Christian pop artist Amy Grant claims she first became aware of her gay fanbase when she was 18 years old. 34 years later, she’s addressing her gay following in an interview with PrideSource, her very first for any gay media.
Though she hasn’t gone on record with an official stance on gay marriage, Grant happily embraces her gay fans and believes they’re attracted to her music’s all-inclusive message.
“Everybody is outside of some circle,” says Grant. “But what I’ve always wanted to do is have a message of honesty and welcoming, and being willing to say this is the good, bad and the ugly.”
When asked about her “feelings on gay marriage”:
“I think my response is, I have had so many occasions in my life where I have felt really strongly about something – but that feeling has changed. Those feelings change about different situations, and so because I’m a public person – and because I want always to bring people together – I really do say this is a world that’s unfamiliar to me and I am always trying to observe with compassion.”
It’s 2013. Is straddling the fence on marriage equality still acceptable?