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MARY J BLIGE: Supports marriage equality.

MIKA: Sample his full album.

SH*T APPLE FANATICS SAY: Some of you will relate.

NOH8: L.A. officials line up for the activist portrait campaign.

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Mika's New 'Celebrate' Video is No Coming Out Party: VIDEO

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Mika released the video for his new track "Celebrate" today, which features a short rap by Pharrell.

Earlier this month, Mika told Instinct magazine that he's gay. He had previously said he was bi.

“If you ask me am I gay, I say yeah. Are these songs about my relationship with a man? I say yeah. And it’s only through my music that I’ve found the strength to come to terms with my sexuality beyond the context of just my lyrics. This is my real life.”

The "Celebrate" video, though upbeat and on the topic of moving on, is a decidedly straight affair.

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

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British Pop Star Mika: 'Yeah, I'm Gay. This is My Real Life'

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British pop star Mika, who told a Dutch magazine in 2009 that he was bisexual after months of refusing to address his sexuality, indicates to Instinct magazine that his understanding of his sexuality has become more finely tuned:

Earlier this week, in a world exclusive, Mika sat down with Instinct to set the record straight (so to speak): “If you ask me am I gay, I say yeah. Are these songs about my relationship with a man? I say yeah. And it’s only through my music that I’ve found the strength to come to terms with my sexuality beyond the context of just my lyrics. This is my real life.”

Said Mika in 2009:

"I've never ever labeled myself. But having said that; I've never limited my life, I've never limited who I sleep with. So, whatever. (…) Call me whatever you want. Call me bisexual, if you need a term for me...There are ways of being a role model without having to always having to establish yourself with a label. Let's say if you're a 16-year-old guy, and you're not sure about your sexuality, you should be as free as you want...Having a role model who makes you feel like it's alright to do whatever you want, without the pressure of a label, I think that's a good thing as well. I think there's a million different ways to do it, there isn't only one. And I hope I'm right."

Mika released an EP, Mind Games, on August 1.

His track "Celebrate", featuring Pharrell, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Mika and Pharrell Williams 'Celebrate': LISTEN

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Bisexual British singer/songwriter Mika has been under the radar for a while now. He's got a September album coming though, and dropped a new piece of pop featuring Pharrell Williams over the weekend. Watching the video that it's attached to, however, may give you a seizure.

Listen, AFTER THE JUMP...

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News: Genderless Citizen, Mika, Puffin, Gay Blood, Gerry Adams

 roadVirginia AG Cuccinelli defends anti-gay advice in Sunday op-ed. And, he's a birther.

 roadFederal health officials to reexamine 27-year-old ban on blood donations from gays.

Genderless  roadGenderless: Australian becomes first in nation to be identified as neither male nor female.

 roadVideo: Lady Gaga comes close to fainting during concert.

 roadAssessment due this week on implementing "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" in a "more humane" manner.

 roadSinn Fein president Gerry Adams called hypocrite for plans to attend St. Patrick's Day celebrations that exclude gays and women: "David Ford, leader of the Alliance Party of Northern Ireland, said: 'Sinn Fein at home talks a lot about inclusivity and equality. On the face of it it seems Mr Adams applies different standards in the US.'"

 roadVirginia Governor Bob McDonnell rejects demands to push legislation, saying his unenforceable directive urging the state not to discriminate against gays and lesbians was sufficient: "I believe that takes care of it."

 roadWill actual Italians be offended by the Guidos of Jersey Shore?

 roadWatch: Mika kicks ass in new video.

Gsw  roadGolden State Warriors hold first LGBT appreciation night, but don't announce it during game: "Just before the start of Thursday's game against the Portland Trail Blazers, the Oakland-East Bay Gay Men's Chorus stood at halfcourt in tuxedos and sang the national anthem. At halftime, the world's only gay-identified cheerleading team, Cheer SF, gave a high-octane performance, tossing male and female fliers into the air. Although no public announcement was made during the game that it was LGBT appreciation night, the audience clapped enthusiastically for the performers."

 roadRielle Hunter tells all to GQ about her relationship with John Edwards: "I mean, just for starters, I never 'hit on' Johnny. I'm not a predator, I'm not a gold digger, I'm not the stalker. I didn't have any power in that way in our relationship. He held all the power. And then, you know, um, Elizabeth's book tour and Johnny's interview [in August 2008 with ABC's Bob Woodruff] were devastating to me. But I also knew it didn't mean anything."

 roadSitges, Spain to hold first gay pride from July 9-13.

Puffin  roadMore signs of the apocalypse: Last week, a black penguin, this week a white puffin.

 roadThe Wishing Well: drop off an anonymous note.

 roadMale model fix: Terron Wood.

 roadJoe dioGuardi, father of American Idol judge Kara DioGuardi, to oppose Kirsten Gillibrand in NY Senate race.

 roadSome important points for LGBT people on filling out your 2010 Census.

 roadGlee spoilers.

 roadWolves kill teacher while jogging in Alaska: "Her body was dragged off a rural road, leaving a bloody track, into the nearby bush and was surrounded by wolf tracks. Police said wolves in the area had been aggressive recently. If confirmed, it is believed to be the first fatal wolf attack in the US in 50 years."


News: Spain, Ryan Reynolds, Google Wave, Fort Worth, Bangladesh

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Richard Hatch freed from prison.

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Why is the investigation of the police raid on Fort Worth's Rainbow Lounge taking so long?

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Marc Jacobs glams it up for Nars.

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Get ready to see Ryan Reynolds in drag.

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Pew poll on civil unions and same-sex marriage shows uptick in support for the former, but numbers virtually unchanged for the latter.

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NYT hetero-normalizes David Hockney.

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Senator Udall wants Don't Ask, Don't Tell repeal plan from Pentagon within 30 days. Lieberman "committed".

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Spanish court orders new trial in brutal murder of gay couple following protests and outrage over acquittal: "Yesterday, mincing no words, the Tribunal called the lower court ruling "defective, absurd, illogical and arbitrary"and ordered a new trial, according to El Pais. The Tribunal also dismissed petitions to reduce the sentence for setting the apartment on fire. The verdict is a win for efforts by Triviño's mother, Marta Pérez Triviño, to bring her son to justice. She will still have to withstand what must be the unbearable pain of seeing her son's murder go to trial a second time."

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John Mayer on online outreach: "I would rather tell the world to eat my a**hole before I would delete my Twitter account."

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Police: Attack on Jake Raynard not a hate crime.

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Queer as Folk's Randy Harrison set to play Andy Warhol in Pop at Yale Repertory Theater.

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Two gay Bangladesh refugees say they'll have sex to prove they are gay on their fourth attempt to get protection Visas in Australia: "A Federal Court judge recently criticised the Refugee Review Tribunal for its treatment of the pair, who first applied for asylum in 1999, finding it was deliberately biased against them. In a scathing summation, Justice Spender found three previous tribunals had unreasonably twisted facts to deny the men were homosexual, using unsubstantiated claims they were brothers who had been married to women."

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Gallup: Hillary Clinton now more popular than Obama.

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Kris Allen wants to hit you baby, one more time.

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Ryan Gosling had a yummy show in NY last night.

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Butt Magazine to publish 54-week 2010 pin-up calendar.

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George Michael and Kenny Goss step out in London.

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Arjan presents a guilt-free download of the Magistrates remix of Mika's new single "Rain".

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Coalition of 17 international human rights groups strike out at Uganda: "Over the course of the last year, there’s been an increasing pattern of homophobic discourse at play in Uganda, including a conference that occurred several months ago, in which a number of US evangelical leaders came to Uganda to promote reparative therapy and other types of human rights violations against Ugandan LGBT people…and our feeling is that the bill is targeting not just LGBT people, but freedom of expression and a broad level of political discourse in general."

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Google Wave acts out Pulp Fiction and Good Will Hunting.

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NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg again changes promises on what votes he can provide from  Senate Republicans on marriage equality: "Less than a month after defending his support for Republican state senators, saying he could get their votes for gay marriage, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg said conservatives in that body will not support what the mayor termed 'our number one priority' at a recent campaign event with gay supporters. 'Those will not be the Republican votes that I will get, but they will be there for other things that are important to the city,' Bloomberg said in an hour-long interview with Gay City News and its sister papers, The Villager, Downtown Express, and Chelsea Now.


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