Radio Host Stephanie Miller Comes Out

Country star Chely Wright 'gets a toaster oven for recruiting me'

By M. Morris,  Newser Staff

Posted Aug 13, 2010 3:00 PM CDT

(Newser) – Syndicated radio host Stephanie Miller came out on this morning's show, crediting country singer Chely Wright with encouraging her to go public. Miller, a longtime advocate for gay rights who had been out to family and friends, has an interesting background, Edge notes: Her dad was Barry Goldwater's running mate in 1964. As for the timing, Miller cited the recent flurry of news surrounding Prop 8 and Don't Ask, Don't Tell for helping her reach her "tipping point," On Top Magazine reports.

Radio personality Stephanie Miller attends the Los Angeles Gay Pride Mayor's Reception at the Factory on June 4, 2008, in West Hollywood.
Radio personality Stephanie Miller attends the Los Angeles Gay Pride Mayor's Reception at the Factory on June 4, 2008, in West Hollywood.   (Getty Images)
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