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Thursday, September 7 • 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Queering Country: A Fireside Chat with Trailblazing Musician Chely Wright

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Join us for an intimate fireside chat with acclaimed lesbian country musician Chely Wright as she reflects on her groundbreaking decision to come out in 2010. In this candid conversation, Wright will discuss the media's response at the time, the challenges she encountered as an openly gay artist in the industry, and how the landscape of LGBTQ+ representation in journalism has evolved since then.

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Frank DiLella

Journalist, Charter Communications / Spectrum News
Frank DiLella is the eight-time Emmy Award winning host of “On Stage” on SpectrumNews NY1 in New York City, the news channel’s weekly half-hour entertainmentprogram.DiLella’s celebrity interviews, along with his in-depth reporting of the theatrical scene,have helped make him... Read More →
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Chely Wright

Country Musician
Named “Top New Female Vocalist” by The Academy of Country Music, CHELY WRIGHT rose to fame as acommercial country singer in the ‘90s, and has since released nine studio albums and charted more than17 singles on the Billboard charts, including “Shut Up and Drive” and “Single... Read More →

Thursday September 7, 2023 6:00pm - 6:30pm EDT
Regency B (Floor 2M)