Mark Medlock – The Other Side of Broken

Mark Medlock is one of the most successful winners of Germany’s version of Pop Idol, and openly gay.  This 2011 track makes much better use of his soulful voice than previous singles produced by Dieter Bohlen, who nonetheless gave him several big chart hits in his home country.

Gentleman Reg – How We Exit

From the album Jet Black by indie artist Gentleman Reg, who’s Canadian. He’s openly gay, and has played a number of Gay Pride festivals.  In the U.S., Gentleman Reg is best known for being featured in the 2006 John Cameron Mitchell movie, Shortbus, in which he made a brief cameo and contributed to the film’s soundtrack.

“I didn’t want to hide the fact that I was gay. I wanted it to be known. But at the same time, I don’t want to be politically preachy or alienating in any way. I still want the music to be inclusive. Kind of like Rufus Wainwright. His range of fans is really diverse. He doesn’t just attract gay males.”

Pedro Marín (feat. Arianna Puello) – El Influjo de la Luna

Pedro Marín – a Spanish pop star who first became popular in his home country in the 1980s – is openly gay, and this is taken from his 2009 glam rock album which he says draws influences from bands like Roxy Music and T-Rex.

Video Directed by Stefan Weinert. Filmed in Berlin July 2009. Song from the album “I WILL GLAM” by Pedro Marín (Mainman / Blanco y Negro) 2009.

UK:- London Gay Men’s Chorus celebrates 21 years of song and friendship

This weekend, the London Gay Men’s Chorus holds  a celebratory concert at the city’s Royal Festival Hall.  The choice of venue shows just how far they’ve come since their first public performance in the concourse of the Angel Underground Station in 1991, when the police were called to disperse the crowd.

They’re now Europe’s biggest gay choir (with around 190 members aged 21 to 75) and this week were profiled in The Guardian.

KINGSHIP – Wandering Sailor

Brooklyn-based pianist/composer Paul Leschen and California-born singer/songwriter Chris Hall are KINGSHIP, and  they freely admit they love over-the-top melodic rock. Wandering Sailor doesn’t disappoint, and the video has pulled together a starry cast in front of and behind the camera in a stylish mix of references to Genet, Jean Paul Gaultier and children’s storybook.

….directed by the uber-talented Michael Serrato, co-directed by special FX gurus Brian Reindel and James Papadopoulos, shot by sexy dock fighter Jesse Brunt and tricked out by master of puppets Brian Clark.

Featuring the best crew a captain could dream of: his Majesty the Gay Pimp himself Jonny McGovern and, as his sailor boytoy, Brad Cheyne; world-sensation and sensational Drew Droege (aka “It’s recently come to my attention” Chloë Sevigny) as the Madam; super-talented Julie Goldman as the drag-king bouncer; the hilarious Tanya McClure as the one-eyed barmaid; beautiful sailorgirl Brandy Howard; badboy patron James Hawkins; Sebastian Thomas Johnson as the hunky backroom trick (real tats included); and dreamy Wandering Sailor, Jonah Wharton.