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Turns out Ken Mehlman is gay.

Now, there's only about 10 of you who will know, or care, who Ken is. He was the head of the Republican National Committee. He was a major advisor for George W. Bush. He has been a major player in the anti-GLBT movements of the last 20 years.

Apparently he someohw didn't know he was gay. Oddly, everyone who watched politics knew he was gay. As John Aravosis of Americablog said, he was apparently the only closeted straight guy in politics, as he'd never answer the question whether or not he was gay or straight.

Assorted 'major figures in the GLBT movement' are supporting him. Coming out is tough, after all. It's challenging. Show him respect for his conflict!

No.

Let me reiterate. FUCK NO.

You are an outcast, Ken. Not welcome. You don't get to attack people all of your career, and the embrace them afterwards. You played a part in harming untold millions of people. Work to fix that. Apologize. Make restitution. When you have helped just ONE more person than you have hurt...I'll welcome you.

Until then... Fuck off.

Date: 2010-08-26 12:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] eposia.livejournal.com
Amen sista! You gotta give respect to get it. Where is he acting like anything but an entitlement prick, straight or gay?

Date: 2010-08-26 01:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] theoldone.livejournal.com
I'm still mystified that he could belong to, support and helm an organization whose policies included incarceration of Gays.

Date: 2010-08-26 01:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sophiaserpentia.livejournal.com
I'm just open-jaw shocked at his "gee I don't know why the GLBT community didn't make common cause with the Bush Administration against Islamic homophobia." Um... maybe because you personally and collectively profiting from your cynical stoking of 'phobia in the Jesusland states for 20 years.

Here's to hoping no gay man will have anything to do with him until he shows some more contrition about the damage he's done.

Date: 2010-08-26 02:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] erinlefey.livejournal.com
We were against Islamic jihads!

Chucklehead, no one in the US was ever pro-jihad. It's not a selling point for the Repubs.

Date: 2010-08-26 02:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sophiaserpentia.livejournal.com
Yes, exactly. We just didn't get behind the Republicans for some reason.

Date: 2010-08-26 06:38 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] longshot14.livejournal.com
A-Fucking-Men.

I am SO SICK of reading about ppl on the right demonizing gays turning out to be gay themselves.

This particular mofo got FABULOUSLY RICH doing exactly that. He's got a THREE POINT SIX MILLION DOLLAR HOUSE IN CHELSEA. I've never heard of such a monument to self-loathing.

Date: 2010-08-26 07:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] masonk.livejournal.com
I dunno.

I mean, I understand the anger. He's done a lot against gay rights over his career. He does need to prove himself. To show contrition and make restitution.

But is it right to not support him as he tries? (If he does try. If he doesn't, then yeah, screw him, and not the fun way.)

Date: 2010-08-28 12:11 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] zenhedon.livejournal.com
I don't think it's right that he was SO anti-gay for so long.

But on the other hand as a formerly homophobic but now quite embracing my like for men bisexual - I can understand being against it, and then finally accepting it. So I'm willing to cut him a little slack. Just a little.

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