Even more than songs about the equality of their relationships, gay and lesbian couples deserve songs where the pronouns match and the relationships sound like theirs. This great Mary Lambert track is a perfect example.
During his concert in Limerick, Ireland last night, Bruce Springsteen dedicated "American Skin (41 Shots)," a song he debuted in 2000 about the February 4, 1999 shooting of Amadou Diallo by four plainclothes New York City police officers, as "a letter back home...for justice for Trayvon Martin."
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At a concert in Quebec on Sunday, following the verdict in the trial of George Zimmerman for the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, musician Stevie Wonder made a pledge to his audience: that he won't perform in states or countries that have Stand Your Ground laws or their equivalents on the books.