In August 2004, Governor Jim McGreevey of New Jersey made history when he stepped before microphones, declared, "My truth is that I am a gay American", and resigned his office. The story made international headlines, but what led to that moment was a human and political drama more complex and fascinating than anyone has yet revealed.
"very honest and true"
James McGreevey was the governor of New Jersey from 2002 to 2004. His memoir, The Confession, details his political rise and fall, and his coming to terms with being a "gay American". In this interview, he explores how the personal and political are intertwined. Andrew Sullivan is the editor of AndrewSullivan.com, as well as an essayist for Time magazine and the author of The Conservative Soul: How We Lost It, How to Get it Back.