The son of Ohio Senator Rob Portman contacted the Daily News opinion editor late last week and offered to submit his account of coming out and what it’s like “to have my personal life in the headlines.” (It’s “strange,” the Yale junior writes.)
Stephenson says what Portman submitted to the opinion editor didn’t need much editing; the only question was the length. Opinion pages piece usually run about 700 words, “but we decided it was worth running as a double column.”
With 107 comments as of 7:30 p.m. ET, “it’s one of our more discussed columns,” says the editor.