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A collection of links to news articles about James C. Hormel and Fit to Serve

Recalling Santorum’s Opposition, America’s First Gay Ambassador Speaks Out

Read the article by Ari Melber courtesy of The Nation.

Gay Ambassador Predicts N.H. ‘Waterloo’ For Santorum

Read the article by Joe Conason courtesy of The National Memo.

First Openly Gay U.S. Ambassador Reflects on Being ‘Fit to Serve’

Read the article by Rachael Bade courtesy of The Washington Diplomat.

The Jeff Santos Show 1510 AM Boston

Listen to James Hormel courtesy of The Jeff Santos Show.

James Hormel Says “Be True to Yourself Above All”

Read the interview by Emily Wilson published November 23, 2011 on SFWeekly Blogs.

Hormel descendant visits hometown to promote memoir

Sarah Lysne published a report November 21, 2011 in The Post-Bulletin of Rochester, Minnesota about James C. Hormel’s return to his hometown to discuss Fit to Serve. Click to read the full text of Sarah Lysne’s article, “Hormel descendant visits hometown to promote memoir” at PostBulletin.com.

A Hormel son coming home

Trey Mewes penned a nice article for The Austin Daily Herald that debuted on their website November 16, 2011 about James C. Hormel returning to Austin, Minnesota during his tour to promote Fit to Serve. Click this to see Mewes’ entire text of “A Hormel son coming home” at AustinDailyHerald.com.

James Hormel coming to Austin

Published November 16, 2011 this story in The Albert Lea Tribune documents the return of James C. Hormel to his hometown. Click to read, “James Hormel coming to Austin” by Trey Mewes at AlbertLeaTribune.com.

Hormel: Gay not a Choice

The Idaho Agenda published this story on November 16, 2011 with a focus on Fit to Serve and the article on CNN by James C. Hormel. Click this to read “Hormel: Gay not a Choice” at The Idaho Agenda.

Being gay is not a choice — CNN.com Opinion

James Hormel, Special to CNN writes “people are born into sexual orientation and identity.” Click here to read “Being gay is not a choice” on CNN.com

PFAW’s Gay Ambassador

James Hormel talks about People For the American Way’s GLBT agenda ahead of the D.C. Gala.  Read Will O’Bryan’s article here at MetroWeekly.

DOMA Repeal Ratchets Up the Pressure

James Hormel writes about the Defense of Marriage Act. Click here to read “DOMA Repeal Ratchets Up the Pressures” on The Huffington Post

The Ambassador of Out

James Hormel’s memoir is, at its base, a coming out story.  Read the interview by Chris Geidner here at MetroWeekly.

HRC Founding Board Member, First Gay U.S. Ambassador’s Book Out Today

The Human Rights Campaign published Maureen McCarty’s article November 15, 2011 highlighting The Ambassador’s devotion to “…building a better world, one in which equality and personal freedoms were extended to all.” Click this to read “HRC Founding Board Member, First Gay U.S. Ambassador’s Book Out Today” at HRC.org.

Whether Sexual Orientation is a Choice or Not Matters

The Falls Church News-Press published this article November 15, 2011 by Wayne Besen in which he engages in  discussion about the question of “choice.” Click here to read Wayne Besen’s article, “Whether Sexual Orientation is a Choice or Not Matters” at the Falls Church News-Press website.

Times have changed since Ambassador Hormel’s challenging nomination

Michael Doyle reports on the stark contrast between the current nomination process of Michael Walter Fitzgerald to the federal judiciary with that of James C. Hormel in 1998. Click this to read the entire story by Michael Doyle.

Former gay ambassador opens up in new memoir

Matthew S. Bajko writes about James Hormel and  his new book Fit to ServeClick here to read “Former gay ambassador opens up in new memoir” at The Bay Area Reporter.

Gay US Ambassador On Clinton’s Bermuda Offer

Bernews.com writes about Fit to Serve and the story about President Clinton’s offer to make James C. Hormel the consul general in Bermuda. Click this to read, “Gay US Ambassador On Clinton’s Bermuda Offer” at Bernews.com.

Gay donor James Hormel discusses gay leaders Milk and Britt, AIDS epidemic in new memoir

Matthew S. Bajko writes about The Ambassador’s views on Harvey Milk and Harry Britt shared in the new book Fit to Serve in his  November 2 article in The Bay Area Reporter. Click here to read “Gay donor James Hormel discusses gay leaders Milk and Britt, AIDS epidemic in new memoir” at The Bay Area Reporter.