Melissa performed her new song "Uprising of Love" on NYE in Times Square NYC.
Photo: Tracy Albright & Kris Savoca
By: Kevin Fallon / The Daily Beast
The singer is pissed off about Russia’s dangerous anti-gay laws. She says America shouldn’t be boycotting the Sochi Olympics—now is the time for gay athletes to be heard.
Melissa Etheridge has a voice.
It’s a voice that, over her career as a singer, songwriter, and activist, has been used to rouse. It’s roused anyone who’s seen and heard the electricity with which she uses it on stage, performing any one of her indelible songs. And it’s roused to action those who can’t ignore its plea when it’s making a call for social change.