Country Music’s TJ Osborne Comes Out As Gay
Here’s a nice story about another high profile guy coming out as gay in these constantly changing times. At one time for a male country singer to come out as gay would have been career suicide, and now no one seems to mind at all.
The 36-year-old vocalist for Brothers Osborne, a duo he started with his brother, John, said he is “very comfortable being gay,” adding, however: “I find myself being guarded for not wanting to talk about something that I personally don’t have a problem with. That feels so strange.”
Here’s the rest. There are parts of this article that bother me, though. They seem to suggest that being gay is the same as other issues in so-called red states. They compare the Dixie Chicks and their criticism of George Bush to gay people and I don’t think that’s fair and I don’t believe that logic works anymore. I don’t think the general public anywhere cares as much anymore if someone is gay or not. It should be interesting to see how Osborne is received in more conservative places.