Country-music singer Willie Nelson has sung about cowboys since the 1970′s. But on Valentine’s Day, 2006, he debuted his song about love between men on the range, called, “Cowboys Are Frequently, Secretly Fond of Each Other.”
Written by Texas-born singer-songwriter Ned Sublette in 1981, Mr. Nelson thought the time was right to release it, since the movie “Brokeback Mountain” had recently been a huge hit.
The song showed Mr. Nelson’s support for gays to his conservative country music fans.
But it meant much more to his friend and manager for three decades, David Anderson. He had recently come out to Mr. Nelson, and felt that the song was Mr. Nelson’s way of telling a longtime pal that everything was O.K.
“The Rainbow Minute,” a radio show on WRIR, Richmond Independent Radio, is produced by Judd Proctor and Brian Burns and airs on 97.3 FM every Weekday at 9:03am, 12:30pm and 4:30pm. Listen to the WRIR’s audio stream here.
The Rainbow Minute is produced by Judd Proctor and Brian Burns and airs on 97.3 FM, WRIR Richmond Independent Radio, every Weekday at 7:59 a.m, 12:29 p.m. and 4:59 p.m. Listen to the WRIR’s audio stream here.
The Iridian Gallery at Diversity Richmond is hosting the “Truthful History Heals” exhibit, an artistic re-imagining of Monument Avenue and other historical markers into more accurate representations of history. “Truthful History Heals” was curated by Beth Marschak, a life-long LGBTQ activist and Chair of the Board at Diversity Richmond. ”It started out because I was [...]