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03/16/2009

Your turn, Faith Hill

by Jeremy Hooper

We already have a lesbian icon with the name. But now it seems that another Martina is MartinaMcbrideready to come out for the LGBT community:

Out magazine: Your core audience is mostly made up of conservative, straight, Middle Americans. Would you tell them to be more tolerant of gay people? Or do you feel like you might get a [The Dixie Chicks’] Natalie Maines-type backlash?
Martina McBride: Honestly, I just have to do what’s right for me, and what I would tell people is what I believe, which is that I feel like tolerance is very important. I have three daughters and that’s what I teach them. I think we should all be tolerant of each other and embrace each other’s strengths and differences and uniqueness and beauty
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Out: We just elected our first black president and you performed for him recently. How ready do you think that we are for a gay mainstream country star?
McBride: For a country star? Honestly, that’s a tough one. [Sighs] Our core audience, like you said, is very conservative, is very Middle America, very Bible belt. I don’t know. That might be a hard sell. I mean, I would be fine with it. But that’s -- I don’t know if we’re ready for that. I would hope so. I would love it!
*FULL: Martina McBride Shines [Out]

Ooh, be careful, M-M. Your last name already sounds like it's making a commentary on the way some brides have turned the marriage business into a fast food-like industry. With so much gay positivity, the "protect marriage" camp is gonna be on you like twang on a country lyric!

But we of course love it. Totally justifies the mid-90's days we spent lip syncing "Independence Day" into a hairbrush, dreaming of our own freedom-ring/white dove-sing.

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