Singer Chely Wright, country music’s first major star to come out of the closet, has launched a non-profit organization, Like Me. Named after Wright’s coming-out story and memoir, Like Me will work to stop bullying and promote understanding of the LGBT community.
Like Me is set to open their first community center, the Lighthouse, Saturday March 10th in the singer’s hometown of Kansas City, Missouri. The Lighthouse will provide support, education, and resources for LGBT teens as well as their families and friends.
Wright will mark the official opening during a ribbon cutting ceremony, followed by a benefit concert. Also scheduled to appear are actor Alan Cumming, singer Jennifer Knapp, and comedian Hal Sparks.
Tickets are still available for this landmark event.