Tag Archives: Chely Wright

Country star Chely Wright engaged to girlfriend

By Greg Hernandez HollywoodNews.com: Congratulations to Chely Wright! The country singer,whose biggest hits are “Single White Female” and “Shut Up and Drive,” came out publicly last year has announced her engagement to LGBT civil right activist Lauren Blitzer. They plan to be married in Connecticut Aug. 20. Her rep told[...]

Kathy Griffin Is “Straight Ally of the Year”

hollywoodnews.com: When it has been time to step up and speak out in favor of same-sex marriage, against Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, and about the bullying that has led to too many gay teens to kill themselves, Kathy Griffin has been there with clarity, conviction, and with the facts. She[...]

Kathy Griffin speaks out on recent teen suicides

By Greg Hernandez HollywoodNews.com: If you watched Larry King Live, then you know that straight ally Kathy Griffin is damned serious when it comes to bullying and teen suicides. The Emmy-winning comedienne did not crack a joke during the entire hour of a panel King hosted on teen bullying that[...]

Lady Gaga wins Outstanding Music Artist at GLAAD Awards

By Greg Hernandez HollywoodNews.com: So great to see that the newly out and proud Chely Wright was among the performers at last night’s GLAAD Media Awards at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis.. According to a release from GLAAD, Rodney Crowell, and Sam Sparro also performed while special honors were given[...]

Chely Wright gives inspiration through appearance on Oprah

By Greg Hernandez HollywoodNews.com: I’ve watched Chely Wright’s appearance on The Oprah Show several times because it is so rich and so powerful. With her honesty and hard-earned strong sense of self, Chely could end up becoming one of the most effective activists in the LGBT movement. She’s articulate, emotionally[...]

Country legend Clint Black weighs in on Chely Wright

By Marilyn Beck and Stacy Jenel Smith HollywoodNews.com: Many in the celebrity field are predicting that country star Chely Wright has put her career in harm’s way with the admission in her new ‘Like Me’ autobiography that she is gay. County legend Clint Black is not so sure. He says,[...]

Karen Ocamb reflects on country singer Chely Wright

By Greg Hernandez HollywoodNews.com: My friend Beth and I were having lunch at Art’s Deli in Studio City today and part of our conversation was about country music singer Chely Wright and how her very public coming out might help the world understand gay people better. Chely is sharing so[...]

Chely Wright says she considered suicide

By Greg Hernandez Chely Wright’s coming out story has touched me so deeply and I think it will tough a lot of other people – gay or straight. For some, you will see a lot of yourself when she talks about the pain of the closet and others – straight[...]

Country music star Chely Wright comes out through new book

By Greg Hernandez There has been all kinds of speculation in recent weeks over who was the famous person coming out this week. It was interesting to see who people were coming up with. I’ve known for the past week that it was country singer Chely Wright because an advance[...]