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Alan Keyes' Daughter: I'm a Liberal Queer

Alan Keyes (campaign photo)


Annapolis, MD – The daughter of former U.S. Senate candidate Alan Keyes called herself a "liberal queer" on Monday.

Maya Marcel-Keyes also urged support for gay and lesbian young people who have been deserted by their families. She spoke at a rally sponsored by a gay rights group called Equality Maryland.

Marcel-Keyes says she was motivated to speak out because of her rocky relationship with her parents and the recent death of a friend who became 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.

Her father, a conservative Republican, created a stir during his U.S. Senate campaign in August when he said during an interview that homosexuality was "selfish hedonism."


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