Video of the Day: Laurie Rubin, the Blind, Gay Soprano

Laurie Rubin is an internationally celebrated mezzo-soprano who took her perfect pitch on the road at just 12 years old, but for many years, she couldn't get an opera director to cast her; they all feared a mid-performance tumble off the stage. Born blind, the singer-turned-author learned to ski and make jewelry, attended Yale, came out, and co-founded a performing arts school.

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