Jim Neal outed himself on Saturday.
"I am indeed," he wrote, after a first-time user on the pro-Democratic site posed the question. "No secret and no big deal to me — I wouldn't be running if I didn't think otherwise."
Neal, who is divorced and has two sons, went on to write that he plans to win the race and is "not running to make some social statement."
"When people meet me, they'll see beyond the labels and into my character," he wrote.
In the same thread, Neal said that churches can decide if they want to support gay marriage or not, but the government should not "discriminate against anyone for any reason."