Melissa Etheridge

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Quotes (15)

  • Melissa Etheridge: [My wife] and I are not allowed the same right under the state constitution as any other citizen. Okay, so I am taking that to mean I do not have to pay my state taxes because I am not a full citizen… sounds sort of like that taxation without representation thing from the history books.

  • Melissa Etheridge: I believe in our democracy. I believe in our constitution. I believe we live in the greatest country in the world. I believe that we are as strong as our weakest link and if we deny any of our citizens the right to "life liberty and the pursuit of happiness" then we deny it to all of us.

  • Melissa Etheridge: (answering What is something you would like people to know about you?) That you don't have to be gay to like my music.

  • Melissa Etheridge: (about her album "The Awakening") It's an awakening. I composed this album and put it together in a way that I hope would take the listener from my beginnings and just tell them my story. Of desiring the fame and fortune, love, and everything. And what happens when you get it. Sort of the illusions of what life would be like out here and then what life really is like and finding myself.

  • Melissa Etheridge: (about her and Tammy Lynn's twins) Twins are very different in that they have each other they have this relationship from day one from in utero they have this relationship. And it's really cool. They love each other so much and yet they compete with each other and it's this constant, constant energy.

  • Melissa Etheridge: (about Gay Marriage being overturned in California) I know when I grew up gay was a bad word. Homo, lezzie, faggot, dyke. Ignorance and fear ruled the day. There were so many "thems" back then. The blacks, the poor ... you know, "them". Then there was the immigrants. "Them." Now the them is me.

  • Melissa: (on her first concert) I saw the Eagles in Kansas City when I was about 15. My dad drove me and a friend, and he waited while we watched the concert. It was awesome. 'Take It To The Limit' brought the show to a halt.

  • Melissa Etheridge: (on the song during her first kiss) "Just My Imagination" by the Temptations. But if you want my real first kiss, my first kiss [with a girl], that was "How Deep Is Your Love" by the Bee Gees.

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Trivia (27)

  • Melissa performed on the "A Home of the Holidays" Christmas special on December 23, 2008 on CBS.

  • Melissa released an autobiography titled "The Truth Is... My Life in Love and Music" in 2001, it was co-written by Laura Morton.

  • In 2002 Melissa released a 2 disc CD/DVD set of her "Live… and Alone" tour.

  • Melissa has twice won the Stephen F. Kolzak Award given by GLAAD Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation), in 1999 & 2006. The first one is shared with former partner Julie Cypher.

  • Melissa took part in the celebrity event "Just Stand Up", a televised cancer benefit which aired on September 5th 2008. During the benefit she sang a special version of her song "I Run For Life" with many other performers changing the wording to "I Stand For Life".

  • Melissa is 5'3" (1.60m) tall.

  • Melissa has two nicknames 'Missy Lou' and 'Lucky'.

  • In November 2008 Melissa donated autographed items to support two charities. A signed copy of her self-titled album along with a guitar pick for the Rock for Kids Charity Auction and a Jodi Head guitar strap with the proceeds going to help place feral cats.

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