Queer Music News: ‘Hooray, You’re Gay’ video; Sarah Jaffe covers Robyn on Billboard

• Here’s some #musicMonday for your Twitter feeds. If Gaga’s “Born This Way” isn’t enough of a Pride anthem for you, maybe The Juliettes might can fill in the void with their new song, “Hooray, You’re Gay.” The Seattle band of women posted this song as “a gift. To the LGBT community and to all people who value compassion and equality. Who don’t see ‘Gay Marriage’ but only understand ‘MARRIAGE.’ Who don’t see ‘Gay Rights’ but only see ‘RIGHTS.’ Who think ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ should be and should have always been, ‘Why Ask, Who Cares.’ Who understand that there needs to be no defense of marriage, but defense of the disenfranchised. Love is love. Equality is equality. Truth is truth. We made this for you. We made this for everybody. We feel it is the obligation of every person — starting with us — to work toward true equality.”

This song kind of grew on me pretty quick. Four femmes goofing around with rock ‘n’ roll is hard not to love, but they also have a catchy tune. OK, yes, it sounds like it could easily come off a South Park or Avenue Q soundtrack, but I can’t help but applaud their efforts in doing a song they didn’t need to. Now that’s an ally.

• Folk and electronica don’t go quite hand in hand, but local singer Sarah Jaffe, who we’ve profiled before, is a big fan of alt-dance queen Robyn. I even saw her at the concert. Jaffe went and had a chat with Billboard and even performed a bit for Mashup Monday. Here, she covers Robyn’s “Hang With Me.” Jaffe does a beautiful job with an already beautiful song keeping her melancholic touch to it. Although they play the dance version of the song also in the video, Robyn released it as a ballad in Body Talk Pt. 1, the first of her 2010 trilogy.

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Gaga Dresses as Condom on GMA

LadyGagaCondomx390 (Screengrab) | Advocate.comLady Gaga appeared on Good Morning America dressed as a latex condom to promote her work to fight HIV/AIDS.
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Gaga Gets Animated

From the Taiwanese news channel NMA World Edition.

(Tipped by Dr. Jeff)

Joe. My. God.

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Lady Gaga At The 2011 Grammys

This will likely have a very short life on YouTube.

Joe. My. God.

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Watch: Lady Gaga Gets Horny At The Grammys

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Lady Gaga performed "Born This Way," the much-talked about first single from her forthcoming album. Aside from being hatched from an egg, the performance itself was, for the most party, relatively stock and conventional. My only question was this: What's the deal with the shoulder horn?

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP.


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Lady Gaga Collects Early Grammys

LADY GAGA GRAMMY ARRIVAL X390Several hours before she was scheduled to hatch at Sunday night’s Grammy
Awards, Lady Gaga collected the award for Best Female Pop Vocal
performance for “Bad Romance.” 
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Lady Gaga Has Egg On Her Face

OH SNAP — Arriving on the Grammy red carpet an hour earlier than scheduled, Lady Gaga made her way through the photographer swarm inside this egg bubble — even stopping to answer a few Qs from Ryan Seacrest, through the looking glass — in some pop art attempt to show how she was "born this way." She rolled up in a coffin. Just … no.


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News: Lady Gaga, Gay Cruise, Ron Paul, Jamaica, Egypt

 road Lady Gaga to give birth in music video for "Born This Way?"

Allue  road Drug bust on the "world's largest gay cruise."

 road Sign in UK causes outcry: "A hotel owner has caused uproar in his village after putting up a sign outside the building saying 'Poofters welcome here'. Mike Saqui meant the sign to be a pointed reference to the case where a Cornish B&B owner refused to let in gay couples. But many in his village in Hampshire's New Forest were left outraged and he was given a strong talking to by the police."

 road Marriage Equality supporters plan valentine's Day demonstration in San Francisco.

 road Looters stole 18 items from the Egyptian Museum during Egypt's recent social unrest.

 road Ron Paul wins the straw poll at CPAC.

 road Sarah Palin hires chief of staff of her political action committee.

Criss  road Matthew Morrison, Darren Criss and others attend Barbara Streisand tribute.

 road Australian Prime Minister John Key speaks at Oz's Big Gay Out.

 roadFormer New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson criticizes President Obama's action on DADT: "I think the dialogue was advanced, but when it came to 'don't ask, don't tell,' I would've let that court ruling stand."

 road Adam Lambert attends pre-Grammys bash.

 road Mickey Rourke speaks further about the development of the new Gareth Thomas biopic: “I’m meeting Gareth’s parents and his family tomorrow in a box to watch the game. This is an incredibly important story about equality and it’s something I want to make happen. We’re working on the script, the treatment and we have the producers on board. I’m very excited to see Gareth play – it’s a first.”

 road Not a surprise but a study reveals that anti-gay states are unhealthy.

 road Increase in the number of Jamaican gays seeking asylum in the United States.


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‘Born this way’ from DADT repeal advocate, Lady Gaga

Okay, I’m a music nerd. I’ll admit it. I mostly got to know Lady Gaga because of her activism on DADT repeal — and it was real. Here’s the new song that’s causing a buzz all over the LGBT blogosphere:




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Christ Like Gaga Atop Runyon Canyon 

CHRIST LIKE GAGA PAINTING RUNYON X390Publicists for Lady Gaga say they had nothing to do with a Christ-like
painting  of the pop star that appeared a top Los Angeles’ Runyon Canyon
in
advance of the Grammy Awards on Friday. See the full painting here.
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