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Gawker: Ken Mehlman Must Never Have Sex Again

KenMehlmanKen Mehlman is that closeted Republican fellow who ran George W.'s reelection campaign in 2004. He uncloseted himself in 2010, and since then he's been a barnstormer for LGBT rights. Now he's made the Out 100 -- that august list of 100 "LGBT movers and shakers who made big impressions on the cultural and social fabrics of this year."

Brian Moylan, of Gawker, is having none of it. (Neither's Joe, of Joe My God, but Moylan approaches his disgust more pro-actively.) Writes Moylan:

... shouldn't [Mehlman] have been fighting for gay marriage, oh, I don't know, when he was helping to run the Republican party? Shouldn't he have cared how these votes were going to go before they happened rather than fighting to reverse them now that they have?

Thanks to Ken Mehlman, we need to fight even harder to achieve marriage equality in all 50 states. Good thing he's going to help, because it's going to take a lot of extra work to reach that goal, in part due to his handiwork. At the time I was working at the Washington Blade, the country's oldest and largest gay newspaper, and we tried like hell to find proof of the gay rumors so we could out the bastard while he was still in power. We never got the chance, and he came out himself in 2010.

... we have to do something to punish Mr. Mehlman for all he's done while still giving him credit for his accomplishments. I have a suggestion. As of this day, every gay man in the world (or at least America) should pledge that they will never sleep with Ken Mehlman. No kissing, no touching, no handies in the bathroom at a Log Cabin convention. Nothing! Yes, he is allowed to be gay and to fight for gay civil rights, but for his past sins, he should be rendered completely celibate. You can date him, you can go to parties with him, and you can invite him to your fundraisers, but don't you so much as dare do anything below the belt ... This is the price all traitors should pay -- a long, lonely life of frustrated misery.

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  1. What a bunch of bitter, hateful queens posting here. Grow up and get over it! Focus on the future not punishing people for the past!

    Posted by: Ken | Nov 6, 2011 1:42:53 AM

  2. Ken, you must be quoting from the Book of Obama.

    What is remarkable is that the article's author could not find "proof" about Mehlman. I guess that is why all the rumors about the vast gay Republican network in Congress will remain mere rumors & who Jeff Gannon was whoring for, in the White House, will be unknown.

    Posted by: Von Lmo | Nov 6, 2011 3:37:11 AM

  3. Why should we "get over" being betrayed?

    Would you feel the same way about Roy Cohn?

    I'm sure you would. You're such a KAPO!

    Posted by: David Ehrenstein | Nov 6, 2011 8:37:02 AM

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  5. In my opinion, those who are so ready to "forgive" KM do not fully comprehend the depths of his betrayal of the community, or the countless lives he caused hurt and pain. The divisiveness he instigated, and actively promoted still hurts the nation to this day. Some might say my unwillingness to let him off the hook is being petty, or bitchy. I say their willingness to minimize the damage this person has done is shallow. While they are at it, maybe they could forgive Khadaffi, or the Taliban, or Bin Laden.

    Posted by: Reggie | Nov 6, 2011 9:15:11 AM

  6. My impression is that his listing in OUT, which is definitely out, and any positive comments about him here or elsewhere are manipulations or postings paid for by/through his publicists.

    Posted by: Fahd | Nov 6, 2011 10:04:49 AM

  7. @What a bunch of bitter, hateful queens posting here. Grow up and get over it! Focus on the future not punishing people for the past!

    Posted by: Ken | Nov 6, 2011 1:42:53 AM


    Posted by: Christopher | Nov 6, 2011 10:23:48 AM

  8. Fine, let's not throw him under the bus. But I do hope and pray he catches some major non-fatal but totally disfiguring venereal disease and suffer rejection from even the most cash-strapped rent boy for at least a decade then manage to pick up some homeless kid with no overt symptoms of tubeculosis but is actually incubating hepatitis, herpes, and typhoid.

    Posted by: Manny Espinola | Nov 6, 2011 10:59:35 AM

  9. No opportunity to have sex with gay activists, who are some of the ugliest men on the planet? That's a reward, not a punishment.

    Also, while I don't care for Mehlman, it makes no sense to wage a jihad against him after he has admitted that he was wrong and has tried to use his fundraising abilities in our favor.

    Also, of the 11 anti-gay measures that passed in 2004, every single one would have passed even had he done nothing or had opposed them. In most of these 11 states, the gay community didn't even bother to mount an opposition b/c it knew that it was a lost cause. That's the way things were in those states seven years ago. It's different now, so let's stop living in the past.

    Posted by: MadTwatter | Nov 6, 2011 11:08:52 AM

  10. This kind of infantile ranting by Moylan is so foolish. It's pointless to attack people who are actually advancing the equality cause, when there are so many more worthy targets who are actively attacking the rights of gays and lesbians. Mehlmann's 'forgivenes' as well as his sex life should be the least of a responsible gay journalist's worries.

    But since Moylan raises the subject, I have no doubt that a putrid gossipmonger the likes of Brian Moylan would jump at the chance to notch Mehlman's bedpost for the sake of tallying up a 5th-tier 'starfuck'. Just another vapid queen protesting way too much.

    Posted by: Putrid Gossipmonger | Nov 6, 2011 1:54:58 PM

  11. he is a scumbag.

    Posted by: Kevin thor | Nov 6, 2011 4:00:28 PM

  12. I'll keep it in my pants for the good of our cause, but it's going to be hard since I have a thing for repulsively ugly monsters

    Posted by: Jason | Nov 6, 2011 5:14:24 PM

  13. Good points made on both sides.

    Posted by: Cinesnatch | Nov 6, 2011 11:17:15 PM

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