How the Republican revolution launched the other Gingrich into activism.
When her brother Newt took over Congress in November 1994, Candace Gingrich was leading a busy but relaxed life, loading trucks in the evening for UPS, doing occasional data entry work for the Pennsylvania school system during the day, and filling her leisure time with movies and rugby games with friends. Less than a month later, the Associated Press reported that Candace, the youngest of Newt's three younger sisters, was gay. "I had been out to my family and friends since 1987, but chose not to publicly be an activist," says Gingrich, who is 30. But after listening to the far-right rhetoric of her half brother's Republican revolution, she chose not to hide from the media cameras.