American rocker BETH DITTO was terrified of coming out as a lesbian in her home town, but preferred that to the alternative - getting pregnant.
THE GOSSIP frontwoman was raised in Arkansas, where many locals viewed homosexuality as a sin, and thought girls should start producing children when they were barely into their teens.
Ditto says, "I so did not want to be gay. I didn't want to come out of the closet. I would rather have lived my life in misery.
"At the same time I didn't want to get pregnant because there was real pressure to do that too, even at 15."
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