Happy and gay

As far as album titles go, most musicians can't really go wrong. After all, once your adoring crowd and local radio stations have clicked the play button, its your music that they'll be sold on, not the strange, quirky 3D graphics on the cover, or the strange name that you chose for this particular collection of tracks.

That said, albums can become iconic and their names remembered down the years by ageing adoring fans. Which is why when US rapper Lil B decided to use the words 'I am gay' for his new album, people stood up and took notice. With the negative consequence of the singer, who hopes to contribute towards social acceptance for US LGBT people, receving hate mail and death threats, the Pink News tells us:

'Lil B said that he was using the word ‘gay’ in the traditional sense and that he supported gay people. 'I’m very gay, but I love women. I’m not attracted to men in any way. I’ve never been attracted to a man in my life. But yes I am gay, I’m so happy...I’m a gay, heterosexual male.'

'I got major love for the gay and lesbian community, and I just want to push less separation and that’s why I’m doing it. I hope GLAAD [Gay and Lesbian Alliance against Defamation] sees that I’m taking initial steps to break barriers.'

Maybe the tide will turn and schoolboys will actually use the term 'gay' to mean 'cool' rather than something a bit awful. Or they might start liking rock music instead.

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