On Thursday, we mentioned Noah's Arc director Patrik Ian Polk was rasing awareness on gay rights via Twitter and Facebook. Grammy Award winning singer, songwriter and LGBT ally Jody Watley sent her strong support for marriage equality in this poignant Facebook message:
"In 1995 I wrote a song called 'Affection'. "Doesn't matter if you're young or old, doesn't matter if you're straight or gay, everybody needs to feel loved..." My support of gay rights is pretty well documented. I even performed at the massive reception for same sex couples back in 2004 arranged by Mayor Newsom. So, yes, I support same sex marriages. I don't know why people are against love and personal choice. As someone who was married - I'm not a fan personally, I believe in commitment, and I hope my next man will be more of that :-) I voted No on 8, and I think I even wrote a blog on the subject some time ago, disappointed that it had become a racial issue. That said, respectfully, I do think that people should be free to keep their political beliefs private...in the event that it is asked and you don't get a reply. No judgment or assumption should be made against that person. There you have it—JW style."
In the summer of 2006, Watley made headlines when she appeared on Chicago's V-103 radio and was prevented from discussing her upcoming concert at the Gay Games.