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U.K. Singer Lucy Spraggan Is Out and Paving 'Paths of Visibility' for Others

U.K. Singer Lucy Spraggan Is Out and Paving 'Paths of Visibility' for Others

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Spraggan, who recently toured with Melissa Etheridge, released her fifth studio album ahead of Pride Month and is currently touring the United States. 

Ahead of Pride Month, Lucy Spraggan (who's been an out lesbian since the start of her career) released her fifth studio album, Today Was a Good Day. Spraggan, who is married to a woman with whom she has foster sons, is currently touring the United States and told The Advocate why she's always been out and open.

"I have always felt like I am just a normal person -- another human being that loves and wants to be loved. I was always encouraged by my family to be myself, so I've been out since the beginning of my career," Spraggan said.

"I want other LGBTQ people to feel like I did growing up -- comfortable and accepted. By being visible in 2019 we are adding paving stones to the path to equality. We are normal, and we have the right to love who we want to," she added.

Spraggan was 19 when she performed an original song on The X Factor, which landed her a top 20 single and a top 30 album while appearing on the British singing competition. She recently finished a tour opening for Melissa Etheridge, and her song "Stick the Kettle On" was featured on an episode of Grey's Anatomy this season.

Check Spraggan's tour dates here and watch the video for her single "Lucky Stars" off of Today Was a Good Day below. She also curated a Pride playlist for The Advocate's sibling site Pride.com.

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Tracy E. Gilchrist

Tracy E. Gilchrist is the VP, Executive Producer of Entertainment for the Advocate Channel. A media veteran, she writes about the intersections of LGBTQ+ equality and pop culture. Previously, she was the editor-in-chief of The Advocate and the first feminism editor for the 55-year-old brand. In 2017, she launched the company's first podcast, The Advocates. She is an experienced broadcast interviewer, panel moderator, and public speaker who has delivered her talk, "Pandora's Box to Pose: Game-changing Visibility in Film and TV," at universities throughout the country.
Tracy E. Gilchrist is the VP, Executive Producer of Entertainment for the Advocate Channel. A media veteran, she writes about the intersections of LGBTQ+ equality and pop culture. Previously, she was the editor-in-chief of The Advocate and the first feminism editor for the 55-year-old brand. In 2017, she launched the company's first podcast, The Advocates. She is an experienced broadcast interviewer, panel moderator, and public speaker who has delivered her talk, "Pandora's Box to Pose: Game-changing Visibility in Film and TV," at universities throughout the country.