Last week former California congressman and almost Senator Michael Huffington announced, via a profile in Esquire magazine, that he is gay. Perhaps making up for lost time, the millionaire ex-husband of conservative political commentator Arianna Huffington appeared within days to become something of a newborn gay activist. Writer David Brock--the journalist who discovered Paula Jones--portrayed Huffington in Esquire as a tragic, muddled figure who is no longer even sure whether he's a Democrat or a Republican. But Huffington, 51, who wasn't talking to the press last week, told friends that Brock got it wrong. First of all, Huffington says, he thinks of himself not as gay but as probably bisexual: in other words, his marriage to the former Arianna Stassinopoulos wasn't a total sham.
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James McGreevey announced his resignation Thursday after revealing that he is gay and that he had an adulterous affair with a man. With his wife standing by his side, McGreevey -- a father of two -- spoke in calm tones as he described his struggle with his sexuality, "a certain sense that separated me from others. McGreevey's surprise resignation came as Golan Cipel, a former security aide to the governor, had readied a sexual harassment lawsuit against the governor, two Democratic sources told CNN. Cipel resigned his post in
However, all 50 states have elected openly LGBT people to political office in some capacity, and 48 states have elected openly LGBT people to one or both houses of the state legislature. Grenell's position was temporary, and never put forward for Senate confirmation. As of the elections, the legislatures of 48 states have had at least one openly LGBT member; the first out person to serve in each of those states is listed here.