Even though politicians might claim to be morally opposed to the same-sex lifestyle, there are some who turn out not to so be anti-gay themselves, at least in their personal lives. Our nation’s Congress is certainly not immune to hypocrisy, especially when it comes to same-sex marriage and equal rights for the LGBT community.
While some straight politicians might sincerely believe that being gay is wrong, these famous anti-gay legislators who turned out to be gay men prove that all along, while they’re out there in the public hating on the gay lifestyle, they are secretly living it. Maybe these homophobic (and hypocritical!) politicians who were outed in scandals will find some inner peace now that the world knows who they really are.
Claiming a lapse in judgement, Boehning said, “That’s what gay guys do on gay sites, don’t they? That’s how things happen on Grindr. It’s a gay chat site. It’s not the first thing you do on that site. That’s what we do, exchange pics on the site.”
The Fargo lawmaker believed that he was targeted and outed because of the way he voted on the bill. He said many of his family members and friends did not know he was gay.
Speak of the devil, here is the lovely lady now:
Here’s the story:
George Rekers, a man who helped start one of the most powerful anti-gay lobbying groups in the U.S. during the 80s and has written published papers such as “Growing Up Straight: What Families Should Know About Homosexuality,” had a recent surgery, so during a lecture tour when he was unable to lift his own luggage, he hired some help – which is perfectly reasonable.
Where did he go to get this help? Rentboy.com, baby.
He there found a young, ripped, hairless, vampire-from-a-young-adult-book-looking boy named Lucien (pictured to the left) who he brought on his trip to “lift his luggage”(which is now an awesome euphemism for hiring a male prostitute and/or having sex with a male).
Rekers denies having a sexual relationship with the boy or even knowing that he was a gay male or prostitute. There is no way to stumble upon a profile on rentboy.com, as they are all private. So obviously, Rekers had an account there. He found Lucien, whose profile bragged about his “smooth, sweet, tight ass” and “perfectly built 8 inch cock (uncut.)” His profile also said that he’d be “up for anything” as long as the person paid… which Rekers was MORE than happy to do.
UPDATE: a few months later, Lucien admitted to giving sexual massages to George Rekers, understandably, as it would take anyone quite a while to admit that; even to themselves.
Pastor Eddie Long
Four young men (ages 21, 20, 23, and 22) filed lawsuits against Long for using his fame and influence as pastor of New Birth Missionary (*snicker*) Baptist Church to coerce them into sexual relationships; he settled out of court. According to the lawsuits, the relationships lasted months and occurred during the boys’ late teens. The age of consent in Georgia is 16, so the issue was not under age sex, but whether he used his power to get the boys to do sexual favors for him.
Eddie Long was accused of wrongly using his influence, taking the boys to places such as Kenya, paying for their hotel rooms, and giving them gifts such as cars, cash, and jewelry in exchange for mutual masturbation, oral sex, and sensual massaging.
Known for his vocal opposition to gay rights and for his attempt to outlaw sex toys, King was reportedly caught by his wife having sex with a local homecoming King (see what we did there?) from – wait for it –Troy University. Though no on-the-record stories surfaced, the rumors were newsworthy enough to be published on political blog Daily Kos.
Someone get the mascot over here and have it do a little dance.
Oh, really now? Well, it wasn’t before long that Mr. Mega-Compensation resigned from the House due to reports of his sexual encounter with a male escort being made, you know, “public” and all.
The reputed male prostitute, Cody Castagna, with whom he was cavorting, told police that Curtis offered him $1,000 to have sex with him and that Curtis purchased two gay pornographic films from the hotel for them to watch in his room.
Even more, this all went down with Curtis wearing a red negligee and Castagna has pictures to prove it. Pictures he only took as revenge when it was discovered that Curtis only had $200 in his wallet.
That’s something to smile about. For us.
He was also purchasing, then using, crystal methamphetamine (“Crystal Meth,” for all the kids out there) with his pay-for-play partner.
Haggard had supported Colorado Amendment 43, which bans same-sex marriage in the state.
In his own words, he’s not a homosexual, he’s just a “heterosexual with issues.”
He was caught (finally, the second time he did it) performing fellatio on another Young Republican while that man slept, without that man’s consent.
He was later jailed in 2008 and as of March of 2010, has been forced to register as a sex offender.
He’s been accused of having sex with members of his staff and even paying his alleged boyfriend a high salary (like any politically-corrupt, good boyfriend should.)
He has since denied any mentions of his homosexuality altogether.
When he almost became the majority leader of the House in 2005, he was denied the position by the most right-wing republicans because they said his views were “too moderate.”
When asked if David Dreier was passed over for the job due to his “moderate” views, openly-gay Democratic Congressman Barney Frank told the press “Yes, in the sense that I marched in the moderate pride parade last summer and went to a moderate bar.”
In 2007, rape allegations came out against Barclay, but when investigators went peaking around his house when a search warrant was issued, they found hundreds of sex tapes he had secretly created while having sex with a hired male prostitute.
Turns out, this guy was just a mega porn star instead.
He got sentenced to nine months under house arrested, along with four years probation and an $18,000 fine.
At least he proved all those rape allegations wrong.
But then again, if he did, he wouldn’t have accidentally outted himself in such a grand way.
As the story goes, after leaving a gay bar with an unidentified man, Roy Ashburn was arrested for DUI.
Despite his classy reveal, the point is this: he left a gay bar with an unidentified man. Since then, Ashburn has admitted that he’s gay to KERN radio host Inga Barks, but that his voting record reflects his “responsibility to [his] constituents.”
Kinda feels like he has a whole new demographic of constituents now that could use a liiiittle more help.
His rating for lewd conduct, however, was raging high when he was arrested at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport on June 11, 2007 for cottaging an undercover police officer.
A male undercover police officer.
Can the HRC give out negative ratings? Please?
Meanwhile, off the grid: August 30, 2004, Ed Schrock dropped out of the race for his third term in Congress after a tape was posted on the web claiming it caught Schrock soliciting sex on a gay sex phone line.
The politician backed himself up by saying he only offered the policeman oral sex because he was afraid of black people and “didn’t want to become a statistic”… which makes about as much sense to us as it does to you.
Statistics, though, show that Allen – who is married with children – has always voted against gay rights legislation.
His voting record is over 90% in line with the Christian Coalition, an advocacy group for anti-gay amendments.
He has achieved quite a bit, though, in going from anti-gay, to racist, to hypocrite, all the way to contradictory math error all in one day.
Later, two news organizations quoted anonymous former pages saying they had sexual liaisons with Foley after turning 18 and 21.
Foley’s answer to this, after all was said and done (through his lawyer), was that he had never “ever had inappropriate sexual contact with a minor in his life,” and that he is “absolutely, positively not a pedophile.”
His lawyer also said that Foley was a victim of sexual assault by an (unnamed) clergyman as a child and that the inappropriate conversations he had with the pages were due to alcoholism. Which is all a pretty convenient way to promote the right-wing “gay = disease” angle while still going down in flames.
His lawyer stated that Foley is gay, even after Foley described even the thought of early allegations of his homosexuality as “revolting and unforgivable.”
Apparently, his homosexuality had been an “open secret” in Washington for years.
It was reported by the Indy Star that:
“The emails, sent from Hinkle’s publicly listed personal address, ask the young man for “a couple hours of your time tonight” and offer him cash up front, with a tip of up to $50 or $60 “for a really good time.”
The email exchange is in response to the Craigslist posting in which the young man – who lists his age as 20 in the ad but says he is 18 years old – says, “I need a sugga daddy.”
The young man told The Star that they met, but that he tried to leave after the man told him he was a state lawmaker. He said the lawmaker at first told him he could not leave, grabbed him in the rear, exposed himself to the young man, and then later gave him an iPad, a BlackBerry cellphone, and $100 cash to keep quiet.”