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Oprah and Gayle Still Aren’t Gay

When Oprah talks, people listen – but sometimes not closely enough. The media maven to the pages of this month’s O to yet again let the world know that she and gal pal Gayle King aren’t secret labia lickers.

Here’s an excerpt of her lengthy, somewhat tiresome chat with O journo Lisa Kogan, which we found via CBS:

Lisa: Well, let’s get right to it! Every time I tell somebody, “I’m interviewing Oprah and Gayle,” the response is always the same: “Oh. [Long pause] Are they…you know…together?”

Oprah: You’re kidding. People are still saying that?

Lisa: Every single person. And I say, “No, I don’t think so.” And invariably, they respond with something like “You know, you’re very naive.”

Oprah: I understand why people think we’re gay. There isn’t a definition in our culture for this kind of bond between women. So I get why people have to label it—how can you be this close without it being sexual? How else can you explain a level of intimacy where someone always loves you, always respects you, admires you?

Gayle: Wants the best for you.

Christ, is this an interview or wedding vows? As Gayle later admits, “But that said, I have to admit, if Oprah were a man, I would marry her.” We take it a sex change is out of the question.

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  • Gregg

    It’s so ridiculous that this rumor keeps popping up. When will people stop assuming that all powerful women must be lesbians?

    Hmm, perhaps when men stop being threatened by powerful women.

  • afrolito

    Co signed

  • SeaFlood

    I wish they would change the way they confront it because denial usually makes people think it’s true more than anything.

    If being a lesbian mean all those things, then why be all… there are plenty of lesbian couples that don’t have sex anymore — it’s the quality of feeling that matters and remains.

    “If they wanna think we are lesbians, well, more power to ’em!” — such a better stance.

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