Archive for the ‘dragged out’ tag
In light of prominent anti-gay activist Roy Ashburn recently being caught walking out of a gay bar, and proving once again that conservative voters have little to no Gaydar, here’s a list of 10 conservative anti-gay activists who turned out to be gay themselves.
The list includes the stories of 10 of the worst anti-gay gays.
One thing, though. How come there are no women? Surely there must be some juicy conservative lesbian scandals out there? Or are the lesbian daughters of conservative politicians able to be out and free? Because it seemed — a few years ago anyway — to be a credible conservative politician, you need a lesbian daughter, or a pregnant teen at least.
Oh, and in John McCain’s case, a wife and daughter who openly advocate for gay rights. That’ll do nicely.
The list in short:
- Troy King
- Jim West
- Richard Curtis
- Bruce Barclay
- Roy Ashburn
- Larry Craig
- Ed Schrock
- Robert Allen
- Ted Haggard
- Mark Foley
We’re keeping our eyes peeled for that anti-lesbian lesbian scandal.
If the guy who spent eight years playing über-gay Jack on Will & Grace had his way, coy suggestions that he is of a certain proclivity (wink, wink) would be all he ever shared publicly on the topic of his sexuality. But nearly four years since the long-running sitcom ended, the 39-year-old not only is preparing to make his Broadway debut in the first revival of the 1968 musical Promises, Promises but also has agreed to his first interview with The Advocate.
Still, we should be clear on one thing: He’s not happy about sitting down with the magazine.
Sean Hayes has officially come out. My impression? I hate that the world makes it so weird for people to just say who they are. Nobody has to be a pioneer and not everybody was built to fight that fight. So — good for him for getting around to it, and good luck to him in the future.
That, and I never noticed how damn good looking he is.
This week has seen a conservative politician in the US state of California — not come out — but dragged out. As I blogged on LezGetReal, Roy Ashburn was caught drunk driving in a state-issued vehicle, and that is how he originally made the news.
What made the news go international was the revelation that he had come from the Sacramento gay bar, Faces, and was accompanied by an unidentified man when he was stopped.
Outrage soon followed when we in the larger gay community learned that not only had a couple California newspapers known that the state senator with a 100% record on voting to oppress gay people was gay, but that the openly gay mayor of West Sacramento, Chris Cabaldon, had also known and had said nothing either.
I have a lot of sympathy for Ashburn, but I wasn’t trying to lead a double life. I just wasn’t talking about it,…I was supportive of our rights and equality. I wasn’t persecuting by day and partying by night.