Gay Former Ambassador Up On ‘The Advocate’

Former ambassador Michael Guest graces The Advocate‘s next issue. Guest retired last month over what he called the State Department’s discriminatory policies. Guest wrote:

For the past three years, I’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 I’ve felt compelled to choose between obligations to my partner – who is my family – and service to my country. That anyone should have to make that choice is a stain on the Secretary’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.