Fast Facts: Some Pols Who Have Come Out

Some political figures besides New Jersey Gov. James McGreevey (search) who have publicly declared their sexual orientation:

— Republican Arizona Rep. Jim Kolbe (search), who announced he is gay in a public statement in 1996.

— Democratic Massachusetts Rep. Barney Frank (search), who acknowledged he is gay in an interview with The Boston Globe in 1987.

— Former Maryland congressman Robert Bauman, who was defeated after eight years in Congress in 1980 after acknowledging he had "homosexual tendencies."

— Former Democratic Rep. Gerry Studds of Massachusetts, who acknowledged he was gay after revelations in 1983 that he had had a homosexual relationship with a congressional page.