Gay Republicans in America

On August 26th, 2010, Ken Mehlman was considered as the latest Republican to admit his homosexuality. In addition, American has witnessed other congressmen come out that they are gay. Below is the list of gay Republicans in the U.S.

Mark Foley is a former member of the United States House of Representatives for the Republican Party from 1995 to 2006. He was forced to admit being gay when his letters to a male Congressional page were revealed. Mark was reported to resign from Congress on September 29th, 2006 after that scandal. Then he had a relationship with a cosmetic surgeon.

Mark Foley owns his radio show



Mark Foley owns his radio show

Ken Mehlman, Chairman of the Republican National Committee between 2005 and 2007, used to serve as the campaign manager for the re-election campaign of George W. Bush in 2004. On August 26th, 2010, Mehlman revealed that he is gay. He said: "It's taken me 43 years to get comfortable with this part of my life".

Ken Mehlman is currently a member and Head of Global Public Affairs for Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.

Ken Mehlman is currently a member and Head of Global Public Affairs for Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.

Mark Dybul used to work as a coordinator of the U.S. Global AIDS Office during the presidency of George W. Bush. As a brilliant scholar, he also disclosed about his sexuality, which surprised both the public and the press.

Currently, Dybul serves as co-director at Georgetown's O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law

Currently, Dybul serves as co-director at Georgetown's O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law

Former congressman and Senate candidate Michael Huffington disclosed that he was bisexual in 1998. At the moment, he is working in the field of attorney with the Log Cabin Republicans and other gay-rights organizations.

Michael Huffington and his wife Arianna in 1998.

Michael Huffington and his wife Arianna in 1998.

Mary Cheney is the second daughter of Dick Cheney, the former Vice President of the United States. Openly being gay, she nearly quit the election campaign in 2004 when former U.S. President supported for a constitutional amendment banning homosexual marriage. However, she still continued that campaign.

Mary Cheney now lives in Great Falls, Virginia

Mary Cheney now lives in Great Falls, Virginia

Broadcaster Robert Traynham previously worked as a Republican staffer on Capitol Hill and on political campaigns. He revealed to be homosexual while working as an assistant for former United States Senator Rick Santorum.

He was a top aide to former Senator Rick Santorum

He was a top aide to former Senator Rick Santorum

Being seen to leave a Sacramento gay nightclub, Roy Ashburn was forced to come out his sexuality in March 2010. He is known as a Republican California State Senator representing the 18th District. Roy shared his own thought: "I've always believed that I could keep my personal life personal, and my public life public, but through my own actions, I have made my personal life public."

Ashburn stated that he is gay

Ashburn stated that he is gay

Jim Kolbe served as Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from Arizona between 1985 and 2007. In 1996, he openly came out that he is gay.

Jim Kolbe is a leading moderate Republican.

Jim Kolbe is a leading moderate Republican.

Steve Gunderson, former Republican congressman from Wisconsin, is among the first republican congressmen to unveil to be black bisexual gay. In 1996, Gunderson was revealed as gay on the House floor by Representative Bob Dornan during the debate over the Federal Defense of Marriage Act.

Steve Gunderson is current President and CEO of the Council on Foundations

Steve Gunderson is current President and CEO of the Council on Foundations

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