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SGN Exclusive Interview: Dance diva Abigail returns to Seattle Pride
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SGN Exclusive Interview: Dance diva Abigail returns to Seattle Pride

by Shaun Knittel - SGN Staff Writer

Dance anthem diva Abigail returns to Pride at Seattle Center Sunday, June 28. Described as a "Devastating Diva with a difference," Abigail has been keeping the dance floors packed since 1992.

She burst onto the scene with her debut single "I Feel You" and followed with a string of top-10 hits including covers of R.E.M.'s "Losing My Religion" and the unforgettable dance version of k.d. lang's "Constant Craving."

In the world of dance music, Abigail can do know wrong. "Let the Joy Rise" became a huge circuit anthem, followed by the hits "If it Don't Fit" and "You Set Me Free," which both went to Number 1 on the Billboard Club Play Chart.

Her latest single, "Forever Young" (with DJ Bill Bennett) will be featured at Pride. I caught up with Abigail to talk about Pride, marriage equality, and her Gay fan base.

Shaun Knittel: How do you feel about returning to Seattle for Pride 2009?

Abigail: I'm thrilled to be coming back to Seattle! I've always felt so at home there and welcomed by the community. It's an honor to be asked to perform at Pride, and to be asked back so many times is just wonderful. Of course, it helps that some of my best friends live there and the scenery is stunning, and I don't just mean Mount Rainier - the boys are pretty fabulous to look at, too!

Knittel: You've supported Gay Pride in the past. Why do you feel the celebrations are important?

Abigail: I feel that any show of solidarity by a minority group is so important to morale in general. The celebrations let you know you are not alone and help to show the rest of the world what they are missing! And besides, any excuse for a party is good by me, and no one knows how to party like the Gay community. Bring it on, I say!

Knittel: You have a large Gay following. How do you feel about your Gay fan base?

Abigail: I would be lost without you guys. My life would be completely different. I had my first exposure to the Gay scene when I was just 18 years old and I quickly realized that I'd been introduced to a unique and beautiful part of our society. I've been fortunate to have a very lengthy career, and the people around me whom I consider to be my best friends are all people I've met through work. What would I do without my boys?

Knittel: I've heard you support marriage equality.

Abigail: That's right, I am a huge supporter of same-sex marriage equality. I really wonder what people who challenge it are afraid of. I could really get on a soapbox here, but I think I would be preaching to the choir! Let's just say that if two people love each other enough to want to commit their whole lives to being together, shouldn't that be encouraged and celebrated?

Knittel: What new material do you have for us this year?

Abigail: I have a new single coming out just in time for Pride with DJ Bill Bennett. We recorded a remake of "Forever Young," and the remixes are sounding awesome! It will shortly be available for download at www.abigailmusic.com and on iTunes. I'm also working on a follow-up to my last acoustic album, which I'm hoping to have five tracks available for download by the end of July. Things have been really busy on the music front. The acoustic project can be found at www.abigailzsiga.com. I am an abolitionist and a proud supporter of the human rights organization, Love146, who works tirelessly toward the complete eradication of child sex trafficking and slavery through targeted prevention and aftercare programs. Please visit www.love146.org and join the fight to abolish this brutal trade.

Knittel: Anything you want to say to your Seattle fans?

Abigail: I would love to say a huge "Thank You!" to the fans who've supported me through thick and thin for the past 18 years. It hardly seems possible that I have been hanging in there for that long and obviously, I couldn't have done it without everyone who ever danced to my music, bought my tracks, and sent me e-mails about their stories and how music helped them through the rough times. You have no idea how much you all mean to me.

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