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Ariz. lawmaker comes out: ‘I am gay, I’m a Latino, I’m a state senator and it’s OK’

Posted on March 6th, 2014 at 11:18 by John Sinteur in category: News -- Write a comment

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PHOENIX — Arizona state Sen. Steve Gallardo of Phoenix has come out as gay, becoming the third openly gay lawmaker in the Arizona state legislature.

Just a little more than a week after he delivered a rousing speech to activists protesting against an anti-gay religious freedom bill, Gallardo told a handful of reporters gathered at the state capitol on Wednesday that it’s time to announce his sexual orientation.

“I am gay, I’m a Latino, I’m a state senator and it’s OK,” he said.

Ballsy to come out of the closet – I hope being a Latino in Arizona doesn’t cause him any problems for this political career.

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