British datalounger here who is increasingly interested in US politics and would appreciate the downlow,speculation and gossip on this topic please!
Which senior republican US politicians from senators to house representatives to state governors or mayors are gay closeted out?
|by Anonymous||reply 73||Last Sunday at 9:17 PM|
Miss Senatrice Lindsey Graham (R-SC) -- GAY, CLOSETED, NELLIE BLOTTOM
|by Anonymous||reply 1||01/09/2021|
[quote] closeted out
|by Anonymous||reply 2||01/09/2021|
r1 LOL He is the only one I already knew so to speak! Any other senators or cabinet members? I should have said in my opener past or present as wasnt there some sort of rentboy or male escort scandal under George Bush senior involving senior politicians?
|by Anonymous||reply 3||01/09/2021|
Oh heck ooopss r2 ! I meant to type closeted or out!
|by Anonymous||reply 4||01/09/2021|
The governor of Colorado, Jared Polis, is openly gay. He previously served in the House of Representatives.
Tammy Baldwin is a Senator from Wisconsin and openly lesbian.
Current openly gay members of the House of Representatives:
David Cicilline of Rhode Island
Mark Pocan of Wisconsin
Mark Takano of California
Sean Maloney, Mondaire Jones, and Ritchie Torres of New York
Chris Pappas of New Hampshire
Sharice Davids of Kansas
Angie Craig of Minnesota
|by Anonymous||reply 5||01/09/2021|
Of course there's Miss Lindz
Adrian Smith (NE congressman) is also a big question but closeted
|by Anonymous||reply 6||01/09/2021|
[quote] wasnt there some sort of rentboy or male escort scandal under George Bush senior involving senior politicians?
There have been at least a couple of those. The most recent one was in 2006 under George W. Bush. Mark Foley (Representative from Florida) and Jim Kolbe (Representative from Arizona) got caught up in that one.
I don’t remember one under the senior Bush, but there was one in 1983 that implicated Gerry Studds (Rep. from Massachusetts). He continued to serve in the House until 1997.
Rep. John Hinson of Mississippi was outed in 1981 after he was arrested for giving a blowjob in the House men’s room. He resigned and became a gay rights activist. He died of AIDS in the ‘90s.
There are more stories like that.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||01/09/2021|
Oh, I missed that you were asking specifically about Republican politicians. All the ones I mentioned at R5 are Democrats.
The ones I mentioned at R7 were Republicans.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||01/09/2021|
Robert Bauman (Republican) of Maryland lost his House re-election bid in 1980 after being arrested for soliciting an underage male prostitute.
Harris Wofford (Democrat) of Pennsylvania served in the Senate in the early ‘90s. He was married to a woman for 50 years. She died of leukemia shortly after he left office.
In 2016, at the age of 88, he married a man who was 50 years his junior. Wofford died in 2019.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||01/09/2021|
I’m sorry, but anyone who gets married and has kids in their late 30s or early 40s is suspect to me. That includes:
|by Anonymous||reply 10||01/09/2021|
Cheers r5 r7 much appreciated
Paradoxically Does there seem to be a higher proportion of Republican politicians who are gay (closeted or not) than Democrats?
|by Anonymous||reply 11||01/10/2021|
There are plenty of gay rumors abort Pence, McConnell and Hawley
|by Anonymous||reply 12||01/10/2021|
How double dayuh you suh!
|by Anonymous||reply 13||01/10/2021|
Hawley r12?? 😲
|by Anonymous||reply 14||01/10/2021|
Marco Rubio was arrested years ago at 3am at a well known cruising area in Miami. I believe this was before his Senatorial career.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||01/10/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 16||01/10/2021|
And we can’t forget about Gaetz and his “son”
|by Anonymous||reply 17||01/10/2021|
Marco "Paulina" Rubio and his Miami foam parties and playground vice busts.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||01/10/2021|
You can rule out Cory Booker
|by Anonymous||reply 19||01/10/2021|
r18 Oooh please tell me more!!
|by Anonymous||reply 20||01/10/2021|
Don't forget Hatch (UT), who is known to have a sex dungeon in his basement for his young male tricks.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||01/10/2021|
Well I'm originally from Rhode Island. I know disgraced Speaker Gordon Fox was gay. So too my rep but closeted so I'll respect that. Rep, Frank Ferri too.
Don't have the lowdown here in Georgia yet. But I will.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||01/10/2021|
Jeff Gannon, WH 'Reporter', during the "W" administration.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||01/10/2021|
Leave me alone guys.
Think of me as chopped liver.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||01/10/2021|
Miz Lindz is NOT gay. She is a lady and prefers men.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||01/10/2021|
Representative Barney Frank, MA, served until 2013. He publically came out in 1987.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||01/10/2021|
Forgot to add that Gov. Kate Brown, Oregon, is bisexual (not in closet) and currently married to a man.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||01/10/2021|
You bitches are slipping!
|by Anonymous||reply 28||01/10/2021|
The Marco Rubio thing was when he was a teenager caught drinking in a park. Allegedly. A park that's also known for cruising. Now, I remember going to parks when I was a teenager to drink or smoke pot and having no idea there were cruising around.
However, his wife talks about how being married to a politician is like being a single mother because Marco was in Tallahassee or DC all the time.
There's something off about him. He's definitely not a very intelligent person - he barely graduated from high school and then supposedly turned it around in college.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||01/10/2021|
Thank you r22 can't wait!
|by Anonymous||reply 30||01/10/2021|
Republican Larry Craig, the Idaho toe tapping (former) Senator.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||01/10/2021|
Does Dennis Hastert count?
|by Anonymous||reply 32||01/10/2021|
r10, Patrick McHenry is definitely gay
|by Anonymous||reply 33||01/10/2021|
r33 Photographs of him certainly ping my gaydar
|by Anonymous||reply 34||01/10/2021|
There was some kind of scandal involving one of McHenry's "roommates" back in the day
|by Anonymous||reply 35||01/10/2021|
r35 Can you remember any details please r35?
|by Anonymous||reply 36||01/10/2021|
Do historical exempla count?
|by Anonymous||reply 37||01/10/2021|
Not Rep Patrick McHenry, (R) N. Carolina?!?
|by Anonymous||reply 38||01/10/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 39||01/10/2021|
There was a bunch of gossip here about Adrian Smith when he first ran for Congress - supposedly he had a bf who was a flight attendant
|by Anonymous||reply 40||01/10/2021|
No ones mentioned me?? I’m schocked!
|by Anonymous||reply 41||01/10/2021|
Not Lindsey Graham. He is a very heterosexual manly man.
|by Anonymous||reply 42||01/10/2021|
R5, you forgot Kyrsten Sinema, Senator from Arizona.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||01/10/2021|
r40 Thanks for the information. I am wondering why so many Republican politicians seem to be gay?It seems statistically higher than the national average as a proportion. I understand why so many are closeted although I don't agree with it or rather I am not encouraging it but I wonder if there is something about being drawn to a career conservative politics and governanance that disproportionately attracts gay men?
|by Anonymous||reply 44||01/10/2021|
[quote]but I wonder if there is something about being drawn to a career conservative politics and governanance that disproportionately attracts gay men?
|by Anonymous||reply 45||01/10/2021|
R44, we're all just waiting for the right girl to come along
|by Anonymous||reply 46||01/10/2021|
r45 I'm sure there is some of that but even in countries were gay men don't closet as much there seems to be a high proportion of gay men involved in conservative politics.
|by Anonymous||reply 47||01/10/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 48||01/10/2021|
R36 I'm not R35, but there's a rundown of McHenry's "web of intrigue" at the linked-to website. .. One of his roommates was Scott G. Silver, and this article mentions a scam involving senior citizens. The more interesting material is near the end of the article involving a porn producer, a male escort, and a rentboy service said to have "entertained closeted GOP luminaries and elected officials." .. Murder, suicide, scandal galore! .. It's unfortunate that due to the age of this article (2013), most of the links appear to be gone now, including the podcast wherein much of this material was apparently discussed.
|by Anonymous||reply 49||01/10/2021|
There have always been plenty of closet queens in the British parliament (not all have been conservatives, though)
|by Anonymous||reply 50||01/10/2021|
R49 edit note ..
The name of McHenry's roommate should actually have been "Scott G. Stewart" .. I'm sure I typed "Silver", because I actually know someone with that name. Blip.
|by Anonymous||reply 51||01/10/2021|
Very true r50 But there are plenty of openly gay mps in the UK parliament at Westminster these days from all parties and lots of other openly gay politicians away from Westminster. It does not seem as taboo here.
|by Anonymous||reply 52||01/10/2021|
Many thanks r49
|by Anonymous||reply 53||01/10/2021|
[quote] Does there seem to be a higher proportion of Republican politicians who are gay (closeted or not) than Democrats?
I don’t think so. The ones who are always arrested for soliciting male prostitute or sucking dick in public restrooms are self-loathing closet cases who are (usually) married to women. They tend to be Republicans. And they get the most attention.
Openly gay politicians are a relatively recent phenomenon, for the most part.
|by Anonymous||reply 54||01/10/2021|
Matt and Nestor
|by Anonymous||reply 55||01/11/2021|
r55 The secret adult son thing is very strange admittedly.
|by Anonymous||reply 56||01/12/2021|
[quote]The secret adult son thing is very strange admittedly.
That's the thing you find most strange about Matt Gaetz?
|by Anonymous||reply 57||01/12/2021|
r57 😁 I'm British I know little about him!
|by Anonymous||reply 58||01/13/2021|
Any potential closet cases spotted today speaking in the debate in the house of representatives?
|by Anonymous||reply 59||01/13/2021|
There is speculation about Chief Justice John Roberts but nothing has been proven. David Souter, previous justice was almost certainly gay but I don't think he ever came out.
The rumor is that Mitch McConnell was kicked out of the Army for a gay sex offense and it was all covered up by powerful friends. The records all mysteriously disappeared from Pentagon files.
The scandal first referred to was in 1989 under Bush 41s administration and involved a male escort service, a lobbyist named Craig Spence and illicit White House tours by Secret Service agents.
There was speculation that 'Jeff Gannon', who was obviously servicing someone in the Bush 43 White House (thought possibly to be Karl Rove or Bush himself) was actually famous missing child Johnny Gosch but that's been debunked. His real name was James Dale Guckert and he's been living quietly under the radar for the last fifteen years.
|by Anonymous||reply 60||01/13/2021|
Thank you r60 !! I felt sure that I had not imagined the gay scandal under Bush seniors presidency!
|by Anonymous||reply 61||01/13/2021|
I hope Jeff Gannon tells all one day
|by Anonymous||reply 62||01/13/2021|
R60 My friends in KY tell me that Moscow Mitch was gay when he was young, but he became pretty asexual because his drive for power overwhelmed his drive for sex.
It's said that Hatch has a dungeon in his DC basement for men who like slings and torture.
|by Anonymous||reply 63||01/13/2021|
Intriguing r63! That seems like a high proportion of Republican senators who are suspected to be gay.
|by Anonymous||reply 64||Last Thursday at 8:35 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 65||Last Saturday at 4:14 PM|
[quote]There is speculation about Chief Justice John Roberts but nothing has been proven.
|by Anonymous||reply 66||Last Saturday at 4:31 PM|
r66 When did Roberts marry ?Before or after he was appointed to the supreme court?
|by Anonymous||reply 67||Last Saturday at 4:33 PM|
He married in 1996 at the age of 41. He had been around Republican legal circles for a dozen or so years at that point. He was appointed to the supreme court in 2005
|by Anonymous||reply 68||Last Saturday at 4:56 PM|
Thank you r68
|by Anonymous||reply 69||Last Saturday at 5:01 PM|
When Bush first nominated Roberts there was a poster who worked at Roberts' old law firm who spilled a bunch of details. Apparently most people who worked with him thought he was gay, then when his star started to rise he all of a sudden got married and adopted some kids
|by Anonymous||reply 70||Last Saturday at 5:24 PM|
r70 Your phrase all of a sudden sounds very cynical!!
|by Anonymous||reply 71||Last Sunday at 4:50 AM|
That picture at R66 looks like a scene from The Boys in the Band.
|by Anonymous||reply 72||Last Sunday at 10:06 AM|
Indeed r72 Good description!
|by Anonymous||reply 73||Last Sunday at 9:17 PM|