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Is Cindy McCain actually a gay “hero”?

This week, Cindy McCain came to New York to pick up her Trevor Hero Award, an award from the gay youth crisis center the Trevor Project to honor someone who's supported the gay community. For five consecutive years, the prize went to an openly gay celebrity (including the playwright Tony Kushner and the Broadway star Nathan Lane); in the past three years, the Trevor Project has honored "Harry Potter" actor Daniel Radcliffe and pop singers Lady Gaga and Katy Perry, the songstress behind not-exactly-sensitive hits like "Ur So Gay" and "I Kissed a Girl."

Clearly, the organization's aiming to open the tent to broadly famous individuals; Cindy McCain, who's posed for a "NO H8" photo and spoken publicly about her support of gay rights, may not exactly have done as much as the writer of "Angels in America" on behalf of gays, but the parallel-universe-First Lady may be more of a marquee name.

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