See Local News
Get Balanced News From Your U.S. State.
See Local News
See all locals

Look What We Made Taylor Swift Do

Posted on AllSides January 7th, 2024
From The Left
Angie Wang

In 2006, the year Taylor Swift released her first single, a closeted country singer named Chely Wright, then 35, held a 9-millimeter pistol to her mouth. Queer identity was still taboo enough in mainstream America that speaking about her love for another woman would have spelled the end of a country music career. But in suppressing her identity, Ms. Wright had risked her life.

In 2010, she came out to the public, releasing a confessional memoir, “Like Me,” in which she wrote that country music was characterized by culturally enforced...

Read full story
Some content from this outlet may be limited or behind a paywall.

AllSides Picks

More News about Arts and Entertainment from the Left, Center and Right

From the Left

From the Center

From the Right