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Largest gay news magazine asks Clinton if she's a lesbian
John Byrne
Published: Friday September 21, 2007


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The Advocate, the nation's largest gay and lesbian news magazine -- which has long shied away from reporting on gay and lesbians in the closet in Congress who vote against gay rights -- has a question for Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-NY).

According to the NY Daily News, in an interview with the magazine's news and features editor Sean Kennedy to be published next week, the editor asks, "How do you respond to the occasional rumor that you're a lesbian?"

"People say a lot of things about me, so I really don't pay any attention to it," Clinton remarked. "It's not true, but it is something that I have no control over. People will say what they want to say."

Clinton has been chased by tabloid rumors of her sexuality for years, none with credible evidence, some fostered by conservatives, including the much-maligned The Truth About Hillary.

The New York Times' company's About.com even includes an entry, "Is Hillary Clinton a Lesbian?"

Gaydar-saavy Kennedy told the Daily News he's convinced she's not.

"I 100% believe she's a straight, heterosexual woman," he said.