Magazine article The Advocate (The national gay & lesbian newsmagazine)

Gephardt's Gay Daughter: Chrissy Gephardt Is Revving Up to Solicit Gay and Lesbian Votes for Her Dad's Presidential Bid. (Campaign 2004)

Magazine article The Advocate (The national gay & lesbian newsmagazine)

Gephardt's Gay Daughter: Chrissy Gephardt Is Revving Up to Solicit Gay and Lesbian Votes for Her Dad's Presidential Bid. (Campaign 2004)

Article excerpt

Vice President Dick Cheney's lesbian daughter, Mary, never acknowledged her sexual orientation during her father's campaign in 2000 and has said little, if anything, about it since his election. But now Dick Gephardt's lesbian daughter, Chrissy, is preparing to take an active--and openly gay--role in her father's bid for the 2004 Democratic presidential nomination.

The Capitol Hill newspaper Roll Call reported May 8 that Chrissy Gephardt, a Washington, D.C., social worker who assists female survivors of trauma and abuse, "will be far more aggressive than Mary Cheney in soliciting gay and lesbian votes for dear old dad."

And in another departure from Cheney's 2000 campaign, this time "dear old dad" isn't shying away from talking openly about his daughter. Gephardt's campaign Web site reports that Chrissy lives with her partner, Amy, and features a photo of Amy with the rest of the Gephardt family. "Dick loves his daughter very much, and they are a very close family," Gephardt campaign spokeswoman Kim Molstre told The Advocate. "He hopes she will take a very active role in his campaign for president. …

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