Jump to navigation. The book, to be released Feb. The author claims to have done exhaustive interviewing and research both personally and with a large team of interviewers and translators.
By Marsha King. Their main targets, so far, have been politicians who supposedly enjoy a hidden gay life, yet endorse anti-gay legislation or gay-bashing in public. The rationale for outing ranges from punishment for hypocrisy to neutralizing the enemy gay-basher to providing role models.
We have no reliable figures on just how many priests in the Catholic Church are gay. The Vatican has conducted many studies on its own clergy but never on this subject. The consensus in my own research over the past few months converged on around 30 to 40 percent among parish priests and considerably more than that — as many as 60 percent or higher — among religious orders like the Franciscans or the Jesuits.
Although the gay community presented a rational, poignant case for equality, the majority of MPs remained unmoved by reason or compassion. The parliamentary process failed to uphold our human rights. Democracy proved to be a licence to discriminate.
Like others, she had been aware of a whiff of scandal surrounding this widely admired man who, unlike many of his predecessors and contemporaries, seemed to possess something that endeared him to people. What misery and self-loathing must he have endured as he preached his fables about human sexuality. And yet what damage had he caused to the faith of thousands not by being revealed as a sinner but as a hypocrite.
In July ofas 11 anti-gay marriage ballot campaigns competed for conservative attention at the polls, I started BlogActive, a site dedicated to exposing anti-gay politicians who were themselves having secret sexual encounters with other men. For years, I had known of prominent gay politicians who were in the closet but worked for homophobic causes in the interest, it seemed to me, of their political careers. And so, drawing on sources within and outside Washington, I began using my blog to expose these congressmen and their high-profile staffers.
No surprise there, it is politics after all. Two months ago Number 10 outed a gay, Pakistani muslim man. Cabinet ministers like Boris Johnson and several senior advisors to the Prime Minister could be implicated because of these revelations, and instead of addressing the allegations and launching internal inquiries, Theresa May chose to taint me as a scorned lover I had dated one of the senior advisors after the referendum.
Dick said the film took three years to make and that he researched rumors relating to about 30 male and female politicians. The six politicians targeted in the film, all male, include a governor, a former mayor and a U. He does include documentary footage of them either denying they are gay or declining to discuss their sexual orientation. A Quinnipiac University poll released this week showed that a majority of Americans think the U.
Anderson reported that although the military regularly kicks out thousands of low-level gays merely for being gay and not for misconduct, a high-level aide to Defense Secretary Dick Cheney is known to be gay. But major newspapers that subscribe to Anderson, such as the Washington Post and the San Francisco Chronicle, refused as a matter of policy to run this column, which has been prompted by a longer article in a respected gay magazine, the Advocate. An unwritten rule of mainstream journalism is that unless a gay public figure says on the record that she or he is gay, then that person is assumed to be straight.
This list will continue to grow as new anti-gay activists come out of the closet, albeit against their will most of the time. Keep your eyes peeled for more! In it was revealed that Republican North Carolina Senate candidate Steve Wiles once performed as a drag queen, proving once again that conservative, anti-gay activists aren't always what they seem. This list of conservative anti-gay activists who turned out to be gay includes state and national leaders whose homophobic convictions were actually nothing more than lies.