I have always been proud of my accomplishments. I have always been gay. I won the nomination for the Nova Scotia Liberal Party for the provincial riding on Darmouth North in February, and the first piece of literature I wrote introducing myself to the community stated I was married to Annette. A few days ago, my campaign staff laid a neatly hand-written letter on my desk. The feminine script was neat with no return address. The plain paper inside started with "I was interested in your campaign until I read you were married to Annette." The letter then went on to call me disgusting, gross and to say that I would never be elected and that I should find something else to do.