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From our Interview Issue: Dan Savage and Jane Lynch on the gay lay of the land.
NEWSWEEK: How long until there’s an openly gay president or Supreme Court justice?
Dan Savage: Scalia isn’t gay?!? I always think the biggest homophobe in the room is clearly a c—ksucker!
NEWSWEEK: Jane, when did you come out?
Lynch: I had two coming outs. I came out when I was about 21, and then I came out to my family when I was 32. By the time I was 32 they were like, “Well, we knew there was something. We’re glad to know what it is, now let’s move on.” Had I told them when I was 18 it would have been a different story, because there was nobody openly homosexual. I thought it was a disease. I remember hearing the word “gay” and thinking, “Oh, my God, I have that.”