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Oct 05 2016
Kristin Chenoweth To PrideSource: I'VE DEFINITELY LOST FANS Over LGBT Support Comments (0)

Kristin Chenoweth is a Broadway diva with huge love for her LGBT fans—and yet one who has always asserted her Christianity. 51fFzv3vB2L._SS500It's a rare mix, but one that works for her.

She recently told PrideSource's Chris Azzopardi that her support for her gay fans has cost her:

Oh, I've definitely lost fans. I've been fired from Women of Faith. The haters online and on social media are there. But I don't know... I think I've gotten tougher or somethin'.

She also recalls the time a gay fan touched her deeply:

The second record I made was a Christian record (2005's As I Am). So, I was doing one of those talks—one of those moderated talks. After it was over I did a meet and greet, and I was signing the album and a guy comes up to me—he was probably about 35 and he was so cute and kind—and he just said, “I want to thank you for helping me. Just recently you helped save my life.” And I was like, “Wait, whoa, what?” And he just said, “My whole life I've been told I was going to hell. And I'm gay and I love God and I'm Christian and I was able to show my family that, 'Look at this girl. She made this album and she thinks I'm okay.'” That was 10, 12 years ago. That really affected me and stayed with me. One I really remember.

Chenoweth is promoting her new solo CD. (Image via Concord Records)