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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 a gay American.
I am resigning because my secret leaves the governor’s office vulnerable.
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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