By Rex Wockner
National News Briefs
Katherine Patrick, daughter of Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick, came out publicly as a lesbian June 12 in an interview with the Boston gay newspaper Bay Windows.
"We … wanted people to know that it's not only something that we accept, but it's something that we're very proud of," Katherine, 18, said.
She said she came out to her parents in July 2007, just before a picnic by the pool at their home in the Berkshires.
"It was the easiest coming out experience that anyone could possibly have," Katherine said.
First lady Diane Patrick called that event "a nonevent in the sense that there wasn't any tension."
"I was just happy for her that she knew who she was and that she was comfortable with who she was," she said.
Gov. Patrick told Bay Windows, "I think when Katherine started to memorize all the episodes of The L Word, there was some hint that maybe she was sending us."