual, enabling Halsey and Jurengui to communicate a story that’s entirely tenable without exploiting their respective individualities. Halsey said the following of her single “Strangers”:

“I just love that Lauren Jauegui and I are two women who have a mainstream pop presence doing a love song for the LGBTQ community. ‘Strangers’ is just a love song that happens to use same-sex pronouns”.

hopeless fountain kingdom will be available everywhere on June 2. Ahead of the release of Halsey’s highly-anticipated inbound LP, stream “Strangers” now.

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We All Just Want a Safe Space: LGBTQ+ Nightlife and EDM are Here to Stay

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It’s important now more than ever to remember that dancefloors are a home for everyone.