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Dolly Parton Wants To Record Queer Dance Song, MLB Honoring Gay Player: Today In Gay

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Dolly Parton is so appreciative of her gay fanbase, she's hoping to record a dance anthem just for us: "At some point I would like to do a dance record and I have several songs that are very positive towards the gay community," she told Digital Spy. "I have a song called “Just A Wee Bit Gay.” It’s a great little dance tune, it’s funny and it’s got a lot of comic in it. I do write a lot of songs along those lines with people that are different and are just themselves.”

"Travelin' Thru," Parton's contribution to the soundtrack for the transgender drama TransAmerica was nominated for the Academy Award, Golden Globe, and Grammy Award for Best Song from a Movie in 2005.


“Going to Pitt is a dream of mine and I couldn’t bear the thought of not being able to stay there,” Koenig wrote.

Currently enrolled in community college, Koenig hopes to raise $15,000 to enable her to return to Pitt in the spring. So far she has raised close to $7,200.


Burke died from AIDS-related illness in 1995, but his sister, Lutha—who was Glenn's caregiver in his final years—will be at the game, as will her daughter, Alice Rose.  “It was overdue, and Glenn has a story that needs to be told,” Lutha Burke told the New York Times. “Glenn wouldn’t be upset that it took this long. He’d just say, ‘It’s about time you guys showed up.’ ”

MLB will announce a partnership with former outfielder Billy Bean, who came out four years after retiring, on improving its efforts toward inclusion.

With the addition of Jason Collins and Michael Sam, MLB remains the only one of the three major American sports without an openly gay player.


Jamie Lambert of the Britain's Got Talent-winning band Collabro has come out of the closet in an interview with The Sun. Well, maybe "come out" is the wrong term—as Lambert explains it, he was never "in."

“No one asked — I have nothing to hide from anybody," he says. "It’s not all of who I am. I would hate for people to see me as ‘the gay one’, rather than the one who sings that line.”

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