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'Rent Boy' Lucien: George Rekers Said He Hired Other Escorts

Here's the latest in the George Alan Rekers scandal:

A coalition has come together to stand behind "rent boy" Lucien, including, Equality Florida, NCLR, pr guy Howard Bragman, The Trevor Project, and Lambda Legal.

Roman Meanwhile, a Facebook exchange between Lucien and Rekers exposes Rekers' lie that he did not find out about his travel assistant's internet advertisements offering prostitution activity until after the trip was in progress."

In a Facebook exchange between Rekers and the gay escort dated March 20, Lucien offers to do "just about anything" at any time.

"George wanted to say when ever you want to talk, would you mind messaging, i'd prefer that," Lucien wrote at 7 p.m. "and you find out what you want to do i would be ok with just about anything and when ever is the next time you want to meet i'm ok with that as well"

Rekers responded at 10:29: "OK will do -- messaging and phone calls. I'm still working researching some trip ideas. Will let you know soon."

Lucien told the Miami New Times that Rekers told him there were more rent boys: "He's told me that he's hired other escorts, and it's never really worked out. They don't talk enough, or they've had very weird circumstances... Basically, he's never been fully comfortable with the situation, or they've jipped (sic) him. Jipped him of time or money."

Meanwhile, more than 1500 people have signed a petition demanding an apology from Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum for wasting taxpayer money on "discredited bigot-for-hire" Rekers.

Rekers Rentboy.com posted a statement regarding the Rekers scandal:

This week an anti-gay activist and family values crusader named George Rekers was caught by the Miami New Times returning from a vacation with a rentboy, and the story has turned into an international media circus, with coverage on CNN, Colbert Report, BBC, The Daily Show, The Tonight Show and the blogosphere. We were completely surprised by this turn of events and we are following it closely. At rentboy.com, it is our policy to protect the privacy of any escort advertising his services on our site--the same goes for clients. Information exchanged between consenting adults meeting on our site remains private. Mr.Rekers has built a highly public, lucrative career out of shaming gay men and women. If it is true that he took a rentboy "on vacation," then he has brought this negative attention on himself. We reserve judgment, we don't know all the facts.

Just to be clear, Rentboy.com is not an escort agency, we are an ad listing service for male escorts, where men place their own ads and work for themselves, so that clients can contact them directly. Our mission is to create a non-judgmental space where anyone curious about exploring male-male companionship can hire a man by the hour. We remain open-minded and devoted to privacy for the people who use our site, but we can't take the risk out of leading a double life, or having a closeted or hypocritical career... If you're a famous heterosexual homophobe and you appear in public with a rentboy with your pants down, you're just asking for trouble.

If you would like to Take a Pornstar or Male Escort on Vacation, Rentboy.com is where you'll find him. Excess baggage can indeed be heavy and there is nothing like a hot man to help you unload it.

Here's Rachel Maddow's excellent Friday commentary on the scandal, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. AMEN! RM is truly the voice of reason.

    Posted by: MT | May 10, 2010 2:48:09 PM


  2. I love rentboy.com's response—catty-licious.

    Posted by: David R. | May 10, 2010 2:48:38 PM


  3. I'm shocked that there are more whores! SHOCKED, I tellsya. I feel really badly for...the luggage. Burn in hell, rekers!

    Posted by: TANK | May 10, 2010 2:54:02 PM


  4. A coalition of gay rights are getting behind a prostitute? Hmm, I'm sympathetic to Lucien, of course, but he is a prostitute ... there's no need for organisations that are supposed to be campaigning for marriage rights to be promoting prostitution.

    Posted by: DavyG | May 10, 2010 2:56:11 PM


  5. "A coalition of gay rights are getting behind a prostitute?"

    LOL! Ignoring that poor choice of words, why not?

    davyg=tony perkins.

    Posted by: TANK | May 10, 2010 3:03:43 PM


  6. I know I'm not supposed to get a hard-on every time I watch Rachel Maddow (cause, you know, I'm gay and all) but her intelligence makes me blow a load every time. God I am IN LOVE with this woman!!! I want to get together and make MILLIONS OF HYPER-INTELLIGENT gay babies with her. Rachel, I am a gay man and I love you. I'm not ashamed to admit it.

    Oh, and Rekers' continual discrediting and public humiliation is just like ice-cream on a hot summer day. DELICIOUS!!!

    Posted by: Stephen | May 10, 2010 3:14:30 PM


  7. The fact that he's a prostitute doesn't trump the fact that's he gay-or a human being. Our community, if it's a real community at all, should be supportive of all of it's members. Or have we not learned by now how much it sucks to be discriminated against?

    Posted by: Nick | May 10, 2010 3:18:19 PM


  8. Ouch! Well, she put a nice dollop of icing on that one! Declaring war on hypocrisy is great, but a full time job. Will she go after Lindsey Graham too now? I hope so.

    Posted by: anon | May 10, 2010 3:19:06 PM


  9. the kid seems sweet. too bad he had to get mixed up with reeker, er, rekers.

    Posted by: nic | May 10, 2010 3:33:56 PM


  10. It's good that Lucien is being taken care of :)

    Also, love rentboy.com's statement >;]

    Posted by: ravewulf | May 10, 2010 3:34:38 PM


  11. I just don't think the gay movement needs to get behind prostitution. Prostitution is immoral, it's harmful, it's illegal, etc. Lucien needs moral support, fair enough. He's young, naive, whatever. But that doesn't mean that his prostituting of himself is any more acceptable. Seriously, grow up.

    Posted by: DavyG | May 10, 2010 3:34:56 PM


  12. @DavyG

    How is the gay movement "getting behind prostitution?"

    Personally, I don't think that prostitution is "illegal, immoral, or harmful" (well, it is illegal everywhere but Nevada but I do think that it should be legal everywhere) personally but I do make a slight distinction between Mike Jones and Lucien here because of the age factor.

    This is very, very far from promoting prostitution and has everything to do with exposing hypocrisy.

    Posted by: Chitown Kev | May 10, 2010 3:42:16 PM


  13. "Prostitution is immoral, it's harmful, it's illegal, etc."

    Why is prostitution immoral and harmful? Don't say because it's illegal...hope you're more intelligent than that.

    Posted by: TANK | May 10, 2010 3:44:57 PM


  14. I've seen so much snark and scorn thrown at this young man just because he has engaged in sex work that you'd think I'd be immune to it by now, but I confess I am still shocked at how easily members of a stigmatized, stereotyped, marginalized community can deploy the very same dismissive shortcuts on others.

    Being a prostitute equates to being a prostitute; it does not equate to dishonesty, lack of intelligence, thievery, underhandedness, or any other assumptions about his character made simply because of his vocation. Most important, it does not equate to his being undeserving of help and compassion.

    It's no good demanding that others relinquish their narrow-mindedness if you refuse to do so.

    Posted by: Rascal | May 10, 2010 3:48:54 PM


  15. The Christians will probably throw George Rekers under the bus.

    Family Research Council has already started. I hope the next time Tony Perkins shows up on a cable news show, he is grilled on this scandal FIRST THING.

    Of course we should support "Lucien." To do so would be the right thing to do. He's not the bad one in this scandal.

    George is one SICK SICK person. Do people realize how much he HATES HIMSELF for being attracted to boys...uh men?

    His own adopted son is the SAME AGE as the rentboy he JUST TOOK ON VACATION and SHARED A ROOM WITH...and enjoyed nude body-rubs with. I would like to know...did they also share the same bed while on "vacation?" George Rekers was not working on this trip - no meetings or sermons, etc. I read on the Miami New Times page that he is married. Why not take his OWN WIFE on this trip? Instead he went on RentBoy.com!?

    I also read he enjoys being a foster parent to kids. VERY DISTURBING!

    Plus the fact that he got to "play" with $120,000 of Florida Taxpayer money. SICK.

    I'm tired of the jokes and giggles everytime a scandal like this comes around.
    It's time to put these SELF-HATING BIGOTS in their rightful place.


    Posted by: Daniel | May 10, 2010 3:49:19 PM


  16. If Rekers testified that homosexuals should not be allowed to adopt, and he has sex with men, then his adopted child should be taken away from him.

    At the very least, an investigation should be conducted to determine if he sexually abused the child he adopted.

    Posted by: JeffNYC | May 10, 2010 4:03:40 PM


  17. frankly, i find the word "prostitution" to be pretty pejorative and prefer to use the term "sex worker" to describe those who are offering time & sexual favors for money. i don't know why people like DavyG are screaming about its immorality or why he thinks that because various legal assistance organizations within the gay community offering their support to lucien are "promoting" the world's oldest profession.

    davyg you really do sound like a troll implant from NARTH or another right wing fundie organization.

    Posted by: alguien | May 10, 2010 4:12:09 PM


  18. "If Rekers testified that homosexuals should not be allowed to adopt, and he has sex with men, then his adopted child should be taken away from him.

    At the very least, an investigation should be conducted to determine if he sexually abused the child he adopted."


    SING OUT LOUISE!!!!!!!!!


    Posted by: David Ehrenstein | May 10, 2010 4:12:11 PM


  19. Wow, the constant looking-down-one's gay nose at sex workers is really almost as pathetic as Rekers. In how many places, and for how many eons has homosexuality been deemed immoral, harmful and illegal?

    Sheesh, it's a sad fact of life, constantly demonstrated, that oppressed people make the best oppressors. Maybe they just know how.

    Get off your freaking high horses

    Posted by: Zlick | May 10, 2010 4:12:58 PM


  20. Just because horrible Christians talk about "morality" when they condemn us doesn't mean that morality doesn't exist or that I shouldn't use such language. I have not made any assumptions about Lucien's character based on the unfortunate profession he chose. I'm saying that prostitution is immoral. I'm saying we shouldn't glorify it, and we definitely shouldn't act like it's ok just because we're gay. Being gay doesn't mean taking a permissive stance on all things sexual in nature.

    Posted by: DavyG | May 10, 2010 4:21:19 PM


  21. @DavyG

    Whether or not the young man's profession is immoral is quite beside the point. The issue is whether or not the gay community should defend him in this particular situation, regardless of his profession or anyone's opinion of it. I submit it would be immoral for us to decline our compassion and support, and allow hypocrisy and bigotry to prevail.

    Posted by: Rascal | May 10, 2010 4:46:51 PM


  22. @davyg

    i was going to dismiss you as "shit for brains" but that's just too easy.

    davy, i think you have to wrap your brain around the fact that there are many, many of us who don't share your views on sex work and DON'T believe that prostituion is morally wrong.

    moreover, when you make such claims as "glorifying" it you'd better back up just how it's being glorified. several organizations have come to lucien's defense. how does that compute to "glorifying" prostitution to you?

    Posted by: alguien | May 10, 2010 4:48:59 PM


  23. "Just because horrible Christians talk about "morality" when they condemn us doesn't mean that morality doesn't exist or that I shouldn't use such language."

    Sure. That follows. However, how does this argue for the immorality of prostitution? I don't think it does. Thomas Aquinas argued for the ethical permissability of prostitution. Maybe we'll get some reasoning out of you yet.

    "I have not made any assumptions about Lucien's character based on the unfortunate profession he chose."

    Why is it an unfortunate profession? Why is prostitution wrong and harmful? Argument! At least attempt to prove your case.

    "I'm saying that prostitution is immoral."

    And apparently that's all you're saying. Unless you can come up with an argument, it's akin to someone saying anything...from the earth is the center of the solar system to turquoise emotions enjoy sheep when they play baseball.

    "I'm saying we shouldn't glorify it, and we definitely shouldn't act like it's ok just because we're gay."

    And what's your argument? You realize that this bears striking parallels to any old opinion....e.g., eggs are wrong because I say so! The end...idiot.

    "Being gay doesn't mean taking a permissive stance on all things sexual in nature."

    It doesn't, but it all doesn't mean that one ought condemn prostitution. So why should we do that?

    Posted by: TANK | May 10, 2010 4:58:34 PM


  24. Sorry, DavyG, but morality DOES NOT EXIST. It is completely subjective, and yours is not only different from mine, it is different from everyone else's on the planet. It is distinctly yours. So please learn to say things like "I don't personally approve of it," rather than "it's immoral." Because if you don't, good luck with being gay. Guess how many people think THAT'S "immoral."

    Posted by: Zlick | May 10, 2010 5:19:24 PM


  25. Anyone else find the moral extremism professed by Davyg somewhat ridiculous?

    It's a self-hating denial of the real world supported by a fantasy of moral elitism.

    Prostitution, and to an extend escorting, exists because of supply and demand. There is obviously a cronic demand for paid sexual service in American and only the stupid or blind try to convince themselves otherwise.

    Demanding people lead their lives according to some ideological moral code who's essence is to ignore things that offend is just plain ass stupid.

    Instead of denouncing prositution, which is obvious in demand, why not work to make the people who live this way safer?

    Or does it make you feel better that a woman should be held in abject slavery for sexual service in a violent and disease-prone environment?

    I guess if you're answer is "they shouldn't do it anyway" then I have to say you should go change your name to Jesus and resurrect some folk because you're either the savior or just plain stupid.

    Posted by: Michael | May 10, 2010 5:24:25 PM


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