Patrick Haggerty, Older Gay Country Star, Dies,

Patrick Haggerty, Older Gay Country Star, Dies

I have to admit that I never heard of Patrick Haggerty. I’m not a huge fan of country music. But I wish I had known more about Haggerty. He sounds fascinating. 

This guy dates back to 1973 when almost no one was openly gay, especially not in the country music business. But like me with regard to my books, he knew he had to make a choice. Either spend his life in hiding or just go out there and be himself. And just like me, he chose to be himself. I actually chose to write gay romance. It wasn’t an accident. 

He did an album in 1973 titled, “Lavender Country,” which is now considered the first LGBTQ album in history recorded by an out country musician. For those of you who take these things lightly, I want you to know that this was big back then. Hell, this would have been big in the 90s. It’s only recently where we are seeing out musicians. 

It’s not surprising that Haggerty was not welcomed into the country music world with songs like C$$ksuckin Tears 

“When we made ‘Lavender Country,’ we weren’t stupid,” he told CNN. “No genre was going to take stock of anything that I had to say.”

He died this past Monday from a stroke. He was 78.

You can read it all, here. 

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