James C. Hormel, First Openly Gay U.S. Ambassador, Dies At 88

Photo courtesy of BigStock/Mbruxelle
Photo courtesy of BigStock/Mbruxelle

The Washington Post reports that James C. Hormel, who became the first openly gay U.S. ambassador in 1999 after his nomination was blocked for nearly two years by conservative senators, triggering a long political battle over gay rights, presidential nominations and Senate procedures, died Aug. 13 at a San Francisco hospital. 

Read the full story at The Washington Post 

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