By Trudy Ring
Originally published on Advocate.com February 08 2013 8:50 PM ET
Singer-songwriter Rosanne Cash has written and recorded a song, “Jim and George,” about a longtime gay couple, proceeds from which will benefit the LGBT-related outreach programs of the inclusive Church of St. Luke’s in the Fields, located in New York City’s Greenwich Village.
“As a longtime supporter and member of the St. Luke’s community, I am so happy and humbled to offer this track to help benefit the outreach programs at St. Luke’s,” Cash said in a statement on St. Luke’s website. “I wrote this song about an elderly gay couple in Chelsea who were very dear to me, and it was an exercise in compassion and awareness to see myself through their eyes, and them through my eyes. Love is love, and love doesn’t contain itself within arbitrary borders of gender, orientation, race, nationality, creed, or age. Love is love, and I send as much as I can to the outreach programs and the entire St. Luke’s community.”
Sales of the track will benefit programs for people with AIDS and LGBT street youth. Preview or buy the song here.