“We are everywhere.” That’s been the motto for those who want as many LGBT people as possible to come out as a way of promoting LGBT equality.
This week, Jennifer Knapp proved that we are, indeed, everywhere.
Knapp, for those who don’t know, is an award-winning Christian musical artist. She has sold more than 1 million albums with her three releases to date. She won the Dove Award for Best New Artist and later later scored a Grammy nod in 2002 and another Dove nomination in 2003.
She’s a big deal. And this week, she confirmed that she is gay.
Knapp told Christian Today that she knows some of her fans will be shocked by her coming out, and some will feel betrayed, and while she doesn’t consider herself an LGBT activist, she obviously feels that you don’t have to be an activist to want to live an open, honest life:
“I’m just a normal human being who’s dealing with normal everyday life scenarios. As a Christian, I’m doing that as best as I can. The heartbreaking thing to me is that we’re all hopelessly deceived if we don’t think that there are people within our churches, within our communities, who want to hold on to the person they love, whatever sex that may be, and hold on to their faith. It’s a hard notion.”
Isn’t that really what we all want?