Equality is honored to have as our Keynote Speaker singer, songwriter,
country music star, author and LGBT rights activist Chely Wright. Chely
founded the LIKEME Organization in March, 2010 and opened the LIKEME
Lighthouse in March 2012. Her memoir, “Like Me: Confessions of a Heartland Country Singer,” tells
about her life and her career, about growing up in America’s heartland,
the youngest of three children barely remembering a time when she
didn’t know she was different. Also in 2010, Wright released her
documentary titled “Wish Me Away,” which chronicles her coming-out
process. Chely has been a role model for millions of people since her
musical debut and she is now a positive example of someone who chose to
be true to themselves by living openly.
Chely's book will be available for purchase after her Keynote Address. She will stay until 12:30pm to sign copies.