Tuesday, February 15, 2005

Karma Strikes Again

From CNN:

The daughter of conservative Republican Alan Keyes referred to herself Monday as a “liberal queer” and urged support for gay and lesbian young people who have been deserted by their families.

Maya Marcel-Keyes, 19, addressed a rally sponsored by the gay-rights group Equality Maryland, saying she was motivated to speak out because of her rocky relationship with her parents and the recent death of a friend who had fallen ill after being thrown out of the house by his family.

Marcel-Keyes told several hundred supporters that her sexuality had created a rift in her relationship with her parents.

“Things just came to a head. Liberal queer plus conservative Republican just doesn’t mesh well,” she said. “That was making my life a little bit turbulent.”

Later, Marcel-Keyes told CNN her parents “were not too pleased” when they learned she was a lesbian, but she said she loves them “very much, and they love me. They can’t support my activities.”

She joins the pantheon of gay children of gay bashers including the son of Phyllis Schlafly and Mary Cheney, daughter of Dick. (Go ahead; giggle.) There are others, but I’m too busy enjoying the karmic kosmos to list them. Feel free to add to the list.

[Thanks to NTodd for the tip.]