He also says he will continue to serve Utah County with all his heart and understands that his announcement will not be well-received by all. The Republican, devout Mormon and married father of two recently came out as gay.
US Edition U. More From the Los Angeles Times. If all the gay men living in Utah County and Utah who are community, business and religious leaders could follow IvieNathan 's lead on this, we would be living in a very different Utah County right now. Footwear News. The Oprah Magazine.
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Ivie said the reaction to his announcement has been positive, and supportive. Interacting with gay couples through his passion for the outdoors and photography helped Ivie accept himself, Utah commissioner Nathan Ivie comes out as gay in Facebook said.
World News Tonight. Help us tell more of the stories that matter from voices that too often remain unheard. Mormon county commissioner in Utah comes out as gay. The commissioner tells Yahoo Lifestyle, that he hopes young people hear him. This is huge, historical, and hopefully watershed. Asked if he would seek reelection next year, Ivie did not give a definite answer but added that Utah County is currently considering whether to move to a council form of government, which adds to the uncertainties regarding his political future.
Today I stand with him as a friend, valued colleague, and fellow Republican. Though Ivie and his wife of thirteen years have decided to separate, they will co-parent their two young children. His daughter had taken to horses just like he did and he was proud watching her perform in her first riding show.