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Lesbian radio
show host announces baby due in July

Lesbian radio
show host announces baby due in July

Lesbian radio show host Romaine Patterson revealed on the air Friday that she and her partner are having a baby. Patterson, cohost of the Derek & Romaine Show on Sirius Satellite Radio's OutQ stream, will carry the baby, due in July.

Patterson's mother accidentally spilled the beans Friday during an on-air press conference before Patterson could announce the news herself.

Patterson's partner, Iris, joined the broadcast to share the news. The pair chose to use a sperm bank to "father" the baby.

"We saw a few pictures of how the donors look now, but we mainly saw pictures of them when they were babies or children," Patterson said. "We had a lot of criteria. We wanted a very smart child."

Patterson, who was 17 weeks' pregnant at the time of the press conference, said she will take her maternity leave in July and that pregnancy issues are already beginning to take their toll.

"I have cravings all the time, and I get cravings even during the show," she said. "Prenatal vitamins make you constipated!"

She and Iris plan to deliver the child at an undisclosed hospital in New York. Patterson warned Iris that she will carry the next baby they have together. (The Advocate)

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