'My First Year As An Openly Gay Musician'
'My First Year As An
Openly Gay Musician'
by Jenny Owen-Youngs
"One year ago today, I published a coming out letter. I was mighty nervous to do so, because I felt uncertain about what kind of reaction I might get... For many years, I was convinced that coming out could only have a negative impact on my career. I was afraid that my musical self would be overshadowed by my gay self." Read Jenny's anniversary-article on Noisey.
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