David Michael Conner at The Advocate publishes an amazing interview with former "Destiny's Child" LeToya Luckett who cast super-sexy footballer Will Demps in her "Torn" music video. The Houston native chats up her new album Lady Love and the hot track "She Ain't"—which she says she "knew the kids would love"—and says attitudes toward gays are changing in the South.
Absolutely. Ab-so-lutely. It’s one of those things that’s like, you know what, you’ve got to let people be who they are. Whether you agree with a lifestyle or not, you have to let that person be who they are. You have to love them for who they are.
I just went to the Latex Ball in New York. Oh, my God! I have never seen so much creativity in one room. So much freedom. That’s what I appreciate about the gay community. You know: Do you and don’t worry about other people and their opinions. It’s so colorful and lively, and everybody’s not sitting around and -- you know when you go to a club and everybody’s sitting around and standing along the walls and people watch? It’s not about that. Everybody [at gay clubs] is ready to let their hair down and have fun and get into it, and that’s about love.
I hadn’t had that much fun in a long time. A lo-o-ong time. I mean, they were givin’ it, Honey! Gi-ving. And I love that. I love it. I can’t stand hateful people. I can’t stand hard-hearted people, and unfortunately there’s a lot of people like that in this world, and it’s got to die. Let it die, let it die, let it die. Let love live.
Luckett says that she believes same-sex marriage will "eventually happen" in her native Texas. "Or people are going to move and go to places where it’s accepted. I don’t know if it’ll happen tomorrow, but whatever is in God’s will, it will be. Hey, everybody deserves love. Everybody deserves commitment. And why shouldn’t the gay community have that?"
She might be onto something about attitudes slowly changing in Texas. A brand new poll released this morning by 11 News/KUHF Houston Public Radio shows openly lesbian Houston City Controller Annise Parker "leads her main opponents in the race to become the city’s next mayor."