Ditto Feared She Would Go To Hell
Gossip frontwoman Beth Ditto prayed furiously when she realised she was gay, because she was convinced it meant she would go to hell.
The singer grew up on a trailer park in Arkansas, part of the U.S. bible belt - and was taught homosexuality was evil.
She explains, "I used to pray to God to make me straight. It was really hard, because I didn't want to go to hell."