Willie Nelson Endorses Texas Anti-Discrimination Group
Willie Nelson has never been an artist who's afraid to say what he thinks, especially when it comes to controversial topics, and the singer is now making his voice heard by endorsing the anti-discrimination group Texas Wins.
The group mainly focuses on fighting discrimination against LGBTQ people in the state, but their mission states that they "are committed to demonstrating true Texas values and protecting all Texans from discrimination." Nelson believes that inclusion of all sexual orientations is one of those "Texas values."
“Discrimination against the LGBT community is not what Texas is all about," he says. "And that’s why I’m thrilled to support Texas Wins.”
The 82-year-old singer has been a supporter of the LGBTQ community for years, even creating his own version of the famous red-and-pink Human Rights Campaign logo, which features two horizontal lines symbolizing support for same-sex marriage. Instead of horizontal lines, Nelson's version features his signature braids re-imagined as marijuana joints.
“[Gay people] should be just as miserable as the rest of us,” Nelson jokes, adding on a more serious note, “It’s ridiculous to me that this is something we’re having a conversation about in this day and age. I thought it was something that was settled a long time ago.
"I never had a problem with any of it," he continues. "I’ve known straight and gay people all my life. I can’t tell the difference. People are people where I came from."
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