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Miss Cleo talks about being gay

Former telephone psychic discusses challenges of being an out woman of colour

Everyone who grew up with a television in the 1990s remembers Miss Cleo, poised over her crystal ball and bellowing, “Call me now!” Like many pleasant childhood memories, that image has been tarnished by the disclosure that Miss Cleo was a psychic fraud (and who can forget Daytona Bitch dressing up as Miss Cleo last year), but that doesn’t mean she’s far from the spotlight.

In a recent interview with Indiewire, the former telephone psychic talks candidly of her life as a gay woman of colour and the trials she faced coming out.

Miss Cleo did come out in 2006 to The Advocate, but things didn’t go so well. “Even though it’s 2014, not every person you run into is going to embrace you,” she told Indiewire. “But at some point in time, you have to stand for something or you fall for it. So by the time the media had thrown me out there to whatever devices, I thought, you know what I’m going to do? I’m going to take back my power.”

Read the interview on Indiewire. Miss Cleo already sees that you will enjoy it.