Tag Archive | Elton John

Elton John mints new record with commemorative coin

Elton John mints new record with commemorative coin

Legendary gay singer Elton John, who has sold 300 million records and raised almost half a billion dollars in the fight against HIV/AIDS, marked a new milestone on Monday: His own commemorative coin issued by Britain’s Royal Mint. The coin is the second in the Royal Mint’s Music Legend series celebrating British bands and singers.

European Commission joins LGBT+ stars as fears COVID-19 fuels inequality

European Commission joins LGBT+ stars as fears COVID-19 fuels inequality

The European Commission (EC) has joined forces with singer Elton John, tennis legend Billie Jean King and actor Sir Ian McKellen, to call for support for the LGBT+ community, warning that inequalities have been exacerbated by the coronavirus crisis. In an opinion piece published simultaneously in Le Monde and the Guardian, the authors, who also […]

Elton John launches fund for HIV/AIDS during coronavirus

Elton John launches fund for HIV/AIDS during coronavirus

Elton John has launched a $1 million emergency fund to help organisations working with people living with HIV or AIDS, so they are not “left behind” during the coronavirus crisis. With the coronavirus pandemic putting pressure on health systems globally, the British musician said the Elton John AIDS Foundation would give cash to organisations for […]

Elton Approves Yola’s ‘Goodbye Yellow Brick Road’

Elton Approves Yola’s ‘Goodbye Yellow Brick Road’

UK singer-songwriter, Yola has recently released her album, Walk Through Fire, and this powerhouse has included two bonus tracks on the album, one of which is a great Dan Auerback-produced cover of Elton John’s Goodbye Yellow Brick Road. What better endorsement could you get than that Elton would feature it on his own social media? […]

Elton John AIDS fundraiser – $6 mln for Kenya HIV testing

Elton John AIDS fundraiser – $6 mln for Kenya HIV testing

(Reuters) – Elton John on Wednesday last hosted a celebrity-packed gala that raised more than $6 million to fight HIV/AIDS in Kenya, thanks partly to auctions of a luxury car and an autographed piano, used in the singer’s Rocketman movie musical. The British singer-songwriter, on a break from his farewell world tour, welcomed the likes […]

Samoa: ‘Rocketman’ banned over gay scenes

Samoa: ‘Rocketman’ banned over gay scenes

(Reuters) – Samoa has banned Rocketman, the movie-musical based on the life of British musician, Elton John, over its depiction of homosexuality, the South Pacific island’s censor has said. The film was banned last week, because it clashed with Samoa’s “culture and our Christian beliefs”, the censor, Leiataua Niuapu Faaui, told the Samoa Observer newspaper […]

UK: Elton John slams Russian cuts to ‘Rocketman’ gay scenes

UK: Elton John slams Russian cuts to ‘Rocketman’ gay scenes

(Reuters) – Elton John on Friday criticised Russia’s reported censorship of some scenes in the new movie musical based on his life, Rocketman, calling the decision “cruelly unaccepting of the love between two people”. John, and the makers of Rocketman, which depicts the warts-and-all rise to fame of the gay British musician, issued a statement […]

Film Review & Trailer: Rocketman

Film Review & Trailer: Rocketman

Frances Winston really enjoyed this biopic of Elton John, starring Taron Egerton Directed by: Dexter Fletcher – Starring: Taron Egerton, Jamie Bell, Richard Madden, Bryce Dallas Howard Music biopics are all the rage right now, following the enormous success of Bohemian Rhapsody. But if you thought Freddie Mercury’s life was flamboyant, think again. Elton John’s […]

Brunei: Governments urged to keep pressure on after LGBT death penalty halt

Brunei: Governments urged to keep pressure on after LGBT death penalty halt

Diplomatic pressure on Brunei should not be eased until anti-LGBT+ laws are completely repealed, human rights advocates said on Monday, dismissing the Southeast Asian country’s move to extend a moratorium on the death penalty. Brunei sparked a global outcry when it rolled out its interpretation of Islamic laws, or sharia, on April 3, allowing whipping […]

Brunei says it won’t enforce gay death penalty after backlash

Brunei says it won’t enforce gay death penalty after backlash

(Reuters) – Brunei’s Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah on Sunday extended a moratorium on the death penalty to incoming anti-gay legislation, seeking to temper a global backlash led by celebrities such as George Clooney and Elton John. The small Southeast Asian country sparked an outcry when it rolled out its interpretation of Islamic laws, or sharia, on […]