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You know for many elected officials they all started in the same place. You know marriage is between a man and a woman, but they…
When you’re a young kid and you’re gay, you’re out there on your own. And you’re trying to figure this thing out. And your parents…
More than anything else I recall being, or trying very deliberately to be, a perfect child. Not a Goody Two-shoes, but a kid who did…
Inauthenticity is endemic in American politics today. The political backrooms where I spent much of my career were just as benighted as my personal life,…
I knew I was different when I was about six years of age but I just knew that I wasn’t like everybody else. I mean…
But being in the closet uniquely assisted me in politics. From my first run for the state legislature until my election as governor, all too…
When I first ran for public office, it was with the passion and idealism of a young man who believed that government could help make…
When I came out publicly, some photo editors had a field day searching for pictures of me with a limp wrist or some other stereotypical…
At different points in my life, I had grappled with the idea of going into the priesthood – in high school or law school. Where…
Of all my false identities, the strategies in my campaign to be accepted, being a sworn Republican is the hardest to explain. In my later…
At a point in every person’s life, one has to look deeply into the mirror of one’s soul and decide one’s unique truth in the…
I’ve never been much for self-revelation. In two decades of public life, I always approached the limelight with extreme caution. Not that I kept my…
As a child, recognizing my difference from other kids, I went to the local public library to try to better understand my reality. Back then,…
I engaged in an adult consensual affair with another man.
I’m on the board of a national group called Faith in America. It’s designed to fight religious-based bigotry.
No relief was forthcoming from my then-Catholic faith, which said the practice of homosexuality was a ‘mortal sin’ subject to damnation.
I do not believe that God tortures any person simply for its own sake. I believe that God enables all things to work for the…
I am resigning because my secret leaves the governor’s office vulnerable.
I am a gay American.
For me, living in the closet corroded my ability to have an honest, open relationship with my God, my loved ones, my constituency and myself.
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