3. After many whispers, one-time governor of New Jersey Jim McGreevey outed himself in 2004, becoming the first openly gay state governor in United States history after his ex-lover, Golan Cipelo, threatened to go public with a sexual harassment suit against the married father-of-two. He said, “My truth is that I am a gay American,” prior to his resignation from office. 5. One-time Idaho Senator Larry Craig — who had a record of anti-gay legislation — was arrested in June 2007 at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport by a police officer investigating lewd conduct complaints in a men’s public restroom. Police said the politician, who resigned but finished out his term, tapped his right foot as sexual advance of sorts.
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