Guest post by Jennifer Knapp. I am a lesbian and I am a Christian. Long before I recognized my sexual orientation, I recognized my intrinsic value as a human being. It was my faith that helped me to do this.
Following a concert in 2000, 16 year-old Bill Magee had the briefest of meetings with Fiona Apple at which he was able to pass her note requesting that she write a few sentences of support for his school’s Gay Straight Alliance. A half a week later, he received the sweetest letter from Apple:
Ricky Martin was honored at the 23rd Annual GLAAD Media Awards held last night in New York City. The Puerto Rican singer and newly minted Evita star took home the Spanish-Language Outstanding Music Artist award for his album, Música + Alma + Sexo.
Although Martin skipped the celebrity-studded event, he expressed his thanks for the award, tweeting “Last night I won a @Glaad award! I am honored and thankful and would like to dedicate it to #DanielZamudio and his family #Chile.”
Country singer Chely Wright is set to open a LGBT community center tomorrow in Kansas City, MO. The Kansas City LIKEME® Lighthouse, which will provide a safe space, counseling and resources for the LGBT community in the area, is the largest project undertaken by Wright’s Like Me Organization since its inception in 2010.