Monday, August 29, 2011

Two In One Week: PR Homophobic GOP Politico Exposed As Closet Gay

For the second time within the past week, a homophobic Republican politico has been exposed in a gay scandal.

On Friday, 64-year old Indiana State Rep. Phillip Hinkle, who is married with two children, was nabbed paying a 20-year-old man he met over Craigslist for "a really good time." The gay Republican has explicitly stated, "I am not gay."

Today, Puerto Rico Sen. Roberto Arango resigned from office after posting sexually explicit photos of his bum on his profile page for gay mobile app Grindr.

In one photo, Arango is shown naked from the waist up; in another, he is nude and bent over on a bed, exposing his heinie to the camera; and in a third, the senator was assinine, uh, asinine enough to show his face.
Phillip Hinkle

The Republican told the local media he couldn't remember if he posted explicit photos on Grindr, but hastily resigned in the scandal's wake.

Arango, who is living in the closet as a married man, voted in favor of Resolution 99, a proposal that would block any attempt to permit same-sex marriages in the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico. He has also opposed adoption rights for gay people. In addition, Arango was the Puerto Rican chair of Bush/Cheney 2004, which swept to reelection on a wave of anti-gay sentiment.