John M. Becker

Christian Singer Debby Boone: I've Evolved on Equality

Filed By John M. Becker | April 15, 2014 8:00 AM | comments

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Tags: allies, Debby Boone, evolution, GLAAD, GLAAD Media Awards, Pat Boone, straight ally

"I'm really happy to be here in support of GLAAD, because I am one of the people that has made the transition from an old way of thinking to a new one. And I think that's really the crux of what GLAAD is all about...I have really good friends and family members that have changed my mind. And the couple that we're with tonight is a lesbian couple who attended the church where my husband was associate rector.

"And it's getting to know people -- a lot of gay and lesbian people that I come to know really well and think, 'I just can't continue to reconcile what I have believed with what I know now,' and it has really shifted the way that I grew up thinking."

-- Christian singer Debby Boone, speaking about her personal evolution in favor of equality with Traipsing Thru Films on the red carpet at Saturday's GLAAD Awards. Boone, best known for her 1977 hit 'You Light Up My Life,' is the daughter of singer/actor Pat Boone, who has compared gay people to terrorists.

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