GLAAD supports Chely Wright's coming out

chely-wright-vertical.jpgOne of the leading voices for gays and lesbians in the media is, not surprisingly, wholeheartedly backing country singer Chely Wright's decision to come out.

The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation issued a statement praising Wright -- whose coming out was first snooped by The Dish Rag and who had been the subject of heavy speculation before giving an interview to People on Monday (May 3) -- and hopes her decision to go public about her sexuality will help break down barriers in country music.

"In coming out, Chely Wright offers country music fans a tremendous opportunity to better understand our community and the importance of conversations that move us toward lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality," GLAAD president Jarrett Barrios says in a statement.