There are millions of gay people in the United States, including well-known celebrities.
Having loving and supporting parents didn't make me feel any better about the possibility of seeing my personal life splashed across newspapers and tabloids.
Life would be so much harder if I had to lie about who I was.
John Kerry didn't out me, nor did he offend or attack me by calling me a lesbian. I certainly couldn't be offended by the truth.
Campaigning in Wyoming is politics at its most retail level. It's done one voter at a time.
I always knew that there was something that made me different, and by the time I was in high school, I understood what it was.
I came very close to quitting my job for the Bush-Cheney '04 campaign. I seriously considered packing up my office and heading home to Colorado.
It wasn't a secret that I was gay. I'd come out to my parents during my junior year of high school, on the day that I also wrecked the family car.
Campaign staffers develop the ability to sleep through anything.
I didn't know that President Bush would endorse a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage.
It won't take 40 years for opposition to same-sex marriage to dissipate.
Heather and I decided we were going to be pretty low-key at the convention.
Early numbers are always wrong.
After being sworn in to office, vice presidents have usually been relegated to the sidelines, where they just don't get to do very much.
I'd rather not be known as the Vice President's lesbian daughter.