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Scottish Lesbian Teen Takes On The Westboro Baptist Church: VIDEO

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16-year-old Edinburgh lesbian Rebecca Anderson has taken on the Westboro Baptist Church (WBC) with her own take on the WBC’s parody of Panic! At The Disco’s “I Write Sins Not Tragedies.”

Last week, Panic! At The Disco responded to WBC’s virulently homophobic parody of their song by making a donation to the LGBT charity Human Rights Campaign.

Rebecca’s mum contacted Towleroad to say that her daughter was so infuriated by the WBC that she felt moved to make her own parody of their parody.

Rebecca’s version, titled “Your Beliefs Are A Lie What A Tragedy,” includes the lyrcis:

I’d chime in with a

“Haven’t you people ever hated Westboro Baptist Church?!”

Oh, think over things you preach about the gays,

With a sense of poise and rationality,

I’d chime in

“Stop spreading homophobic hatred. Obeying the word of God?”

No, your teachings are so hypocritical,

It makes no sense at all…

Watch Rebecca's song, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Jake Wilson Wants You To Rub That ‘SPF’ On: VIDEO

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Jake Wilson is back with another musical short, this time dishing up a Weird Al-esque parody of Ariana Grande and Iggy Azalea’s summer smash, “Problem”, re-named “SPF,” that also features Rumer Willis and Constantine Rousouli. As you get ready to spend your weekend worshipping the sun, take a moment to remind yourself of the virtues of using protection.

Watch Wilson and some shirtless friends rub on some SPF, AFTER THE JUMP…

You can also see Wilson’s previous musical shorts HERE and HERE.

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Eli Lieb Spends A Summer Night With ‘Zeppelin’ - VIDEO

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Out singer-songrwriter Eli Lieb, who is perhaps most famous for his covers of pop songs, has recently released a music video for his single “Zeppelin” that revels in memories of summer nights spent singing at the top of your lungs while cruising in the car with your man. 

Take all Eli’s love, AFTER THE JUMP…

Check out Lieb’s previous video, “Young Love,” HERE.

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The OXD Mirror: New Tunes by MNEK, Caribou, Aeroplane, Jessie Ware and More.

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BY OCCUPY THE DISCO / RU BHATT

 MNEK - 'Wrote A Song About You'

2014 is quickly becoming 19-year-old  MNEK's year. Hot off the heels of 'Every Little Word' and his collaborations with Gorgon City and Kylie Minogue, Uzo Emenike follows up with the lead single from his upcoming album, 'Wrote A Song About You.' The song's classic '90s house sound complements the MNEK soulful vocals perfectly, proving yet again that the UK wunderkind's musical prowess can't be matched. 

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Mary Lambert Spills Her 'Secrets' - VIDEO

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The "Same Love" songstress has released a lyric video for her new single, “Secrets,” in which she proudly proclaims she doesn’t care if the world knows what her secrets are. She then lists said secretes: she’s bi polar, her family is dysfunctional, sometimes she cries all day, she’s overweight and she’s gay. From HitFix:

Mary_lambertAll these confessions are sung over an impossibly jaunty tune as she refreshingly reveals all in the lyric video. “‘Secrets’ might be the first fun song I’ve ever written,” says Lambert…She co-wrote the track with Eric Rosse, Benny Cassette and MoZella. Rosee and Cassette are also executive producers on her new album, “Heart On My Sleeve,” out Oct. 14 on Capitol Records.

The song is about accepting yourself, flaws and all. “I felt like there were a lot of songs coming out about self-empowerment and challenging beauty standards and I wanted to write a song along those same lines, but in my voice,” Lambert says in a statement. “There is so much shame and guilt in our society and I think it has deprived a lot of people from living fully. We are all facing battles, We’ve all had someone who has hurt us. So let’s talk bout it.”

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Pet Shop Boys To Premiere Alan Turing Opera Today

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Wednesday evening, Pet Shop Boys will perform their original opera about gay codebreaker Alan Turing. Turing is often pointed to as an overlooked person in history — during WWII he played a key role in the watershed cracking of the Enigma Code. But in 1952 Turing was arrested for homosexuality, and in 1954 he took his own life.

Pet Shop Boys' Neil Tennant explains that the band's interest in Tennant stems from an 80s play in London's West End — Hugh Whitemore's Breaking the Code. The Guardian quotes Tennant:

You really get a feeling of this extraordinary quirky genius when you learn about Turing. [He] made a big impression on people that knew him, because he was such an unusual person … coming from this different era of V-neck sweaters and sports jackets, yet having this incredible vision of the Universal Machine, and going round telling people he was homosexual.

The often-quotable Tennant goes on to describe the political situation in England today regarding gay rights, and he notes that even conservatives like Prime Minister David Cameron are for marriage equality.

It isn't really a party political issue any more. I think what really happened is we've moved, not totally, but as a society, away from toleration to acceptance, and a reasonably happy acceptance actually. All parties are supporting that now...You'd have to ask David Cameron about his motives, because I know what certain people say about it. Nonetheless he's run with this issue.

Pet Shop Boys will premiere their Turing-inspired work, A Man From the Future, this evening (July 23). The performance will feature Chrissie Hynde of The Pretenders. You can find audio and visual streams via BBC here, the show starts at 5:15pm ET.


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