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Mike Rogers says there are now six closeted senators

I'm sure he's including Mark Kirk (whom he outed recently) in that bunch. Who are the others?%0D %0D %0D %0D %0D Graham?%0D %0D %0D Kohl? %0D %0D %0D Mikulski?

by Anonymousreply 11103/05/2015

I posted guesses on there of Kirk, Mikulski, Kohl, Hatch, McConnell and Graham.

by Anonymousreply 111/03/2010

And I assume Brewer is the governor he mentions?

by Anonymousreply 211/03/2010

^I forgot that he mentioned a governor.%0D %0D %0D %0D I think he is talking about Rick Perry, though.

by Anonymousreply 311/03/2010

So out them. I'm sick and tired of these gay gatekeepers holding on to their secrets, like a prize at a state fair. Out them. If being gay is nothing to be ashamed of, outing them is of no big deal.

Either out them or STFU.

by Anonymousreply 411/03/2010

Mikulski isn't closeted. She just doesn't talk about it publicly - like Rosie pre-coming out.

by Anonymousreply 511/03/2010

If he outs them all at once, it limits the news cycles during which he gets coverage to just one cycle. He wants to drag it out.

by Anonymousreply 611/03/2010

R5 = Mikulski, with a bullshit answer

by Anonymousreply 711/03/2010

Although the words "I am gay" have not publicly been uttered by Democratic Senator Kohl, he is, we all know it, and he knows we all know it.%0D %0D

by Anonymousreply 811/03/2010

If you've been asked point blank "Are you gay?" (Mikulski has) and you refuse to answer...then you are closeted. Straight people don't refuse to say they are straight!

by Anonymousreply 911/03/2010

Lingle would also be a closeted governor. Though she was ousted last night.

by Anonymousreply 1011/03/2010

While I know that Kohl (known fondly as "the Dairy Queen") and Mikulski both vote the right way on gay issues and we love them for it, they are still closeted.

by Anonymousreply 1111/03/2010

Republican Gov. Linda Lingle of Hawaii?

by Anonymousreply 1211/03/2010

Mikulski is obviously a lesbian. She started out voting against gay rights man years ago in order to cover it up, but in recent years she has supported gay rights. One of Reagan's people first tried to use it against her back in the 1980's. Kohl - very likely to be gay, yes. Like Mikulski, he has never been married or had children.

by Anonymousreply 1311/03/2010

The Advocate outed Kohl and Mikulski when they voted for DOMA%0D %0D %0D %0D %0D Since then, both of them have tended to vote pro-gay

by Anonymousreply 1411/03/2010

Susan Collins, the never-married Senator from Maine must be one of them.

by Anonymousreply 1511/03/2010

I have a friend who swears that Chuck Schumer AND his wife are gay but they have an arrangement.

by Anonymousreply 1611/03/2010

Why do people think Orrin Hatch is gay? I've seen his name mentioned before but I'm just curious if there is any evidence.

by Anonymousreply 1711/03/2010

Harry Reid.%0D %0D He just LOOKS like a closted evangelical minister who has a wife but really likes young rough trade.

by Anonymousreply 1811/03/2010

Barbara Mikulski must really be a self-hating mess. She's been a Senator of a fairly liberal state for nearly 20 years. She's 74, so it's not like she has some long career to think about. Would it really damage her career to come out? Is it a generational thing? She'd be the first openly lesbian US Senator right?

by Anonymousreply 1911/03/2010

Tell us who they are or shut up, Mike.

by Anonymousreply 2011/03/2010

I cast my first vote, at 18, for Barbara Mikulski for House of Representatives. Everyone in MD has pretty much always known, but she seems to be of the age and the cultural behavior that stays closeted, like so many of the nuns at the schools that taught her, and so many of the "spinster" librarians and social workers who "never married."

I wish she'd come out, too. But I also don't want redneck Repubs to use it as an opportunity to get her out of the Senate.

MD is a very strange place, and both redneck and liberal at the same time.

by Anonymousreply 2111/03/2010

Harry Reid.

by Anonymousreply 2211/03/2010

Nearly 20 posts one some old lesbian? Let's hear about the GAY MEN.

by Anonymousreply 2311/03/2010

Wasn't it Linda Sanchez, who was running against Mikulski, and called her a "San Francisco" Democrat? Sanchez really caught heat for that, thank God!!

by Anonymousreply 2411/03/2010

Yes, R24.

by Anonymousreply 2511/03/2010

R21, she won in Maryland by a huge margin last night, and it will probably be her last term (she will be 80 in 6 years), so what is she afraid of?

by Anonymousreply 2611/03/2010

Isn't Charlie Crist STILL a governor, although not for long?

by Anonymousreply 2711/03/2010

"Republican Gov. Linda Lingle of Hawaii?"

Please, call me Cunny.

by Anonymousreply 2811/03/2010

who is mike rogers and why is he fucking with other people's lives?

by Anonymousreply 2911/03/2010

Cunny Lingle...hee hee. Just got that one.

by Anonymousreply 3011/03/2010


by Anonymousreply 3111/03/2010

LOL R29! Oh, Smitty. You crack me up.

by Anonymousreply 3211/03/2010

But seriously, yeah. Out the Republican Senators (and the new Speaker of the House).

by Anonymousreply 3311/03/2010

Out all the politicians, regardless of party.

by Anonymousreply 3411/03/2010

Lugar also

by Anonymousreply 3511/03/2010

I eat old people's excrement!

by Anonymousreply 3611/03/2010

He's full of shit. If he knows, say it or get the fuck out of dodge. Me thinks the shit is deep

by Anonymousreply 3711/03/2010

Have there ever been studies done on the psychology of the closeted republican? I would love to know how they think.

by Anonymousreply 3811/03/2010

Spoken like a scared wittle cwoset case freeperina, sweetie. *kisses* R37

by Anonymousreply 3911/03/2010

[quote]Why do people think Orrin Hatch is gay?

Because of his dried spooge on Scott Brown's Playgirl centerfold, of course.

by Anonymousreply 4011/03/2010

Don't look at me, ladies...I'm in the HOUSE.

by Anonymousreply 4111/03/2010

At this point in our history no one has a right to be in the closet. You cannot help yourself or your gay brothers and sisters from there, no matter how much you pretend, and you do active harm to gay youth every day you act as if there is anything, ANYTHING, wrong with being an out gay person.

How can we have our rights if we cower? We can we get our rights if our leaders - elected gay peopled - hide themselves?

All of the soap-boxing is my basis for insisting that all gay politicians should be outed.

by Anonymousreply 4211/03/2010

Dreier has been outed countless times. It makes no difference.

by Anonymousreply 4311/03/2010

Being in the closet isn't the kiss of death. So what is your point?

by Anonymousreply 4411/03/2010

It was right-wing spokescunt Linda CHAVEZ who ran against Mikulski and called her a "San Francisco-style Democrat. She should come out of her liberal closet and debate me." %0D %0D The other five, just guessing: %0D %0D Lindsay Graham %0D %0D Richard Lugar %0D %0D Mitch McConnell %0D %0D Herb Kohl %0D %0D and the newly-elected Kirk. %0D %0D %0D %0D

by Anonymousreply 4511/03/2010


by Anonymousreply 4611/04/2010

The Mike Rogers (whoever he is--a nobody trying to make a name for himself on the interwebs?) of this world need to stop being busybodies. Let people enjoy their privacy.

by Anonymousreply 4711/04/2010

That's too lame even for a troll post, r47.

by Anonymousreply 4811/04/2010

"Let people enjoy their privacy."%0D %0D Agreed.%0D %0D However, the people in questions are not private citizens, they are public figures. Their maintaining the "privacy" is an effort in that conflicts with the service to all citizens which they have sworn to uphold.%0D %0D Voting to segregate other citizens only to hide the lace in your own closet is a moral travesty.

by Anonymousreply 4911/04/2010

R47=freeper shitstain.

by Anonymousreply 5011/04/2010

And we will not let them cower in the closet any longer.

by Anonymousreply 5111/04/2010

[quote]However, the people in questions are not private citizens, they are public figures.

R49 is right; and they're more than public figures, they are public servants, whose salaries are paid by the taxpayers, including gay taxpayers, who are subsidizing the closet cases to work against equal rights.

Hell yeah, out 'em all.

by Anonymousreply 5211/04/2010

The governor is possibly John Kitzhaber, newly elected (and also former) governor of Oregon. He got married for the first time during his first campaign for governor and divorced her right as he left office.

by Anonymousreply 5311/04/2010


by Anonymousreply 5411/04/2010

Don't expect Mr. Rogers to reveal his list anytime soon. He has his publicity and he'll want to string it out as long as possible.

by Anonymousreply 5511/04/2010

do you know him personally?

by Anonymousreply 5611/04/2010

"The Mike Rogers (whoever he is--a nobody trying to make a name for himself on the interwebs?) of this world need to stop being busybodies. Let people enjoy their privacy."%0D %0D %0D %0D %0D The real busybodies are anti-gay politicians who make laws that intrude on people's personal lives%0D %0D

by Anonymousreply 5711/04/2010

"He's full of shit."%0D %0D %0D %0D %0D He outed Ken Mehlman before Mehlman came out.%0D %0D %0D %0D He outed Mark Foley before "pagegate"%0D %0D %0D He outed Larry Craig before Larry Craig was arrested for t-room cruising.%0D %0D %0D %0D Mike knows what he's talking about.

by Anonymousreply 5811/04/2010

We don't need homofascists like Rogers destroying people's lives with innuendo.

by Anonymousreply 5911/04/2010

You equate being truthful about one's sexuality with 'destroying lives,' R59?

by Anonymousreply 6011/04/2010

^ You're free to be truthful about your own sexuality. Rogers is not free to play games with others' lives, careers.

by Anonymousreply 6111/04/2010

Count me among those who have followed Mike Rogers for years and who tire quickly of his often endless cock-teasing.

Look back at the record. Rogers goes public only after the "lame stream" press or one of their subsidiaries first breaks the story.

by Anonymousreply 6211/04/2010

r61 = Miss Lindsey Graham

by Anonymousreply 6311/04/2010

R61, freedom of the press means Mike Rogers has the right to write about people being gay. %0D %0D %0D %0D Besides, the ones who REALLY play games with other people's lives are the homophobic politicians who vote against gays, and ENDA and the effort to repeal DADT. Do you know how many people have been thrown out of the military for being gay?

by Anonymousreply 6411/04/2010

[quote]Rogers is not free to play games with others' lives, careers.%0D %0D %0D Hell, YES, he is. When the careers of others limit our rights, he's more than FREE TO OUT THE CLOSETED BASTARDS!

by Anonymousreply 6511/04/2010

R62, Mike outed Craig, Mehlman, Foley, and others BEFORE the mainstream media did.

by Anonymousreply 6611/04/2010

"You're free to be truthful about your own sexuality"%0D %0D %0D %0D %0D %0D You are also free to lie about your sexuality. However, you do not have the right to force other people to lie for you.

by Anonymousreply 6711/04/2010

Mike definitely knows what he is talking about, and I enjoy checking out his site (even though it is glitchy and often crashes my browser). My only complaint is that he rarely provides any verifiable info - only anonymous sources - so the "outings" rarely take. It isn't until the "lamestream" media actually does the hard work of convincing sources to go on the record that the outing is successful.

by Anonymousreply 6811/05/2010

R47/R59/R61: Mitch McConnell's "special friend"

by Anonymousreply 6911/05/2010

Mike Rogers does crucial work.

by Anonymousreply 7011/05/2010

Why does Elain Chao beard for Mitch?


by Anonymousreply 7111/05/2010

Kirk, Kohl, Mikulski, McConnell, Hatch, Graham...

by Anonymousreply 7211/05/2010


by Anonymousreply 7311/05/2010

Doesn't Hatch fly totally under the radar?

He's such a grim-lipped automaton. So is Mitch McC.

by Anonymousreply 7411/05/2010

Someone here posted that Lugar is (or was) a bathroom cruiser like Larry Craig

by Anonymousreply 7511/05/2010

Right R75. Because someone posted it on DL it must be true.

by Anonymousreply 7611/05/2010

Add this one to the list and we have 8...

by Anonymousreply 7711/05/2010

"Because someone posted it on DL it must be true."%0D %0D %0D %0D %0D Well the datalounge was right about Foley, Mehlman, McGreevey....%0D

by Anonymousreply 7811/05/2010

And all names mentioned in this thread so far....

by Anonymousreply 7911/05/2010

...not letting this thread die.

by Anonymousreply 8011/06/2010

Names, Mike! Give us the names.

by Anonymousreply 8111/16/2010

There are no names to give. Just another Rogers PR stunt.

by Anonymousreply 8211/16/2010

R82 is an idiot. Mike is always right. Just ask Mehlman, Craig, Foley...

by Anonymousreply 8311/17/2010

If Mike is always right, R82, where are the six names?

by Anonymousreply 8411/17/2010

You're retarded, r84. For one thing, several of them have already been outed. %0D %0D %0D Kohl and Mikulski were outed years ago by The Advocate%0D %0D %0D He has said (or implied) that Lindsey Graham is gay many times and everyone knows he is so what's the point of naming him?%0D %0D %0D Mike's always right.

by Anonymousreply 8511/17/2010

Let's go, Mike Rogers. Give us the names.

by Anonymousreply 8612/01/2010

[quote]Kirk, Kohl, Mikulski, McConnell, Hatch, Graham...%0D %0D %0D %0D First names please?

by Anonymousreply 8712/01/2010

^ Mark, Herb, Barbara, Mitch, Orrin, and Lindsey

by Anonymousreply 8812/01/2010

Hey, I'm not gay - I just like pretty clothes.

by Anonymousreply 8912/01/2010

In the case of Mark Kirk, Rogers "outed" him - by that I mean he said he was gay with no proof, and Kirk promptly denied it. Not "I'm not going to dignify that with an answer", or dodging the question - he outright denied it. So then the onus is upon Mike Rogers to put up or shut up. %0D %0D All he does is throw names out based on the same bullshit stereotypes we hate but yet buy into - Lindsey Graham talks like Snagglepuss, therefore he's gay. I can't speak to Mehlman, but anybody with a head in Florida knew about Mark Foley (the gay thing, not the underage page thing) long before Rogers said anything. They just thought it was unseemly to talk about.%0D %0D A previous poster nailed it about Dreier. He's been "outed" - again with absolutely no proof other than he's not married, and every time it doesn't stick and he gets re-elected. It's ridiculous that people here look at Mike Rogers as some sort of hero or informed source - anybody he doesn't like (Repubs), he throws out the worst insult he can find "GAY!!"%0D %0D Not that I think people who vote against gay rights deserve protection. Frankly, if you want to stay closeted, then don't have sex with anyone who doesn't have as much to lose as you do. I just can't stand people who shoot their mouths off for attention without PROOF.

by Anonymousreply 9012/01/2010

You're an idiot.

by Anonymousreply 9112/02/2010

"I can't speak to Mehlman, but anybody with a head in Florida knew about Mark Foley (the gay thing, not the underage page thing) long before Rogers said anything."%0D %0D %0D %0D Anyone with a head in Illinois and D.C. knows Mark Kirk is gay. Anyone with a head in D.C. and California knows Dreier is gay. %0D %0D %0D %0D %0D "He's been "outed" - again with absolutely no proof other than he's not married"%0D %0D %0D %0D %0D You're wrong. %0D %0D %0D %0D "In the case of Mark Kirk, Rogers "outed" him - by that I mean he said he was gay with no proof, and Kirk promptly denied it."%0D %0D %0D %0D Liberace also denied being gay.%0D %0D %0D %0D %0D Mike Rogers knows who is gay and who isn't. He's never wrong. Oh, and he doesn't think "gay" is an insult. He is insulting them for being hypocrites.

by Anonymousreply 9212/02/2010

r90 is an ass.

by Anonymousreply 9312/02/2010

Harry Reid seems like a big ol' 'mo to me.

by Anonymousreply 9412/02/2010

Lindsey Graham gay? He's straight as an arrow!

by Anonymousreply 9512/02/2010

Why would anyone think Mark Kirk is swish?

by Anonymousreply 9612/02/2010

It would be nice if Mike Rogers would give us all a nice Christmas present by publishing a list of homophobic gays in Congress.

by Anonymousreply 9712/22/2010

I'm going to go out on a limb:%0D %0D Gentleman:%0D %0D Kohl, Graham, Kirk.%0D %0D Ladies:%0D %0D Cantwell, Collins, Mikulski.%0D %0D Interestingly, all three women are Catholic.

by Anonymousreply 9812/22/2010

Out them, Barney Frank. Out them. You know. Why the shame, Barney? Why keep it all a secret?

by Anonymousreply 9912/22/2010

Pat Toomey is so creepy. I can imagine him being a closet leather queen, or a diaper fetishist or something worse.

by Anonymousreply 10012/22/2010

Kick those closet doors open.

by Anonymousreply 10106/27/2013

On the House side of Congress, is there anyone who thinks Aaron Schock (R-closet) isn't a cockgobbler?

by Anonymousreply 10206/27/2013

Is it Kinziger's cock that Schock gobbles?

by Anonymousreply 10306/27/2013

WHET Mike ROgers?

by Anonymousreply 10406/27/2013

The gov would be Duvall Patrick - one of Obama's former hook-ups.

by Anonymousreply 10512/03/2013

However people in the know -- including Barney Frank -- didn't know about U.S. Rep. Michael Michaud of Maine, the presumptive Democratic nominee for governor of that state

by Anonymousreply 10612/03/2013

Poor R61. Won't somebody please think of the self-loathing wingnut closet cases?

by Anonymousreply 10712/03/2013

MIkulski is out in Baltimore but as has been said she is oddly unwilling to talk about it officially. However everyone in her neighborhood in Baltimore sees her with her wife all the time.

by Anonymousreply 10803/05/2015

more kinziger. he's hot

by Anonymousreply 10903/05/2015

r109, I know

by Anonymousreply 11003/05/2015

It just seems rude and disrespectful to talk about someone's private life in public. Yes, I know there is a compelling urge to out the hypocrites. But they should put the pressure on them privately, not in public. It's rude, tacky and disrespectful to publicly out someone against their will. Sorry... go ahead and crucify me.

by Anonymousreply 11103/05/2015
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