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Musician Jennifer Knapp's Powerful TEDx Talk on Coming Out as a LGBT Person of Faith: WATCH

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Religion and the LGBT community have a..."contentious" relationship, to put it mildly. Musician Jennifer Knapp hosted at TEDx Talk at the University of Nevada to discuss this very issue through the medium she does it best: acoustic guitar. Knapp previously had a career as a contemporary Christian musician, but transitioned to mainstream folk rock after coming out as a lesbian. Having been so involved in the faith community in such a visible way, Knapp has some particularly insightful views on the conflicts with faith and religion - and the religious - one can have upon coming out.

You can watch her speak and sing about her experiences AFTER THE JUMP...

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Jessie Ware Offers Up a Valentine's Day Anthem in 'Champagne Kisses': VIDEO

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British singer-songwriter-soulstress Jessie Ware puckers up with some offbeat visuals for her bubbly romantic ballad "Champagne Kisses", just in time for Valentine's Day. If you like this, don't miss her cover of Labrinth's "Jealous" from her BBC appearance three weeks ago.

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Hot Chip Flashes Its 'Huarache Lights': VIDEO

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British electronic dance outfit Hot Chip has announced its next album, co-produced by Mark Ralph.

Why Make Sense? is set for release on May 18 and you can get a taste of the forthcoming sound with a new track they released on Monday called "Huarache Lights".

"Huarache Lights" is punctuated by a colorful video from Andy Knowles inspired by a light installation by Robert Bell.

JMG notes: "Salsoul fans will recognize a fleeting vocal sample from the 1983 First Choice classic, Let No Man Put Asunder."

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Passion Pit Joins French Electro Star Madeon on 'Pay No Mind': LISTEN

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French electro house/pop producer Madeon (as heard here before) is getting ready to release his debut album Adventure and this week released a new track "Pay No Mind" featuring Boston-based indie electronic outfit Passion Pit.

Listen to the jubilant piece of electro pop, AFTER THE JUMP...

Madeon plans a North American tour starting April 10 to support the new album which also features Dan Smith from Bastille, Foster the People's Mark Foster, and British soul artist Kyan.

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A Real-Life Gay Proposal Took Place on the Set of Kelly Clarkson's 'Heartbeat Song' Music Video: WATCH

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Last week we posted Kelly Clarkson's "Heartbeat Song" music video, which featured a number of couples and told a tale of how we all have a chance at finding love again after a break-up.

One of the stories was a gay couple who are seen in the clip showing off a set of rings.

The backstory on the clip, which we now know thanks to a behind-the-scenes video, is that Zac Woodward and Chad Laboy are a real-life couple and Laboy got down on one knee and proposed to Woodward for real, on set, and it was shot by the crew.

Woodward is a producer for the "Woody and Jim Show" on Nashville radio station 107.5 The River.

Watch the moment, AFTER THE JUMP....

And watch Clarkson's video HERE if you missed it.

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Sam Smith Talks About His 4 Grammys, His Sudden Fame, and His Ex-Boyfriends with Ellen: VIDEO

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The first stop on Sam Smith's Grammy victory lap was with Ellen DeGeneres, and he brought along his four very heavy trophies, talked about what the night meant to him, and how his life has transformed in the past year.

"I genuinely didn’t think this was going to happen. I keep spontaneously crying!"

Smith also received a special onesie from Ellen and talked about his recent break-up:

"I couldn't bring out In The Lonely Hour and go to the Grammys with someone. I had to be lonely for the Grammys."

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