Ambassador James Hormel

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James Hormel grew up in the embrace of his family's wealth -- big house, 200 acres, servants, a driver, and high expectations. He married, had children, and worked in academia. But during the turbulence of the late 1960s, Hormel chose to stop hiding his orientation, came out, and became an anti-war activist who battled homophobia. He was eventually appointed by President Clinton to the post of U.S. Ambassador to Luxembourg. He joins us to discuss his life's journey.


James Hormel, activist, philanthropist, former ambassador. He is the author of "Fit to Serve: Reflections on a Secret Life, Private Struggle, and Public Battle to Become the First Openly Gay U.S. Ambassador."