Terry Gross Is Not a Lesbian

David Rakoff, John Lithgow, Terry Gross, Sidney Offit - THE AUTHORS GUILD Dinner Benefitting the AUTHORS GUILD FOUNDATION and the AUTHORS LEAGUE FUND
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Interviewer Andrew Goldman is not shy with “Fresh Air” host Terry Gross in a relatively racy chat from The New York Times Magazine this weekend. “I gather that people frequently assume you’re a lesbian,” he says, acknowledging it must be awkward for her husband. Gross is a good sport and notes that her sexuality is listed online as a “Matter of Dispute.” As for Goldman’s claim that people have “erotic associations” with her voice, Gross says, “That really makes me laugh.” Consider her unfazed, even when she’s doing the answering.