Like Me: Confessions of a Heartland Country Singer

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Hal Leonard Corporation #ad - Gay lesbian interest. Homophobia in Nashville and country music. The youngest of three children, only to find herself trapped in a place she hadn't foreseen, Wright would ascend the ladder to the top of the country-music world, but had to face. From high-school homecoming queen to successful recording artist with her first hit single, “Shut Up and Drive ” Wright's journey was dictated by keeping the truth of who she was closeted in a world in which country music stars had never been – and could not be – openly gay.

Like Me: Confessions of a Heartland Country Singer #ad - Working with the biggest names in Nashville, she navigated these treacherous waters until the charade took too great a toll. Ultimately, wright found the courage to untangle herself from the image of the country music star she'd become, as she reveals in this candid and outspoken work, an image steeped in long-standing ideals and notions about who – and what – a country artist is, and what fans expect that artist to be.

Chely wright, writes in this moving, songwriter, and country music star, singer, telling memoir about her life and her career; about growing up in America's heartland and about barely remembering a time when she didn't know she was different.

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Love, Ellen: A Mother/Daughter Journey

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It Books #ad - That emotional moment eventually brought mother and daughter closer than ever, but not without a struggle. Coming from a republican family with conservative values, Betty needed time and education to understand her daughter's homosexuality - but her ultimate acceptance would set the stage for a far more public coming out, one that would change history.

In love, ellen, betty degeneres tells her story; the complicated path to acceptance and the deepening of her friendship with her daughter; the media's scrutiny of their family life; the painful and often inspiring stories she's heard on the road as the first non-gay spokesperson for the Human Rights Campaigns National Coming Out Project.

Love, Ellen: A Mother/Daughter Journey #ad - With a mother's love, clear. Twenty years ago, ellen degeneres spoke those simple, during a walk on a Mississippi beach, powerful words to her mother. Yet at the same times it's a chance for those parents to realize nothing, really, same life, has changed at all; same kid, same bond of enduring love. That emotional moment eventually brought mother and daughter closer than ever, but it was not without a struggle.

Mom, i'm gay. With three little words, gay sons and daughters can change their parents' lives forever. Insightful, love, and uncommonly wise, universally touching, Ellen is a story of friendship between mother and daughter and a lesson in understanding for all parents and their children. Mom, i'm gay.

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Lifted Off The Ground

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Welk Music Group 8436575 #ad - 2010 release from the Country singer/songwriter, produced by Rodney Crowell. But the new album would never have come to be were it not for an equally dramatic personal transformation, which she has candidly and painstakingly documented. Lifted off the ground may be chely wright's seventh album, but on a number of levels it feels and sounds like her first, revealing an artist who has undergone a dramatic artistic transformation, emerging as a singer/songwriter of the first order.

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The Secret Diaries of Miss Anne Lister

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Little, Brown UK #ad - The diaries gave me courage' jeanette wiNTERSONThese diaries include the years 1816-1824. She was a woman exercising conscious choice. Until then, anne lister's lesbianism had been supressed or hinted at; this was the first time her story had been told. At a time when women had to marry, and when all their property on marriage passed to their husband, Anne Lister not only dodged the traps of being female, or be looked after by a male relative, she set up a liaison with another woman that enhanced her own wealth and left both of them free to live as they wished .

She controlled her cash and her body. The second volume, no priest BUT LOVE, is available in ebook. Anne lister defied the role of nineteenth-century womanhood: she was bold, fiercely independent, industrialist, a landowner, traveller and lesbian - a woman who lived her life on her own terms. Anne lister's sense of self, and self-awareness, is what makes her modern to us.

Anne lister is the inspiration for gentleman jack, a new bbc/hbo series by sally wainwright, starring suranne jones. Engaging, sexuality, at times simply astonishing: anne lister's diaries are an indispensable read for anyone interested in the history of gender, revealing, and the intimate lives of women' SARAH WATERS'The Lister diaries are the Dead Sea Scrolls of lesbian history; they changed everything.

The Secret Diaries of Miss Anne Lister #ad - The editor, helena whitbread, and at times, much of which were written in an elaborate code - what Lister called her 'crypthand', had spent years painstakingly researching and transcribing Lister's extensive journals, explicit, which allowed her to record her life in intimate, detail. By resurrecting them and editing them with such loving attention and intelligence, Helena Whitbread has earned the gratitude of a whole generation' EMMA DONOGHUEWhen this volume of Anne Lister's diaries was first published in 1988, it was hailed as a vital piece of lost lesbian history.

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Chely Wright: Wish Me Away

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First Run Features 25674600 #ad - Over three years, the filmmakers were given extraordinary access to Chely's struggle and her unfolding plan to come out publicly. Winner of 12 awards including 5 audience awards chely wright: wish me Away is the story of Chely Wright, the first Nashville music star to come out as gay. Using interviews with chely, alongside chely's intimate private video diaries, and key players in the music world, her family, her pastor, the film goes deep into her back story as an established star and then forward as she steps into the national spotlight to reveal her secret.

. Factory sealed DVD. Virago Press UK. Chronicling the aftermath in nashville and within the LGBT community, the film reveals both the devastation of homophobia and the transformational power of living an authentic life.

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I Am the Rain

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MRI #ad - Factory sealed DVD. Virago Press UK.

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Undivided: Coming Out, Becoming Whole, and Living Free from Shame

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HarperOne #ad - She finally found peace. Her courageous work is creating change in the US and the UK, live authentically, as she urges people to celebrate diversity, and become undivided. Recording multiple albums and singing in America’s largest megachurches, her music was used weekly around the globe and translated into numerous languages.

But this poster girl for evangelical Christianity lived with a debilitating inner battle: she was gay. She lost her music career and livelihood, faced threats and vitriol from traditionalists, developed further health issues from the immense stress, and had to rebuild her life almost from scratch. But despite losing so much she gained far more: she was finally able to live from a place of wholeness, vulnerability, and authenticity.

Undivided: Coming Out, Becoming Whole, and Living Free from Shame #ad - Vicky beeching, called “arguably the most influential Christian of her generation” in The Guardian, began writing songs for the church in her teens. Factory sealed DVD. What’s more, vicky became a champion for others, fighting for LGBT equality in the church and in the corporate sector. Vicky knew if she ever spoke up about her identity it would cost her everything.

Faced with a major health crisis, at the age of thirty-five she decided to tell the world that she was gay. By the time she reached her early thirties, Vicky was a household name in churches on both sides of the pond. The tens of thousands of traditional Christians she sang in front of were unanimous in their view – they staunchly opposed same-sex relationships and saw homosexuality as a grievous sin.

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