‘Voice’ Contestant De’Borah Garner Reconciles Coming Out, New Fame
De'Borah Garner can hardly stop smiling or shaking her head.
Three days ago, she was the closeted daughter of two Chicago Heights Pastors, denied the right to sing before her congregation because she refused to wear a dress. Today, she is the out gay star that captured audiences on national television.
Garner, a current competitor on NBC’s singing competition “The Voice,” has changed her story in more ways than she can count since the show first aired Sept. 10. And she made two dreams a reality: she came out as gay for the first time, and she sang to a national audience.
“I’m still in ‘ah!’ mode,” she said, sitting outside the Chicago Heights Library with her girlfriend. “I can’t stop screaming.”
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