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
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)

(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.