Log Cabin Republicans: Outing Is Always Wrong

On Tuesday, defense attorneys for former GOP House Rep. Aaron Schock accused the federal government of prosecutorial misconduct on several grounds, including interviewing witnesses as to whether they know if Schock is gay or not.

Schock has been charged with 24 criminal counts, including misuse of government funds, and investigators are trying to determine, among other things, if his traveling companions were legitimate staffers or, you know, his boyfriend(s).

That angle of the probe has infuriated Log Cabin Republicans head Gregory T. Angelo, who says that “outing is always wrong!” Actually, outing is TOTALLY fucking called for whether you are an anti-gay activist or an elected official who repeatedly voted against the civil rights of his own people.

While a member of US House, Aaron Schock voted against the repeal of DADT, attacked President Obama on DOMA, and voted against the Hate Crimes Act. If Aaron Schock does get conclusively outed, the homocons might scream, but we won’t.

  • shellback

    Stick your eyes back in your head and go away.

  • liondon#iamnotatraitor

    ..but voting Repulspican is ok?

  • crewman

    In the investigation into misuse of public funds, investigators need to know if people Schock claimed as staffers were primarily romantic partners or primarily provided the services he said he paid them for. That seems like fair game for investigation.

  • Tawreos

    SO attacking a GOP congressman for possible homosexuality is what it takes to get you to care about other homosexuals. Thanks ass!

    • zhera

      Only rich, white homosexuals, though!

      • Tawreos

        Naturally

  • Ninja0980

    If he used money to illegally pay a rent boy etc. then his love life is open for investigation.

    • netxtown

      rent boy? photographer? hot fuck? who’s to say?

      • Acronym Jim

        All of the above?

      • Tawreos

        I want to meet those guys.

        • JCF

          Homonym advisory: perhaps you meant “meat”? ;-p~~

          • Tawreos

            That comes later =)

    • Skokieguy [Larry]

      Let’s not forget that the owner of Rentboy.com will be serving 6 months in jail. Schock may have used GOVERNMENT funds for the same purpose.

      • Rambie

        And I never had a chance to try the service. 😉

        • Mrs. Councillor Nugent

          Now I can never get a job there–oh wait. . .

          • Rambie

            Oh right, that too! 🙁 LOL

      • Ninja0980

        Yup.

    • TrueWords

      http://travisthemovie.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/Jon-Link-Headshot-240×240.jpg

      He even brought Link, a former Dallas wedding photographer, on a trip to India in 2013 that was paid for by the Global Poverty Project.

      The National Journal reports:

      Jonathon Link, Schock’s full time personal photographer, started September 1 and was paid $4,166 for that month, which translates to an annual salary of about $50,000.

      In the final three months of the year, he was paid $17,500, which translates to an annual salary of about $70,000.

      In addition to his congressional salary, Link’s photography studio was paid more than $29,000 during the final three months of the year for “Web Dev Hst, Email and Rltd Serv.”

      Now we’re not going to declare Link and Schock are secret boyfriends. We’ll happily imply it, though.

      • ChrisMorley

        Excellence Award for finding this.

        • TrueWords

          I just DO NOT understand why a US Representative NEEDS to take a photographer with him on a trip unless…

          a. they are fucking
          b. I refer you back to a

          • BlueberriesForMe

            Who has a “full-time professional photographer?” Madonna? Tom Brady? Gisele? Beyonce? **AARON SCHOCK**, that’s who! And don’t ANYONE “question” it! /s

          • To show off their dimples and 8 pack! Aaron’s motto is “If you’ve got it honey, flaunt it!”. Mae West would be proud!

      • zhera

        Why did he have a full time personal photographer? What the hell kind of narcissist is he?!?!?

        • TrueWords

          Duh…he is Republican…it is a package deal…

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        • BlueberriesForMe

          And wouldn’t someone who’s just SO incredibly handsome, talented, and wonderful have engaged himself to at least one incredibly lucky woman who’s fee-ance-A is more interested in clothes fashions than she is?

        • Nic Peterson

          The textbook GOP kind? From where he sits in his closet he should have been representing the district of Narnia.

      • Hank

        I wonder if they would be open to a 3-way????

        • Kruhn

          They’re assholes, but I’m desperate and both are pleasing to the eye.

          • Todd20036

            They’re are pleasing to look at, but I’m not desperate.
            Besides, I’d probably hurt them

        • TrueWords

          If you have money then these two men are “open”…

      • Xiao Ai: The Social Gadfly

        “Rltd Serv”; The new luggage carrying. Now with more obfuscation!

        • Tread

          I never knew I could list “ass-fucking” as “Rltd Serv” on my business expense for the IRS.

          • Xiao Ai: The Social Gadfly

            It’s only available as a government related deduction.

      • Lantor

        Secret lovers, that’s what they are….

    • Or even use government funds to pay expenses for a legitimate boyfriend under the guise that he was an employee. My first thought was that it was strange and unseemly for the government to be asking, but there are probably lots of legitimate legal reasons for doing so.

  • Gustav2

    Ummm, if you can’t ask about his associates, sexual or otherwise, you can’t follow the money.

  • pj

    the closet case outed herself repeatedly.

  • FAEN

    Fuck you homocon.

  • djcoastermark

    Why is it repubbles always scream “outrage” at every dang little thing ? They use it so much the word has become nothing more than a useless eye roll term.

    • FAEN

      Homocon snowflakes. The worst.

    • Gustav2

      Because this fits the homocon’s image of the government and any government oversight is bad. It is their selfish Libertarian streak.

    • Jonathan Smith

      because, bad for me. Good for others.
      MAGA!

    • The entire homocon agenda these days is “liberals are terrible”. They know they aren’t moving the party or doing anything for gay people. (And most are vocally anti-trans so they really don’t care about them.) So yeah, they will yell and scream constantly about this or that Washington bigot baker because it keeps them from having to confront the shit show they helped elect.

      • The_Wretched

        Only calling the other side terrible is never enough politically. The LCR knows they have nothing else, however.

  • Skokieguy [Larry]

    When my tax dollars are potentially being used to subsidize his tricks, it damn well IS important.

    And when you vote to maintain LGBT inequality, everything’s fair game.

    What’s shocking (apart from the fact that Gregory T. Angelo and Debbie Wassermann Schultz have never appeared in the same room together, hmmmn!) is that one of Schock’s past tricks hasn’t leaked to the media. I’m sure he must have pissed off at least some of them by now.

    • Gregory B

      a – Cleaning screen because I spattered my coffee all over my screen when I read your shocking premise on Angelo and Schultz!
      b – Schock is not gay so there is no pissed off trick lurking in his closet (seems unlikely, no?)
      c- Schock selects closet cases as his trick(s) like his photog friend, Jonathon (sic) Link.
      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/c509a969ee6586a5290e023f62aad2d593f909e332b056af87c0dfd246cee4c2.png https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/cf3632d28d1f481f32c50a2d40782e6b6e1ab5f8efbcd33d415b00aac69ef6b8.jpg

      • Skokieguy [Larry]

        The photographer’s crotchal region is almost bumping her pussy, so he must totally be straight!

        Also, the Debbie thing never occurred to you before? I am not smart enough to post a side by side pic, but my god, he only needs hair extensions, lip gloss and a dislike of Bernie Sanders to fully transition.

        • Gregory B

          Boreal has posted a photo, see above, and yes, there is a scary resemblance…

      • Back when I was first starting to venture out from my closet (late 80s) it wasn’t all that safe to be out, at least not where I was at the time. We all relied on a pact of mutually assured destruction. If I outed them, they’d out me. But now that lots of people are totally out (not just partially out in some circles and not in others) that creates a problem for the ones who are still in the closet. I guess that’s why you can still see ads from married bi guys who only want to mess around with other married bi guys. A single guy might show up at your house and blow your life up. Of course that’s always a danger for anyone with a secret that could blow up their life. If you are living a lie you are always in danger. I know why some people are still in the closet and that’s their choice. But if they are stabbing us in the back, we have a responsibility to stop that. If the truth is your problem, then your life is a lie.

      • Ken M

        He was sure smiling more with Aaron.

    • Straight officials have been busted for the same thing in the past. Equal means equal.

    • Boreal
  • Wow, didn’t see this one coming. /s

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ndQMZU7-Lws

  • AndyinChicago

    THIS is the recent news piece they have an opinion on? Great to see you have your priorities in order. Worry about the Downton Abbey styled drapes as the house burns down.

  • Ben May

    https://www.scribd.com/document/355291378/ACLU-Brief-on-Behalf-of-John-Oliver#download&from_embed

    OT: You _have_ to read the ACLU’s brief in defense of John Oliver in the coal magnate’s defamation lawsuit against him.

    • Matt Henley

      I read that yesterday.. So funny!

    • Thanks to John Peter Zenger, in US law the truth is always a defense against libel or slander suits. That’s not always the case. But if you can prove that what you said or printed is true, you are protected by US law.

    • The_Wretched

      Just even the first page of section headings is a hoot.

      • Bad Tom

        III. Anyone Can Legally Say “Eat Shit, Bob!”………5

        • The_Wretched

          Legally, entirely true.

        • Steve Teeter

          Apparently because Plaintiffs’ delicate sensibilities were offended, they clutched their pearls and filed this suit

          I can’t believe I just read that in a brief submitted to a court.

          • Bad Tom

            The entire brief is delicious.

  • Ninja0980

    O/T but speaking of homocons, my cousin’s former friend tried to send me an e-mail the other day asking why she is no longer friends with him.
    I simply replied because he was a selfish I’ve got mine fuck you kind of person that she hates and to never contact me again due to him being a stupid, selfish homocon who will never stand up for himself and owes his marriage to the liberals he bashes all day long.

  • Yixing’s Fluffer

    Using taxpayer funds to provide your lover with a sinecure is wrong whether you’re gay, straight, or whatever.

  • netxtown

    Well, if denying your gayness obscures paying for dick, you will run out of money.

  • Jonathan Smith
  • Jean-Marc in Canada
    • Jonathan Smith

      oh, JA, he did

    • FAEN

      Well said Jean-Marc.

      • Jean-Marc in Canada

        Thank you, I do try.

    • Todd20036

      Quislings deserve to get outed. Period. Remember Mehlman? That quisling deserves no respect, money, or dick from the gay community

  • Jonathan Smith
    • Galvestonian

      Thanks, I really needed that !

    • Todd Allis

      Awww.

    • You have to be kidding me! Or are these baby sheep? I can’t tell the difference.

  • IAMBOWLINGGREEN

    o/t Trump’s art of the deal : Threaten, beg, lie : Leaked transcript shows Trump begged Mexican President to stop saying he’d never pay for the wall

    http://www.rawstory.com/2017/08/busted-leaked-transcript-shows-trump-begged-mexican-prez-to-stop-saying-hed-never-pay-for-the-wall/

    • Jonathan Smith

      “Trump’s art of the deal : Threaten, beg, lie.” tweet.

  • bambinoitaliano

    Without knowing the context of how he was asked by the investigators and also how far dated the corruption investigation, here is a general rule and a little context.

    Under House rules, representatives can “accept private money for a companion’s travel expenses only if the companion is a staffer, spouse or child. ”
    Clearly Jonathon Link relationship with Schock if personal does not qualify to be exempted. Not before 2014.
    Link wasn’t added to Schock’s payroll until September 2014.

    From The National Journal Report:

    Jonathon Link, Schock’s full time personal photographer, started September 1 and was paid $4,166 for that month, which translates to an annual salary of about $50,000.

    In the final three months of the year, he was paid $17,500, which translates to an annual salary of about $70,000.

    In addition to his congressional salary, Link’s photography studio was paid more than $29,000 during the final three months of the year for “Web Dev Hst, Email and Rltd Serv.”

    Bear in mind Aaron Schock voting record as a congressman:
    Voting against Marriage Equality
    Voting against hate crime law
    Voting against Lifting ban on gays in military

    • Is it typical for Members of Congress to have a full time staff photographer?

      • bambinoitaliano

        At that level I believe they can create excuses to do so. He just get greedy and got caught and be made an example of. I’m sure all the past and current serving politicians are abusing the tax payers money one way or another. They just have to be careful with the accounting. Kind of like Olympic doping, keep a low profile and don’t get caught. Everybody does it kind of mentality.

        • The fact that other people get away with something is really not an excuse. I know it’s one that people like to use (“but officer, everyone else was running the red light too”). Usually what it means in cases like this one is that other people knew to stay just barely within what was legal or at least what could get you in trouble and then other people not as bright came along and copied them without bothering to understand that law or the rules and got busted.

          • bambinoitaliano

            It’s not just an excuse. It’s part of the culture. The reason why politics attract the corrupted. The do gooders are few and rare. They are the exceptions not the rule. There’s an old Chinese saying about Men at their birth are naturally good. But I’m a cynic and has change that saying into Men at their birth are naturally corrupted.

  • Keppler2

    Sounds like someone’s angling for a date.

  • barrixines

    “I’ve no idea if Shock is gay”. With universal healthcare you could get those cataracts fixed, Mary.

  • Rex

    Hiding in the closet is one thing, hiding to protect yourself from criminal activity is another. I agree, outing someone just to out them is one thing, outing someone to prove criminal activity is another. Also, if he consistently voted against protections for the LGBT community while hiding in the closet, then I’m all for karma to intervene.

  • Stev84

    It’s not like he is far in the closest. It’s more like a glass closet. Everyone knows

  • Galvestonian

    …of course it’s not his boyfriend — he came along to lift his luggage !

    • Jonathan Smith

      it’s not your BF, if you have to pay him.

      • Gregory B

        Gay for pay?!

        • Jonathan Smith

          like THAT’S a problem…..unless you are an in the closet republiThug

  • Mike_in_the_Tundra

    He wasn’t really outed. No one came forward and said that Schock blew him the night before. It was just conjecture.

  • Talisman

    Sorry (not really), but you don’t get to suck cock in private and then vote/preach against my rights in public.

    • MichaelJ

      Agreed. But I would also argue that even if they are not actively voting or preaching against gay people, at this point any gay elected Republican or party official leader deserves to be outed if they are not actively, vociferously and openly fighting the anti-gay policies of the party and their fellow party members who preach anti-gay hatred.

      • Steve Teeter

        But there aren’t any of those, or not that I know of. So they’re all fair game?

        • MichaelJ

          I think you’ve answered your own question.

  • Will Parkinson

    So is supporting people who hate you… Just saying.

  • The Milkman

    Pardon me if I choose not to accept moral outrage from the gay Quislings who supported Trump. Also, if the money trail leads to private individuals who may or may not have been sexually involved with Schock, then it’s absolutely reasonable to inquire about the nature of their relationship. Again, the FBI doesn’t care if you’re gay. However, the FBI does care very deeply if you’re lying to them.

  • That ship has sailed. Outing was controversial 20 years ago but these days it’s just not possible to be in the closet unless you are seriously in the closet. The social media age doesn’t allow us to live double lives any more. Anyone curious enough can figure out that you are gay and other people aren’t going to keep your secrets for you (because doing so means they are in the closet with you). So that’s over. Sorry for actors and musicians whose careers get hurt by that. I know a lot got a career boost from coming out, but some (Clay Aiken for example) watched their fan base abandon them when they finally admitted what was perfectly obvious. I don’t particularly like outing. I think it makes being gay into something bad that is a secret. But then so does staying in the closet. People deserve some privacy, even famous people, but I have no pity for anti-gay people who are actually gay. They have to know that bombshell could drop at any minute.

    • Gustav2

      Facebook knows when you are gay!

    • BudClark

      Certainly hasn’t hurt Neil Patrick Harris’s career!

      • Indeed not. Maybe it helped that he was playing a straight womanizing jerk when he came out. Look at me! Acting! Also, he has a huge sense of humor about his own celebrity (as in the Harold and Kumar movies in which he’s playing a version of himself that is straight and only pretending to be gay as way to hit on chicks!) George Takei is another one. He only came out because he thought his acting career was long over. And now he’s getting work again. (This might not have happened had he come out in the 90s but in hindsight he didn’t really have anything to lose back then either.) So if you have fans who aren’t too homophobic it’s actually a career boost to come out and be honest with your public.

        But what if your fan base is conservative and/or southern? That was Clay Aiken’s problem. They kind of knew but didn’t want to KNOW. And then he went and told them and they dropped him. I know a promoter that had booked him during that time and they literally had to close off half the venue and paper the house so it wouldn’t look like the disaster that it was.

  • Ken M

    Even he is not denying if he is or not. He simply is saying they shouldn’t be asking those questions. So sorry to poor little (and oh so fuckable) Aaron, you should have left your office alone and suffered with bad decor.

    • Right wingers use this line of “defense” a lot. “You don’t know what I think!” Well no, I don’t but it would be easy enough to say I was wrong in my assumptions and offer evidence of that rather than attack me for not reading your mind about whatever. If he weren’t gay, him not being gay would be his defense against these charges. Attacking anyone for outing him is a clear admission that he is.

      Also, can’t we blackball him? Can’t enough of us just decide that he’s not allowed to be gay? No? Damn.

      • Ken M

        b b b but he skis, and surfs, and he did that whole “army thing.” How can a man like that be gay? : ) I wonder if you have to come out to be a member of the Log Cabin Republicans.

  • Uncle Mark

    OH FUCK OFF, Quisling Angelo !! Not ONE word about your Dear Leader screwing over the brave & patriotic transgendered service man & women. You also kept silent when this regime went out of its way to influence a court ruling that generally shits on the rights of the whole LGBT community in job & housing discrimination.

    Instead you choose to defend the personal privacy of a corrupt, closeted Republican, who hurt the gay community in Congress. What the fuck is wrong with you ?!!

  • clay

    Point of Fact: the Government isn’t trying to out him. They’re just asking is anyone else is willing to tell them where the money went.

  • Mark McGovern

    I liked that gay pic of him posted with the last article on JMG that I now cannot find.

  • Reality.Bites

    What’s the point of being LCR if you don’t even get to find out if Aaron Schock is gay or not?

  • Boreal

    If you vote as a public figure against the interests of your fellow man and as a hypocrite, all bets are off. Fuck off cabinettes.

  • GayOldLady

    LCR…..Your own self-loathing and working for and with people who actively work to oppress the LGBT community and deny us civil and human rights is part of the reason why people, like Aaron, are still in the closet. As long as you work for and with lawmakers and other groups who oppose our freedoms we will stand in opposition to you, even if that includes outing you. Don’t visit us by night and work with and for people who persecute us by day. That will not stand!

  • Is a Republican really gay unless they’ve lied about it in the press?

    • edrex

      or, you’re not a gay republican UNTIL you’ve lied about it in the press.

  • -M-

    The investigators didn’t out him. They asked questions to help determine what was going on, how things are connected. It can’t have been a surprise to anyone they asked that there had been rumors.

  • olandp

    It is important to determine if he traveled with staffers or girlfriends or boyfriends.

    • Xuuths

      Are you presuming the guy he had as “photographer” might have also been his snugglebunny?

  • Mike in Texas

    Are Log Cabin Republicans ever right?

    • Boreal

      No.

    • Ken M

      Is there a pun there?

    • BudClark

      When they cease to breathe.

      Permanently.

      Other than that, not so much …

  • M Jackson

    Outing is not wrong.

  • Ken M

    Gay man here. Been out a while, so I have a bit of leeway regarding “appropriate” stereotypes : ) No straight American man has that much footwear, unless you include athletic he never uses. Is he young, yes, handsome, well, enough to get attention from both genders, does this seem to bother him no. While he voted against the LGBT on many issues, he never denied, or confirmed, his own sexuality. The pics, office revamp, and wardrobe, well (eye roll) save that for another discussion.

  • JoyZeeBoy

    Well, he’s never sucked my cock either, but I don’t need that much proof. Photos, such as the one below, will suffice. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/46d67c1db03f725232ca842f7be4348785f65608fe1fec08d7f7dd0d878613ec.jpg

    • stevenj

      Somebody’s been on a shopping spree to International Male.

  • Hue-Man

    I can imagine Schock using the line we know all too well from police procedurals, usually spoken by the guilty party.

    “I didn’t think it was relevant.”

  • Friday

    Eh, no, sorry, Log Cabinboys. If you want to get anti-LGBT votes and money, you don’t get to whine the ‘community’ doesn’t cover for your hypocrisy. You’re the ones trying to make it so people need to be closeted again in the first place.

  • Dot Beech

    Just depends on what you mean by “out.’ If you’re out at the bars, or out at the baths, or out at Fire Island cruising the Meat Rack… you outed yourself. I don’t have to lie to protect your lie.

    If you don’t want to be out, then so be it. STAY HOME AND READ A BOOK.

  • Richard B

    au contraire, as usual, Log Cabin Republicans head Gregory T. Angelo is wrong and why should any of us take advise from an apologizing self loathing republican?
    I agree, in general, outing is something one should do on their own terms, but in all cases, closeted gay politicians in positions of authority, that repeatedly vote and act destructively against our community, I for one say we have a moral obligation to no only call out the hypocrites, we need to tar and feather them, and run the assholes out of town – bye bye Aaron.
    Gay or not, I have no pity for former GOP House Rep. Aaron Schock, who consistently used his authority against us and if indeed gay, this miserable man should apologize to our community for being guilty of joining forces with those who would formally codify discrimination and social injustice against our beautiful community and he should spend the rest of his disgusting life atoning for his actions, like the other gay republican hypocrite, Ken Mehlman.

    • Vista-Cruiser

      Actually, there are a lot of gay Republican hypoocrites, but I don’t care to come up with a list right now.

  • Hank
  • MarkBuster

    Outing, regardless of the risk to the outted, is ALWAYS right if that person is working against my family.

  • geoffalnutt

    To me they a simply quintessential Republicans – stupid, craven, lying, evil, Republicans.

  • Brad
  • teedofftaxpayer

    Actually it has no bearing on the case and shouldn’t have been asked. Who ever was using that form of questioning was trying to intimidate him and that’s wrong.

  • TheManicMechanic

    Actually, homocons should be outed at every possible opportunity. Much like excising cancer.

    When will this silly pink sausage wise up, that their conservatard buddies hate them?

  • JWC

    Oh Gregory go to your room and pout

  • Ben in Oakland

    Sorry. I’m going to disagree. At least in the civilized world Outing is not wrong. Outing is a consequence of being out, no matter if it is just your small toe.

    Not Outing doesn’t protect anyone, but it does protect the closet. The closet is the enemy.

    It’s a different matter if you are in Nigeria or Saudi Arabia or some other hell hole where it’s worth your life. It if Missy is queer, he deserve no protection.

  • FormerMainer

    Agreed.

    Haven’t we learned from the past that sexual orientation should not be used as a weapon or a threat? And that basic respect for others should include a deference to how they want to live their life?

    • Friday

      Working against our own rights and supporting our own oppression, does disqualify one from expecting that consideration for themself from the people you work to harm. Schock himself used power in support of DADT, which in fact did use outing as a weapon and threat against LGBT servicemembers prevented from even being *honest* …unlike homocon hypocrites.

      • FormerMainer

        I do not believe respect should be conditional based upon past votes or policy disagreements.

        • Friday

          I do not believe being a closeted hypocrite and quisling ought to protect cons from accountability if they misuse public funds to enjoy a ‘lifestyle’ they’re simultaneously working to deny others.

          • FormerMainer

            I don’t think anyone believes that.

    • Etranger

      You are correct that it should not be used as a weapon or a threat. That really isn’t the case here. So to say outing is “always” wrong is actually incorrect and shortsighted.

      • FormerMainer

        “So to say outing is “always” wrong is actually incorrect and shortsighted.”

        – It is always dangerous to use the word “always”

        • Etranger

          Exactly! That is why the Log Cabin guy was wrong to say it.

          • FormerMainer

            we are on the same page.

    • edrex

      you mean, the way (ihavenoideaifhesgay) schock did when he repeatedly voted against our civil liberties?

      • FormerMainer

        not exactly, I meant in the context of outing people.

        • MarkBuster

          If that person is a private citizen, you have a point. But once you are working to harm the lgbt community, you loose that right to privacy.

          • FormerMainer

            I disagree, but that is life I guess 😉

  • royinhell

    LCR guy tweets that outing Schock is so wrong…
    30 minutes later:
    Damn, I just outed him myself. Umm… I don’t know if he’s gay!

    • edrex

      heh. i hadn’t caught that.

  • leastyebejudged

    It’s not 1980 anymore.

  • Etranger

    No, outing is not always wrong. It is fine if one outs someone who is publicly making statements against gays. It is fine if it comes out legitimately as part of an investigation where being gay or not has bearing on the facts of the investigation, as in this case. Sorry Log Cabin Republicans 🙁

  • SFHarry

    Yesterday I felt: If the outing is related to his being anti-gay(i.e. voting against our rights) then outing is okay. It is directly linked to the action at hand. If it is just the government using it to try to get other unrelated information then it is very dangerous for us. Being gay is not a crime and investigating us in this way is very scary.
    Today is another story: I had read this story before and hadn’t considered that they might be trying to find out if the photographer was his boyfriend in order to show misuse of funds. That makes it a little more complicated and is a little more straight forward of a reason to find out if he is gay.

  • dcurlee

    Bet Gregory would be on board if it were a democratic they were doing it to

  • Vista-Cruiser

    Don’t feel in the least bit sorry for Aaron Schock. He has the smug satisfaction of knowing that his party now controls every lever of power in this country, and that they’re actively working to take away our rights.

  • leo77

    When a closeted gay person in a position of power uses that power to actively cause harm to the wider LGBT community then outing is absolutely justified.

    • rextrek

      ABSO-FRIGGIN-LUTELY!

  • kareemachan

    Listen, you repug ass-kisser (and I do NOT mean that in a good way), go away.

  • bdsmjack

    Me: Outing closeted Republican, pos, hypocrites who voted against GLBT issues is FUN.

  • Gregory In Seattle

    He can’t be outed if he is straight. It seems to me that the homocons screaming about Schock being outed are the ones actually doing the outing.

  • Squicky

    I am willing to be wrong to protect myself.

  • Stogiebear

    I should think a probe at any angle would make those Log Grogan unfuckables deliriously happy.

  • I agree that *much* of the time it’s wrong to out people who’ve done nothing to warrant public exposure.

    But if we have someone say like Roy Cohn or some other figure using their power and their position to harm the lives of LGBT people, while at the same time enjoying the access and privileges of enjoying sexual encounters and same-sex relationships without consequences…well, there there should be consequences.

    Yeah, here we have Schock apparently gadding it up with a number of boyfriends while using his position as a United States Representative to vote to harm the lives if gay men. The fact that he had at least a few traveling companions who appeared not to have any legitimate position on a Congressman’s staff, like that photographer, it then becomes a valid question: “Were you there solely as a staffer, or were you his lover?” And oddly enough, the question is just as valid even if this had been some woman, because the whole case hinged on improper use of campaign funds.

  • ceeenbee

    Nice that this asshole can be so high and mighty over this while he lets the shitgibbon fuck the LGBTQ community on a daily basis with no word at all.

  • ceeenbee

    Why does it seem that aaron’s “personal photographer” spent more time in front of the camera WITH aaron than behind it taking photos OF aaron?

  • KevInPDX

    I assume that pretty kid will also go to jail. He wont be that cute when he gets out.

  • Gerry Fisher

    Leave it to the Homocons to resurrect a 90s argument and think that it’s a fresh take on anything.

  • Lindoro Almaviva

    If during the entirety of your legislative career you toted against the LGBT community while at the same time benefiting from the hard worn advances that we got, then, you are on your own, queen. We are not out you, we are outing your Hypocrisy.

    • ian

      Yes, exactly right. Outing someone, a public figure, who belongs to a political party that is anti-LGBTQ and works to pass their legislation with no other purpose than to harm LGBQ citizens should be outed. It is his hypocrisy that is outrageous not his sexuality. It is not cool to out a private person, who for their own reasons, or perhaps fears are closeted.

  • Lantor

    I’m thinking back a few years ago…wasn’t there a reporter that outed Aaron because he was sleeping with his roommate?