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Country music star Beccy Cole outs herself on Australian story (patriotic singer is a lesbian)
Daily Telegraphy (Sydney) ^ | 23rd July 2012 | Kathy McCabe

Posted on 07/22/2012 4:30:10 PM PDT by naturalman1975

COUNTRY music sweetheart Beccy Cole has decided to reveal her sexuality to set an example to her son "that to be yourself is the most important thing in the world".

Cole said she was inspired to use the opportunity to come out as a lesbian on Australian Story tonight by her 13-year-old son Rikki.

"While you can have your privacy and all that, there are certain times and certain issues where I want to set an example to him," she said.

"I have never hidden who I am from him.

"What started me thinking about revealing this more publicly was he was bringing a friend home and said 'Don't worry mum, I haven't said anything'.

"My 13-year-old son was trying to protect me.

"It's such a crucial time for him and he needs to see his mum standing up."

Cole said she came to the realisation she was gay when she split with her musician husband Mike Albeck when Rikki was six-months-old.

The pair remain good friends and he also appears in the Australian Story episode, along with her best friend Kasey Chambers.

As for her fans, Cole said she hoped her revelation did not change their regard for her music.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.com.au ...


TOPICS: Australia/New Zealand; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: countrymusic; homosexualagenda; lesbian
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A few years ago now, Beccy Cole was very popular here on Freerepublic, because of a wonderful song she wrote in response to a former fan who had criticised her, for going overseas to entertain Australian troops fighting the war on terror.

Poster Girl (The Wrong Side of the World) at youtube.

You won't listen to my songs anymore
You ripped my poster off the wall
'Cause I'm the singer that went to the war
You see no good in me at all
Pardon me if I believe that I haven't got it wrong
And before you turn your back on me
I'll sing you one more song


Cause I shook hands with a digger
On the wrong side of the world
With a wife at home that holds her breath
With a brand new baby girl



And the Digger fights for freedom
In a job that must be done
And I let go of his hands so proud
To be Australian


If unlike me, you feel no pride at all
Then go ahead and take me off your wall
'Cause I prefer to be a poster girl
On the wrong side of the world



And I'm just the girl who sings the crazy songs
Not qualified to sit and judge
I've been right and I know that I've been wrong
But I'm for peace and I'm for love
And I admire the burning fire that causes you to fight
I only wish the wrong side of the world
Had the same right



I listened to the wisdom of the Aussie Brigadier
He spoke of widows and of orphans
And the need to dry their tears
And he leads the fight for freedom
In a job that must be done
And I've never been more proud to say
That I'm Australian


If unlike, me you feel no pride at all
Then go ahead and take me off your wall
'Cause I prefer to be a poster girl
On the wrong side of the world



Maybe I'm naive to think we all could get along
But, Sir, I read your words and all I ask
Is hear my song



I shook hands with a digger
On the wrong side of the world
With a wife at home that holds her breath
And brand new baby girl



And the Digger fights for freedom
In a job that must be done
And I've never been so proud
To say I'm Australian



If unlike me you feel no pride at all
Then go ahead and take me off your wall
'Cause I prefer to be a poster girl
On the wrong side of the world



I'm so proud to be a poster girl
On the wrong side of the world

My view of her hasn't changed. She's a patriot, whatever her sexuality. Personally, I don't believe in gay people being parents, but from what she says - and I won't doubt her - she had her son in wedlock, before she realised her sexuality and both she and her ex-husband are actively involved in being parents to their son.

1 posted on 07/22/2012 4:30:14 PM PDT by naturalman1975
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To: naturalman1975

IBNHOH (In Before Never Hoid Of Her!)


2 posted on 07/22/2012 4:32:01 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: Revolting cat!

Who?


3 posted on 07/22/2012 4:34:42 PM PDT by TapsBrowning
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To: naturalman1975

“Well, Isn’t THAT special!”


4 posted on 07/22/2012 4:38:02 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: naturalman1975

I don’t know her & it is her life but right now I am trying to accept news about a cousin who just had a baby boy with her partner....to me it is a form of child abuse when that little boy won’t have a “dad”....how do I congratulate her when I have this opinion?


5 posted on 07/22/2012 4:40:19 PM PDT by GrannyK
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To: naturalman1975

I guess I may as well “come out” too since everybody else is. I’m a 54 year old white male...and I’m a lesbian. I love women! There I said it.


6 posted on 07/22/2012 4:40:33 PM PDT by albie
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To: TapsBrowning

Anderson Cooper.


7 posted on 07/22/2012 4:40:45 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Revolting cat!

Never heard of her. Has she been on the Opry?


8 posted on 07/22/2012 4:40:54 PM PDT by PAR35
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To: naturalman1975

“Coming out” did wonders for the career of another patriotic, female country singer, Chely Wright. I wonder what she’s been doing these days.


9 posted on 07/22/2012 4:41:13 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Without the Second Amendment, the other twenty-six will cease to exist.)
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To: naturalman1975

Reading the words of the song, hats off to her. Beautiful girl, beautiful heart.


10 posted on 07/22/2012 4:41:32 PM PDT by winner3000 (ss)
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To: winner3000

Maybe she was just cynically trying to exploit a market by doing a song like that.


11 posted on 07/22/2012 4:44:41 PM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: naturalman1975

So proudly proclaiming to the world (and her son) that she is a sexual prevert.


12 posted on 07/22/2012 4:45:05 PM PDT by umgud (No Rats, No Rino's)
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To: Revolting cat!; TapsBrowning; Berlin_Freeper; PAR35; FlingWingFlyer; winner3000
A music video the Dixie Chicks would hate

Beccy Cole - "Poster Girl" on the Wrong Side of the World

Hey Australia, Could You Please Trade Us Beccy Cole For The Dixie Chicks

The sound of patriotism, with a twang

As I said, she was very popular here on FreeRepublic a few years ago. That's how I found out about her actually.

13 posted on 07/22/2012 4:45:31 PM PDT by naturalman1975 ("America was under attack. Australia was immediately there to help." - John Winston Howard)
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To: dfwgator

Certainly not. She went overseas on numerous tours for the troops. And her support for them actually cost her quite a lot of her left wing fans.


14 posted on 07/22/2012 4:48:17 PM PDT by naturalman1975 ("America was under attack. Australia was immediately there to help." - John Winston Howard)
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To: albie
I’m a 54 year old white male...and I’m a lesbian. I love women!

Don't worry, you'll sober up and you will still love women.

15 posted on 07/22/2012 4:52:10 PM PDT by depressed in 06 (6 November, 2012, the day our embarrassment is sent back to Kenya.)
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To: naturalman1975; All

I think that perverts should just keep their perversions in the bedroom, and if really twisted, in the closet, be they celebrity or every day person on the street.

Nobody needs to ‘stand up’ for perversion, there is nothing to ‘stand up’ for, nor to be proud about, and there is no reason to give this carpet muncher a pass because she did some patriotic songs and made some patriotic gestures.


16 posted on 07/22/2012 4:55:14 PM PDT by mkjessup (Romney is to conservatism what Helen Thomas is to a high fashion model walkway.)
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To: naturalman1975

“...to be yourself is the most important things in the world...”

Yup, I’m sure glad Sandusky was himself.

Guess James Holmes was also.

Just what exactly does that meaningless series of words mean?


17 posted on 07/22/2012 4:55:27 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Da Coyote

“Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law.” - Aleister Crowley


18 posted on 07/22/2012 4:57:50 PM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: naturalman1975; windcliff; stylecouncilor

Despite what I feel to be the homosexual degradation of our Armed Forces and the ridiculous ways we’ve run our wars since WWII, I’m yet proud too to have such an ally in Australia, and in in the likes of Beccy Cole who at least walks the walk and believes in her country and in something beyond herself.


19 posted on 07/22/2012 4:59:19 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: naturalman1975

Just what we need, another Sodomite Lesbian country singer out there recruiting our daughters to the Sodomite Lesbian Lifestyle.


20 posted on 07/22/2012 5:02:15 PM PDT by Uncle Slayton
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To: naturalman1975
I am sure there is a great explanation.

21 posted on 07/22/2012 5:02:32 PM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.......)
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To: naturalman1975

Beccy Cole has decided to reveal her sexuality to set an example to her son “that to be yourself is the most important thing in the world”.

No, Bec, it isn’t. Getting as near to the Example that Jesus set is the most important thing. I guess if you don’t believe in Jesus you’re cool...


22 posted on 07/22/2012 5:02:46 PM PDT by TalBlack
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To: GrannyK

Tell them to enjoy their life without you in it. That’s the choice freely taken. People of mental stability must not openly accept and definitely not encourage more of this crap by our silent ‘consent’ “just to get along and have peace in the family”.

The homosexual “left” the normal family and created a fake one of their own.

As for the child, It’s unfortunate but there’s nothing to be done ATM with the politics as it is.


23 posted on 07/22/2012 5:05:01 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: TapsBrowning

Apparently she is an Australian country singer, as opposed to the Nashville/Opry type.


24 posted on 07/22/2012 5:06:04 PM PDT by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: naturalman1975

OMG!!! She can’t really be a true patriot if she is a sinful, demon-spawned homosexual, can she? We should boycott all of her records and start not liking her music immediately.


25 posted on 07/22/2012 5:06:05 PM PDT by stuartcr ("When silence speaks, it speaks only to those that have already decided what they want to hear.")
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To: naturalman1975
I've got to agree totally with naturalman.

No, I don't approve of or appreciate homosexuality, but neither do I condemn someone who is not like me but not a threat to me.

Thanks for her service to the troops.

I worry about the impact on her kid but it seems she is working to balance things as best she can.

On the other hand, she named her son Rikki...and nobody noticed?

26 posted on 07/22/2012 5:06:11 PM PDT by norton
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To: naturalman1975
Beccy Cole outs herself as a lesbian...
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Who'd a thunk it?
)
27 posted on 07/22/2012 5:09:19 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th (We have met the enemy and he is us.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

dont forget Canada’s own KD Lang...

and those maybe gay Dixie Chickens.

where are they now???


28 posted on 07/22/2012 5:10:57 PM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Repeal The 17th

Bad teeth?


29 posted on 07/22/2012 5:11:25 PM PDT by Little Bill
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To: Little Bill

Knock knock knock
Beccy
Knock knock knock
Beccy
Knock knock knock
Beccy


30 posted on 07/22/2012 5:14:07 PM PDT by bicyclerepair ( REPLACE D-W-S ! http://www.karenforcongress.com)
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To: Little Bill
Bad teeth?

rug burn

31 posted on 07/22/2012 5:14:39 PM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Little Bill
Bad teeth?

rug burn

32 posted on 07/22/2012 5:14:54 PM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: norton

He’s either a member of Poison or the subject of a Steely Dan song. “So, mom, I guess you enjoy this Foster’s commercial as much as I do!”

Http://www.youtube.com/watch%3Fv%3D0xbrU0WVSBo


33 posted on 07/22/2012 5:16:12 PM PDT by Rastus
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To: Little Bill

“Bad teeth?”

A direct result from eating at the Y.


34 posted on 07/22/2012 5:16:53 PM PDT by Uncle Slayton
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To: bicyclerepair
Knock knock knock
Beccy
Knock knock knock
Beccy
Knock knock knock
Beccy

Sheldon?

35 posted on 07/22/2012 5:17:37 PM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: naturalman1975

Haven’t heard of her, but regardless of how good she sings or how “patriotic” she may be, I cannot support her, (by buying any records) any more than I can support anyone running for govt positions or especially judgeships, who is gay, no matter how personable they might be. There is that thing called discernment involved. Everyone has to stand for something, or they fall for anything, that is a firm line where I make a stand.


36 posted on 07/22/2012 5:23:34 PM PDT by gidget7 ("When a man assumes a public trust, he should consider himself as public property." Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Little Bill

“...Bad teeth?...”
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vampire?


37 posted on 07/22/2012 5:23:57 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th (We have met the enemy and he is us.)
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To: norton

If we choose to dislike a person because of their private beliefs, then we become as intolerant as those on the left.
I love Chelys Wrights music. She sang a song about some lefty who gave her the finger because she had a USMC sticker on her SUV. She visited the troops overseas. So when she came out did that make everything did before null and void?


38 posted on 07/22/2012 5:27:19 PM PDT by Yorlik803 (better to die on your feet than live on your knees.)
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To: Repeal The 17th

Is she the top or the bottom?


39 posted on 07/22/2012 5:31:04 PM PDT by Realman30 ("I've already made a donation to Haiti. It's called taxes". . . . El Rushbo.)
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To: Uncle Slayton
A direct result from eating at the Y.

I'm sure that some junior high school kids would probably have gotten a giggle from your comment.

40 posted on 07/22/2012 5:31:04 PM PDT by Isabel C.
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To: naturalman1975

I don’t condemn homosexuals anymore than I condemn meth heads. I know patriotic meth heads. But do I trust them or want to be around them? Nope. Same is true here.


41 posted on 07/22/2012 5:40:15 PM PDT by petitfour
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To: naturalman1975

She probably is nice to dogs as well. That is fine by itself, but doesn’t make her homosexuality acceptable. Nor does it make me approve of public announcements about sexuality.

I feel sorry for her kid, regardless of her views on entertaining troops. Of course, with the modern US military, she could probably get some of the troops to openly join her in homosexual acts on stage, and Obama would give her a big thumbs up...


42 posted on 07/22/2012 5:44:46 PM PDT by Mr Rogers (Liberalism: "Ex faslo quodlibet" - from falseness, anything follows)
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To: stuartcr

YOu has a smell.


43 posted on 07/22/2012 5:51:24 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism)
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To: bicyclerepair; stylecouncilor; windcliff

...Knocking within. Enter a Porter

Porter
Here’s a knocking indeed! If a
man were porter of hell-gate, he should have
old turning the key.

Knocking within
Knock,
knock, knock! Who’s there, i’ the name of
Beelzebub? Here’s a farmer, that hanged
himself on the expectation of plenty: come in
time; have napkins enow about you; here
you’ll sweat for’t.

Knocking within
Knock,
knock! Who’s there, in the other devil’s
name? Faith, here’s an equivocator, that could
swear in both the scales against either scale;
who committed treason enough for God’s sake,
yet could not equivocate to heaven: O, come
in, equivocator.

Knocking within
Knock,
knock, knock! Who’s there? Faith, here’s an
English tailor come hither, for stealing out of
a French hose: come in, tailor; here you may
roast your goose.

Knocking within
Knock,
knock; never at quiet! What are you? But
this place is too cold for hell. I’ll devil-porter
it no further: I had thought to have let in
some of all professions that go the primrose
way to the everlasting bonfire.

Knocking within
Anon, anon! I pray you, remember the porter.

Opens the gate....

MACBETH, Act II Scene 3....


44 posted on 07/22/2012 6:11:21 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: Repeal The 17th

The last time I saw a mouth like that it was chewing on weeds through a metal grate fence.


45 posted on 07/22/2012 6:13:17 PM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Worst. President. Ever.)
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To: Mr Rogers
I feel sorry for her kid, regardless of her views on entertaining troops

Even Elton John admitted that he was sad that his kid would never have a Mom.

46 posted on 07/22/2012 6:15:04 PM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: norton

“before she realized her sexuality”

WHAT?

Before she realized her sexuality? After she had a son she discovers she is a lezbo?

So, one day she wakes up and said, “Darn, now I remember, I am a lezbo. I knew something was nagging at the back of my mind.”

Look, she sang a wonderfully moving song. I applaud her for it. She is a good singer. Now, as it has been said before, “shut-up and sing.” The rest is irrelevant.


47 posted on 07/22/2012 6:15:41 PM PDT by Hulka
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To: naturalman1975

Never heard of her. Too busy clinging to my guns and religion after having not built my business.


48 posted on 07/22/2012 6:20:01 PM PDT by Gabrial (The nightmare will continue as long as the nightmare is in the White House)
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To: Da Coyote

It means you are a god unto yourself, therefore if it feels good do it.


49 posted on 07/22/2012 6:29:23 PM PDT by Varda
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To: naturalman1975; stuartcr
It took me a long time before I realized that there are some things we must judge, some things we can sometimes judge, and some things we must not and cansnot judge.

Specifically, we must judge:

You can judge matters of taste and preference to some extent --- that's why they have cook-offs, art shows and county fairs.

Things you can't and shouldn't judge, are

As for Beccy Cole? She may be a sincere patriot and a really fine musician. I assume she has some spectacularly attractive qualities.

This business about "the most important thing is to be true to yourself" is a bit of nonsense, though. Everyone has some sound healthy tendencies, and some pahetically disordered tendencies. To "be true to" your disordered tendencies is a bad idea.

I take it she's pretty young. She's probably no worse --- quite possibly a lot better ---than I was at that age. I wish her the best.

50 posted on 07/22/2012 6:33:01 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (Veritatis Splendor..)
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