Irish singer/songwriter Leanne Hart came out this week, saying that her Catholicism is why she came out so late... at 20.
Queer music Friday - Leanne Hart
I don't have a title, but here's a good recording of her playing at a bar in Dublin:
Here's her in "Something else."
Here's Leanne Hart talking with the Daily Mail about why she came out:
'I took a break from music because I was in a bad place. I was really reclusive. I lost contact with my friends. The light at the end of the tunnel was the coming out. It's not that I've never wanted to come out of the closet - I wish it wasn't an issue. But it's a difficult thing to do. A lot of people will have a different perception of you after you do come out.
'I felt like I was missing out on the social aspect of the college life. All my friends had gone straight to college from school and I didn't. I was depressed and isolated because I wasn't around people my own age and I was just playing gigs.
I had to go back to college and get my head grounded again. I felt immature. I hadn't experienced all these things that everybody else had experienced.'