Padam, Padam: Friday Delivers Good Gay News

Kylie Minogue is coming to Vegas, and much more.

This Friday, we’re bringing you some good pop culture news to set your weekend right.

Kylie Minogue Announces Her Vegas Residency


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Padam, padam, we feel it and we know. Our hearts are jumping for joy because Kylie Minogue announced her first Las Vegas residency at the Voltaire venue located in The Venetian. The exact dates have not been released, but her grand entrance is expected to be on November 3rd.

“The spirit of Voltaire is one of pure, authentic fun. It’s one I resonate with as a pop artist. My new album Tension is all about the space where the intimate and universal come together, and Voltaire represents just that,” Kylie said of the residency.

Drag Race and American Idol Star Adore Delano Comes Out As Trans


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Ru girl and American Idol contestant Adore Delano came out as trans in a post on Instagram.

“I wanted to let everybody know that I am transitioning and I kept it really, kind of hush-hush the first three months because I wanted to go through the beginning stages of the puberty privately,” she said in the video, adding: “I’ve found that it’s been very enlightening and has made me probably the happiest I’ve ever been in my adult life.”

Adore shared that she came out to her mom in secondary school but felt like she had to suppress her identity until now. She has gone from “dysphoria to euphoria.”

J-Pop Star Shinjiro Atae Comes Out As Gay

Shinjiro Atae was a member of wildly popular J-Pop group AAA for 15 years until it went on hiatus. At a fan event in Tokyo, he shared with his fans that he is gay.

“For years, I struggled to accept a part of myself … But now after all I have been through, I finally have the courage to open up to you about something,” he said. “I am a gay man.”

Fans applauded cheered for him, even shouting “hang in there!” as Atae teared up. His announcement comes at a time of increased awareness and support for the rights of LGBTQ+ people in Japan.

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