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Openly Gay Singer Will Young Tweets Homophobic Incident On Pride Day - VIDEO

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Will Young, an openly gay singer who found fame in the first series of English television talent show Pop Idol in 2002, took to Twitter to rant about a June 28 homophobic incident.

Young said that he was told to stop hugging his boyfriend because “it was offending another 'conservative' (read homophobic) spa visitor.”

The singer has yet to reveal where the incident took place but has since announced that it has been resolved.

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Will Young Does Battle with Journalist Over Misuse of the Word 'Gay': VIDEO

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Pop singer Will Young argues with journalist Milo Yiannopoulos on the BBC's Newsnight program about misuse of the word 'gay' by children. Young argues that children should be taught the real meaning of the word 'gay' and Yiannopoulos believes that scolding children for using the word gay as a pejorative is language policing.

Says Young: "If someone is being offensive to someone else, that should be highlighted and pointed out."

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6a00d8341c730253ef019afff259e6970b Elizabeth Berkley to dance to "I'm So Excited" on Dancing With The Stars

Bag6a00d8341c730253ef019afff259e6970b Man retrieves his luggage at baggage claim only to find it plastered with the words "I am gay." Airline claims they "are taking this matter very seriously."

6a00d8341c730253ef019afff259e6970b New poll: One in six LGBT Brits have been the victim of a hate crime.

6a00d8341c730253ef019afff259e6970b Meg Ryan to star in television series.

6a00d8341c730253ef019afff259e6970b Madonna banned from movie theater for texting on her Blackberry.

6a00d8341c730253ef019afff259e6970b Michael Douglas confesses to lying about the type of cancer he was diagnosed with in 2010: "But the surgeon said, 'Let's just say it's throat cancer.' I said 'OK, you don't want to say it's tongue cancer?' I said 'Why's that?' and he said, 'Well, if you really want to know why, if we do have to have surgery it's not going to be pretty. You'll lose part of you jaw and your tongue and all of that stuff.' So I said, 'OK sure.'"

6a00d8341c730253ef019afff259e6970b Will Young hopes to stop school kids from using the word "gay" as a slur.

Utah6a00d8341c730253ef019afff259e6970b Transgender University of Northern Iowa student crowned homecoming queen.

6a00d8341c730253ef019afff259e6970b Anchorage Chamber of Commerce hopes to give LGBT community support from local businesses: "'The social debates are happening outside of what we're doing,' said Andrew Halcro, the chamber president. 'This is really focusing on the economy and the economic benefits of inclusivity.'"

6a00d8341c730253ef019afff259e6970b Lesbian couple in Utah claims discrimination from manager at AT&T store. The company is investigating the charges.

6a00d8341c730253ef019afff259e6970b Sarah Palin and Ted Cruz, who initially supported the government shutdown, are now protesting it in Washington, DC.

6a00d8341c730253ef019afff259e6970b Palin also appeared in New Jersey to support Cory Booker Senate rival, Steve Lonegan.

6a00d8341c730253ef019afff259e6970b Judge: Ban on gay men giving blood in Northern Ireland is irrational.


The OXD Mirror: New Music for 9.7.12

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BY OCCUPY THE DISCO / RU BHATT

The OXD Mirror is a weekly music column brought to you by the boys of OCCUPY THE DISCO (OXD), a New York City based movement created by three music lovers, Ru Bhatt, Josh Appelbaum, and Tadeu Magalhães, who want to share their love for disco, house and dance music with the world. 

Many people consider Labor Day the end of summer despite having over 20 days left in the season. The songs in the first part of today's post echo this somber thought but after the jump you'll find tracks that will have you dancing into the fall.

 

The Reflections - 'Summer Days'

The California-based trio known as The Reflections focus on a failed summer romance on their debut single, 'Summer Days,' off their upcoming album Limerance. The song's breezy, light sound may make it sound like a cheery summer track, but don't let that fool you. The introspective lyrics, delivered in Darian Zahedi's soothing, melodic voice, tell a different story all together, leaving the listener wondering whether it is happy or sad to have ended the summer in solitude.

 

El Perro Del Mar - 'Walk on By'

Sarah Assbring, the Swedish pop artist better known as El Perro Del Mar, embraces being on her own with 'Walk on By,' the first single from her fifth album, Pale Fire. Sarah has moved on from the 60's-influenced album Love is Not Pop by playing the role of a chilled out, 80's Brit-soul/jazz singer that has decided to remove herself from the dating pool after one too many failed relationships. The sad tale is accompanied by haunting saxophone melodies that add to the song's seductive feel. If you're a fan of early Robyn or Lykke Li, this track is right up your alley.

 

Satellite Stories - 'Sirens (Slow Magic Remix)' 

The final solemn track in today's post comes from the Finnish quartet known as Satellite Stories. The original song is reminiscent of Two Door Cinema Club with its percussive, energetic sound. Known for their dreamwave style, Slow Magic replaces the original's staccato rhythms with soothing synths that give the lyrics a chance to shine. One can't help but sway along as lead singer, Esa, recounts a couple's last kiss before they end their relationship. Look for for Satellite Stories' debut album, Phases to Break the Ice, out on September 21st. 

MORE, DANCE-FRIENDLY, TRACKS AFTER THE JUMP...

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Will Young Wants a Lover: VIDEO

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Will someone find Will Young a lover so he'll no longer have to romance shopping carts?

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Will Young Tries to Find Himself: VIDEO

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The latest video from the UK's Will Young is directed by Henry Scholfield for his new track "Losing Myself". Young has never sounded better than his last couple of tracks imho.

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