But he was also accused by another councilman of looking for sex on the dating app Grindr during public meetings. For several years, Duran worked as an attorney for Buck. I just think there are bigger, more complex issues at play, that everyone needs to take a timeout and slow down.
Did you know since the s when gay men and lesbians started to openly run for public office and get elected there has not been one lesbian sex scandal, ever. Interestingly, both Congressmen Gerry Studds and Barney Frank were outed as homosexuals during their sex scandals but were re-elected many times after. Not long ago, former governor Jim McGreevey of New Jersey resigned after his gay sex scandal and now is a protestant priest.
As of the elections, the legislatures of 46 states have had at least one openly LGBT member; the first out person to serve in each of those states is listed here. The first openly gay judge in the United States was Stephen M. InThomas R.
James McGreevey announced his resignation Thursday after revealing that he is gay and that he had an adulterous affair with a man. With his wife standing by his side, McGreevey -- a father of two -- spoke in calm tones as he described his struggle with his sexuality, "a certain sense that separated me from others. McGreevey's surprise resignation came as Golan Cipel, a former security aide to the governor, had readied a sexual harassment lawsuit against the governor, two Democratic sources told CNN.
New Jersey Gov. James McGreevey D is the 11th governor in U. McGreevey's case is unique.
When journalist Itay Hod took to Facebook last week and insinuated Republican Congressman Aaron Schock R-IL is gay, he reignited a complex and precarious argument about the ethics behind outing public figures. The issue of outing has been hotly contested among lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender LGBT activists since the early s when William A. As outing continues to be a divisive issue within the LGBT community, let's take a look back at a number of other politicians who have faced gay rumors or sex scandals in the past, including some of whom were publicly outed as a result.
Ken Rudin. The stunning admission of an extramarital affair by South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford, an early favorite of many conservatives for the GOP presidential nomination, is just the latest sex scandal to rock the Republican Party. Just last week, Sen.
He opposed teenage sex, gay rights and homosexuals working in schools. It came as a shock to residents of Spokane, Washington, therefore, when Mr West was accused by the local paper of offering jobs to men he met online in gay chat rooms. Mr West has taken a leave of absence to prepare to defend himself.
Recounting how he met his husband via an online dating app, the Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg made light of his sexual prudence. Buttigieg met his future husband, Chasten, who has improbably emerged as the most intriguing and popular campaign spouse, on Hinge, which is more oriented to long-term relationships. There is no hint that their relationship is anything other than monogamous. Buttigieg is a model of conventional, bourgeois gay domesticity, and one who frequently quotes Christian scripture unironically.