Young conservative radio host and Fox News contributor Guy Benson reveals in his new book that he's gay, Mediaite reports.

In his book, "End of Discussion: How the Left's Outrage Industry Shuts Down Debate, Manipulates Voters, and Makes America Less Free (and Fun)," which is co-written by fellow Fox contributor Mary Katharine Ham and hits bookstores next month, Benson, 30, simply writes: "Guy here. So, I'm gay."

Despite the revelation, Benson said he doesn't want to be an LGBT rights activist and is focusing on other issues rather than gay rights.

"Gay rights is not something that dominates my attentions - or my passions - and that may seem incongruous, that may seem counterintuitive to a lot of people, but the issues that I care about most undergird the reasons why I'm a conservative and have been forever and will be a conservative moving forward," he told BuzzFeed News in an interview. He said that his sexual orientation is just "a footnote in a 316-page book."

As Mediaite points out, Benson comes out in a chapter called "Bake Me a Cake Bigots," which references the controversies over "religious freedom" measures, which could allow business owners, like bakeries, to refuse service (i.e.: refuse to make wedding cakes) to gay customers.

"I'm for civil marriage, I'm for nondiscrimination laws -- but I think there should be broad carve-outs for religious organizations, in particular, and narrow carve-outs for closely-held businesses that serve the wedding industry," Benson told BuzzFeed.

Benson, who is also the political editor for Townhall.com, was also asked if gay Republicans are "self-hating" because they support a political party that is generally against LGBT rights.

"I think that's extraordinarily closed-minded and betrays a lack of imagination, at the very least," he said.

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