Coming out is, for most gays and lesbians, both a struggle and a tremendous relief. Finding the courage to reveal who we really are in the face of an unfriendly world often takes many years and usually begins with self-acceptance. These 25 people have taken a variety of paths, but they all reached a similar end: happiness
During a visit to the William Jefferson Clinton Presidential Library, I wondered: How could things have changed so far, so fast, in only five years? How had all of those accomplishments simply vanished under George W. Bush?