For the past three years, Iâ€™ve urged the Secretary and her senior management team to redress policies that discriminate against gay and lesbian employees. Absolutely nothing has resulted from this. And so Iâ€™ve felt compelled to choose between obligations to my partner â€” who is my family â€” and service to my country. That anyone should have to make that choice is a stain on the Secretaryâ€™s leadership and a shame for this institution and our country.
The forthcoming Advocate – which hits stands on January 15th – also features an interview with Diane Lane, the reality of living with HIV and a profile on Carson Kressley, whom journo Tricia Romano deems “America’s gay boyfriend.” We’d rather be single.