Newly-Minted Homocon Chadwick Moore: Matthew Shepard Was Killed Over Meth, It Wasn’t A Hate Crime

IMPORTANT CORRECTION: Advocate executive editor Neal Broverman tells me that contrary to the below report, Chadwick Moore is not a “contributing editor” at the magazine. Moore last wrote an apparently freelance piece the Advocate back in June 2016 and has not written for them since.

Unicorn Booty reports:

Chadwick Moore, one of two contributing editors of The Advocate, sparked an intense backlash among LGBTs after penning Out magazine’s controversial Milo Yiannopoulous profile last September. He also recently announced himself to be a conservative in the pages of the New York Post, a move that made some cringe in its comparison of “coming out” as LGBT to announcing oneself as a former liberal.

Now he has taken to Twitter claiming the murder of Mathew Shepard back in 1998 has been “debunked” as a hate crime, and Shepard — whose death has long been a symbol of the need for the LGBT civil rights movement — was “turned into a Blonde Jesus” by the “gay lobby.”

Moore’s claims appear to be based on journalist Stephen Jimenez’s much criticized book The Book of Matt: Hidden Truths about the Murder of Matthew Shepard. Jimenez attributes Shepard’s murder to crystal meth; arguing his killers — Aaron McKinney and Russell Henderson — were just trying to get Shepard’s drugs. Other journalists have since written articles debunking Jimenez’s claims, arguing that The Book of Matt is based on bad journalism and rumor.

  • Boreal

    What fucking POS. Too bad he couldn’t change places with Matt.

    • Librarykid

      He has the look of a homocon; the hate and evil perfuse his physiognomy.

      • Boreal

        They think being a vile pig utterly lacking all humanity and compassion makes them look hot but in reality they look like the rest of the human excrement that passes for conservatism.

        • BlueberriesForMe

          Reminds me of Mann Culter except she passes off her shit as “entertainment”.

          • Boreal

            Her adam’s apple and penis are probably larger.

      • FAEN

        You forgot self loathing.

      • Steverino

        They always look angry and constipated, like that homocon creep who back in either the ’80s or ’90s wrote a book titled “the myth of heterosexual AIDS.” I can’t recall the guy’s name, it is just as well.

        Of course, heterosexual AIDS exploded in Africa and increasingly in America soon after. So much for that “myth.”

    • bambinoitaliano

      There’s always someone readily to replace Milo the same way there’s no endless deplorables who will do whatever it takes to milk the public attention so they can cash in what fame gets them.

      • Boreal

        They are disgusting. Anyone who sleeps with that is a sick fuck.

        • bambinoitaliano

          Unfortunately when it comes to sex there’s no accounting of taste, characters and personalities.

          • RaygunsGoZap

            You rang?

        • No one is hot enough once I heard that shit come out of their mouth. That alt-right shit is a total boner killer.

          • Boreal

            Agreed. He is repulsive.

          • Ray Taylor

            He reminds me of Gollum.

      • Steverino

        He had an epiphany while interviewing Milo that there is plenty more $ to be made doing that schtick.

      • Cerberus

        So how long until this one starts rambling about how he should be allowed to fuck 12 year olds as well?

        • bambinoitaliano

          Depending if he has a book deal with Simon & Schuster.

  • Craig S
  • BobSF_94117

    Someone’s angling for a position on Team Trump.

    • Joe in PA

      or at the very least..ghost writer for Ann Coulter. Nah on second thought…this is all about attention for him.

      • BobSF_94117

        No. This is about getting a job. Just you watch.

  • ErikDC

    To quote the esteemed Samuel L. Jackson:

    MUTHAFUKKA PLEASE!!!

  • Boreal
    • Michael R
    • Ragnar Lothbrok

      Those donuts sound kinda tasty

      • David Walker

        They are, but sometimes … you know, like cherry pie filling you sometimes bite into a pit? Let’s just say that the donuts can be a little crunchy. Occasionally.

        • Xiao Ai

          Allegedly.

          It’s like pot brownies. You have to infuse the babies with the butter.

      • Boreal

        Tender delicious baby lard. Mmmmmm.

        • BobSF_94117

          But only from free-range babies, none of those diapered ones.

          • David Walker

            Eeewwwwww.

      • Goodboy

        It was the devils punishment. Except he didn’t know Homer very well.

      • Prixator

        Well, most babies do smell nice. And smell and taste are closely linked.

        I guess that’s why many people say “I’d like to eat you up!” to babies?

  • TexasBoy

    Does any gay person even read The Advocate anymore?

    • WNY

      I used to read it over 10 years ago. Never will again.

    • Ben in Oakland

      I dumped it some decades ago. I took ‘out” for a while, as well as another one, very similar, the name of which I don’t remember, but realized they were really addressed to men half my age with no brains and an obsession over clothes..

    • lymis

      I did back in the 90’s, when it was more or less a legitimate gay news magazine. Or at least the closest we had to it. Haven’t even SEEN it in decades.

      • David Walker

        I stopped getting the mag at a renewal time when I realized I could get the same thing without the annoying ads online. I can’t even guesstimate how long it’s been since I’ve “visited” that site.

    • WitlessProtection

      Why do I need to? I get ALL my LGBT news from JMG and I think I am pretty well informed because of it.

      • I also watch Gay USA every week. But between here and a couple of other blogs I’m in the loop these days.

    • My husband gets The Advocate and Out through his work. (It’s not exactly clear how this happened…inherited from a former coworker I think.)
      We both laugh that Out comes in a wrapper so the cover can’t be seen. So much for being “out”. We also laugh that the covers for each NEVER feature an actual out person. Just pretty male celebrities that aren’t gay.

      We recycle them without having read them.

      • Menergy

        I, too, get both magazines packaged together in opaque white plastic wrap. I really don’t recall how I came to (inadvertently?) subscribe. I read/glance through a portion of them, look at the impossible current younger people and styles with no connection to me, and recycle them, as do you.

  • ETownCanuck

    How fucking vile…

  • That_Looks_Delicious

    What does that last tweet even mean? Is that some new circuit party lingo?

  • LovesIrony

    he comes out as a tool that supports those that oppress us but enjoys all the rewards that others have fought for while criticizing those that have made it easier for all of us to live out lives.

    • April

      He is a Gay Quisling

      • Ben in Oakland

        Except that quisling had class.

    • Lantor

      A vacuum was formed after the fall of Milo. He’s trying to get his 15 minutes.

      • David Walker

        15 minutes and 2 cents.

        • Robincho

          Cent-wise, it puts the “hag” back in Pythagoras…

    • Chris Baker

      The only reason he can be a homocon is thanks to the liberal activists who pushed (and were beating, killed, risked their careers, etc.) for gay rights. There would be no [openly] gay GOP members if it weren’t for the liberal activists and their decades of work.

      • I binge watched When We Rise over the weekend. I’m 10 years younger than Cleve but I remember first coming out and being so scared at how it would limit my career and personal options. Very brave people risked their safety and careers by coming out and fighting for my rights. I risked a lot less because they were so fearless. Homocons can fuck off. I’d rather cut my dick off than put it in one of those sick fucks.

      • Steverino

        I call it “biting the hands that freed them.”

      • Randy

        It’s called earning a living. Ann Coulter, Milo, so many others who basically throw out meaningless hateful outrage for pay.

  • Slightly Off Topic: Matt Shepard Was a Friend of Mine is on Netflix. Anyone who hasn’t seen it should watch it.

    • David Walker

      ^^THIS^^ Also, TISSUE ALERT

      • I’m not really a crier, but I had to pause this movie a few times.

    • bambinoitaliano

      I can’t watch real life event film like that without sinking into deep depression.

  • RyanInIllinois

    This guy thinks he can turn an old trope into new fame, huh? I look forward to his post about how the moon landings were faked.

  • bambinoitaliano

    And Abe Lincoln choked on a kernel of popcorn, Martin Luther King suffer a massive stroke and Harvey Milk slip off the balcony of a high rise building. The hell with history just recreate your own alternative version as you go along.

    • lymis

      Don’t forget all the millions of Jews who slipped and fell in the nice showers the Nazis built for them.

  • Blake Jordan

    That faggot is spiraling big time!!!
    And not even with original material… SAD!!!

  • CPT_Doom

    The only reason to minimize the anti-gay hate behind the Shepard murder is to minimize overall the danger that LGBT people face as a result of the bigotry and hate promoted by the Right. The answer to this kind of BS is to remind these people of all the other, less famous people, who were killed in this country for the crime of being different.

    • Christian1234567

      You win the internet today.
      That is exactly what they’re doing.

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    • Chris Baker

      That’s exactly what I was thinking. The underlying message is that no gay person has ever been killed for being gay. The thousands of other gay murders, beatings, attacks don’t make front-page news. The biggest one that does gets on the front page gets minimized.

      What else would be the point of arguing this, two decade after the fact? (and, to grab attention?)

      • John30013

        “and, to grab attention?”

        Ding ding ding! You win the big prize today.

      • gewaite

        Then people should collect all the people indisputably killed because they were gay/lesbian/trans/bi.
        It’s not like there aren’t any.

        • vorpal

          Yay for another delightful, fun, and positive comment from you.

          Have you considered doing the world a favour and killing yourself?
          By all means, in your case, it would be justified euthanasia.

          • gewaite

            How would you make a delightful, fun , and positive comment about the murder of many people?
            Why would my death be a favor to many people?
            Examples, please.

          • vorpal

            It was just nasty sarcasm in reaction to your earlier comment to me.
            I shouldn’t have said it, and I apologize for doing so.

    • Ninja0980

      Yup, and they’ve been doing that since day one with this murder.

    • Do Something Nice
      • I blocked another_douchebag some time ago so I don’t have to read his shit.

  • BOYCOTT The Advocate!

    • Xiao Ai

      He’s with some rag called, “Out”. As if,…

    • bambinoitaliano

      I would except I have not pick one up since the early 90’s.

  • clay

    Chadwick Moore has “lost everything”? Like his job as co-editor of The Advocate? Yes, he is just seeking flash.

  • bkmn

    If you have a subscription to The Advocate kill it and let them know why. Asshats like this don’t deserve a platform.

    • Xiao Ai

      Although ditching The Advocate is a smart choice as well, His rag is “Out”.

  • Alexander Stallwitz

    I have seen this on Right Wing sites repeatedly They like to bring it out when Shepard is brought up. Is there any evidence at all? or is it just complete BS.

    • Friday

      It’s complete BS, actually, which has been *soundly* debunked including by the people who were there.

      • Alexander Stallwitz

        Any links to articles or books?

        • Friday

          There’ll be plenty: this isn’t the first time the Right has tried dredging up all this bullshit, and the court records and police reports *themselves* show their accusations and victim-blaming are just themselves hate-propaganda and one of those fake news theories the Right just brings back as if they’d never been discredited. Currently trudging through archives cause I just saw something on this like yesterday, but connection’s slow as hel, watch this space. 🙂

        • Friday

          Here’s this for a start: it seems to be from a bit early in the manufactured Jiminez story having come out, there is in fact a book about the *real* story with more witness accounts and debunking of the Jiminez claim from people who actually knew Shepard. And there’s of course the trial records themselves. And more accounts since then, including people who were with the perpetrators. The Right’s attempts at victim-blaming and denialism of hate crimes are of course hardly unique to any one hate crime murder, in fact they try to deny each one individually and them pretend they don’t know what anyone’s talking about when how often it happens comes up.

          https://mediamatters.org/blog/2013/10/02/debunking-stephen-jimenezs-effort-to-de-gay-mat/196229

  • WNY

    Is that what Chadwick’s meth dealer told him?

  • FAEN

    Fuck you homocon. FUCK YOU!

  • Butch

    Sorry that once again I’m on the trailing edge of pop culture but I keep seeing that “red pill” thing. What does that mean?

    • It refers to the Matrix. Misogynists have been using that phrase for about a decade to signal what they believe to be the truth (despite mounds of evidence to the contrary.)

    • TerryInIowa

      It’s a reference to the movie, “The Matrix”.
      “You take the blue pill, the story ends. You wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill, you stay in Wonderland, and I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes.” The term red pill refers to a human that is aware of the true nature of the Matrix.

    • Joe in PA

      We must have typing at the same time. JoeMyGod also explained.

  • crewman

    “I’m relevant! Pay attention to me! I’ll prove my worth to the Right. Honest I will. Look, see? I’m attacking one of their ‘heroes’. Please accept me.”

    • David Walker

      “Well, yeah, there was that MIlo thing, but that was long ago.”

  • Xiao Ai

    Well that’s that. I’m going back to the The Advocate for my more “mainstream” lies about the gay community.

    • David Walker

      Really, If you can’t trust THE fag rag, what can you trust?

  • DaddyRay

    Apparently trying to fill the vile void Milo’s downfall created

    • Stephen Elliot Phillips

      milos black hole is a very large void to fill

      • bambinoitaliano

        And we are still waiting for that sound of hitting the bottom from the last guy who fell in.

      • Bryan

        That’s the word on the street.

      • Steverino

        Both a bottomless pit and a pitless bottom.

  • james1200

    Black conservatives, gay conservatives, latino conservatives, all know there’s money to be made being the token minority that mouths right-wing platitudes and shucks and jives for the GOP. Chadwick is just the latest POS to catch on to this money-making scheme.

    https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/dfrae601d4uyp27azq8y.gif

    • That_Looks_Delicious

      There seems to be a steep learning curve going on.

      https://twitter.com/cavalorn/status/654934442549620736?lang=en

      • Boreal

        I love that and have been using it a lot lately.

    • Steverino

      They became clued-in to the right-wing mindset in which the exception is the rule, and the rule is the exception. Also that right-wing ideological purity trumps all other considerations of race, sex, gender, and sexual orientation.

    • gothambear

      Just wait for his victim-hood book to come out…you know it

  • Joe in PA

    What is red-pilled? I’m afraid to google that.

    • JoeMyGod

      That’s a common alt-right reference to The Matrix, when Neo takes the red pill to wake up in the physical real world.

      • Joe in PA

        Got it, thanks.

        • Friday

          As usual of course, something they got backwards. 🙂

      • Hank

        Joe, while using the “alt-right” may be easier to type, I would much prefer you use the TRUE terminologies for them: White Supremacists/Neo-Nazis. “Alt-Right” appears, to me, to give people like him and Bannon, et. al “legitimacy” which they DO NOT deserve!

      • Sam

        I refuse to accept that this is now an “alt-right” thing. This is a common movie reference that’s been used by nerds and non-nerds alike as a part of popular culture for nearly two decades. Just because some nazi/fascist/whitesupremacist/conservative/asshole uses a cultural reference (poorly), does not mean they get to own it and re-define it for everyone else. They can trot out that stupid fucking frog all they want, but The Matrix does not now, and never will belong to them. Period.

      • zhera

        Don’t know if you’ve seen this:

        http://disq.us/p/1gu3y74 From Exec. Editor of Advocate.

    • Stephen Elliot Phillips

      One pill makes you larger
      And one pill makes you small
      And the ones that mother gives you
      Don’t do anything at all
      Go ask Alice
      When she’s ten feet tall

      And if you go chasing rabbits
      And you know you’re going to fall
      Tell ’em a hookah-smoking caterpillar
      Has given you the call
      Call Alice
      When she was just small

      • Joe in PA

        Now THAT I understand. 🙂

  • Joe in PA

    I love when they say “that’s been debunked”. Riiiight, Breitbart.

  • Duh-David

    Chadwick Moore really needs to tattoo, “I need attention,” on his forehead. Save us all time and money.

    • Joe in PA

      I read the first part of your post as: Chadwick Moore really needs to bottom. Huh.

  • Nic Peterson

    Time for another fatwa to be declared. No dick for this one, ever. If any man shall provide dick to this man it shall be an abomination and their beads shall be upon them.

  • DaddyRay
    • Joe in PA

      Never gets old…so perfect.

    • Hank
      • David Walker

        I arguably misquoted a line from this mess on another site and was promptly chastised for it. In my reply to him, I said that in all fairness I have been trying to forget this fucking show. It is all charming and wonderful until you are dragged to performances that include straight friends’ kids (WAY too often) and you have had to run sound for WAY too many performances. I Miss Hanniganed out very early during tech week…little girls running around backstage, fucking with their body mics. Sometimes I hated seeing a show end its run, mostly I felt it was time and/or a good run. I was VERY happy to see “Annie”‘s closing nights.
        Yes…that’s a groundhog avatar. Get off my mound!

        • Hank

          David, having seen the gif of the skipping red and white dressed “bear”, this is what popped into my mind. Sorry to have brought back such feelings of “Schadenfreude” to you.

          • David Walker

            No no no. It’s fine. I won’t say it’s a show I loved to hate, but I’m ready for anyone to ram a pin into its balloon anytime.

          • David Walker

            Presently below here is a reply to Anastasia Beaverhousen’s comment on “Annie.” It’s an “Annie” story that actually happened.

        • “Never work with animals or children.” –W.C. Fields

          • David Walker

            Sound designer with an engineer who a) couldn’t stand more than 2 children in a room at a time and b) preferred to work shows only when he could have a second (or fifteenth) take, pretty much ruling out live theater. He was a brilliant effects engineer, though. I think you mentioned a dress rehearsal getting in the way of something mentioned here on JMG, so you understand.

        • Anastasia Beaverhousen

          I saw the original cast of “Annie” a week after it opened on Broadway. It was a wonderful show for it’s time. However, I must agree, I have seen the last revival and numerous amateur productions and I want to drive ice picks into my ears as soon as that trumpet starts blaring the overture.

          • David Walker

            I produced a daily 15 minute TV show on what was going on artistically in the region. We always tried to get to a dress rehearsal to tape a bit of the show so we could use it when we mentioned an “opening tonight.” Because it was union, we were not allowed to record a dinner theater’s dress rehearsal for “Annie,” so we went opening night. The theater honored the tradition of rescuing a dog from a shelter to play Sandy. They didn’t not, however, honor the tradition of having the dog trained for…oh, say, audience reaction. Fortunately I had the videographer taping “Tomorrow” at Hooverville, and Annie’s singin’ away. The dog was visibly panicked seeing people in the audience, which created a stir in the audience, which panicked the dog even more, which started the audience laughing, which made the dog pretty much decide “Fuck this. I’m gettin’ outta here.” And he tried. He was on a leash, so he pulled mightily stage left. Annie didn’t budge. He pulled mightily stage right. Annie didn’t budge. He tried every which way to get away. Now, he was probably at rehearsal for her singing this tune, but since it gets progressively higher (in a girl’s belt voice), that combined with his stage fright had him absolutely frantic. In the last phrase, “a day away,” he had no choice. Nothing else worked, so he ran between Annie’s legs. Which, of course, brought down the house. To her credit, Annie stayed firmly on her mark for the entire number. We were permitted to record only part of Act I, so we left during intermission and I have no idea if the dog recovered for Act 2 or if they got a different dog for the rest of the 6 week run. I had a VHS of it, but, naturally, it got lost.

          • I have two opera dog stories.

            1. City Opera late 90s. It was Xerxes with Lorraine Hunt, David Daniels and Amy Burton. Great show. Well there was a bit with someone walking two dogs across the stage. No problems in rehearsal but in one of the performances the trainer was facing the wrong way talking to someone when the cue was called and so he took off. Unfortunately he took off with the dog that only walks on the right on the left and vice versa so on the sage. You would think this wouldn’t be a problem and it might not have been except that one of the dogs decide that it really needed to be on the side and attempted to jump over the other dog, got caught and kept trying to jump again so that it looked like the dogs were fucking on stage. That might be the biggest laugh I ever heard in that theater.

            2. Around the same time give or take a year Renee Fleming was singing Manon at the Met. In the scene of her first entrance there was a dog onstage (to signify the upper-class nature of the street I guess). In the recit before her entrance aria we could hear a squeaking sound and then titters in the audience when slowly people began to realize that the dog was whining on the pitch La Fleming was singing. They got the dog off stage quickly (and before the aria began) but you could hear it even from the wings and until the elevator doors closed to get it the hell out of there.

            Again, never work with animals or children.

          • David Walker

            Priceless. Thank you.

          • Is it the familiarity that bring the contempt or seeing too many bad productions. I feel that way about so many pieces of music, musicals and operas. Not again.

            Oh and I thought you might enjoy this (if you don’t know it already)

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a5ehu5vlwsk

          • Anastasia Beaverhousen

            love it! thanks for the laugh!

    • poose

      What fresh Hel is this?
      (sorry, WOT, but,? Where do yo guys find this stuff?)

      • Bad Tom

        Our Google Fu is STRONG.

  • bkmn

    How is this story related to the name of the magazine – The Advocate. There is nothing advocational about this piece of trash.

    • Friday

      That rag had me stop coming around for a long time just for all the distorted self-loathing portrayals of LGBT people, (especially I noticed really fucked-up claims about statistics on trans people that didn’t even match within the articles) …and largely pandering to wealthy, callow, travel-oriented gay men and all the stereotypes there.

      • Tiger Quinn

        I dropped my subscription when it became clear that if you weren’t pretty, famous, and white, they didn’t give a single shit about you.

      • BobSF_94117

        With very few exceptions, the gay press was all bought up by conservative gay men and some corporations in the media merger mania of the 90s. They were all corporatized and straightwashed. The only good thing, not that’s it really a good thing, is they lost a lot of money.

      • Ray Taylor

        Nothing new about their audience. I always read BAR when I lived in SF.

    • Neal Broverman

      He hasn’t written for The Advocate in months; certainly not since he came out about his Trump-loving ways. Joe has updated the story.

  • Reasonoverhate

    It’s so hard to know what to believe anymore. Everyone is out to prove or disprove stories so that it benefits their agenda. I’ve not read the Book of Matt but I’m most likely to believe in the generally accepted fact that his sexuality at least played some part in him being targeted. Yet there is another half of America out there that never wanted to believe that and when provided with any evidence to the contrary, no matter how shaky…..case closed, it’s not a hate crime. I fear we have lost all objectivity in this world.

    • religion is insane

      Those half who believe the death of Matthew Shepard due to meth are also the half who believe the pulse in Orlando is not hate crime to LGBT.

    • There are objective facts and truth. It’s bullshit that has been foisted on us by a ratings hungry media that there aren’t. Of course discovering what is true and what isn’t takes work while blathering on about shit you probably made up on camera is easy and pays better. This country is so fucked and this has been coming for decades. We overestimated the intelligence of the American people and now we’re getting “I wouldn’t have voted for Trump if I’d known he was going to cut my medicare benefits” stories. What idiots.

  • Robert Anthony

    Gross. Shame on Chadwick Moore. Red pill my ass. He’s chosen to disconnect his empathy.

  • thom

    I’m convinced Chadwick Moore, Milo and Lucian Piane are all an elaborate performance art collective

    • TampaDink

      If so, I’m about to type something that I never imagined I would.

      Stop all funding of the arts.

  • mirele

    What meth heads are going to take the time to crucify a guy to a fence for a drug deal gone bad? This middle aged straight white female isn’t buying that at all.

  • DaddyRay

    If that is Chadwick’s idea of editing then there is no reason to every read the Advocate again

    • Duck

      I ditched anything associated with the Advocate after their love story article for Francis

  • Tawreos

    Is he writing for the Westboro Baptist Church now, because this seems to be like what they have been saying for years.

  • Friday

    Homocons are like other cons, they need to repeat *proven lies,* in order to justify their hate-position. That claim isn’t just sn’t just ‘highly criticized,’ it’s in fact *proven baseless* ….and it’s hardly that the police and perpetrators and a Wyoming town all saying that meth claim is bullshit, themselves, including i their testimonies, confessions, and defenses, in the case of the perps, were somehow ‘the gay lobby sanitizing’ ….the victim-blaming conspiracy theory of the homophobic Right? More projection, of course.

  • TK

    Chad, I realize you think you are filling the Milo void, but you aren’t. There is no Milo void…he’s just gone. Please do the same.

  • KQCA

    Outrage will bring this POS publicity, speaking engagements, media interviews, and career opportunities. Filth like him should be left ignored in the road behind us. It’s people like Joe Jervis who deserve to be elevated and afforded opportunities.

  • John Kusters

    “Red-pilled”?!? What kind of MRA bullshit has he been mainlining?

    • Joe in PA

      explained down-thread…I didn’t know either.

    • Stephen Elliot Phillips

      Its from the matrix movie. It just shows you how many people live in an alternate reality. Hes using “the red pill” defense. Basically “I was blind, but now I see”

      • John Kusters

        Oh I’m very well aware of its origination and it’s current usage by the PUA/MRA and GamerGate thugs. One doesn’t have to spend much time on Reddit to see how utterly vile Red Pillers are. I just don’t comprehend how anyone who purports to be a gay journalist (or wants to be taken seriously as one) is wrapped up in that misogynistic, homophobic, fragile masculinity bullcrap.

        • Stephen Elliot Phillips

          follow the money. Its always about the money

        • David Walker

          Perhaps Milo could enter the conversation. Milo… Milo? Has anyone seen Milo?

          • The_Wretched

            Since he was in the US on a work-visa, hopefully he was sent home for not having a job.

        • KnownDonorDad
  • That_Looks_Delicious
    • Stephen Elliot Phillips

      inbreeding, meth, opiates, and fast food.
      American Zombies

      • Joe in PA

        Mountain Dew. ™

        • Lumpy Gaga

          Mount and quickly have second thoughts.

    • Lars Littlefield

      This is what happens when albino cousins continue to intermarry.

  • DaddyRay

    My heart goes out to Judy Shepard having to have her son’s name dragged through the mud. She should sue Chadwick for libel

    • Ben in Oakland

      you can’t libel the dead.

      • DaddyRay

        There needs to be some way to make these a$$wipes pay for their BS

        • Amanda B. Rekendwith

          On the plus side, he’s living a self-inflicted sad and pathetic life.

        • Ben in Oakland

          No disagreement from me.

        • Yes, shunning. These assholes should be shunned. That’s probably already happening but some gays are probably too nice to go full freeze on him. They should. This is despicable.

    • bambinoitaliano

      The poor woman can’t afford to waste her energy on the continuing assault of these deplorables trying to cash in on her son’s tragic.

  • Dk6

    the question he should be asking his therapist is why do I hate myself?

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    STFU and let the boy’s family have some dammed peace.

  • SunsetGay

    I am against silencing people for their political views. It is not a crime to be a rightwing conservative, nor is it a crime to be a rightwing conservative writing for a gay outlet such as the Advocate. It’s not even a crime to speak glowingly of a white supremacist like Milo Yiannopoulos (much as I hate it, and refused to read it).

    However, I am very strongly against people spewing false, libelous bullshit. Not only is this a complete smear against Matthew Shepard and his family, but it is also with the aim of backing the rightwing stereotype that gays are a bunch of drug-addicts who fuck anything with two legs and a dick.

    If Advocate has any decency, they will fire this asshole now! Otherwise, I hope Judy Shepard sues the living fuck out of them and I hope the entire LGBTQ community supports her.

    • Hank

      He, like Milo, will make the “PERFECT” Kapos!!!

    • lymis

      Lying is not a political view.

    • NancyP

      YEs, his “poor me”, claiming to be afraid of outing himself as conservative to his fellow gays and claiming that it is as hard as coming out as gay. Meh. He trivializes the struggles of gay teens who come from conservative religious homes in conservative states.

      • I don’t know this guy but I’ve met plenty of gay conservatives and all of them were assholes. I suspect they would be just as assholey if they were moderates or liberals. Maybe it’s not so much their conservative views that make them repugnant in the dating pool as it is the fact that they are such shits.

    • Who is silencing him? No one silenced Milo either. When conservatives claim they are being silenced what they mean is that someone dared criticize them or protest them. This is especially odious in the case of people like Milo and this asshole (I’m not bothering to learn his name) because all they do is attack other people and then turn into special snowflakes whenever anyone does the same to them. The only problem with the far right is that some of them have started acting like the far right hence the term “regressive”. That term was meant as an insult to leftists who act like far right extremists. Someone the right started feasting on that meme without realizing that it was a slap against them as well because they are idiots.

    • pch1013

      He’s entitled to his own opinions, but he’s not entitled to his own facts.

      • WitlessProtection

        He is indeed entitled to saying what ever he wants to say. He is not, however, free from the consequences of his words or actions.

  • Vile assholes.

  • jayjonson

    What an a–hole.

  • Rex

    Sounds like someone sat down on the wrong end of his dildo this morning.

    • bambinoitaliano

      Or some poor toad got lick by this uglier toad for high.

  • RhettStone

    I am an acquaintance of his. I was still ok with him after the Milo piece, but he has taken it too far. So many of his friends are disgusted by his obvious attention seeking. He wants to make money off being a token gay republican. He is basking in the praise of his new conservative friends. It’s sick.

    • Stephen Elliot Phillips

      and to use another analogy from the matrix:
      Chadwick has been smith-ed

    • religion is insane

      Seeking attention is ok, but twisting report from FBI is false.

    • Hank

      Tell him to join the Log Cabin Republicans to get the “respect” from others of his ilk!!! Or hang out with Jimmy LaSalvia and Christopher R. Barron of the DEFUNCT GOProud!!! /s

    • Statistics Palin

      If you know his parents, please congratulate them on raising a perfect asshole. That must have been their intention. After all, what other reason is there to name your baby “Chadwick?”

      • Ben in Oakland

        Because Hemorrhoid is too ambiguous?

  • PickyPecker
  • LovesIrony

    The advocate, that shit wiping paper that chose pope bigoted fuck your mother over Edie Windsor as advocate of the year.

  • KnownDonorDad

    OMG…”red pill.” Run away, run away!

    • Lumpy Gaga

      That’s high culture where he dwells.

    • Bad Tom

      The Matrix was made in 1999. That 18 year old pop reference is definitely past its expiration date.

  • PickyPecker

    is the Advocate still a thing? I stopped paying any attention to them after they named Frankie person of the year.

    • bambinoitaliano

      It’s trying so very hard to stay relevant. Kind of like HRC throwing those cocktail parties.

    • drbrentzenobia

      That’s what I was wondering as well. True, they are the oldest LGBT press still around, but I can’t think of a time when they weren’t full of shit. Remember when David Goodstein was peddling the “Advocate Experience” workshops with that Louise Hay horseshit about AIDS being caused by insufficient self love? Bleah. I tuned them out back in 1983.

      • I remember it being good when I first came out. Maybe because that we pre internet and the mainstream press covered almost no gay related news and it was all their was. Or maybe I was just a clueless twink who didn’t know any better. There’s a trade publication in my field that is just shit but newbies don’t know any better and everyone remembers it being good at one point and going downhill. I once found an old stache at a friend’s apt and went through them and realized that it was always shit but that I had once been naive enough not to know that it was terrible.

  • The_Wretched

    Why are the ‘alt-right’ always relitigating and retconning history? Matt Sheppard wasn’t killed over drugs. It was a hate crime plain and simple.

  • Lazycrockett

    He seems nice.

  • popebuck1

    Way to pander to your Trumpist masters, Chad. They’re sure to put you in the ovens LAST!

    • Stogiebear

      And make him close the oven door on himself. And he’ll do it. Willingly. Whimpering all the while, “What a pathetic little faggot I am. Faggy me. Oh, faggy me.”

      Pathetic.

  • John

    and Donald Trump is naturally orange and has a yuuuge dick…and other fantasies from the right wing nut-house.

    • religion is insane

      Donald Trump just brought this country to next level of idiocy

  • j.martindale
  • Ragnar Lothbrok
    • David Walker

      45: “They weren’t getting enough people to come in, so they tried this. You know, do it yourself publicity. Sad.”

  • “Red-pilled” is a red flag. It’s code that tells you you’re dealing with a typical alt-right racist, sexist, everything-bad-ist twatwaffle who does not deserve your time or attention.

    • Walter Maerlyn

      You’re right, that particular terminology exists almost exclusively in alt-right/far-right rhetoric, they never can resist a well-worn cliché while more thoughtful writers would sooner die than use one.

  • WitlessProtection

    The bottom line is what DOES it fucking matter? Whether it was over drugs or not, they STILL tied him to a fence, beat the shit out of him and then left him to die. In my mind that is gay bashing.

    • Neal Broverman

      This story is wrong; Chadwick is not part of our team. I asked Joe to correct.

      • Gigi

        Was he ever associated with your publication? Why is The Advocate so anti-gay these days?

        • WitlessProtection

          The Advocate used to be just that, an advocate, a voice, a beacon. Now it is just pop-gay-culture drivel not worth wiping my ass with.

          • Neal Broverman

            Not sure why you’re attacking The Advocate when this story has nothing to do with it. It’s clearly not all about pop culture; go to Advocate.com and see for yourself. We have dozens of hard-working editors and writers that work day and night to get to the truth. They don’t deserve such negativity.

          • At some point in the 90s they turned it into the gay version of People. Lots of pictures, short punchy articles. No depth, no substance. I realize that’s what a lot of people like but I don’t see the need to read about things I already know.

      • WitlessProtection

        I am glad he is not a contributing editor to your magazine these days. The fact remains you published a piece from him. When is your magazine going to stand up to these Homocons? Denounce him and all like him, I am sure it won’t hurt your readership to, oh I don’t know, maybe stand up for LGBT people for a change? I quit reading your trash years ago when it was trying to be the gay cosmo. Boring, uninformative drivel that doesn’t shine the light of journalism into any dark corners like it should. We don’t need another gay cosmo, we need an LGBT beacon of truth, that asks the hard questions, publishes the truth and stands up for what is RIGHT not what is popular. If you wonder why LGBT youths don’t vote in droves look no further than your craptacular magazine that makes Beyonce more important than Bernie or Hillary, focuses its attention more on pop-culture than hard facts. You make me sick even IF Chadwick is not part of your team. Him not being there is the LEAST of your problems. Maybe it is time for the Advocate to take a LONG hard look at what it has become, compared to what it used to be. Change for change sake is not always a good thing.

    • Steverino

      Exactly. I have never heard of anybody else being crucified over meth.

  • Mike C

    If my dog shits in front of his building I’m not picking it up.

    • DaddyRay

      It might actually improve the smell coming from inside the building

    • William

      Give me the address and I can send plenty from my yard.

    • David Walker

      Best act of civil disobedience I’ve seen for a while.

    • BobSF_94117

      I was walking my two big dogs one day and stopped to pick up some poop from another dog whose owner hadn’t bothered — once I’ve got a bag started, might as well. Anyway, the home owner came out and started screaming at me as I picked up the poop that dog owners ought to pick up after their dogs. On and on, he went, in a real rage. So I said, “You’re right, they should.” and I put the poop back down. As he turned beet red, I continued, “This isn’t my dogs’ poop. I was just being nice. Guess you’ll just have to see if the other guy comes back.”

      • Lars Littlefield

        I like the cut of your jib, so to speak. I was at the White Cedar National Forest, a ten acre forest of trees hidden by huge sand dunes on the east shore of Cape Cod. The original Marconi radio tower first used to communicate with England and France shares the same parking lot. A new Cadillac pulled up and parked next to us. A large woman in a bathing suit climbed out with her dog. There was a sign at the entrance to the forest that said in very large letters “No Dogs Allowed.” The woman waited as her dog relieved itself in front of the sign, then the two waddled off down into the trees. Unfortunately the woman left her car windows open. We collected the dog shit, spread some of it oh her car seat and covered it with the rest of the poop on a piece of journal paper with the message, “You forgot to dispose of this properly.”

        Not exactly the same type of dog poop story, but in the same enthusiastic tradition. 🙂

        • Lumpy Gaga

          Come sit next to me!

          • Reality.Bites

            I don’t want to sit anywhere Lars got to first!

        • Octoberfurst

          I applaud you sir!

    • Lumpy Gaga

      If he’s the pass-around party bottom, you’re at the wrong party.

  • royinhell

    Apparently this jerk sees the opening left by Milo for another homocon Coulter wannabe, and is trying to get the attention he so craves.

  • Mark

    another devil child from the skanky clanks of Ann Coulter. Could it be Milo and Chad are brothers and lovers?

    • Walter Maerlyn

      More likely they share an employer. I bet he has more income than can be accounted for given his jobs about which we know. Smells like a Breitbart employee to me. They had to get someone to replace the vital function Milo was performing, and even better yet let him appear to work for someone else.

  • Boy Elvis

    Now that Milo has fallen from grace a new lapdog appears. Just when I thought I couldn’t have any less use for this Moore fool.

    • Walter Maerlyn

      It’s almost as if he’s Milo’s replacement. He sure did erupt onto the scene with good timing.

      • Cucker “Dick” Tarlson

        These assholes have closets so full they can barely shut the door. Something inside always busts it open.

        Always.

      • NancyP

        The guy wants speaking gigs, book contracts, etc. Magazines aren’t the most fiscally stable operations. And LGBTs have other news sources about LGBT news. Advocate may not be able to command as much for ad placement.

      • Boy Elvis

        And if he becomes enough of a liability for the Advocate to dump him, he can head over to Dead Breitbart.

  • Cucker “Dick” Tarlson

    Go die in a fire, you malignant, self-loathing, attention-whoring, ugly bastard. To call you a hateful piece of shit would be a compliment. You’re Roy Cohn 2.0. I hope you share his fate.

    • Lumpy Gaga

      Sounds a lot dumber than Cohn. Give credit where it’s due.

  • Gigi

    Why are all homocons such vile and despicable assholes?

    • Boreal

      Self hate.

      • Lars Littlefield

        LGBT people excel at so many things, it stands to reason we’d be exceptionally good at also being assholes. I submit Chadwick Moore and Milo Yappanipplous as proof.

      • Ninja0980

        That or greed overrides any sense of self-worth they have.

      • Steverino

        And cognitive dissonance. They know facts tend to support most positions held by liberals, but would never admit it in a million years, so the tension in their minds between the evil ideology of their lizard brain and the better angels of their higher, human brain drives them crazy.

  • RobynWatts

    Try telling that to Judy Shepard you vile POS! 😡

  • Walter Maerlyn

    Someone is an extreme attention whore. That’s all any of his tripe is about.

  • Earl

    Is there that much money in making yourself so hated/hateful?

    I can’t even…

  • Taylor

    I’m done with the Advocate…F*ck them and their Contributing Editor.

  • Michael R

    This calls for a lengthy debate about flag burning .

  • lymis

    It’s complete bullshit, but so what if it wasn’t?

    Is he trying to say that LGBT people don’t get disproportionately bashed and killed? That we all have equal rights and always have? That the Republican Party hasn’t spent the last several decades using hatred of us as a marketing ploy? That gay kids are bullied into suicide? That trans people live a rosy life free from discrimination?

    The main point of why Matthew Shepard became an icon was that his death was so strongly representative of what huge numbers of LGBT people face, in large and in small measure, every day. And one of the reasons his death rose to such importance was the fact that so many bigots made it clear that they though he deserved to die, that way, simply for being gay, and how great it would be if it happened to more of us.

    None of that changes even if it were to turn out that the details were somehow different. That doesn’t mean that this moron gets to spew whatever lies he wants, but they’re stupid, pointless, and ultimately, meaningless lies, because they wouldn’t change anything important about the situation.

    • Thank you. A very thought-ful, rational and respectful comment.

    • Cucker “Dick” Tarlson

      Spot-on analysis.

      • Lumpy Gaga

        Hey! The pissgate thread is the newer one.

  • JWC

    It’s again the twisted thinking that has been both introduced and made acceptable in the last 24 months

  • safari

    Can we not make him a thing?

  • TheSCARYjudgement

    We know why Republicans hate the hate crime legislation. Because it usually defends minorities and gays. That’s all you need to know.
    Here you have a chance to add a tougher sentence on usually bad criminals, and suddenly Republicans become all soft on crime. Too funny and too obvious.

  • Blake J Butler
    • Ray Taylor

      You’re off to a good start there. BTW the 2nd one I find esp. hot.

  • ChiTownGuy

    This worthless and self loathing prick should spend one hour with Matthew Shepard’s mother, as I have, to understand the full and complete impact of the hate that kills. Maybe one day he will get cornered and have to beg for his life and he might understand.

  • Ragnar Lothbrok
    • David Walker

      I need a break. Be back in a while.

  • grada3784

    Meth pushers wanting to use a “gay panic” defense? Who knew?

    /s

  • i don’t really believe people when they switch parties from one extreme to the other. it suggests that they are merely in it for popularity’s sake, to be closer to the people they want to pay attention to them. people like this have no ethical compass and shunning him and his work is probably the best response. this one is an attention hound. those are his ‘politics.’

    • NancyP

      Exhibit A, David Horowitz….
      Trying to be a political pundit or TV commentator is show biz for ugly people.
      This Advocate guy hasn’t heard the confessions or seen the photos?

      This was not a drive-by shooting done by a gang member.

  • Lumpy Gaga

    Somebody needs dicks, er, clicks.

  • IAMBOWLINGGREEN

    A contributing editor who thinks saying ‘its been debunked’ means that it has been. What a shit editor, journalist and human being.

  • Dave Babler

    If we ignore him, he will go away. Notice how now that people are ignoring Milo (mostly because of what happened before CPAC) he has gone away?

    Don’t give him space on your blog.

  • Talisman

    And when the Repugnants re-criminalize “sodomy”, do these homocons really believe they won’t be on the first train to jail?

  • hdtex

    Time to boycott The Advocate until they fire Chadwick Moore.

    • Lumpy Gaga

      No way. “Superliving” changed my life.

  • Chris Gardner

    I wish he’d crawl back into the hole under that rock from whence he came. The bars and others lgbt establishments where he lives need to put up signs saying people like him need to stay out. If they attack the LGBT community while supporting those who would attack us, why should we allow them to be a part of our community?

    • PublicSchool

      Seriously? The man has a right to his thoughts and a right to speak them.

      If you want to talk about people/establishments that “attack the LGBT community”, let’s start with those bars serving that liquid poison.

  • Ray Muñez

    Nothing about Shepard was “debunked.” The book in question by Stephen Jimenez, contains no footnotes, and no identifiable sources for its major claims. In sum, you can’t verify anything of importance in that book. But for those who want to believe a certain narrative, it’s a hook upon which to hang their hat.

    As for The Advocate, once a great news magazine, today it is filled with disturbing, anti-gay material. Whether this is done for click bait or to kowtow to homocons or to kowtow to “radical queers” I don’t know. But it’s ugly. They even published an editorial expressing sympathy and solidarity with one of the Philadelphia gay bashers who put 2 gay men in a hospital. They chastised gay people for being unduly mean to the basher and declared that the basher was a victim too. As far as I am concerned, that should have been the death knell for the site, but it plods on.

  • The Milkman

    I’m a longtime subscriber to the advocate, and am seriously considering canceling my subscription if this is the kind of drivel that their editors support.

  • SammySeattle

    Maybe daddy will like me now.

  • Surrender Dot

    Great, another A. Sullivan-esque quisling. Far too many white, cisgender gay men taking the ‘I’ve got mine, so eff everyone else’ path, making the rest of us look bad.

  • Belthazar

    As others have said, this is attention seeking in it’s vilest form. He knows exactly what Matthew Shepard represent to the LGBTQ community and that’s the very reason he went after him. The more vile the more outrage, the more attention.

    I cannot imagine how this is making his parents feel. This is opening the wound and pouring salt in.

    • PublicSchool

      But is that the problem? That (some within) the gay community made Matthew Shepard and his horrible death into a representative of….[something]? Matthew Shepard was a young gay man, going to school and making his way in the worlld when he encountered two vicious criminals/killers. His death was mourned. His killers were caught and prosecuted and sentenced. He was not a deity. He was human. And it’s not cool to make up/repeat rumors about any human, living or dead. But it’s not a mortal crime or anything to lose sleep over either.

      • Belthazar

        No, it’s not a problem. Moreover, sometimes it takes a tragedy and other times a small gesture of disobedience to galvanize a community. MS death brought national attention to the danger and violence the LGBTQ community faced.

        By way of example, Rosa Parks was no “deity” but a woman tired after working all day on her feet and only wanted to get home. So, she refused to give up her seat. That “simple act” sparked a movement: The Montgomery Boycott.

        • PublicScholl

          Oh, please. You’re going to trot out that half-truth about Rosa Parks? Ever hear of Claudette Colvin? You probably didn’t because Rosa Parks and the myth of her story were promoted by the local NAACP chapter.

          https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Claudette_Colvin

          There’s truth and then there’s the myth promoted for a particular purpose. Rosa Parks. Matthew Shepard.

          • Belthazar

            Yes, I know who Claudette Colvin was. You intentionally missed the point or is willfully ignorant of it. Either way, there is no further need to interact with you.

  • jm2

    here we go again…………….

  • bobbyjoe

    Oooo, Chadwick Moore is sooooooo edgy. What could be more shocking and titillating than rehashing long debunked claims about a twenty year old crime that were already yammered over years ago by the likes of has-beens like Camille Paglia, who seemed bored over it even then. Isn’t he just L’enfant terrible?

    Puuuuh-lease. What’s next for that oh-so-daring scoundrel Chadwick Moore, with his finger ever on the pulse of today’s culture: an interview with Anita Bryant?

    • Paglia is just Ann Coulter with a better vocabulary. She’s an intellectual lightweight that realized shock at least got you some press attention unlike academic publishing which gets you at best a few dozen readers. Pathetic.

      • bobbyjoe

        And Paglia painted herself into a corner as far as longevity: she was never smart enough to genuinely endure as theory and she wasn’t dumb enough to hold the longterm interest of the rightwing bigots she courted for awhile. Haven’t seen a piece by her in years, but last time I read something by her she was just majorly spinning her wheels (I think she was making a gosh-nobody’s-ever-thought-of-that-one-before comparison between Lady GaGa and Madonna) and, like I said, she just seemed as bored with herself as I felt reading her.

        • Useful idiots have a short shelf life. Paglia’s outlived her usefulness but no one bothered to tell her. Come to think of it I have only heard her name once in the last year and that was from a Milo defender (straight) who had just discovered her. She took on some of the far left academic crazy and then descending into the same level of crazy herself. That seems to be a pattern.

  • This is hardly surprising. We’ve seen this too many times before. A former clueless liberal realizes that there’s some crazy on the left and reacts by embracing the even more clueless (and dangerous) far right. Dennis Miller did this. Ron Silver. David Mamet. And of course gay comedian Dave Rubin. it’s not even original. It’s a cliche. It would be one thing if they moved a little to the center but no they embraced the worst of the right so you have Miller singing the praises of Sarah Palin or Rubin palling around LA with Milo. It shows how little depth they have that they ran from one extreme to the other. Embracing a conspiracy theory? *yawn* This is an old one and I’ve heard it many times from alt-right guys looking to discredit any gay rights position. This asshole is an idiot. He was an editor at The Advocate? No wonder that rag hasn’t been worth reading in 20 years.

    • Ninja0980

      Dave Rubin’s veer to the right has disappointed me the most but given that he worked for Cenk Uyger, shouldn’t be a surprise he traded one extreme for the other.

  • Proud MOFO Beaner (bkb)

    Stunt queen, like his buddy Milo. Fits right in with the right. Messy messy messy. Hey Chadwick, your daddy still hates you.

    • edrex

      or at the very least deep in his heart he believes you are not a “real man”, and that you’re kind of gross, and you will spend eternity in hell. in other words, he hates the sin, but pretends to tolerate the faggot.

  • Neal Broverman

    Guys, I’m the exec editor at The Advocate. Chadwick is not an editor or writer for us. As disgusted by his ‘views’ as everyone else.

    • PublicSchool

      “The Advocate”? That’s like the “People” magazine for homosexuals who dropped out of high school so they could watch Bravo 24/7, right? Didn’t you stop publishing in 1997?

      • coram nobis

        The Advocate goes way back to the 1960s; I can remember it from the days of David Goodstein. It has changed hands a number of times, as well as location and editorial content.

    • Gigi

      What position does Moore hold at The Advocate?

      • Neal Broverman

        zilch

        • Pip

          That seems to be news to Moore and most news agencies.

        • Gigi

          News to him. Why is The Advocate not longer an advocate for the LGBT community?

          • Neal Broverman

            huh? Chadwick tweeted himself he doesn’t work for The Advocate.

          • Neal Broverman

            Chadwick himself tweeted he doesn’t work for The Advocate.

          • Gigi

            Care to answer the question? Why is your magazine no longer an advocate for our community?

          • Neal Broverman

            Your point is subjective, not fact. I believe we are very much an advocate for our community–go to Advocate.com and see for yourself. If you disagree, that’s your right.

          • John Ruff

            How is your magazine’s issue naming Pope Francis “person of the year” considered subjective? Did I misinterpret the language on the cover of your magazine. I take pleasure in knowing your rag has seen better days and higher readership numbers. Your magazine is a dinosaur, accept it.

          • Neal Broverman

            Wow, you sound nice.

          • Nicer than naming an unrepentant homophobe as your person of the year. Explain that please.

    • TJay229

      “disgusted by his ‘views’..”

      Yet you paid for his puff piece on Milo. Spare us your faux shock and “disgust” you’re 100% complicit in his 🐂💩

      • Neal Broverman

        The Advocate did NOT run that Milo piece. Out did. Yes, owned by the same company, but different magazines.

        • TJay229

          So… The Advocates “standards” are better? Chile please. (eye roll)

      • Neal Broverman

        Wrong magazine.

    • John Ruff

      You lost my attention when you made pup Francis the “person of the year.”

  • roadtripboy

    How the hell is Here Media the advocate’s owner still in business? Shady bastards.

  • HZ81

    This bitch is so wrong and stupid, it’s obscene.

  • Daveed_WOW

    It looks like he’s on the fringes of the media. Let’s keep him there by pretending he’s not there. When someone farts, the polite person pretends it never happened. Everything works out better that way.

  • *sigh* So you’ll spout their lies and propaganda in hopes that they see you as ‘one of them’ – in the end though you are just another sinful faggot to them who need to be cured or pushed back into the closet. How sad for you…

  • Villager

    Wow. The Advocate used to be a good magazine when I wrote for them
    a long time ago. So glad I moved on to writing for other pubs.

  • JoeMyGod

    Please refresh this post for an important correction direct from The Advocate.

    • coram nobis

      That partly absolves them. But let’s see if The Advocate asks him to write for them ever again.

  • Beagle

    His name was Mark Carson.

  • Gene

    I take personal pleasure (yes…I do) in knowing that he tied his star to Milo JUST as Milo was about to go supernova then fade to dim/dwarf star.

    I could not have happened to a nicer person /s

    • Gene

      pardon….it…not I

      😉

  • geoffalnutt

    A homocon is just a con.

  • Taylor

    I also just received a tweet from The Advocate’s Editor-In-Chief, Lucas Grindley, stating that Moore has not written for the Advocate since he took over the position of EIC.

    However, Moore’s name does still appear on the Advocate’s Masthead, for what it’s worth.

    http://www.advocate.com/staff

  • Lumpy Gaga

    Not surprised. Generally, someone touting themselves as a “contributing editor”, I hear as “freelancer”.

    Advocate still eats dog shit, tho.

  • HomerTh

    Wasn’t aware that Chadwick Moore was a historian or an investigative reporter. Wonder if he has ever been to Wyoming. I’m guessing no.

  • yeruncle

    Hold my purse.

  • pch1013

    “They all say “seeking attention.” As if. Lost everything. Once you’ve been red-pilled, you can’t un-see that shit. You run away. Sick people”

    Speaking of meth… what the fuck is that word salad supposed to mean?

    • edrex

      meth is a red pill now?

  • Tempus Fuggit

    Oh, uh-huh. Young Mr. Moore also considers liberals misguided in thinking there’s some sort of fascist element in the Trump regime.

    I recommend we not give him any oxygen.

  • Rebecca Gardner
    • PublicSchool

      Wow, you really have a way with words. You intelligence and sensitivity really came out in that tweet. You’re obviously in need of some feedback and attention, re-posting it here as you did. I hope you feel better now. {{HUGS}}

    • Matt Shepherd’s murder was the first time such an anti-gay crime had gotten national media attention. There certainly wasn’t any when Paul Broussard was beaten to death in the gay neighborhood in Houston in 1991 by suburban teenagers with 2x4s with nails in them. It was a horrible crime and the gay community had to stop traffic on a Saturday night at Montrose and Westheimer (the busiest intersection in the city) to get the news or the police to pay attention. The cops hadn’t even bothered to investigate it. That’s what it was like back then. That wasn’t by any means the only such case. It’s just the one I remember because I was living there at the time. The media didn’t give a fuck about gays except as the butt of jokes and the cops didn’t either. But this time it was different and things have been different ever since. I’m not saying everything has been perfect since then but it’s a lot harder to get away with killing gay people now. Men used to be able to claim gay panic as a defense and walk away with no jail time at all.

      • McSwagg

        I too remember this case. And just like the Shepard case, the homocons are doing their best to “rewrite the evidence” in the Broussard case. The so called “grandfather” of Houston gay rights has even attached himself to one of the convicted killers telling the Houston LGBT community that they “just don’t understand” and advocating for his early release from prison against the wishes of Paul’s mother.

        • Yeah, I’m not sure what’s up with that. I’m trying not to trash the guy (Ray?) because he’s also the one who caught wind of the case that led to Lawrence v Texas and finally getting the sodomy laws overturned. I think he’s gotten soft in his old age. The murder was brutal and while it’s good that the cold-blooded murders regret their actions I don’t think it’s safe to let them out into society. Not ever.

  • Ninja0980

    I think of all the LGBT people who died from AIDS, suicide etc. and hate the fact we lost so many good souls while POS like this are still alive.
    Sickens me, it truly does.

    • PublicSchool

      Does your list of LGBT people who died of AIDS include Terry Dolan (co-founder of the National Conservative PAC)? Or are ignoring facts and just getting moist-eyed and sentimental about the notion that “only the good die young”? AND it seems you have no nostalgia/sympathy of LGBT people who died of heart disease, cancer, accidents, homicides?

      Please.

  • bkmn

    I don’t give a crap if he is a contributing editor or not. There is no reason The Advocate should publish this kind of crap. Again, if you subscribe, please cancel your subscription and let them know why you are cancelling.

    • Jim E.

      Amen bkmn. Appreciate your calling out the vehicle this homocon troglodyte uses. I’ve got something they can Advocate.

    • Hank

      It is no different than subscribing to Breitbart!!!!

    • Chris

      Well let’s be clear, they didn’t publish “this kind of crap”. He wrote some articles for them before his “conservative conversion” and hasn’t written anything for them since, so I am not sure how you can blame the Advocate for anything unless you believe they had a crystal ball and knew he would go off the deep end six months after his last article.

  • KaBoomBOX

    Not even a reference to “The Matrix” can make up for the fact his “debunking” was debunked.

  • Nate

    I wish we would stop using Matthew as a symbol, he did use meth and there were drug deals involved.

    • John Ruff

      Link to your proof?

    • Chris

      So you believe that throughout the massive national attention, and a vigorous defense, dozens of skilled investigative reporters, hundreds of thousands of dollars in police investigations and prosecutions costs, none of this came up? In a town desperate to deflect attention from a hate crime and find a reason for it to happen, all of this stayed hidden in a small town in Wyoming? Isn’t it more likely that the investigations at the time were accurate, and the one book, by a conservative operator 10 years later, which has been widely debunked, was simply more garbage?

      • Trog

        court cases don’t work that simply. Lots of known evidence was not admissable or made public and it was sealed. Plus, this was 1998, before social media (people who knew Matthew and the details weren’t able to get information out) and it was before society knew about the dangers of crystal meth. It was also after Clinton lost the Don’t Ask Don’t Tell battle and desperately needed an LGBT topic to get behind.

        Also: some other respectable journalists did do reporting on Shepard’s drug use and sex work and previous rape issues (more than once, unfortunately). But I believe that most people did not want to hear those facts so they didn’t get picked up or repeated–except by conservatives.

        It really does further show that people self-select what they want to believe and be exposed to, regardless of proof. And this court case was nearly ten years before Facebook!

        • bobbleobble

          The fact that he had rape, drugs and sex work issues does not preclude the possibility that he was murdered as a result of a gay bashing.

          And I maintain that in a small Wyoming town if there had been evidence of drugs being the primary cause then that would have come out.

          • Trog

            I absolutely agree that anything “wrong” that Matthew had previously done does not mean he couldn’t have been gay bashed. But it also doesn’t mean any of those issues were allowed to be brought up in court–or that the LGBT community is willing to consider those possibilities.

            For one thing, if I remember correctly, Matthew and the guys that killed him were actually on speaking terms and may have even done sex work together, and according to the book, the two killers were on a big crystal meth binge the night of the crime. (I read it a few years ago; the details are hazy, but its impact is not.)

            A lot of questionable characters were involved in the whole scene. I don’t question whether it was murder, just that the underlying cause of the murder was homophobia. It’s not nearly as clear-cut as I thought it was before I read the book.

            And I don’t meant to take away any of the good that came away from the case. Even if the facts turn out to be what we don’t expect, it can still be true that the case rallied millions of people and helped bring important issues to the public eye.

          • Priya Lynn

            Doing drugs and sex work in no way impugns a person’s character. Only hurting innocent people impugns a person’s character.

  • Floyd

    This homocon crap needs to stop. Call them what they really are: House faggots. Willing to sell out any one and everyone in the community to curry favor just to sit at the feet of their master.

  • -M-

    Even if his allegations were true, so? Sure it’d be ironic then that the anti hate crime law was named after Matt, but people are assaulted and murdered for being or being perceived as gay.

  • amitco

    Joe, Please don’t write about this person. He wants to be Milo 2.0. Let him, but don’t contribute to his infamy by writing about him

  • John Ruff

    It’s gays like him who I hope die from an STD.

    • PublicSchool

      And by wishing death by a sexually administered disease upon gay people you’re different than everybody in the Regan and Bush administrations how?

      • John Ruff

        It’s artistic license, or sensationalistic. But, certainly wasn’t meant to be literal. Either way, he’s someone who can cause tremendous damage to by “sleeping with the enemy” as well as helping to incite more hate towards us. Wake up, we’re at war baby.

  • Slade7

    Isn’t this the same argument Andrew Sullivan used to demonize Shepard?

    • Steverino

      Yes.

  • Barry William Teske

    Oh look!
    Chadwick Moore.
    Mister Intolerance of 2017.
    Funny how that intolerance of his was hidden on the inside.
    Implosions are messy Chadwick.
    HATE diarrhea is even worse.
    Just ask MiloY your predecessor villain.
    Please be sure to wipe and flush when you are done.
    Oh alright.
    I will be polite then with a…
    Please?

  • Boreal

    Glad they are not employing this desperate hack.

  • Trog

    Has anyone actually read The Book of Matt? Because I have–for an LGBT book club in NYC–and I will say this:

    IT MAKES A VERY COMPELLING CASE.

    This doesn’t mean it’s the best-written book, or that homocon conservative Chadwick Moore isn’t a total douche.

    But I do believe many many elements of the Matthew Shepard case have been whitewashed, and that the LGBT community and Clinton leadership in 1998 needed and craved the narrative that we ended up with.

    This doesn’t mean Matthew’s death is meaningless or deserved or that everyone was duped, just that reality is often more complicated than the stories we tell ourselves and that the underlying meaning and inspiration of the stories are often more important in the end than the actual details and facts.

    Case in point: look into the actual details of the Lawrence vs Texas supreme court case of 2003 that ended sodomy laws. Here’s a link to an NY Times book review of “Flagrant Conduct,” about that case

    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/18/books/review/the-story-of-lawrence-v-texas-by-dale-carpenter.html

    • John Ruff

      I call bullshit

    • If your goal here was to defend Chadwick Moore’s point about Matthew Shepard that is one thing — you actually had me reading your comment to see what you had to say. But why are you bringing up Lawrence vs. Texas. What is your “case in point?” You can’t simply post a link to an article and expect to sound brilliant. I think you sound completely illogical and homophobic.

      • Trog

        the article i point out is an example of how what we think is a factual story can indeed end up being something else. The example is the supreme court case that ended sodomy laws in 2003. Almost everything everyone thinks they know about that case is not true–though the underlying ideas and justice do remain true.

        To entertain the idea that the mainstream Matthew Shepard story might not be the actual true story does not make one homophobic or illogical. It makes one have an open mind that is receptive to critical thought and analysis.

        After all, I did read the book before I made my own conclusions–and I fully expected it to be full of crap. I wish it were better written, but I think the book’s author and the folks he interviews make A LOT of very compelling arguments.

        PS: I’m openly gay and progressive — but this doesn’t mean I have to fall in line 100 percent will all the liberal narratives without questioning them.

        We should all question everything, always!

        • bobbleobble

          I read the book too and came away with the impression that Jimenez had come to a conclusion before hand and went about finding facts to fit it. He doesn’t source the evidence he uses properly so it’s almost impossible to check up on it, several people since have said that a lot of what is in the book is factually incorrect. Jimenez is the only person rooting into this and has made a bit of a name for himself as a result.

          Sure question everything but I hope that includes Jimenez and his motives in this.

          Eta – it’s also very hard to believe that if it was the case that Shepard was killed as a result of a drugs robbery that evidence to that effect wouldn’t have come out at the trial. Why would the police, or more to the point the defendants, hold that back?

        • Jack

          What is NOT true about Lawrence, from the article, is that the men were having sex when the police burst in. Whether or not the arrest was in reaction to the men mouthing off, they were charge with sodomy. If they were NOT engage in sex, the charges are even worse: that mouthy homosexuals could be charge with a crime for doing what mouthy heterosexuals could do with impunity.

          This is NOT anything like the Matthew Shepard story. I’ve no idea, now, what the truth is. I haven’t read the “The Book of Matt” or the book that is claimed to have debunked it. And, to be honest, I’d think that more evidence, from more sources, would have come out if this were a drug deal gone bad.

        • BobSF_94117

          You’re openly gay and progressive and absurdly open to manipulation by anti-gay conservatives. What the hell does it matter if the narratives aren’t as “pure” as you seem to think people think they are? Is it OK to murder people because they’re not law-abiding, white, heterosexuals???

    • Rrhain

      Considering that the killers admit that they killed him because he was gay, I guess that means that they are part of the Grand Conspiracy to Suppress the Truth (C), right?

  • Robert Conner

    Just as an experiment, we named our new dog Chadwick and he’s been a bottom ever since.

    • PublicSchool

      Are you intending to imply that it’s somehow shameful to be a bottom? Do you think you’re being insulting to a gay man to imply that he’s a bottom?

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    I’m just no in the mood to be nice anymore…..

    https://twitter.com/sirlthr69/status/839926735374331904

    I think he won’t like it, oh well.

  • Robincho

    The moore Chawdick yaps, the less I listen…

  • Mike Knife

    Evil anti-gay Christians promote hate propaganda that stirs up other Christians to discriminate and harm LGBT people and even kill LGBT people like Matthew Shepard. The American prisons are full of them.

  • Rick

    I’ve heard the same nonsense from someone who claimed to know Shepard personally. He was going to write a tell-all book! It was going to shock everyone! Then he moved away because ‘all the good ones are married’ here. Or something.

  • JT

    It seems that when you come out as a homocon you automatically have to establish yourself as a creep.

  • Rrhain

    I guess the confession of the murderers that they killed him because he was gay is just “fake news.”

  • Etranger

    Wow, this happened almost 20 years ago and people still want to drag Matthew’s name through the mud. This ‘journalist’ should join the WBC.

  • Robert Conner

    I suppose one way to approach this is to assume every narrative serves a purpose and ask oneself what possible purpose could this narrative serve? Matthew Shepard’ murder was horrific and tragic on many levels. What does anyone gain by spinning it? I get why Virginia Foxx did it. She’s a cross-eyed batshit loon.
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/add49f430d9e3af4fe08c79697aa90a8e9c25d252ff065d83b150473a1273306.jpg

  • Randy

    Both of his killers had attorneys. You’d think if he had a sex or meth connection with them, it might have come out in court.

  • jonfromcalifornia

    You get the feeling that this Chadwick Moore character was ALWAYS a conservative trying to pull a fast one on people making them think that he was a “liberal” who somehow “found” conservatism??? His train of conservative thought shines through very clearly. I guess his purpose was to make “conservatism” some kind of a “better deal” than “liberalism” and that he was somehow “better” than us for being so. Sort of like the anti-Catholic Jack Chick comic books that promote a fake Jesuit priest turn Evangelical Christian to show how Catholics should likewise do the “conversion”.

    • Priya Lynn

      I don’t know if that’s true about chadwick but I have no doubt its true of the vast majority of conservatives who say they used to be liberals. Same thing for so many christians who falsely claim they used to be atheists.

  • JCF

    Gentlemen, I trust you all agree that Chadwick Moore is henceforth and FOREVER more Lysistrata’d? He gets precisely ZILCH of your gorgeous bods (not to mention affection)?

  • Phaius

    IMO it’s pretty rare for someone to 180 like that about their political views. There’s always a big part that they hide because they don’t want to lose friends/connections/family. That’s not to say people can’t change, but I think it’s a lot rarer than “MILO MADE ME SEE THE LIIIIIIIIIIIIIIGHT”. Chadwick’s piece on Milo was proof of that, I think.

  • Rocco

    Chadwick, you ignorant slut.

  • countervail

    Sounds like he knows first hand the effects of meth. Maybe he can date the deranged music guy from Rupaul’s show and they can be crazy together. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/22526d3da3692ffaa8b313b63d838651412cface3bc3cc6fb117a1423bbf8774.jpg