Singer Debby Boone (best known for her massive 70's hit "You Light Up My Life") told Traipsing Thru Films at this weekend's GLAAD awards that she has shed the anti-gay perspective she was taught being brought up in a Christian family (her father is actor-songwriter Pat Boone, who has compared gay to terrorists) and that it was getting to know real gay people which helped her do so.
“I'm really happy to be here in support of GLAAD, because I am one of the people that has made the transition from an old way of thinking to a new one. And I think that's really the crux of what GLAAD is all about...I have really good friends and family members that have changed my mind. And the couple that we're with tonight is a lesbian couple who attended the church where my husband was associate rector.”
Watch her remarks, AFTER THE JUMP...
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