Chart-Topping Dance Diva Kristine W Overcomes Leukemia And Tours To Support Pride

It’s unquestionable that international recording artist Kristine W is a longtime ally. This dance diva may be best known for chart-toppers like Lovin’ You and One More Try–tracks that have been remixed by the likes of Junior Vasquez–and for her ever-changing personal style.

Many might not know that the singing/songwriting dynamo battled and overcame leukemia recently, thanks in part to the overwhelming emotional (and financial) support from her legions of gay fans.

When asked what her gay fans and Pride events mean to her, she mentioned the enormous “…positive energy,” hands down. “Everybody is connecting and it solidifies the community and makes it stronger. Especially for the younger people… who don’t always have that family support.”

After releasing a funked-up jazz album last year, Kristine is back in the studio working on new dance tracks, certain to be spun in our finer clubs this June.

But before that, the tireless entertainer is headed first to our nation’s capital to perform at the annual Cherry Blossom Parade and DC’s Town Danceboutique, then to Miami Beach to celebrate Pride with her classic and soon-to-be summer hits.

Kristine returns to the Queerty/GayCities-sponsored Swish Edition comedy & interview talk show to chat about the new album, her trips to Washington, DC and Miami’s Pride, and all about her constantly changing fashion sensibility. She called in from her recording studio in Las Vegas and the hosts felt like they were talking to an old friend.

Also up this week, the hosts hang with 80’s pop star Tiffany; discuss the faked pictures of actor Zac Efron; drool over Dave Franco‘s new video PSA; and explain why gay families were en force at the White House.

Photos via Kristine W & Adam Bouska

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  • William

    Happy to hear she is healthy and doing what she loves

  • CBRad

    Stay healthy, Kristine !!

  • J

    I have never heard of her until now.

    She’s always had a big gay following like Madonna and Kylie Minogue?

  • JohnnyG


    I’m sure practically all Kristine’s fans are gay. She’s had a ton of #1 dance club hits, but her mainstream success has been minimal so many haven’t heard of her. Kristine, along with her idol Donna Summer, appeal more to those who value great vocals over hype. Both women can sing endless circles around Madonna and Kyle.

  • She Lives!!

    I saw that thumbnail on the main page and thought Donna Mills had been resurrected and given a “freshening up”. :-D

  • Ricky

    I’m so glad that she is doing better. She has been an ally for as long as I can remember (I bought her first album back in 1996 when I graduated high school) and her music has always had a gay-friendly vibe to it. I also agree with JohnnyG. She has the vocal power to outsing Madonna and Kylie and probably a good chunk of the pop starlets trying to make it big.

  • J

    @Ricky: Sheesh! Both Madonna and Kylie are good singers.They may not be able to sing like Mariah and Whitney but they’re still good singers.

    There is more than one way to sing.So it’s not all about hitting the high notes and holding it for 20 seconds.

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