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VT Advocate makes "The Advocate"


Published June 2, 2009 at 2:44 p.m.

Outright Vermont activist James Neiley of Charlotte made headlines during the gay marriage debate for his ardent testimony before the state legislature. He's in the news again this month. National gay magazine The Advocate named him as one of its "40 under 40."

Neiley, 17, admitted to The Advocate that his experience at the statehouse had caused him to reconsider his career path. The fashion and business enthusiast is now leaning more towards — you guessed it — activism. 

Neiley, still too young to vote, is receiving praise and thanks on The Advocate's comment pages.