Nicole is also sweet and funny — a welcome addition to the LGBTQ fam! (Images by Matthew Rettenmund)
Singer-songwriter Nicole Serrano, whose music has appeared on Grey's Anatomy, The Good Doctor and Selling Sunset, is coming out for Pride Month, telling her story to GMA this morning and in a wide-ranging interview with People Magazine.
Imagine having to perform your coming-out song to Lorna Luft and Melba Moore
In People, she talks about her goals in a way most LGBTQ people can definitely relate to:
I just want to live my life. I just want to be happy. And in a way, I want to weed out the people who aren't going to love me for who I am.
For Serrano, coming to terms with who she is has been a struggle of the variety we older folks in the movement might've thought would be a thing of the past. And yet, brought up in a conservative church, she still had the wherewithal to tell her mom she thought she could be gay at age 11.
I went to a church that told us that homosexuality was a sin. I honestly didn't know what that big word meant, but I knew somehow that how I felt about my teammates, or my classmates wasn't okay. I felt tormented. I wanted so bad to be a good kid, you know?
It's a busy week for Nicole ...
She went to the Stonewall Inn for the first time two nights ago and attended Pride at L'Avenue at Saks Wednesday night, mixing and mingling with many other out attendees and performers — and singing her coming-out song “Nice to Meet You” to a crowd she told me was the most receptive room to which she's ever played.
“They know what I'm talking about,” she told me after, elated.
Generations of Luft: Legendary Lorna with legend-in-the-making Nicole at L'Avenue
Check out Nicole's GMA debut of “Nice to Meet You”: