advocate.com has listing of some country artists who, in their words, “Support LGBT Equality.” While some of the quotes are more shrugs than support from their shoulders, I thought it was at least worth a highlight to see where some country artists stand. Excerpt below:
In 2009, Out asked the singer-actress about conservative fans who might not support LGBT equality. “I just try not to judge,” she said. “Don’t judge me, and I won’t judge you. And that’s what it says in the Bible — ‘Don’t judge.’ Keep an open mind. That would be my voice. I have gay friends. I have a lot of straight friends. I don’t judge them. I take them for what they are. They’re my friends, and I can’t defend my feelings for them, other than I like ’em.”
I’ve mentioned before on this blog that I would like to see country artists come out more forcefully in support of LGBT equality. Their ability to impact the hearts of minds of their own fan base; retain them and gain new fans within the LGBT community is something I think they grossly underestimate.