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04/19/2007


Gay Iconography: Beth Ditto, Punk Icon

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Everything we know about celebrity should dictate that Gossip's frontwoman Beth Ditto should not have made it as far as she has. However, from a small town in Arkansas to the runways of Paris, Ditto has defied what's expected of a woman, a lesbian, a fashionista and, yes, a gay icon.

DittoFor some in the LGBT community, the outspoken singer is a punk diva alternative to the standard Kylies, Britneys and Katys. Her band's disco-tinged punk tunes, which have only become more pop-driven with time, are riotous anthems. She's famous for her uninhibited live performances, which often feature the plus-sized singer stripped down to her bra and panties. No matter the accolades, she doesn't take herself too seriously, whether she's comparing nipples with Adam Lambert or covering a Dolly Parton song in a blonde wig.

All that spectacle wouldn't mean anything if she couldn't back it up. Her voice can easily switch between gospel smooth and screaming punk snarl, often in the same song. She's a ferocious singer, and one of the most charismatic frontwomen in history.

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News: Caroline Kennedy, Bradley Manning, Gay Weddings, Russia, Jared Leto

Road President Obama nominates Caroline Kennedy to be US Ambassador to Japan. If confirmed she will be America's first female ambassador to the land of the rising sun. 

Road A broader call for boycott of Russian products.Ben

Road David Beckham finds another excuse to take off his shirt.

Road If you haven't seen these horrific and heartbreaking pics of the anti-LGBT human rights abuses in Russia as of late you must take a look.

Road Too much hotness to handle? Ryan Gosling and Zac Efron allegedly in talks to star in Star Wars.

Road Benedict Cumberbatch officiates gay wedding in Ibiza.

Road Obama administration, unhappy with Morsi ouster, cancels delivery of planes to Egypt: “Given the current situation in Egypt, we do not believe it is appropriate to move forward at this time with the delivery of F-16s,” the Pentagon press secretary, George Little, said Wednesday. He did not cite any specific actions by the Egyptian military."

Road It's becoming tired but still, Bill Clinton's 'Blurred Lines' is pretty great.

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Road Jane Austen gets face-time on UK currency.

Road George Alexander Louis: what's in a name?

Road The road not taken: Jared Leto could have been a drug dealer.

Road 78 dead, 178 injured in terrifying train crash in Spain.

Road Beth Ditto got hitched!

Road Court to hear closing arguments in Bradley Manning case today.

Road Superhuman future possible with superorgans?: "Synthetic DNA circuits inserted into human stem cells could soon allow us to build new organs with unprecedented precision and speed...The technique could prove an efficient way of making organs for transplant without the worry of rejection, and raises the tantalising possibility that it might one day be possible to upgrade the organs we were born with."


Blondie and Beth Ditto Team Up for 'A Rose By Any Name': LISTEN

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What would it sound like if Blondie teamed up with gay Gossip frontwoman Beth Ditto? We now know as their new dance track "A Rose By Any Name" has hit the web. It's the first track from Blondie's upcoming album Ghosts of Download, set for release later this year along with a tour beginning September 5th in 18 U.S. cities.

It's also lifted by the gorgeous, catchy gay-friendly chorus: ”If you’re a boy or if you’re a girl / I love you just the same.”

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Beth Ditto and Gossip Want You to 'Get a Job': VIDEO

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The latest clip from the highly-employable Beth Ditto and her band Gossip.

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Adam Lambert and Beth Ditto Pick Their Nipples Off a Tray: VIDEO

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In case you were wondering, with regard to food Beth Ditto's nipples most closely resemble raisins and Adam Lambert's are somewhere between a Life Saver and a Cheerio.

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Gossip and Beth Ditto 'Move in the Right Direction': VIDEO

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Gossip's new album, A Joyful Noise is out today, as is the video for their next single, "Move in the Right Direction".

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