Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Is SC Sen. Lindsey "I'm Not Gay!" Graham About to be Outed?

Need help lifting your luggage, Miss Lindsey?
The practice of outing became a powerful, yet controversial weapon by activist groups like ACT/UP back in the 80's, during the early days of the AIDS epidemic. The primary targets were closeted gay politicians and others in positions of power, who were actively working against us in the fight for faster approval of new drug treatments and greater funding for education and prevention.

Many in our community think that when you out someone as an LGBT person, either on purpose or accidentally, you're doing them a favor by forcing them to live more honestly and openly. Others think that outing is never appropriate or acceptable and that the choice to come out should be left to the individual. But as the saying goes, politics makes strange bedfellows.

Mike Rogers is a blogger (BlogActive) who goes after closeted gay politicians who have actively worked to restrict the rights of LGBT Americans. He has a 100% track record. The people he has investigated, gathered evidence on and publicly outed as gay all denied the reports at first, only to be found out later, usually because of a police report.

Former senator Larry "Wide Stance" Craig, former Florida congressman Mark Foley and former Virginia congressman Ed Schrock are just a few of the trophies on Rogers' wall.

On Saturday, when the rest of us were glued to the TV watching the DADT senate vote on CSPAN, Rogers sent out the following tweets:
 wonder if Lindsey Graham knows I have pictures of a man who spent the night at his house. pls RT
– 10:57 AM Dec 18th

Just reached lawyer at home. Meeting set for Tues. on releasing pix of man who spent night at Lindsey Graham's.
– 11:05 AM Dec 18th
The news was first reported on Wonkette, then Gawker, now it is spreading like wildfire across the webs.

The "life-long bachelor" has been denying gay rumors for many years. Graham has a 0% rating from HRC on LGBT issues. He supported the failed constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage in '06 and is against adoption rights for gays and lesbians. He serves on the Senate Armed Services Committee and teamed up with his best buddy John "Old Scrotum Face" McCain in fighting tooth and nail polish against repealing DADT. 

Stay tuned for the hair pulling and hissy fits when the bomb drops tomorrow, which happens to be the day that President Obama will sign DADT repeal into law.

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