RINGA SP R T S LGBT ATLA NTA PR EVIEW

GA Voice - - Outspoken -

By CHRIS AZZOPARDI

Vanessa Carl­ton can’t say she’s “good,” even though, ini­tially, she does. The singer-song­writer is go­ing through the mo­tions, as you do, re­ply­ing to the usual “How are you?” con­ver­sa­tion starter, and she knows it.

So, she backpedals: “Ac­tu­ally, I’m not great.” De­spite a healthy daugh­ter and dog, and the fact that she can con­firm her hus­band (John McCauley of the band Deer Tick) was “alive” on a plane at the time of our in­ter­view, Carl­ton is, like any anti-Trump­ist, on edge.

“It’s really scary,” said the 36-year-old, who’s es­tab­lished her­self be­yond pop’s lim­i­ta­tions af­ter her Grammy-nom­i­nated hit “A Thou­sand Miles” made her a house­hold name in 2002. “If the ad­min­is­tra­tion tries to take away the right to adopt and same-sex mar­riages – if I could lose my mind any more, I will. I can’t even fathom … at this point, we’re talk­ing about civil rights of Amer­i­cans, and LGBTQ is a com­mu­nity and that is real.” CON­TIN­UES ON PAGE 19

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