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11 months ago · 26 notes · Source

Steve Grand - All-American Boy

via Huffington Post

Grand’s first music video, for his country-tinged rock ballad “All-American Boy,” was posted on YouTube last Tuesday. By last night, it had exploded, attracting more than 400,000 total views — nothing for top-charting videos from big-name recording artists, but an impressive figure for one from a complete unknown whose only promotion has been internet buzz.

"All-American Boy" portrays a young gay man who misreads signals from an apparently straight “all-American" male friend. On a day hanging out with the gang, the two guys and a girl take off in a car. She drives, as the guys sit together in the back, with the straight man, at one point, falling asleep on the gay man’s shoulder. Feeling like a third wheel, the girl eventually, angrily drives off, leaving the two men to pal around in the woods, where they end up stripping down and going skinny-dipping — even sharing a quick kiss. Ultimately for the straight guy, it was just all in good fun. But for the gay man, it was something much more significant, and he is left dazed, confused and longing.

The story was inspired by one of Grand’s own.

"I was a 13-year-old boy (at camp)," noted the 23-year-old singer-songwriter, speaking by phone from his hometown Chicago. “One of my counselors was warm and strong and he took an interest in me — not sexually, but as a friend, and it really moved me. I remember leaving with a horrible ache in my heart."


Make sure to watch this folks, it is pretty nice.

1 year ago · 76 notes · Source

gaywrites:

This is Sherri Gray, a 72-year-old Nashville grandma who composed a song in honor of her niece’s engagement to her girlfriend. It’s called “(What If We Are) Just Like You/Shannon and Lisa’s Song,” and she’ll be performing it at their wedding. Chills. (via SheWired

1 year ago · 212 notes · Reblogged from gaywrites

Krista Siegfrids performed her song ‘Marry Me’ at Eurovision In Concert in Amsterdam, and kissed her back up in protest against Finland’s ban on gay marriage
From her interview with The Independent:

"I don’t think ‘Marry Me’ is political, it’s about love and tolerance. But gay marriage is not allowed in Finland and that’s wrong. I wanted to make a statement about that."
The European Broadcasting Union may ban the controversial conclusion to Siegfrids’s performance – a “gay kiss” with her female dance team – to appease broadcasters in Eastern Europe, where homophobia still thrives. The Russian parliament passed a bill outlawing “homosexual propaganda” in March.
Siegfrids said: "Homophobic people are angry with me for doing this. But I’m planning a surprise at the end of my performance. It’s live on TV, so nobody can stop me."

You can watch the video of the live performance here.

Krista Siegfrids performed her song ‘Marry Me’ at Eurovision In Concert in Amsterdam, and kissed her back up in protest against Finland’s ban on gay marriage

From her interview with The Independent:

"I don’t think ‘Marry Me’ is political, it’s about love and tolerance. But gay marriage is not allowed in Finland and that’s wrong. I wanted to make a statement about that."

The European Broadcasting Union may ban the controversial conclusion to Siegfrids’s performance – a “gay kiss” with her female dance team – to appease broadcasters in Eastern Europe, where homophobia still thrives. The Russian parliament passed a bill outlawing “homosexual propaganda” in March.

Siegfrids said: "Homophobic people are angry with me for doing this. But I’m planning a surprise at the end of my performance. It’s live on TV, so nobody can stop me."

You can watch the video of the live performance here.

1 year ago · 89 notes · Source

Sara Bareilles - Brave

1 year ago · 26 notes · Source

New Zealand passed a bill allowing legal same-sex marriage Wednesday, prompting a jubilant celebration in the House of Representatives. 
The bill passed with 77 in favour and 44 against, making New Zealand the first country in the Asia-Pacific region to legalize same-sex marriage.
As the speaker read out the votes, noting that the bill had passed, spectators watching in gallery started singing the New Zealand love song “Pokarekare Ana.” Below, MPs hugged Louisa Wall, who sponsored the bill.

1 year ago · 543 notes · Reblogged from kaeandlucy

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Plays
O-o-h Child
Artist: Nina Simone

Nina Simone - O-o-h Child

Lyrics [(1970) Stan Vincent]

O-o-h child things are gonna get easier
O-o-h child things ‘ll get brighter
O-o-h child things are gonna get easier
O-o-h child things ‘ll get brighter

Someday we’ll get it together and we’ll get it undone
Someday when the world is much brighter
Someday we’ll walk in the rays of a beautiful sun
Someday when the world is much lighter

Note: This is a cover of the song by Nina Simone. The Song is originally by The Five Stairsteps.

Note: I am sharing this song because I really like this song and think that lyrics are amazing.

2 years ago · 7 notes

"Probably Gay": The Homophobia Song

Written and directed by Katie Goodman and Soren Kisiel. Featuring, left to right, Erin Roberg, Katie Goodman, and Maggie Garver. Filmed by Ryan Stumpe and AVERIngenuity. Edited by Soren Kisiel and Ryan Stumpe.

2 years ago · 37 notes

Rick Santorum Musical Parody on ‘The Rosie Show’

It’s no big surprise that Rosie O’Donnell doesn’t support Rick Santorum as a viable candidate for the presidency, considering his stances on homosexuality, gay rights and same-sex parents. But she’s found problems with much more than just that in his campaign, as she mentioned in a song she wrote to skewer him on “The Rosie Show" (Weeknights, 7 p.m. EST on OWN).

More recently, Santorum has been covering the media circuit trying to get his message out there and clear on issues of women’s contraception. He’s recently targeted Romney for his own more moderate views on it, hoping that his more conservative stance about whether or not contraception should be covered by health insurances will appeal to the right.

"His quotes are getting dumber by the day, he thinks he’s already Prez," O’Donnell sang.

"He’s anti-gay. He’s anti-black. That little Rick’s so anti, anti, he’s an anti-vigilante. "How can he say he’s the cream of the crop, for America what a shame."

No use considering a thing that he says, he’ll lead the USA astray.

Santorum how he reams and rants, he’s a true Republican’t.”

2 years ago · 17 notes · Source

399
Plays
Sweet & Amazing (Make It the Best)
Artist: Sugababes

Sugababes - Sweet & Amazing (Make It the Best)

2 years ago · 5 notes · Reblogged from youcolormein