Signorile On Cardinal Keith O’Brien

“Powerful closeted gay men, driven by an almost pathological fear of
being exposed, many times engage in two often destructive activities: 1)
speaking out against gays and homosexuality, or courting those who are
anti-gay, in a desperate attempt to show they are not gay themselves,
and 2) seeking sex through risky channels, feeling they have no choice
because they’re unable to freely have sexual encounters via public,
every day social situations, like dating or going to bar or public

“We’ve seen this over and over again: the homophobic hypocrite caught
trying to have sex in public restroom stalls or posting nude photos
online. Another way the powerful and closeted seek sex, however, is by
engaging in workplace sexual harassment and abuse against men who are
compromised (sometimes, but not always, closeted and conflicted
themselves) and fearful of being fired from their jobs if they rebuff
sexual advances.” – Michelangelo Signorile, writing for the Huffington Post.