She had grown concerned about her ability to speak on issues such as DOMA, DADT, and Prop 8 "authentically", without also sharing this part of her life.
Opening up about her personal experience, Miller said it had taken her fifteen years to come out to family and friends.
With the words "I am a gay woman", progressive radio host and comedienne Stephanie Miller publicly came out lesbian on her radio show, Friday.
Explaining that she has been out to friends, family, and co-workers for years, Miller said that she had recently reached her personal "tipping point" in coming out to her listeners, given the number and importance of gay-related issues currently in the public eye.
She expressed concern that some on the Right may try to cite her experience to promote the idea that sexual orientation is a choice.