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Looks like Maya Keyes kicked her closet door open — and her dad has no mercy


Compassion doesn’t begin at home with the Keyes.

Maya is the daughter of wingnut supreme (and the doormat Baraka Obama wiped his feet on before heading to the Senate) Alan Keyes. Oliver Willis points out that Maya has officially come out of the closet, and her family kicked her out. So much for compassionate conservatism. She’ll land on her feet. If HRC or the NGLTF has any sense, they’ll sign her up to speak out on a national level about the hypocrisy of the allegedly religious Right. There’s nothing more disgusting than your family rejecting you for simply being yourself. In the Keyes house, the vice is being a “selfish hedonist,” like Mary Cheney. From Maya’s blog:

Well, it’s happened. Finally and officially.

A couple days ago I got my official two-week warning that I have to be out of this apartment; so finally for real I’m getting cut off. I got no severance or anything like that from my sudden termination of employment (don’t I have freedom of speech? the right to protest Bush without losing my job? Hehe… most people would think that working under a parent would be security but for me it’s quite the opposite.) and so I definitely don’t have anywhere near enough cash to find a new apartment; not even one room rented from someone anywhere. I’ve been searching craigslist but even places where I’d have enough to pay the first month’s rent on some room I never have enough for the deposit as well, so so far I’ve had no luck at all finding a new home, since shelter requires money. Sad boo.

After all the arguments and tension over the years, I always hoped it would never actually get to this point, although I suppose given our vastly divergent political beliefs it was inevitable.

She’s going to be speaking at an Equality Maryland event.

Maya Marcel Keyes, the self-described queer activist who is also daughter of ultra-conservative Alan Keyes, whose recent campaign for senator from Illinois included his calling Mary Cheney a “hedonist.” Maya group up in Montgomery County and will certainly have some interesting things to say about living with someone who is so outspoken in his opposition to gay rights.

Alan Keyes needs to take a good look in the mirror.

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