The all new
CBS News App for Android® for iPad® for iPhone®
Fully redesigned. Featuring CBSN, 24/7 live news. Get the App

Stephanie Miller, Progressive Talk Show Host and Former Comedienne, Comes Out

WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 4: Radio personality Stephanie Miller attends the Los Angeles Gay Pride Mayor's Reception at the Factory on June 4, 2008 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Stephanie Miller
Amanda Edwards

Radio personality Stephanie Miller attends the Los Angeles Gay Pride Mayor's Reception at the Factory on June 4, 2008 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/Getty Images)

NEW YORK (CBS) Progressive radio personality Stephanie Miller has revealed she is a lesbian.

PICTURES: Out in the Spotlight

Miller, 48, publicly came out of the closet on her nationally syndicated show, "The Stephanie Miller Show," on Friday.

An hour before she made the announcement, Miller wrote on her Twitter page, "There may be a lot of crying next hour," and "Stick around for the next hour. Mama's got something to tell you."

Cheyl Wright, who also recently came out in May, was a guest on Miller's show Friday. "You get a toaster oven for recruiting me," joked Miller.

A former stand-up comedienne, Miller has always been vocally pro-gay, both on her show and in public.  She grew up with two Republican parents, including her late father, attorney and congressman William Miller, who was Barry Goldwater's running mate in the 1964 presidential election.