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WATCH: 72-Year-Old Grandma’s Marriage Equality Song For Engaged Lesbian Niece

Sherri Gray from Nashville, TN is 72 years young and a grandmother of eight. Her niece Shannon is getting married this summer to her fiancée Lisa and she wrote this song to show her support for them as well as “for everyone who is either a member of or who loves a member of the GLBTQ community.”

Though she’s not a “religious nut” Sherri hasn’t written a song in decades and  believes “(What If We Are) Just Like You? (Shannon and Lisa’s Song)” is a product of “divine intervention.” When they heard the song, Shannon and Lisa called it the “best wedding gift ever” and asked Sherri to perform it at their wedding in Columbus, OH.

“I’m not an activist, but I get goddamn mad by narrow-mindedness and prejudice and crazy stuff,” Sherri told Gay Star News. “My belief is who are we to say what is a soul? What color, what gender, what nationality is a soul? How can we put a label on anybody?”

By:           Les Fabian Brathwaite
On:           May 31, 2013
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  • 4 Comments
    • tookietookie
      tookietookie

      Aww…what a sweet lady. :)

      May 31, 2013 at 2:02 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Deepdow
      Deepdow

      Schweetz

      May 31, 2013 at 6:45 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Sherri
      Sherri

      @tookietookie: i am new to cyberspace so i just now logged into queerty…but i want to thank you for taking time to listen to my song, and for responding favorably to it. i hope you’ll pass it on to others, so that all LGBTs will know there are many, many, many of us in this sometimes-narrow world who believe in equality for all human beings. big hug to you, and thanks again for your kind words, honey. – xo, Sherri

      Jun 21, 2013 at 5:32 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DarkZephyr
      DarkZephyr

      @Sherri: We love you!

      Oct 13, 2013 at 8:57 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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