01/08/2012 10:37 am ET Updated Feb 02, 2016

James Hormel, First Gay U.S. Ambassador To Luxembourg, Reflects On Life, Activism And Philanthropy

James Hormel, born in 1933 in the heart of the Depression, was mostly sheltered from the economic crisis facing the United States. However, despite being brought up with wealth and privilege in Austin, Minn., Hormel eventually found his way to progressive activism and he has been a strong force for gay rights.

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