Iowa isn't the worst place to be for National Coming Out Day. Gay marriage is legal there, after all. That's just one of many reasons no one will confuse Iowa for San Francisco anytime soon. And instead of appearing today at a political event he was scheduled to headline, former Harvey Milk lieutenant Cleve Jones is, we're told, cooling his heels in the Tall Corn State.
An event cleverly titled “Cleve Jones Comes Out — For Debra Walker and Rafael Mandelman” was slated for today at City Hall. That won't happen, says Mandelman's campaign manager, Stephanie Ashley, as Jones “wasn't able to get on his plane. He's stuck in Iowa.”