Mike Michaud, a member of the U.S. House from Maine and a current candidate running to become Maine's next governor, was subjected to a whisper campaign, insinuations, and push-polling suggesting that he might be gay and therefore unqualified to be governor of Maine.
Michaud just published an op-ed in the Bangor Daily News that contains this straightforward sentence:
"Allow me to save them [the push-pollers, etc.] the trouble with a simple, honest answer: 'Yes, I am. But why should it matter?' "
Dunno if he can win the governorship, but he certainly deserves major props for the courage to come out.