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Will You Help This Gay Country Singer Play The Grand Ole Opry?

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 10.23.2013 | Gay Voices

A dedicated fan has launched an online petition that hopes to get one of the first openly gay singers in country music back on the stage of the famed ...

Politicians Have Not Been the Leaders of the Gay Rights Movement

Joan E. Dowlin | Posted 08.28.2013 | Gay Voices
Joan E. Dowlin

We were compared to drug addicts and the mentally ill. We were even preached to that God hates us. Is it any wonder we were all in the closet back then?

Breaking Through After Coming Out: A Conversation With Spencer Day

Zach Udko | Posted 05.13.2013 | Gay Voices
Zach Udko

I sat down with Spencer Day to discuss The Mystery of You and jazz's slow stride to acceptance of gay artists.

Chely Wright And Wife Reveal Big News For 2013

Posted 04.22.2013 | Gay Voices

Out country singer Chely Wright has some big news in store for 2013: she and her wife Lauren Blitzer-Wright are expecting twins! The moms-to-be, wh...

AfterEllen.com's Best Lesbian Week Ever: Sept. 22-28

Trish Bendix | Posted 11.28.2012 | Gay Voices
Trish Bendix

NBC's series about a support group has one of the best lesbian characters on TV, as played by Julie White. This week, she took Matthew Perry's character to a lesbian wedding and everyone thought he was Rachel Maddow.

'Wish Me Away': A Country-Music Star Comes Out In Hostile Territory (VIDEO)

Jonathan Kim | Posted 08.22.2012 | Gay Voices
Jonathan Kim

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AfterEllen.com's Best Lesbian Week Ever: May 26-June 1

Trish Bendix | Posted 08.01.2012 | Gay Voices
Trish Bendix

AfterEllen.com is Logo's site for lesbians and bisexual women in entertainment and media, which means we pride ourselves on knowing all kinds of Sapphic pop-culture facts. We'll share some of the best tidbits in our new series, "Best Lesbian Week Ever."

Michelangelo Signorile

Chely Wright On The Highs And Lows Of Being A Lesbian In Country Music

HuffingtonPost.com | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 03.21.2012 | Gay Voices

Almost two years after going public about being a lesbian, breaking a barrier as the first commercial country music star to come out, Chely Wright say...

Are Celebrities Cashing In Coming Out?

The Atlantic | Alyssa Rosenberg | Posted 01.10.2012 | Gay Voices

Anderson Cooper has evaded questions about his sexual orientation for years. He may clarify the question soon, though: Rumors swirled recently that th...

Circus Girl: Acrobatic Sherrie Austin Walks Tightrope Through Nashville

Michael Bialas | Posted 02.14.2012 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

If life is a carnival, Sherrie Austin's career in Nashville is a three-ring circus. Daring, unpredictable and scary, her time under the big top has had its shares of thrills and spills.

Our Guide To The Reeling Lesbian & Gay Film Festival

The Huffington Post | Joe Erbentraut, Lizzie Schiffman & Jen Sabella | Posted 01.03.2012 | Chicago

The 30th annual Reeling Chicago Lesbian and Gay International Film Festival kicks off Thursday, and offers a beyond-full plate of 65 different program...

Denver Film Fest Preview, Part 2: Daring Docs, Fresh Faces and Local Heroes

Michael Bialas | Posted 01.01.2012 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

While the red carpet presentations at the 34th Starz Denver Film Festival feature Oscar-worthy films with box-office potential, there are enough under-the-radar temptations to please the most critical cinephile.

Chely Wright Weds!

people.com | Carlos Greer | Posted 10.21.2011 | Celebrity

It was a serendipitous start to what would be a fairy tale ending. Just two weeks after coming out last year, country singer Chely Wright met her ...

HuffPost Religion Round-Up June 19-26

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 08.25.2011 | Religion
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

Gay Pride, Mormons, Buddhists, circumcision, music, slavery and evolution. It has been a busy week on HuffPost Religion.

Confessions Of A Gay Christian Country Singer

Chely Wright | Posted 08.24.2011 | Religion
Chely Wright

The very root of who I am and the core of what Country Music seems to be about is honesty, openness and accessibility. But I had to close myself off in order to survive.

Why Is Chely Wright Sticking Up for Blake Shelton?

Trish Bendix | Posted 07.06.2011 | Entertainment
Trish Bendix

Blake Shelton didn't mean to be homophobic and perpetuating anti-gay violence, but did those who RTed The Voice coach get that? Probably not.

Chely Wright: 'I Get Death Threats' Over Being Gay

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Having come out of the closet as a lesbian, Chely Wright says her public lifestyle has brought her daily hate mail and death threats. Wright, who cam...

New LGBT Resource: Faith in America

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

Showing the gay community's strong representation within faith communities is vital, and also providing a home base for those who want support in knocking back bigotry from tax-advantaged institutions in this country is quite needed.

Lighting Up and Lifting Off The Ground: Conversations With Shawn Mullins and Chely Wright

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

The Thorns absolutely has been my radar since it was first issued. Now, he's been the songwriter's songwriter for a long time: care to go into some of the Shawn Mullins story?

Lesbian Country Music Star Chely Wright To Lead Chicago's Pride Parade

Chicago Tribune | June 3, 2010 4:01 AM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chely Wright, a country music star who recently came out as a lesbian, will be the grand marshal at this year's Chicago Pride Parade, organizers said ...

Is There a Divine Message in Chely Wright's Revelation?

Clay Farris Naff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Clay Farris Naff

If you believe that God made Chely Wright, then why would you doubt that God made her gay? Why would you doubt that He told her to come out?

Chely Wright 'Ashamed' Of Hurting Ex Brad Paisley

popeater.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Newly out-of-the-closet Chely Wright says she has "cried a million times" about hurting fellow country singer and one-time boyfriend Brad Paisley. In...

Country Star Chely Wright Comes Out and Joins Faith in America

Irene Monroe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Irene Monroe

In her memoir, Wright talks about her depression, dating men, and a suicide attempt in the wake of the break-up with a woman she describes as the "love of my life."

Gay Country Star Chely Wright: I Had A Gun In My Mouth (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Chely Wright, who just came out on the cover of People, visited the Today show Wednesday to talk about her conflicted sexuality. Chely told Natalie ...

Chely Wright Comes Out, as a ... Thinker

Chris Willman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Chris Willman

Has the "don't ask, don't tell" generation made enough of a shift into the "don't ask, but telling is okay" future for Wright to continue to enjoy the full acceptance of the armed forces and their families?