A Politician Comes Out

Michael Huffington, after years of struggle, reveals that he's gay--and starts a new life as a gay activist

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. He attended an AIDS fund raiser on Dec. 5, dined with gay political consultant and Clinton pal David Mixner on Dec. 10 and continued talks with national gay leaders about what his role in the movement might be.

Writer David Brock--the journalist who discovered Paula Jones--portrayed Huffington in Esquire as a tragic, muddled...

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