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Nate Silver, Election Predictor at FiveThirtyEight, Comes Out As Gay [View all]

http://www.latinospost.com/articles/7078/20121119/nate-silver-election-predictor-fivethirtyeight-comes-out.htm


Election prediction guru Nate Silver at FiveThirtyEight credits his interest in math and numbers with being an outsider when he was young-nerdy, agnostic and gay.

Silver is obviously an intelligent number-cruncher with a head for stats, poker and baseball, but he's also been "out" for years.

But this is the first time he's explicitly acknowledged his sexual orientation. He did so in an interview with The Guardian, saying, "I've always felt like something of an outsider. I've always had friends, but I've always come from an outside point of view. I think that's important. If you grow up gay, or in a household that's agnostic, when most people are religious, then from the get-go, you are saying that there are things that the majority of society believes that I don't believe."

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(and rich too)

For now, he can bask in the warmth of his $700,000 book deal and the knowledge that he was very, very right.

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