More than 1,500 New Yorkers gathered today in Manhattan to mourn the death of a 32 year-old gay man, who was shot down on Friday just blocks away from the historic Stonewall Inn in an apparent act of anti-gay bias.
Chely Wright Talks About Coming Out on The Today Show
After coming out in her candid interview with People magazine, country singer-songwriter Chely Wright appeared this morning on NBC's Today Show, which garners nearly 5 million viewers daily, making it the most widely watched morning talk show on network television.
In the interview, Wright discusses her struggles with coming to terms with her sexuality in the country music world that according to Wright, is about "God and family and country."
Wright states that her motivation to come out was fueled by the fact that no major country music star has been open about his/her sexuality, saying "I have to be one to step forward."
GLAAD applauds Chely Wright for her courage in coming out to her fans, which are often considered socially conservative, and hopes that her story will inspire her fans to live their lives outside of closet doors.