Ken Mehlman, the former RNC chair who came out gay Wednesday, is in talks with gay GOP group GOProud, gay weekly the Washington Blade reported.

The Blade is reporting that the group's executive director, Jimmy LaSalvia, recently spoke with Mehlman, but LaSalvia declined to comment on what role – if any – Mehlman would take.

“We've talked to him,” LaSalvia said. “He's certainly engaging with the community as evidenced from the fundraiser that he's doing for the Ted Olson case.”

LaSalvia was referring to Mehlman's involvement in a fundraiser for the American Foundation for Equal Rights (AFER), the group created specifically to support a challenge to California's gay marriage ban, Proposition 8.

Mehlman's coming out has been met with jeers from several prominent gay leaders who have charged that the 43-year-old political strategist should have spoken out sooner against anti-gay GOP strategies that kept the party in power.

Mehlman, who for years denied rumors he's gay, said he “regrets” that he was unable to argue against the policies because he wasn't comfortable with his sexual orientation at the time.