Queer Music News: George Michael video stills, Mould’s new album, Lauper’s LGBT outreach

Posted on 27 Jun 2012 at 10:49am

In marking the 30th anniversary of Wham’s first release “Wham Rap,” George Michael announced a new single to be released this Friday. That’s last week’s news, actually. But starting yesterday, he’s been posting stills from his upcoming video for “White Light.” The above image was released today on his website (and far better than the darker one from yesterday). From GeorgeMichael.com.

Most of my fans realise that I dreamed of a career as a singer/songwriter from an early age, but never in my wildest imaginings could I have known that I would still be here thirty years later, healthy, happy, and feeling that I still have so much more music to give. It is miraculous in so many ways. Fate has been so kind to me, as have the millions of people that that have bought records and come to see me play year after year since 1982.

I am truly blessed, and “White Light” is my thank you to everybody who has been a part of my success. And I mean everybody, including the press!! Long may it continue.

Bob Mould of Sugar and Husker Du fame will release his first new album of original material in three years. We last heard his own stuff in his 2009 album Life and Times. The out rocker announced he will release Silver Age on Sept. 4. Last time Dallas had seen of Mould was at 2011′s Big D Beardance at TBRU. He is half of the Blowoff DJ team that headlined the event.

Cyndi Lauper launched her Forty to None project yesterday which aims to bring awareness to homeless LGBT youth.Through her True Colors Fund, the FTN will offer complete focus to queer youth and is the first organization to do so. Forty percent of homeless youth are LGBT. She released this PSA to introduce FTN to start efforts to bring the “40 to none.”

She also released a free download of her song “Sex is in the Heel,” which she wrote (along with all the music and lyrics) for the new musical Kinky Boots. Just go here to sign up for the download. The musical will premiere in fall in Chicago before making its Broadway debut. The stage adaptation of the film was written by Harvey Fierstein and will be directed and choreographed by Jerry Mitchell.

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