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?”