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Chely Wright Is Gay: Lesbian Country Singer Comes Out In People

05/ 3/10 01:58 PM ET   AP

Chely Wright Lesbian Gay Singer Coming Out

WASHINGTON — Country singer Chely Wright is the latest celebrity to come out.

Wright tells People she's gay and that nothing in her life has been more magical than the moment she decided to reveal her sexuality.

The 39-year-old says she experienced a community in which homosexuality was shunned and she "hid everything" for her music.

Wright is releasing her memoir, "Like Me," and her new album, "Lifted Off the Ground," this week.

An e-mail sent to Wright's record label wasn't immediately returned Monday.


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