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 says the experience has been "everything one might imagine" and "by and large it's been really positive. Now, most of them did not say any word publicly in support of me. Some of her friends among country stars -- though "not all of them" -- did reach out to her privately, but they were apparently fearful of coming out publicly in support. Now, there are a lot of people who make country records, and I know all of them," she explained, emphasizing that no one else supported her, publicly or privately, obviously including male country stars.
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Music is performed by people, after all, and any segment of the population is bound to demonstrate both the good and the bad. Of all the genres of the music industry , Country music has the most conservative traditions and the most entrenched homophobia. Despite this, there are some out and proud Country performers, blazing trails into historically hostile territory. The organization is little known, sadly, but does host tours regularly and provide outreach to performers needing support. Stevens has been out his whole career, perhaps accounting for his relatively low profile.
Apparently, a short haircut and vaguely suggestive lyrics can only mean two things: you're Katy Perry or you're a lesbian. So, Sugarland country singer Jennifer Nettles finally addressed the gay rumors swirling around her today despite that fact that she's currently married to a man. Nettles said she's not gay , but she didn't want to dispel the rumors earlier out of solidarity with the LGBTQ community. Nettles' attitude shows the fast-changing nature of country music — many country stars, from Toby Keith to Carrie Underwood, have come out in support of gay marriage in the past few years.