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Friday, October 26, 2018

Video: Bette Midler and Barry Manilow Chapel Of Love The Baths 1971

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Saturday, August 11, 2018

Melissa Manchester Talks Bette Midler In Recent Interview With Richmond Magazine

Richmond Magazine
Q&A: Melissa Manchester
The award-winning singer-songwriter performs at Richmond’s Tin Pan Aug. 4
by Don Harrison July 31, 2018 11:23 AM

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RM: You caught your big break with Bette Midler. How’d that happen?

Manchester: Well, I met Barry Manilow, we were both jingle singers, and he became Bette’s new music director and he introduced me to her. I was one of the original members of what came to be known as the Harlettes. It was a fantastic experience. She’s a brilliant woman. At that time, she was cutting-edge, and she’s always had her own vision — she’s just a unique person with a unique sense of herself. It was remarkable each night to watch her take the audience to another place.

For the full interview: Click Here

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Thursday, July 12, 2018

Who Sampled Bette Midler?

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Source: Who Sampled

Bette Midler Song and Album:

Daytime Hustler
by Bette Midler

The Divine Miss M
Atlantic 1972
Producers: Ahmet Ertegun, Barry Manilow, Geoffrey Haslam

Groups and Songs that Sampled “Daytime Hustler:

Bust a Move
by Young MC (1988)

Dissolve
by The Chemical Brothers (2010)

The Magic Number (Too Mad Mix)
by De La Soul (1989)

What It Is
by AKA Brothers (1991)

Hustler
by The Godfathers (Hip-Hop Group) (2013)

Five Minute Mission
by Mixrace (1993)

Bishbosh
by Yolk (1992)

Bette Midler Song and Album:

Mr. Rockefeller
by Bette Midler

Songs for the New Depression
Atlantic 1976
Producer: Mark Klingman

Groups and Songs that Sampled “Mr. Rockefeller”: Read More

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Saturday, June 30, 2018

Video: Bette Midler And Barry Manilow – The Today Show – 2005

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Thursday, June 28, 2018

10 legendary gay icons and how they earned their titles

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10 legendary gay icons and how they earned their titles
by Marco Saveriano
June 24, 2018

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The gay community has always supported fierce, outspoken women and men. These stars proved what it takes though to become a true gay icon.

The term “gay icon” is thrown around a lot lately, at least by members of the gay community. As soon as a pop star releases a dance single or pulls off some sickening stunt on stage, somebody is quick to pull the “gay icon” card. While there are many ways of earning that title, it usually involves years of dedication to the community that supported you, and proving that you care about them as much as they care about you.

Some of these stars dared to be different and let their freak flag fly, even when it meant they might be shunned. Some of them stood by the gay community in times of need, when others treated them like lepers. They put their careers at risk in order to support the community, and that’s dedication.

There is a whole new generation of gay icons, with the likes of Lady Gaga, Britney Spears, and even Ariana Grande all having a huge gay following who they’re so supportive of. But it’s important to know your history, and these trailblazers were supporting the gay community at a time when not many people were.

BETTE MIDLER

The Marvelous Miss M is a true gay icon for many reasons, from her foul, unrestrained mouth to her heavenly singing voice. But there’s a reason she’s called Bathhouse Betty!

After relocating to New York City in the ’60s, Midler started her career on Broadway, but it wasn’t her Broadway roles that got the gays going crazy for her (though that’s part of the reason why they love her now). In the summer of 1970, she earned her gay icon status when she started performing at a popular gay bathhouse in New York City. (Gay bathhouses are saunas where gay men go to have sex, in case you didn’t know.)

Accompanied by her pianist Barry Manilow, who she became very close with, Midler would light up the stage with her big voice and her even bigger personality. She quickly became a sensation in the New York gay scene, and once you’re big with the gays, you know you’re on way.

Midler spoke fondly of those days when she released her album Bathhouse Betty in 1998: “Despite the way things turned out [with the AIDS crisis], I’m still proud of those days. I feel like I was at the forefront of the gay liberation movement, and I hope I did my part to help it move forward. So, I kind of wear the label of ‘Bathhouse Betty’ with pride.”

Over the years, Bette Midler has remained a gay icon after a string of iconic movie roles (Hello, Hocus Pocus!), stage roles — most recently appearing on Broadway in the revival of Hello, Dolly! — and for still being a firecracker who isn’t afraid to speak out about what pisses her off, such as the current political climate in the U.S. You just can’t keep Bathhouse Betty quiet!

Cyndi Lauper

Cyndi Lauper may have sung about girls wanting to have fun, but she really should have said “Gays Just Wanna Have Fun!”

It’s no surprise that Cyndi Lauper would garner such a huge gay following. If you look at someone more contemporary, like Lady Gaga, the gay community tends to flock to the talented girls with quirky style and a clear connection to the LGBTQ community. And that’s exactly what Cyndi Lauper was.

Lauper came onto the scene with her bright orange hair and wild ensembles, and a great voice. She was seen as a trailblazer for women’s liberation, and she wasn’t afraid to talk about things that others wouldn’t. Her song “She Bop”, for example, was about masturbation, and who could forget her anthem, “Girls Just Want To Have Fun”?

After her own sister came out of the closet, that’s when Lauper realized how difficult life was for LGBTQ people, and that’s what inspired her to become an activist for the LGBTQ community. Lauper has since co-founded the True Colors Fund, a charity which “works to end homelessness among lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth, creating a world where all young people can be their true selves.”

Lauper’s work on Broadway has also helped her grow her gay fanbase. She composed the music and lyrics for the hit Broadway musical Kinky Boots, which made it’s Broadway debut in 2013. Lauper went on to win a Tony Award for Best Original Score, and became the first solo woman to do so.

When asked about her gay icon title in an interview, Lauper became modest. While the title is just a title, Lauper is talking the talk and actually making a difference. “I don’t know if I’m a gay icon, but I do work in the community, and I work hard for civil rights,” she said. “I was working in the community anyway, and I didn’t want to just work there and not realize I could do something to help, as opposed to just being there. So, I stepped up.”

DAVID BOWIE

Nobody said this list would be only women, and there’s no man better to start off with than David Bowie.

Bowie was known for being an eccentric, androgynous, trailblazing rock star who wasn’t afraid of what people thought about him. He wore makeup and flamboyant stage costumes, and that’s part of why he became such a gay icon.

Decades ago, even if you were straight, you didn’t want to stray away from the norm, because then people would talk and it could ruin your career. Even a rumor about being gay could have ruined a rising star’s chance, but Bowie didn’t care.

Early on in his career in 1972, he declared in an interview that he was gay. Years later, in 1976, Bowie corrected himself in an interview with Playboy when he revealed he was actually bisexual. “It’s true — I am a bisexual. But I can’t deny that I’ve used that fact very well. I suppose it’s the best thing that ever happened to me.”

Bowie was right, he did use the fact that he was bisexual to his advantage. For years, he used his androgyny to keep people guessing. He enticed male and female fans, and he inspired generations of people to be different.

In 2002, Bowie was asked if he regretted his public declaration of bisexuality. While he didn’t feel like it was a mistake in Europe, he did feel like the “puritanical” United States didn’t react the same way, and he felt like it definitely stood in his way.

Whether he was vocal about his sexuality or not, Bowie would still be a gay icon due to his dedication to going against the grain and always preparing audiences to expect the unexpected.

Kylie Minogue is one of those pop stars who gained a gay fanbase for really no reason at all except for the fact that she was fabulous and gay fans adored her instantly. But over the years, she has nurtured her gay following into full-blown gay icon status.

KYLIE MINOQUE

Kylie’s impact is wildly underappreciated in North America. Most music fans in the U.S. and Canada may only know her for her version of “Locomotion” and her aptly titled single “Can’t Get You Head Of My Head” but she is so much more than those songs.

She started out on the Australian soap Neighbours before becoming a pop star with a huge following in Australia and across Europe. It wasn’t until the ’90s when her style started getting a little sexier that the gays took notice of Kylie. She was embracing her sexuality and breaking free from what people expected her to look and act like, and that struck a chord with the LGBTQ community.

The new millennium ushered in a new era of Kylie, and this time she re-appeared as a campy disco queen, and the gays loved her even more. Her videos lovingly included gay imagery, plenty of male eye candy, and she even fought to keep a same-sex kiss in the music video for “All The Lovers.”

She knew she had a loving, dedicated gay following, and she acknowledged that and catered to the fans who were with her from the beginning. In return, she also fought for equality for the LGBTQ community in her home country of Australia. In 2016, Kylie and her then-fiancé Joshua Sasse also vowed not to get married until everybody could get married.

It’s one thing for a pop star to embrace her gay following, and it’s another for them to fight for their rights. That’s what makes a true gay icon.

BOY GEORGE

Boy George is a bit of a controversial choice, but his impact has made him a gay icon nonetheless.

Back in the ’80s, the lead singer of Culture Club caused quite a stir with his androgynous style. Much like David Bowie, Boy George didn’t adhere to what people thought a man should look like, and many people weren’t even sure if he was male or female. It was that questioning that made him such a phenomenon; he released hit songs and looked unlike anyone else on the scene, and the speculation and controversy only helped his star power.

Also like Bowie, George’s sexuality was often speculated in the media. Many assumed that his flamboyant attire meant he had to be gay, but he often ignored the question or gave a variety of answers to avoid stating the obvious. He did, at one point, say he was bisexual and had relationships with women as well as men, but that didn’t end speculation.

Of course, since then, George has said that he is without a doubt homosexual. He doesn’t consider himself gender fluid or anything like that, just a gay man with eccentric style. “Gender fluid suggests there’s the possibility of change and there really isn’t,” he has said. “I’m an old-fashioned gay man.”

Though Boy George has been seen as controversial in the past for his run-ins with the law and his struggle with substance abuse, it doesn’t diminish the impact he had on the gay community throughout his career. He was a pioneering force for androgynous styles, and despite receiving backlash, he never hid his eccentricities, even all these years later.

DIANA ROSS

The gays love a diva, and that’s why stars like Beyoncé, Jennifer Lopez, and Mariah Carey are so revered in the community. But there’s one diva who out-divas them all: Miss Diana Ross.

Diana Ross already had a huge following from her time spent with The Supremes. The gay community, above all else, loves glitz and glamour, and Ross was known for her glamorous looks and big hair, to go with her even bigger personality. The gay community has always gravitated towards strong, talented women, so it wasn’t a surprise that she managed to gain a huge gay following.

The moment Diana Ross became a certified gay icon was when she unleashed the single “I’m Coming Out” into the world. While it wasn’t specifically about coming out of the closet, Nile Rodgers, who wrote the song for her back in the 1970s, explained the origins of the lyrics.

He was hanging out in an underground gay club in New York when he noticed not one, not two, but three drag queens dressed up as Diana Ross. That’s when he started thinking about the idea of Diana Ross coming out of the closet, if she was a gay man, and realized how it compared to her “coming out” after leaving Motown.

Thanks to Rodgers’ inspired idea, Diana Ross was hailed as a gay icon. Whatever the lyrics were intended to mean, the LGBTQ community recognized their significance and related to them, and just like that, a gay anthem was born. To this day, Ross is still a drag favorite in clubs around the world.

FREDDIE MERCURY

Speaking of divas, here’s a male diva whose legacy will never be forgotten.

Freddie Mercury never publicly confirmed that he was gay, but instead, playfully joked about it for years. He may not have been “out of the closet” but he was always fearless on stage and in music videos. He wasn’t afraid of sequin bodysuits, deep plunging necklines, bright colors, or feathers.

He also wasn’t afraid to show off his feminine side. In the music video for Queen’s “I Want To Break Free,” Mercury and the rest of the band all appear in drag. Mercury also appears in drag in the music video for “The Great Pretender.”

Many claimed that Freddie was open about his sexuality to those close to him, and just didn’t talk about it in the media. In Somebody to Love: The Life, Death, and Legacy of Freddie Mercury, the authors note that when Mercury reportedly told Mary Austin, a woman he’d call the love of his life, that he was bisexual, she replied, “No Freddie, you’re gay.”

Mercury had relationships with men as well as women, and was rumored to be a bit of a “scene queen” in London. It seems like it was always a really badly kept secret, or that everyone knew and chose not to care.

MADONNA

The singer was always in on the joke, and he didn’t care what people thought of him. He had one of the greatest voices the music industry has ever heard, and a stage presence that is unparalleled (sorry Adam Lambert, we still love you), and the fact that he was able to be as iconic as he was while being as flamboyant as he was is truly a testament to his talent.

What’s unfortunate is that one of the biggest queer voices in history left us so soon. Mercury died at the age of 45 of AIDS-related illnesses, after having only revealed to the media that he was suffering from AIDS the day before. There’s comfort, at least, in knowing that he will forever be immortalized as not only a gay icon, but a music icon.

There are a few names that immediately come to mind when you think of the term “gay icon” and Madonna is definitely one of them. She’s such a legendary gay icon that a lot of people may not even know why at this point, but it definitely wasn’t an accident.

When Madonna was young and living in Michigan, she was first introduced to the gay community by her dance teacher. He introduced her to nightclubs and gay bars and even encouraged her to follow her dream to New York City. Is anyone surprised that it was a gay man who first saw that spark in Madonna and knew she was destined to be a star?

Once she got to Manhattan, Madonna was a regular on the club scene, which is where she was introduced to the voguing scene, which of course went on to be the focus of one of her biggest hits, “Vogue”. Madonna was bringing a light to the gay community early on in her career, a move that could’ve been career suicide, but instead made her an icon.

During the AIDS crisis in the ’80s, a time when most people were distancing themselves from the LGBTQ community, Madonna stuck by them. She had many friends who were affected by the disease, and of course, she knew it was a cause that was directly linked to her fans. She wasn’t afraid to speak out about the disease that was ravaging the gay community and even donated proceeds from the last American tour date on her Blonde Ambition tour to the nonprofit organization amfAR, dedicated to her friend Keith Haring who died of AIDS.

She has since been a very active voice for LGBTQ rights, including marriage equality and the horrible treatment of LGBTQ people overseas.

Aside from her work towards equal rights, Madonna also earned her gay icon status because of — of course — her music and performances. She wasn’t afraid to embrace her sexuality, she wasn’t afraid to speak her mind, and she gave the gay community music they could dance and sing along to. What more could you ask for?

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Monday, June 25, 2018

Photo: Bette Midler And Barry Manilow – Gay Pride 1973

Bette Midler, Barry Manilow, Gay Pride 1973

JUNE 24, 1973
Bette Midler (center), backed by Barry Manilow (at piano), flanked by, among others, Vito Russo (at far right, in white pants, with head turned away), at Christopher Street Liberation Day, Washington Square Park, New York City, June 24, 1973. Photo by Waring Abbott/Getty Images.

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Friday, June 8, 2018

Sounds of Pride: Bette Midler at the Gay Baths

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Sounds of Pride: Bette Midler at the Gay Baths
June 2, 2018 larryattheoutfront

Unless you were actually there, it’s nearly impossible to imagine the gay bath houses of the 1970’s.  More than just sex clubs, “the baths” were a gay oasis, a haven, and safe space away from homophobia and the threat of violence.

For a few bucks a guy could not only get laid, but relax, be himself with other gay men; and on the weekends, grab dinner and catch the floor show.  One person who remembers exactly what it was like is Bathhouse Betty aka Bette Midler who got her start as a solo artist performing at the baths.

Few performers have had as storied and illustrious careers as The Devine Miss M, even fewer have become gay icons.  That may be partly due to the fact she has never forgotten where her career began, performing at the gay Continental Baths in New York with Barry Manilow as her accompanist in 1971.  There is also our undeniable connection to her music and the messages she’s conveyed about love and community.

 

Keep in mind these weren’t your ordinary concerts.  Bette’s performing for a crowd of gay men wearing nothing but very thin white towels!

Imagine being at the baths in your towel, surrounded by other men in towels and Bette breaks into…

From the beginning, Bette Midler has been with our Community loving us and reminding us to love each other as well.

From “The Showgirl Must Go On”

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Monday, June 4, 2018

Pride Month: ‘Why Is June So Gay?’

Yahoo Lifestyle
‘Why Is June So Gay?’
By Beth Greenfield
June 2, 2018

 

Welcome to Yahoo Lifestyle, Pride Edition, commemorating June — Pride Month — with a collection of stories celebrating the resilience of LGBTQ people, from celebs, including Adam Rippon and Karamo Brown, trans women finding their inner power through a unique beauty clinic, and queer youth finding vital support from their gay elders after aging out of the foster system. And so, as they shout in the streets: “We’re here, we’re queer — get used to it!”

My first Gay Pride, in New York City, just happened to coincide with the event’s 25-year anniversary. It was 1994, and the entire city exploded in wild jubilation during that last weekend in June.

Still, as I marched with my posse past the famed Stonewall Inn on Christopher Street in the West Village that Sunday — the site of the “gay liberation” kickoff of 1969 due to an uprising-turned-six-day-melee that became known as the Stonewall riots — I had just the slightest inkling of how its existence was inextricably linked to mine. From that day forward, as I got more enmeshed in the community, I quickly and hungrily learned — not only facts about the riots (more on that, below) and the beautiful reverberations, still being felt today, but also about something more nuanced: the resilient spirit that runs through the heart of LGBTQ culture.

Although my understanding grew (and keeps on growing) through personal experience, here’s what those new to the scene need to know about Pride…

Drag queens of STAR, the Street Transvestite Action Revolutionaries, during the fourth annual Gay Pride Day March in New York

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Drag queens of STAR, the Street Transvestite Action Revolutionaries, during the fourth annual Gay Pride Day March in New York City, June 24, 1973.

How it all began 

June 27, 1969, was not the first time in history that LGBTQ folks stood up for themselves (the gay-rights Mattachine Society, for example, was established in 1950). But it’s when the Stonewall riots — or uprising — began, lasting for nearly a full week and securing a place in history as the start of the modern gay rights movement. The flame was sparked by a police raid of the bar — just one of many that occurred regularly, as cops were cracking down on gay bars for operating without a state liquor license, which the bars did because the state wouldn’t provide licenses to places that catered to an LGBTQ crowd. That night’s raid, though, was the final straw for the nearly 200 patrons, and after 13 arrests — and, goes the story, a handcuffed lesbian (widely believed to be late West Village icon Stormé DeLarverie) being hit in the head with a billy club and then yelling for action — a gathering crowd rose up and resisted.

One month after the demonstrations and conflict at the Stonewall Inn, activist Marty Robinson speaks to a crowd of approximat

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One month after the demonstrations and conflict at the Stonewall Inn, activist Marty Robinson speaks to a crowd of approximately 200 people before marching in the first mass rally in support of gay rights in New York City, July 27, 1969.

According to a recent Atlantic story, “The conflict over the next six days played out as a very gay variant of a classic New York street rebellion. It would see: fire hoses turned on people in the street, thrown barricades, gay cheerleaders chanting bawdy variants of New York City schoolgirl songs, Rockette-style kick lines in front of the police, the throwing of a firebomb into the bar, a police officer throwing his gun at the mob, cries of ‘occupy — take over, take over,’ ‘Fag power,’ ‘Liberate the bar!’, and ‘We’re the pink panthers!’, smashed windows, uprooted parking meters, thrown pennies, frightened policemen, angry policemen, arrested mafiosi, thrown cobblestones, thrown bottles, the singing of ‘We Shall Overcome’ in high camp fashion, and a drag queen hitting a police officer on the head with her purse.”

An account written at the time by gay journalist Dick Leitsch, according to David Carter’s Stonewall: The Riots That Sparked the Gay Revolution, noted the cultural importance of the bar to many displaced LGBTQ young adults at the time. “The Stonewall became ‘home’ to these kids. When it was raided, they fought for it. That, and the fact that they had nothing to lose other than the most tolerant and broadminded gay place in town, explains why the Stonewall riots were begun, led and spearheaded by ‘queens.’”

Barry Manilow (seated at piano) and Bette Midler (at center, in red) at a Gay Liberation rally at Washington Square Park on J

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Barry Manilow (seated at piano) and Bette Midler (at center, in red) at a Gay Liberation rally at Washington Square Park on June 24, 1973, in Greenwich Village, New York City. 

The anger of the swelling crowd soon gave way to an empowering rally, which was commemorated a year later with march and another rally — and every year since, with other anniversary events popping up in cities and towns across the country, mostly in June. (See a full list of Pride events in the U.S. and around the world here and here.)

Today’s legacy 

Although the Stonewall itself remained closed until 1990 and struggled for years, it was renovated in 2007 and is now comprised of two buildings, becoming the first LGBTQ site in the country to be listed on the National Register of Historic Places, in 1999, and being named a National Historic Landmark in 2000. Then, in 2016, President Barack Obama declared the bar and its surrounding area (Christopher Street Park) the Stonewall National Monument, creating the first National Park Service segment dedicated to the gay rights movement.

Valerie Jarrett, Senior Adviser to President Barack Obama, speaking at a dedication ceremony officially designating the Stone

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Valerie Jarrett, Senior Adviser to President Barack Obama, speaking at a dedication ceremony officially designating the Stonewall Inn as a national monument to gay rights on June 27, 2016, in New York City. 

“The Stonewall Uprising is considered by many to be the catalyst that launched the modern LGBT civil rights movement,” President Obama wrote in the proclamation. “From this place and time, building on the work of many before, the nation started the march — not yet finished — toward securing equality and respect for LGBT people.”

The Stonewall remains a powerful place for demonstration today; it’s the town square that crowds of LGBTQ New Yorkers are instinctively drawn to whenever big news happens, whether good — the Supreme Court’s 2015 decision to make marriage equality the law of the land, for example — or bad, as with the horrific Pulse nightclub massacre of the following year, after which crowds gathered to hold each other up with a candlelight vigil.

As for the NYC march — not a parade, stress its organizers (Heritage of Pride, producers of the event since 1984), who are determined to keep its political roots intact — it continues, hundreds of thousands strong, every year on the last Sunday in June, its final stretch passing by the Stonewall as jubilant crowds roar. Separate identity-based breakout events have become established civil-rights actions too — namely, the independently run Dyke March (this writer’s favorite Pride event), happening every Saturday before the  Sunday march, with sister events in cities, including Philadelphia, San Francisco, and Chicago; and the Trans Rights March, happening in cities from Seattle to D.C.

A rainbow balloon display over Fifth Avenue in the annual New York Gay Pride Parade, one of the oldest and largest in the wor

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A rainbow balloon display over Fifth Avenue in the annual New York Gay Pride Parade, one of the oldest and largest in the world, on June 25, 2017. 

In 2019, New York will be the site of World Pride, a biannual blowout from the organization InterPride; past events have taken over the streets in Rome, Jerusalem, London, Toronto, and Madrid.

More  people seem to flock to the alternative events, feeling that the main Pride marches — now infiltrated with endless streams of corporate-sponsored floats — have become too commercial and soulless. It’s something that gay historian Martin Duberman warned against in a 2017 Queerty interview.

“I think the March this year needs to be, above all, political. Less frivolity and more anger,” he said. “Trump is no friend to the LGBTQ community and gay people need to make it clear that we regard ourselves as part of the Resistance. It isn’t clear now.”

For many queer people, that resistance is ever present, in the form of the resilience that runs deep, whether it’s June or not. We saw it recently with the incredible March for Our Lives, powered in part by an undercurrent of LGBTQ activism, particularly by one Emma Gonzalez. Earlier this year, Cynthia Nixon declared her candidacy for governor of New York at an event held within the Stonewall, packed with queer supporters despite a snowstorm that evening.

Yahoo Lifestyle will be celebrating LGBTQ resilience in many forms as we roll out features this month — through the personal stories of role models, including figure skater Adam Rippon, transgender model Munroe Bergdorf, and celebrity makeup artist Jonathan Fernandez; by introducing the world to an empowering transgender beauty clinic; and by reporting on the experiences of people who have gone through so-called gay conversion therapy, seeking U.S asylum, and experiencing turbulent childhoods marked by homelessness and foster care, only to come out on the other side, more powerful than ever before. Follow us every step of the way at Yahoo Lifestyle, Pride edition.

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Friday, June 1, 2018

Bette Midler & Barry Manilow – Friends – Roseanne Talk Show

Bette Midler & Barry Manilow – Friends – Roseanne Talk Show

I thought this would be a little timely. Now, none of these 3 talk to each other. Too bad how symbolic this is because we really need to start working with one another again. Now I’m not talking in place of Bette. These are my opinions, and I’m sure they are different than Bette’s, but if you speak to all walks of life off of social media, it’s different. Yeah, both sides have their bad apples, but I have no trouble discussing my ideas with right-wingers in TN. People are more alike than they are different and how they behave on social media. You all know this because you work with so many different characters every day. In my ???? years, I’ve never run into monsters, well I have, but I think they were bipartisan. Anyway, Try your best to understand people. I know it’s hard. Don

PS: The good news is that I think the Harlettes all get along! Yay!

#BetteMidler #BarryManilow #Friends #RoseanneBarr

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Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Bette Midler And Barry Manilow – TodayShow – Come On A My House – Slow Boat – Wind Beneath My Wings – 2003

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