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Steven Gunderson

AKA Steven Craig Gunderson

Born: 10-May-1951
Birthplace: Eau Claire, WI

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Gay [1]
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Republican

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Congressman from Wisconsin, 1981-97


[1] Michelangelo Signorile, Queer in America (2003), describing Gunderson's forcible outing: "[Michael] Petrelis kicked off his campaign when he approached Gunderson in an Alexandria, Virginia gay bar that the Congressman frequented (along with Badlands in DC). Petrelis first urged Gunderson to come out and support gay rights. According to The Washington Times, Gunderson replied, 'I am out. I'm in this bar, aren't I?' and then brushed Petrelis off. The activist grew angry, threw a drink in Gunderson's face, and called the police on himself. He pushed the story in the press until the papers back in Milwaukee finally printed it."

    University: BA, University of Wisconsin at Madison (1973)
    University: Brown School of Broadcasting, Minneapolis, MN (1974)

    President's Commission on White House Fellowships
    Greystone Companies Managing Director
    US Congressman, Wisconsin 3rd (3-Jan-1981 to 3-Jan-1997)
    Congressional Staff Legislative Director for Rep. Toby Roth (1979-80)
    Wisconsin State Assembly (1975-79)
    John McCain 2008

Author of books:
House and Home with Aids (1997)


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