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Did AZ GOP Closet Case Sheriff Paul Babeu Get $1.7 Mil From Possible F**k Buddy AZ Dem State Rep Matt Heinz For The Border Fence?

So just HOW sleazy can the story of self loathing AZ anti-immigration GOP/Tea Party closet case Sheriff Paul Babeu get?   Pretty sleazy it looks likes with questions now arising if  gay Democratic Tucson State Representative Matt Heinz  broke ranks with the party and helped send a seven-figure sum of money to Babeu’s pet project of the Border Fence because they were  “special friends” with emails stating that  less than a week Heinz voted for the project Babeu was spending a weekend “sleepover” at Heinz’s house

A telling paragraph at the end of  Monica Alonzo’s original article of how Sheriff Paul Babeu allegedly threatened his Mexican ex-boyfriend “Jose” with deportation if he didn’t keep his mouth shut seems to points to the fact that Babeau, Heinz, and Heinz’s partner may have had a “special  relationship”

Openly gay Tucson state Representative Matt Heinz was one of two Democratic lawmakers who broke ranks with the party in March 2011 and voted to give Babeu $5 million to combat border violence. Other lawmakers opposed the measure, in part, because Babeu’s county is at least 70 miles from the U.S.-Mexico border. The measure finally was pared down to $1.7 million and passed by the Legislature.

About a week after Heinz’s nod to Babeu, the sheriff spent the night at Heinz’s home, text messages that Jose shared with New Times show.

“I’m at Mat Heinz and his boyfriend for dinner & ice cream . . . we are going out to bar and . . . to their house. [Am] staying over,” Babeu texted to Jose at 1:04 a.m. last April 2.

Village Voice writer Steven Thrasher has been following up on  Babeau’s “special relationship” with Heinz ever since  Joe My God for pointed this out from the original article.  Heinz would not respond to Monica Alonzo’s phone calls about the boys night out (and in) so Thrasher decided to ask Heinz directly, gay-mano-a-gay-mano, on his Heinz For Congress Facebook fan page:

Now even though Heinz is an openly gay Democrat it would be irresponsible, unfair, and show a majow lack of integrity or any journalist, gay or straight, or any LGBT advocate or activist to look the other way when a gay state representative breaks party ranks to support a local closet-case GOP – Tea Party sheriff’s unusual, multi-million dollar anti-immigration budget request, and then maybe ends up in bed with that sheriff a few days later.


Will Kohler

Will Kohler is one of America's best known LGBT historians, He is also a a accredited journalist and the owner of Back2Stonewall.com. A longtime gay activist Will fought on the front lines of the AIDS epidemic with ACT-UP and continues fighting today for LGBT acceptance and full equality. Will’s work has been referenced on such notable media venues as BBC News, CNN, MSNBC, The Washington Post, The Daily Wall Street Journal, Hollywood Reporter, and Raw Story. Back2Stonewall has been recently added to the Library of Congress' LGBTQ+ Studies Web Archive. Mr. Kohler is available for comment, interviews and lectures on LGBT History. Contact: Will@Back2Stonewall.com

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