Frenchie Davis is best known for her short-lived “American Idol” stint and a more successful run on the first season of “The Voice.” She’s also appeared on Broadway in “Rent” and has a strong fanbase — but now, she’s making headlines for something other than her powerful voice. This week, Davis came out as a lesbian in an interview to promote St. Louis’ PrideFest.
She says she’s never gone to great lengths to hide her sexual orientation, but she’s never been particularly forthcoming. Now that she’s been in a serious relationship with a woman for a year, she felt it was time to speak out. “I wasn’t out before the relationship, but I wasn’t in,” she says. “I
dated men and women, though lesbians weren’t feeling the bisexual
thing. Now I’m in love with a woman I think I can be with forever.”
Even before she was out, Davis was a staple performer at Pride parades and parties across the country. “The gay community is my most loyal fan base,” she says. “I love the gay boys. They
have that awesome, masculine energy, but there’s also something else
going on as well.”