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Alan Keyes' daughter out of the closet and out of the house
The Illinois Leader ^ | Feb 14, 2005 | The Leader-Chicago Bureau

Posted on 02/14/2005 9:46:45 AM PST by metalmanx2j

MARYLAND - Scheduled to speak at an Equality Maryland rally for gay rights today, Maya Keyes, 19, daughter of former Illinois Republican U.S. Senate candidate Alan Keyes, is speaking publicly for the first time about her sexuality and her soured relationship with her parents. Both Advocate.com and The Washington Post ran articles over the weekend wherein Maya Keyes discussed the situation.

Read Maya Keyes' interview with Advocate.com:

Maya Keyes ends speculation about her sexuality.

On Sunday, Marc Fisher of the Washington Post reported,

Maya Keyes loves her father and mother. She put off college and moved from the family home in Darnestown to Chicago to be with her dad on a grand adventure. Even though she disagrees with him on "almost everything" political, she worked hard for his quixotic and losing campaign for the U.S. Senate.

Now Maya Keyes -- liberal, lesbian and a little lost -- finds herself out on her own. She says her parents -- conservative commentator and perennial candidate Alan Keyes and his wife, Jocelyn -- threw her out of their house, refused to pay her college tuition and stopped speaking to her.

Maya, 19, says her parents cut her off because of who she is -- "a liberal queer." Tomorrow, she will take her private dispute with her dad into the open. She is scheduled to make her debut as a political animal, speaking at a rally in Annapolis sponsored by Equality Maryland, the state's gay rights lobby.

She plans to talk about "what it was like for me growing up as a liberal queer in a very conservative household. I've known so many other people in a position like mine, where their families really don't want much to do with them. Maybe I can help by talking about it."

The issue of Maya Keyes' sexuality came up during the 2004 U.S. Senate race in Illinois when Capitol Fax publisher Rich Miller discovered a blog apparently populated by Maya that discussed her family and her sexuality and included pictures of her kissing another girl. The story remained underground during the Senate campaign thanks in large measure to the campaign's unwillingness to confirm or deny that the blog was indeed Maya's.

According to Fisher's piece in the Washington Post, despite the fact that Maya has been kicked out of her home, a San Francisco-based charity, the Point Foundation, has stepped in to provide the money needed for Maya to begin her studies at Brown University.

Interestingly, Maya Keyes seems to harbor little ill will towards her father. Again, from the Washington Post,

Maya still sounds more sad than angry about her situation. "I wouldn't want to do anything to hurt my father," she says. Like other gay relatives of prominent conservatives, she has struggled with how public to be about her sexuality...Maya is looking for work, planning to move in with friends in Washington or a brother in Boston. She hopes to get back in touch with her mom and dad..."It all seems kind of ridiculous," she says, "because I love him. He's my father."

© 2005 IllinoisLeader.com


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: dyke; mayakeyes; pervert; selfishhedonist; trollbait
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1 posted on 02/14/2005 9:46:46 AM PST by metalmanx2j
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To: metalmanx2j

That is a bitter pill of irony for Keyes to swallow.


2 posted on 02/14/2005 9:47:47 AM PST by CitizenHelper
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To: metalmanx2j

Too bad the DNC already picked their chair.....


3 posted on 02/14/2005 9:47:47 AM PST by RushCrush (If it takes a bloodbath, let's get it over with. No more appeasement. - Reagan)
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To: metalmanx2j

How much did the gay crowd pay her?


4 posted on 02/14/2005 9:49:51 AM PST by Taiwan Bocks (Thanks again Swifties.)
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To: metalmanx2j

She can commiserate with Ron Reagan.


5 posted on 02/14/2005 9:50:05 AM PST by secret garden (Go Spurs Go!)
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To: metalmanx2j
despite the fact that Maya has been kicked out of her home, a San Francisco-based charity, the Point Foundation, has stepped in to provide the money needed for Maya to begin her studies at Brown University.

What, she can't work for her tuition?
6 posted on 02/14/2005 9:50:44 AM PST by RetroWarrior ("We count it death to falter, not to die")
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To: metalmanx2j

Mentally ill degenerates hate being told they are mentally ill degenerates.


7 posted on 02/14/2005 9:51:03 AM PST by clee1 (Islam is a deadly plague; liberalism is the AIDS virus that prevents us from defending ourselves.)
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To: clee1

Especially when it is their parents that tell them so.


8 posted on 02/14/2005 9:51:36 AM PST by clee1 (Islam is a deadly plague; liberalism is the AIDS virus that prevents us from defending ourselves.)
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To: metalmanx2j

"I've known so many other people in a position like mine, where their families really don't want much to do with them. Maybe I can help by talking about it."

Help whom?


9 posted on 02/14/2005 9:51:45 AM PST by L98Fiero
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To: metalmanx2j

I hope the democraps trumpet her all over- nothing like and ignorant child bashing her parents, and another LIBERAL QUEER at that, to show what democraps are for.


10 posted on 02/14/2005 9:51:48 AM PST by Mr. K (this space for rent)
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To: metalmanx2j
Already posted.
11 posted on 02/14/2005 9:52:04 AM PST by rabidralph (Congratulations, Pres. Bush and VP Cheney!)
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To: metalmanx2j
Used to when kids rebelled, they just stayed out late, maybe drank or smoked pot. Now they "come out of the closet". Think maybe she just enjoys embarrassing her family?
12 posted on 02/14/2005 9:52:53 AM PST by mlc9852
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To: CitizenHelper; metalmanx2j

There were rumors about this back during the campaign when Keyes denounced Mary Cheney during a campaign speech last fall.


13 posted on 02/14/2005 9:53:31 AM PST by Paleo Conservative (Hey! Hey! Ho! Ho! Andrew Heyward's got to go!)
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To: CitizenHelper

That is a bitter pill of irony for Keyes to swallow.
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My sympathy to Mr. Keys. As a father of two daughters, I know what he is feeling, especially with the political side added as well. Very sad.


14 posted on 02/14/2005 9:53:38 AM PST by EagleUSA
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To: clee1

So you think Mary Cheney is a mentally ill degenerate?


15 posted on 02/14/2005 9:53:44 AM PST by teenyelliott (Soilent green is made of liberals...)
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To: metalmanx2j
liberal, lesbian and a little lost

Par for the course. The lost is actually redundant after the first two.

Now she's going to be used and abused by the liberal/left/alternative media industrial machine (which is pretty much MSM now).

If she's lost now, wait til those parasites finish with her.

16 posted on 02/14/2005 9:53:45 AM PST by tallhappy (Juntos Podemos!)
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To: metalmanx2j

No doubt she's a closet libturd as well.


17 posted on 02/14/2005 9:53:55 AM PST by HMFIC (The Peace Symbol is the FOOTPRINT of the American CHICKEN!)
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To: RetroWarrior
What, she can't work for her tuition?

a liberal work? come on now.

18 posted on 02/14/2005 9:54:14 AM PST by CzarNicky (The problem with bad ideas is that they seemed like good ideas at the time.)
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To: metalmanx2j

Their house. Their rules. Kicking a rebellious 19 y/o out of the nest necessary sometimes.


19 posted on 02/14/2005 9:55:01 AM PST by CindyDawg
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To: CitizenHelper

Dick and Lynn Cheney handled the same situation with more grace and understanding. One would think that Alan Keyes and his wife might have picked up some pointers from them.


20 posted on 02/14/2005 9:55:12 AM PST by Veto! (Opinions freely dispensed as advice)
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To: clee1

sickening comment...and ignorant.


21 posted on 02/14/2005 9:55:40 AM PST by sofaman
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To: metalmanx2j

"and included pictures of her kissing another girl"
pictures please....


22 posted on 02/14/2005 9:56:11 AM PST by Harry Pothead
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To: RetroWarrior

"What, she can't work for her tuition?"

At 40K a year for tuition, I'm guessing not. I wonder if the Point Foundation will pay for me to go to a University that charges 40K a year. They should 'cause I sure as hell can't afford it.


23 posted on 02/14/2005 9:56:21 AM PST by L98Fiero
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To: metalmanx2j

Once again we have to point out the distinction between the disordered desire of homosexuality and acting on those desires, Keyes himself did this in his much maligned "hedonist" statement during his campaign. The story doesn't say but see that Keyes understands this difference I would surmise she was thrown out for acting on her disordered desires.


24 posted on 02/14/2005 9:57:46 AM PST by kjvail (Judica me Deus, et discerne causam meam de gente non sancta)
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To: metalmanx2j
Maya is looking for work, planning to move in with friends in Washington or a brother in Boston.

If she needs luggage, she can always borrow her dad's carpetbag.

25 posted on 02/14/2005 9:57:51 AM PST by SedVictaCatoni (<><)
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To: teenyelliott
Yep. However, that doesn't mean her parents should shun her, etc. I have no more hostility to homosexuals than I do to any other person; but, homosexuality IS degeneracy - and anyone that openly embraces a degenerate lifestyle is IMHO, functionally mentally ill.
26 posted on 02/14/2005 9:58:32 AM PST by clee1 (Islam is a deadly plague; liberalism is the AIDS virus that prevents us from defending ourselves.)
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To: tallhappy
"Now she's going to be used and abused by the liberal/left/alternative media industrial machine (which is pretty much MSM now).

If she's lost now, wait til those parasites finish with her."

Exactly.

27 posted on 02/14/2005 9:58:59 AM PST by TAdams8591 (The call you make may be the one that saves Terri's life!!!!!!)
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To: metalmanx2j

How about a little compassion here? Alan Keyes should show a little compassion, if Dick Cheney can do it Keyes can.
I don't know the dynamics here anymore than the rest of you and I certainly don't know what I would do if I had a child that stated they were gay. I just hope that I could find a way to have relationship and not shut the door to communication.
Alan Keyes, his wife and daughter need to find a way to try and work out a way to at least speak and find some common ground.


28 posted on 02/14/2005 9:59:22 AM PST by Captain Peter Blood
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To: Veto!
One would think that Alan Keyes and his wife might have picked up some pointers from them.

Particularly because Keyes is under some sort of delusion that he has a political career.

29 posted on 02/14/2005 9:59:45 AM PST by gdani
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To: sofaman

See # 26


30 posted on 02/14/2005 10:00:40 AM PST by clee1 (Islam is a deadly plague; liberalism is the AIDS virus that prevents us from defending ourselves.)
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To: CindyDawg

I think Alan Keyes just became a little lonelier and will miss his daughter and might live to regret his decision, but then again he is a politician...one part ego, one part stubborn, one part sociopath and one part image.


31 posted on 02/14/2005 10:00:52 AM PST by CitizenHelper
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To: metalmanx2j

She is 19.

I wonder how many conservative political and religious leaders have had their children targeted for homosexual seduction.


32 posted on 02/14/2005 10:00:56 AM PST by unlearner
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No doubt she's a closet libturd as well.

I'm not seeing much 'hate the sin, love the sinner' sentiment here.

In any case, had you read the article, you would have realized that she could not have been more upfront about her political leanings. She flatly describes herself as "a liberal queer." Why are you so hostile to her?

33 posted on 02/14/2005 10:01:32 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest (Watching the Today Show since 2002 so you don't have to.)
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To: metalmanx2j

Naturally, the ultra-homophobic (and I don't use that term lightly -- he's one of the very few with a real mental disorder on this topic) waited until after his political campaign was over to throw his daughter out and trigger the inevitable publicity over the fact that she's gay.


34 posted on 02/14/2005 10:03:45 AM PST by GovernmentShrinker
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To: metalmanx2j

If either of my kids did this, they would get the boot too.


35 posted on 02/14/2005 10:03:55 AM PST by mom4melody
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To: Mr. K

Reminds me of the Time Patti Davis appeared on Donahue to tout her book and tell the world what awful parents she had. It blew up in her face when people saw her for who she was - a whiny, spoiled brat.


36 posted on 02/14/2005 10:04:19 AM PST by Tabi Katz
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To: Veto!

Ummm...no. The Cheneys pretend that their daughter's destructive behavior isn't destructive. The Keys seem to be showing strength in the face of their daughters decision. I wish them well, many parents become enablers of their children's problems rather than a steadfast example of holding to principles that lead the way to life and happiness.


37 posted on 02/14/2005 10:04:42 AM PST by Varda
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To: L98Fiero
This solution will take care of these self proclaimed queers where they will get a free airplane ticket to the streets in Iraq. http://www.americanfreepress.net/html/draft_looms.html
38 posted on 02/14/2005 10:04:54 AM PST by clearsight
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To: EagleUSA
Difficult situation

Tough love is sometimes needed. We bring them into this world and they have free will. I don't have a daughter but I also don't associate with a brother of mine because of a different outlook on life.
40 posted on 02/14/2005 10:07:43 AM PST by Idisarthur
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To: CitizenHelper

Parents miss their kids and most pray they made the right choice but I understand making kids have responsibility along with the rights they want. I think this young woman will be the one to regret her decision. Maybe not about her life style but about being IMO being used by people who really don't care about her to get to the person that does and to promote their agenda. If she had been average Joe Smiths daughter I doubt we would have even have heard of her.


41 posted on 02/14/2005 10:07:46 AM PST by CindyDawg
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To: clee1
Mentally ill degenerates hate being told they are mentally ill degenerates.

You're a sweetheart.

42 posted on 02/14/2005 10:08:30 AM PST by zarf
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To: L98Fiero

She can always sue hep parents.


43 posted on 02/14/2005 10:09:23 AM PST by RetroWarrior ("We count it death to falter, not to die")
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To: CindyDawg

A valid point, at 19 she is just a young pup in a big world and she is definately being used by all sides.


44 posted on 02/14/2005 10:09:40 AM PST by CitizenHelper
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To: metalmanx2j
And I guess it's beneath her to earn her own way thru college.

How typically liberal.

46 posted on 02/14/2005 10:10:14 AM PST by OldFriend (America's glory is not dominion, but liberty.)
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To: metalmanx2j

This has to be heartbreaking for the Keyes family, and I mean all of them.

My hope is that God, in his great wisdom, will lead the Keyes family members to peace with Him and with one another.

I don't see this situation as an opportunity to bash anyone, and I prefer to let God do His job while I make every effort to do mine and rely on His mercy.

If anyone thinks that his own sin is less obnoxious than the sin of another, he is wrong and doesn't understand the nature of sin.

Thank you for your time.


47 posted on 02/14/2005 10:10:22 AM PST by 1st-P-In-The-Pod
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To: metalmanx2j

What a loving household...


48 posted on 02/14/2005 10:10:38 AM PST by stuartcr
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To: Captain Peter Blood

We only get one side of the story - Her's. Perhaps there is more to this than just being gay and liberal. Maybe she wants them to embrace her lifestyle IN THEIR HOME. Kids like this can be SOOO nice when the press is talking to them, then we we learn the real story we change our opinion of these kids from poor little, left out, abused child to whiney, didn't get their way, attempting to shake down the famous parents.

I personally believe there is much more to this story.


49 posted on 02/14/2005 10:10:55 AM PST by msrngtp2002
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To: gdani
"Particularly because Keyes is under some sort of delusion that he has a political career. "

Although I do think that Keyes has some valid and sound political ideas.
50 posted on 02/14/2005 10:11:04 AM PST by Idisarthur
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