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Wish HIV Away

July/August 2012

Truth is a funny thing. It has a way of sneaking up on you when you least expect it, like a guest who shows up at a party, uninvited.

"Wish Me Away" is the name of a song by country music singer Chely Wright, and is also the title of her recently released documentary film, which chronicles her struggles coming out as a lesbian to her fans, the country music industry, and the world at large. It's a touching, sometimes sad, often intense, and ultimately empowering film that tells her truth, as she has lived it, in the hopes that it might help others who may also be struggling.

During the film's opening, Chely states that she is just trying to live her own life openly and honestly, because not doing so is nearly killing her. She knew from a very early age that she was different, that she was gay, and for decades she swore to herself that she would take that secret to her grave. Years ago, I made a similar vow to myself -- that I would take to the grave my own secret that I had been sexually abused as a child by my father.

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Comment by: Steven (Charlotte, NC) Thu., Jul. 12, 2012 at 5:49 pm EDT
Thank you for the uplifting artical. Though easier said than done, I know that I'll be able to pick my head up in the mornings and continue on with a positive outlook on the day. I'm not at the stage yet where people can know, only because I'm 1 1/2 months into this disease, but I know I will get there. (fingers crossed)
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