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Talk Radio Host Stephanie Miller: "I'm A Gay Woman"

Progressive talk radio host Stephanie Miller came out on her show yesterday. She prefaced the big announcement with two back to back tweets: "There may be a lot of crying next hour" and "Stick around for the next hour. Mama's got something to tell you." Once on the air, she revealed: "I'm a gay woman. I've got the gay on me."

Miller, who has been out to her friends and family for years, credited Chely Wright's recent coming out as inspiration. She joked to the country music star, who joined her on the show after the big reveal, "You get a toaster oven for recruiting me."

Miller's father was William E. Miller, who was Republican Barry Goldwater's running mate in his unsuccessful bid for the US presidency in 1964. Goldwater himself famously said about gays serving in the military: "you don't have to be straight to shoot straight."

Miller says that, despite being a lesbian, she still thinks firemen are "hot." Then again, who doesn't?

Listen to her coming out, via Pam, AFTER THE JUMP.

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  1. Congratulations, Stephanie! Health and Happiness, Liberty and Freedom for your life!

    Posted by: james Brown | Aug 14, 2010 10:16:27 AM

  2. DAMN, this is quite shocking to me, it is shocking because i would have thought such a liberal outspoken woman would have been out long time ago, but i guess that's not true.

    Posted by: johnosahon | Aug 14, 2010 11:06:18 AM

  3. Way to go Mama!!

    Posted by: ty | Aug 14, 2010 11:07:56 AM

  4. Did he just affirm lesbianism biblically and not homosexuality? Is he saying one is ok but not the other??!

    Posted by: nikko | Aug 14, 2010 12:20:01 PM

  5. I was listening when she came out. At first, I thought she was setting up a joke and/or getting ready to introduce a female guest that she had a particular liking for. It took a few minutes to realize that she **really** was coming out. Shocking moment, but her fans rallied behind her, and it turned into a really great show.

    Posted by: Jay | Aug 14, 2010 12:50:28 PM

  6. Nikko - she was joking, she is a comedian.
    Now chill.

    And the facts are that the Bible does condemn men having sex with men in the current translations - and does not mention lesbianism at all.

    The best humor is based in facts.

    She was funny before - and an expert on what REAL conservativism is and how the current GOP/Tea Party crap is just ring wing propaganda designed to attract those who would support White and/or Christianist Facism

    Posted by: RJP3 | Aug 14, 2010 1:44:54 PM

  7. this is news? In other news, ham can be used for sandwiches.

    Posted by: TANK | Aug 14, 2010 1:52:02 PM

  8. Good for her - love her sarcasim and wit on CNN latley. You go!

    Posted by: Mike | Aug 14, 2010 2:08:45 PM

  9. welcome to the "out" club. good on you, Stephanie.

    Posted by: nic | Aug 14, 2010 2:19:30 PM

  10. All the posters on this article have had a decent attitude about her coming out so far except for "johnosahon", who was a total douchebag about it. Congratulations, Stephanie, and don't listen to asshats like "johnosahon". He obviously doesn't understand that not everyone can just come out so easily, and I seriously doubt that "johnosahon" the smarmball has ever come out on a nationally broadcast program, so you are just lightyears ahead of him.

    Posted by: ophu | Aug 15, 2010 7:55:14 AM

  11. another sincere blowhard -- nikko

    Posted by: ophu | Aug 15, 2010 7:56:40 AM

  12. The very pretty white woman, with the very privileged upbringing, is a lesbian. Wow....this is really going to affect my world . Wow...I don't know what else to say, except wow.

    I'm sure she's a very nice lady.

    Posted by: ratbastard | Aug 15, 2010 10:52:19 PM

  13. Why am I a blowhard, OPHU, you judgemental misguided idiot?! The male journalist just excused condemnation of gay sex but said lesbianism was ok in the bible?! Gee, thanks, for the affirmation, Mr. straight disc jockey! RJP3, Stephanie wasn't the one who said that, but her male co-worker. His bible "facts" were not funny at all.

    Posted by: nikko | Aug 16, 2010 1:47:10 PM

  14. Damnit i had a crush on steph since the first time i saw her on msnbc!!! She has a nice swag & sexy as hell. So ladys yall kinda lucky!!!

    Posted by: lorenzo donald | Sep 6, 2012 11:52:17 AM

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