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WATCH: LeAnn Rimes on Country Music and Supporting LGBT People

WATCH: LeAnn Rimes on Country Music and Supporting LGBT People

WATCH: LeAnn Rimes on Country Music and Supporting LGBT People

Rimes praises country artists who've come out recently for their bravery.

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Country star LeAnn Rimes recently spoke openly with GLAAD’s Claire Pires about supporting LGBT people, including country artists Ty Herndon and Billy Gillman, who both came out just this past month.

Regarding country music’s support of LGBT people Rimes said, “I hope that we’re moving forward and not back.” She went on to say, “People should be able to love who they love. It’s as simple as that.”

Watch Rimes below. 

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Tracy E. Gilchrist

Tracy E. Gilchrist is the VP, Executive Producer of Entertainment for the Advocate Channel. A media veteran, she writes about the intersections of LGBTQ+ equality and pop culture. Previously, she was the editor-in-chief of The Advocate and the first feminism editor for the 55-year-old brand. In 2017, she launched the company's first podcast, The Advocates. She is an experienced broadcast interviewer, panel moderator, and public speaker who has delivered her talk, "Pandora's Box to Pose: Game-changing Visibility in Film and TV," at universities throughout the country.

Tracy E. Gilchrist is the VP, Executive Producer of Entertainment for the Advocate Channel. A media veteran, she writes about the intersections of LGBTQ+ equality and pop culture. Previously, she was the editor-in-chief of The Advocate and the first feminism editor for the 55-year-old brand. In 2017, she launched the company's first podcast, The Advocates. She is an experienced broadcast interviewer, panel moderator, and public speaker who has delivered her talk, "Pandora's Box to Pose: Game-changing Visibility in Film and TV," at universities throughout the country.