The New York Times
March 19, 2012
When writing about your Senate campaign in Wisconsin, the press consistently refers to you as the “first out lesbian” elected to Congress. Are we to assume that Congress is full of closeted lesbians? That’s never been the way I’ve construed it. I think it was written in a similar fashion when I was first running for the State Assembly back in 1992. So much attention was focused on whether the electorate was ready, whether this sort of history could be made.