Rufus Wainwright – Out Of The Game

The first single from Rufus Wainwright’s 2012 album of the same name, produced by Mark Ronson, who he clearly enjoyed working with.

“There’s a real attraction between Mark and I, which is a little harder for me being gay. I have to battle with it. Whether it’s the Beatles or the Stones or Eurythmics, there’s an unrequited sexual, romantic energy in the studio – and it becomes volatile if not dealt with.

To have someone to sing to and dream about in that amorphous state is what it’s all about in the end. People fall in love with people – yes, there are gay people, straight people and bisexuals. But crushes are universal.” Music Week.

The video stars his long-time friend, Helena Bonham Carter.

Lady Gaga – Born This Way

“To say that I would use the gay community to sell records is probably one of the most ridiculous statements anyone can make about me as a person,” Gaga states. The timbre of her voice changes, deepening with frustration. “I would say the top thing I think about every single day of my life, other than my fans, loving the music, and my family being healthy, is social justice and equality.”  Interview in The Advocate, July 2011.