Gregg Shapiro

Gregg Shapiro is a regular contributor to OutSmart Magazine.
Arts & Entertainment

The Gift of LGBTQ Music

George Michael, Pet Shop Boys, Jackie Shane, and The Smiths.

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Different Drummer

An interview with gay front man Jonny Pierce of The Drums.

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LGBT History Month Playlist

Pet Shop Boys, Kesha, Grizzly Bear, and more.

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NEW MUSIC: The Judds, The Secret Sisters, The Chainsmokers, And More

By Gregg Shapiro Country duos are nothing new. Think about Johnny and June, Porter and Dolly, George and Tammy, and…

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LGBTQ Playlist: Sia, Barry Manilow, Perfume Genius, Palehound, and More

Queer singer/songwriter Sia has been messing with her appearance on her album covers for years.

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Cyndi Lauper Takes a ‘Detour’

LGBTQ icon reflects on decades of advocacy ahead of her Sugar Land appearance.

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‘Can I Be Me’ Reveals Whitney Houston Couldn’t

New documentary links superstar’s sexuality to her tragic death.

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NEW MUSIC: Jake Xerxes Fussell, Betty Buckley, Jackie Evancho, Deborah Cox

There is a lot to love about What in the Natural World (Paradise of Bachelors) by Jake Xerxes Fussell.

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Rimes and Reasons: An Interview With Houston Pride Headliner LeAnn Rimes

Rimes’ most recent album, Remnants (RCA), released in late 2016, finds the belting singer moving in various pop directions.

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Six Queer Bands That Should Be On Your LGBT Pride Playlist

By Gregg Shapiro When someone asks you who your favorite gay band is, what do you usually answer? Culture Club?…

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