I was having a nice little chat with K.D. Lang
the other day (you know I sit around and practice typing sentences like that all the time
but this time it happens to be true) and she was telling me about marrying art and politics.
Okay, "marrying" is my word, but bear with me, it applies
later. Anyway, amid our discussions about her new album, Watershed
, I asked the Canadian crooner about recent activism that lead her to an Obama and National LGBT Finance Committee fundraiser
this past October in New York.
Originally, Joe Biden was to appear
, but this was the same week as his mother-in-law's passing, so scheduled to take the wanna-veep's place was an old friend of K.D.'s: Bill Clinton
Lang's decade and a half as queer icon has often put her in the LGBT spotlight, and this election is no different. Not only are the states choosing a new leader, but gay marriage propositions are on the ballot in Florida and California. And for Lang, the political is personal. "When it makes sense to a number of issues in my life, I participate. It comes from a place of relativity for me. And in this environment of communication and über-media, there is a danger of having the wrong motivation to do these things." Read More | Comment »