“I’ve had the gay community say, ‘Why don’t you write a song saying her? Your lyrics are non-gender.’ They’re never happy. And the straight folks, they just assume the lyrics are about a woman, and they assume that if they go to a concert it’s going to be all gay people. There are stereotypes we all have. But there’s no us and them. Good God, we’re all the same.”
Melissa Etheridge’s response on why her lyrics are not gay themed, she was labeled “not gay enough”.