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lizchris
Jun 28th, 2005, 06:52 PM
From Out.com and yesterday's NY Daily News:

”Party” Girl Comes Out

1960s teen idol Lesley Gore of “It’s My Party (I’ll Cry If I Want To)” fame has formally come out in an interview on AfterEllen.com. Gore, who has a partner of 23 years, said, “I never really kept my life private…those who knew me, those who worked with me were well aware.” For two years, she’s been a host of gay TV show In the Life, and said that as a result “I meet a lot of young people in the Midwest…they come and they talk to me about this stuff, so I know how important it is.”

SelesFan70
Jun 28th, 2005, 06:54 PM
:eek:

To hear some preachers, I didn't think they had gay people "back then".... :rolleyes:

Helen Lawson
Jun 28th, 2005, 06:59 PM
OMG!!! One of the twins had a crush on her and I had my agent get an autograph from her and I had her come to Vegas once when I was going "Mame" so that he could get to meet her backstage after the show. :o It never went anywhere and he kind of felt bad about himself for a couple of weeks, and I'm like, hon, if she's too stupid to go out with someone who's my son, then she's not worth it.

I'll have to call him this afternoon and tell him about this shocking news. No wonder she didn't go out with him!!!

Dava
Jun 28th, 2005, 07:00 PM
"Sunshine Lollipops and Rainbows..."

Anyone suprised???

lizchris
Jun 28th, 2005, 07:05 PM
"Sunshine Lollipops and Rainbows..."

Anyone suprised???



I was. She grew up not far from me in Tenafly, NJ (also hometown of actress Mira Sorvino) and that is a pretty conservative town.

James
Jun 28th, 2005, 07:20 PM
If she is hosting a gay tv-show, how come the news about her being a lesbian has only just come out?

Cariaoke
Jun 28th, 2005, 07:23 PM
She'll come out if she wants to, come out if she wants to...

lizchris
Jun 28th, 2005, 07:32 PM
If she is hosting a gay tv-show, how come the news about her being a lesbian has only just come out?

I think because she only recently revealed she was hoting the show.

James
Jun 28th, 2005, 07:40 PM
I think because she only recently revealed she was hoting the show.

Not many people must be watching that show then.

lizchris
Jun 28th, 2005, 07:45 PM
Not many people must be watching that show then.

Must not be.

To be honest with you, until I read this in th paper yesterday, I thought she died.

Helen Lawson
Jun 28th, 2005, 10:12 PM
It wasn't any mystery to the folks at amiannoying, as she's in the "Lesbians" annoying collections.

http://www.amiannoying.com/(vmza3y551bm23s4551xamg55)/view.aspx?ID=3142

griffin
Jun 28th, 2005, 10:30 PM
I was. She grew up not far from me in Tenafly, NJ (also hometown of actress Mira Sorvino) and that is a pretty conservative town.

Believe it or not, there are gay conservatives (I think they're particularly whacked, but they do exist), and gay people come from all kinds of towns :)

lizchris
Jun 29th, 2005, 02:29 AM
Believe it or not, there are gay conservatives (I think they're particularly whacked, but they do exist), and gay people come from all kinds of towns :)

Yes, I am aware of that. In fact, one is working on the campaign of Ed Cox, Richard Nixon son-in-law, for senator of New York.

Helen Lawson
Jun 29th, 2005, 01:55 PM
Maybe she's a log cabin lesbian.

Jakeev
Jun 29th, 2005, 11:33 PM
Believe it or not, there are gay conservatives (I think they're particularly whacked, but they do exist), and gay people come from all kinds of towns :)

Lol but being from a conservative town doesn't mean you don't have gay and lesbians all over the map.

I live in Orange County in California and we still have that rep for being "The Orange Curtain."

Well honey it's a very GAY county even though we don't have actualy "gay" areas.