August 16, 2011
Gay Musicians Struggle to Find Audience
Jennifer Knapp just one of several who have 'come out' to find decreased receptivity
"Knowing that I was going to have to publicly deal with my sexuality — it really made me consider how much I wanted to participate in music," Knapp says of her decision to suddenly stop making Christian music in 2002. But after a seven-year hiatus, she returned, not as a CCM artist, but as a secular folk-rocker who still identified herself as a Christian. She told NPR she was "very hesitant to get back up into the public level, knowing that there would be discussion about my sexuality on the whole."