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Articles Tagged 'Stephen Gately'

2009 In Review: Anglophenia’s Top 10 UK Stories

2009 has finally come to a close, and New Year’s can’t come quickly enough. This was a rancid year, with the economy in shambles, people getting laid off left and right, and thoughts of hope sliding into malaise. In the world of pop culture, things were hardly any more pleasant. In a year in which […]

Daily Mail Piece on Stephen Gately’s Death Inspires Twitter Uproar

Daily Mail columnist Jan Moir created quite the Twitter uproar today with her piece on Stephen Gately‘s untimely death. One particular passage, which claims Gately’s death is a setback for gay rights, has caused the biggest stir: Another real sadness about Gately’s death is that it strikes another blow to the happy-ever-after myth of civil […]

Stephen Gately’s Death Raises Questions

I was stunned to learn about the sudden death of Irish Boyzone singer Stephen Gately over the weekend. I distinctly remember his coming out back in 1999, when I was a freshman in college, and the positive reaction from his fans made me optimistic for the future of gay acceptance in music. When Lance Bass […]