Eight years after he won Pop Idol, Will Young has been voted the number one British role model in pop for young lesbian, gay and bisexual people.
Voters in Stonewall’s multiple-choice social media poll were asked which British music personality is the best role model for young lesbian, gay and bisexual people. The results were:
- Will Young 58%
- Alison Goldfrapp 15%
- Kele Okereke 12%
- Joe McElderry 10%
- Lady Sovereign 5%
Lady Gaga has given a speech telling US politicians to revoke the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" law that prevents gay and lesbian people from openly serving in the military.
Lady Gaga, who has been an advocate for gay rights, said the policy was "unjust".
The singer told a 20 strong crowd at Deering Oaks Park in Maine that “equality is the prime rib of America”. She also alluded to the recent controversy surrounding her meat dress – and said that by discriminating against homosexuals America didn't "get to enjoy the greatest cut of meat my country has to offer".
The Ghana reggae star Blakk Rasta has agreed to engage with Amnesty representatives after his comments made to a website caused international uproar.
In an interview given to GhanaMusic.com he described homosexuality as a “mental disorder”.
Amnesty reacted angrily to the comments and this led to the musician contacting Amnesty directly.
In a statement given to Amnesty International, Blakk Rasta said, “As a Rasta man I uphold values of non-violence, non-discrimination, veganisim, understanding and love.
Christina Aguilera has been voted most inspirational pop act for gay people, beating Lady Gaga and Katy Perry in a Stonewall social media poll.
Christina Aguilera’s Beautiful was the most empowering pop song of the last decade for lesbian, gay and bisexual people, according to Stonewall’s latest social media poll.
Christina Aguilera said: ‘I’m delighted to have been voted the most inspirational pop act by Stonewall’s supporters – my gay fan base is so important to me and this continues my special relationship with them.’