Some wonder if coming out is still a big deal, with even the president voicing his support of same-sex marriage. But just outside of Portland, and even within, anti-gay sentiment still exists making coming out a very difficult process for many people.
Wish Me Away, a documentary about Chely’s experience of coming out, airs at 7 p.m. tonight at McMenamins Kennedy School to kick off QDocFest, Portland’s queer film festival.
Have you come out as gay or lesbian in a rural region? How did where you are from affect your story? If you’re a Chely Wright fan, what was your reaction to her public announcement that she’s a lesbian?
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