by Meenal Vamburkar, Mediaite.com
Anyone familiar with MSNBC’s Rachel Maddowlikely won’t be surprised to hear that she chose to “come out of the closet in a very confrontational way.” Her method of choice? Her college newspaper. Oh, and that’s how her parents found out, too.
In a recent Newsweek piece, Maddow starts by saying she figured out she was gay as a college freshman. “I was heady with the self-importance of a 17-year-old who knows everything and is smarter than everybody,” she said. “A trait that is great at the moment and really hard to live with in retrospect.” And that self-importance led to her decision. [MORE]