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Cousin Geri From Facts Of Life Comes Out!

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Oh, we're defintely going to read this. Such an inspiring story.

Geri Jewell, best known for her role as Cousin Geri on The Facts of Life, will be releasing a memoir in April called I'm Walking As Straight As I Can: Transcending Disability in Hollywood and beyond.

In her book, Geri recounts her difficulty breaking into Hollywood with cerebral palsy, her pride in opening the doors for future generations of disabled actors and, for the first time, her admittance to being gay. It's a one-of-a-kind story from someone who has seen it all in this business (and in life) in a very unique way.

Wow. We can't even imagine the hardships she's had to face. Thankfully, she's come out the other side stronger, wiser and braver than most people will ever be. Definitely give this book a read!

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16 comments to “Cousin Geri From Facts Of Life Comes Out!”

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    First.First of all good for Geri i hope shes doing well! Wonder what religious freak Lisa Whelchel has to say about this?(did she know?)

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    No one cares.

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    Why do gay people find it necessary to "Come Out"? Why the need to tell the world your sexual preference? You do not see people who bang a sheep or other animals "coming out"? How about pedophiles? Nope! Why don't hetero's "come out" as heteros? It is just not necessary. That is why.
    Noooo! It is only gay people who "come out". If you would quit making a big gay production about it, no one would probably give a sh!t.
    These military gays want to serve openly, but in the middle east you would be stoned to death for butt piracy. I bet that you guys would dive back in the closet if some Arab came at your with a sword and a bag of stoning rocks.
    Remember folks. I am just amusing myself here. I say what I say with tongue-in -cheek (ish)

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    Re: cubby77777 – Blair is a religious freak? What about her religion makes her a freak? Does she run around yelling Allah Akbar and try to kill people, strap a bomb to her kids, does she fly a plain into a building? Hmmm.. Ooooh… Wait… That was not her.
    Just because someone has a religious belief does not make them a freak. It is the bombings, stonings, honor killings, and junk like that that makes one a freak.

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    I think I've heard it all now. Good for her I guess, but who gives a crap?

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    I'm sick of people "coming out" too. who asked? who cares? and quit making money off it? i'm gonna have to "come out" too? come out from where, i'm not sure…but come out to make some money like everyone else. it appears that's the reason they "come out" anyway.

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    I remember watching her on The Facts of Life. My mom has Cerebral Palsy, and we thought it was awesome that she was on the show.
    Gay or straight, doesn't matter to me. But, I will definately read this book.

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    She wrote a book about her LIFE so it's going to mention a girlfriend or two so THAT'S why.

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    We all know you CAN'T READ, especially something as complicated as a whole book!! Give me a break!!

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    Lord, not some cousin Geri from Facts of Life! Her and the rest of the girls on that show made Blair's life miserable. Blair was just so much more fierce than all of them. If I would have predicted anyone coming out from that show, it would have been Jo! LOL

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    glad she is comfortable in her own skin.. but dang this blog is really turning into a LGBT blog… every other blog post has something to do with it… and I'm all for equal rights.. but I want to read the celebrity gossip! duhh lol

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    All "famous" people ever do anymore is come out, get knocked up, get married, get divorced, go to rehab … ad nauseum!

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    She was one of the best things about Deadwood in her role as Jewell the gimp who worked for Al Swearingen. Amazing woman.

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    Re: PROF.Buk0wski ENGLISH PROF OF THE CENTU – You missed the point somewhere during your rant. I hope you're not a real "professor of the century"

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    Re: cjk0420 – I didnt say anything about Blair.lol