BY SARAH TEREZ ROSENBLUM
With a career spanning more than two decades, Melissa Etheridge has proved not only her musical staying power, but her ability to function under public scrutiny. An out lesbian in those dark, “Before Ellen” days, Etheridge surfed career highs and survived personal lows, all while maintaining an every-woman candor about her evolution. Now touring in support of her twelfth album, “4th Street Feeling,” Etheridge called to discuss everything from Taylor Swift to her new-found capacity for acceptance.
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