Bachmann’s Gay Sister-In-Law Calls Her Anti-Gay Rhetoric ‘Hurtful’ | In an upcoming interview with People magazine, presidential contender Michele Bachmann’s gay sister-in-law, Helen LaFave, discusses how their once-close relationship became estranged over Bachmann’s hateful anti-gay activism. LaFave says of Bachmann, “Yes, we are family and love each other, but she seems to have a disconnect. Her statements and actions related to gay rights are very hurtful, whether she understands that or not.” In People’s Oct. 31 issue, Michele and Marcus Bachmann defend themselves against accusations of anti-gay bias. “There’s never been a bias,” Marcus Bachmann said. “I’m no better than anyone else,” Michele added.