SiriusXM radio host and long time activist Michelangelo Signorile says that it’s time that the gay community stops cloaking anti-gay politicians and individuals that are known to us to be gay themselves. Using the recent example of California state Sen. Roy Ashburn, who was outed by West Sacramento’s openly gay mayor on Facebook, although few took notice Mike states:
West Sacramento’s Mayor Cabaldon notes that unnamed gay and lesbian lobbyists and other prominent LGBT people knew Ashburn was gay and protected him. He told me that several of these individuals angrily complained to him after his Facebook update and after he criticized Ashburn in the media following the state senator’s arrest. Those who protected Ashburn were selling out the community. In that sense, they’re just as guilty as Ashburn. Every gay person who knows the truth about closeted antigay politicans has a responsibility to speak up, as Mike Rogers does so fearlessly. This is no longer an issue that is debatable. No one’s privacy deserves respect when that person is working against our rights, and none of us should be complicit in keeping the secrets of these detestable individuals. The message has to be sent loud and clear: You are either with us or you are against us.
Signorile is right and l since we can’t shoot ’em we can ay least out ’em.
Here’s a short list Andre Bauer, Charlie Crist, Larry Craig, Lindsey Graham, Tony Perkins, and “Porno Pete” LaBarbera.
Grab your cell phones guys and girls. get some pictures and lets out these assholes!