Bishop Kevin Kanouse of the Evangelical Lutheran Church, who has opposed the ordination of LGBT clergy and same-sex marriage rites, told a gathering of over 400 at the ELCA National Youth Gathering that he is gay, and has hidden and repressed his sexual orientation for decades.
In a letter, Kanouse has affirmed a commitment to his marriage of 40 years, while affirming the dignity and respect of people in LGBT marriages.
From his letter:
We are both committed to our marriage, for which I am grateful. I recognize that this is our decision and it is right for us. However, I can now say I respect those of any persuasion who live out their sexuality in bonds of marital commitment.
Update: Huffington Post