Major Darryl Tolleson, Atlanta Police Dept. on sex in public restrooms in Atlanta: “You would think that it would be a gay issue but more and more, overwhelmingly, we’re seeing that these are people with families.” That’s the key information in this story – it’s the ashamed closet cases that are the problem.
Of course, Kyra Phillips tries to drag the unrelated topic of pedophilia into the picture, for no apparent reason except to link it to gay men.
Matt Foreman of the National Gay & Lesbian Task Force released a statement yesterday, bringing up a great point at the end: “What’s up with elected officials like Senator Craig? They stand for so-called ‘family values’ and fight basic protections for gay people while furtively seeking other men for sex. Infuriating pathetic hypocrites. What more can you say? There is sad irony that a United States senator from Idaho has been caught up in the same kind of thing that destroyed the lives of dozens of men in Boise in the 1950s, so tragically chronicled in ‘Boys of Boise.’ And by the way, why are Minneapolis tax dollars being used to have plainclothes police officers lurking idly in airport restroom stalls?”
And here’s video of Craig’s statement to the press, which I posted yesterday.
Pam Spaulding has posted a poll from WingNutDaily over on AmericaBlog. She writes. “These GOP closet cases who cannot reconcile their carnal desires with their desired orientation (‘straight’) are the real problem.”
Well said. Here’s a lovely article from ABC News with the misleading headline ‘how gay men cruise for sex’. Not some gay men. Not shameful closet cases. All of us. The misinformed demonization begins!