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At first I was excited when I saw the headlines about Gov. James McGreevey's coming-out [At Issue, September 14]. Earlier this year, as a member of the North Miami North Miami, city (1990 pop. 49,998), Dade co., SE Fla., a growing suburb of Miami, on Biscayne Bay; inc. 1926. It is mainly residential, but has considerable retail development. Manufactures include boats, wooden furniture, and aluminum products.  city council, I was the first elected official in Miami-Dade County to announce while holding public office that I am gay. I thought McGreevey, likewise, was stepping out of the closet in an effort to demonstrate to Americans that gays effectively serve our nation in many ways.

Unfortunately, the true motivator of McGreevey's confession confession, in law, the formal admission of criminal guilt, usually obtained in the course of examination by the police or prosecutor or at trial. For a confession to be admissible as evidence against an accused individual, it generally must have been procured  was the scandal of a lawsuit lawsuit: see procedure; tort.  mid, perhaps, some of the other missteps of his administration.

I am proud that I was able to come out of the closet Verb 1. come out of the closet - to state openly and publicly one's homosexuality; "This actor outed last year"
out, come out

disclose, let on, divulge, expose, give away, let out, reveal, unwrap, discover, bring out, break - make known to the public
 with dignity and on my own terms. Other gay elected officials who are in the closet should aim to do the same. Personal experience has shown me that the electorate Electorate may refer to:
  • A constituency, the group of people entitled to vote in an election.
  • An electoral district, the geographic area of a particular election.
  • The dominion of an Elector in the Holy Roman Empire.
 cares little about one's sexual identity. Those truly wishing to advance the cause of gays in America should do so with their heads held high.

Scott Galvin, North, Miami, Fla.
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Date:Oct 12, 2004
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