September 01, 2009

Could South Carolina Wind Up With A Gay Governor?

It's not as far fetched as you might think, not if you believe Mike Rogers, the blogger/activist who has gained notariety for outing closeted anti-gay politicians"

From Rogers' blog Blogactive:

I am now able to confirm a rumor that has circulated in South Carolina for years. South Carolina Lt. Governor Andre Bauer is a closeted anti-gay politician who stands to replace Mark Sanford should Sanford resign or be impeached (a real possibility as Sanford is caught in his own sex scandal.)

So, what is the deal with Bauer? I have confirmed and spoken to four individuals who I have no doubt are telling me the truth. These men have been hit on by Bauer, with one of them telling me it happened at least five times since Bauer's election in 2003. To a varying degree I have met with and believe the sources. And, as you'll recall, I have that 100% record.

This was still not enough for me to report on him. Then another call came in and I met with the source while he was visiting DC recently. "He's gay," the source told me.

"How do you know?" I asked.

"Because I've had sex with him on two separate occasions." That too, was not enough for me to report on without confirmation from others. I was led on a path to chatting with acquaintances of the sourced and two former employees of Bauer who served on his staff between 2004 and 2007. They reported to me that on a total of three occasions Bauer spent hours alone with men in hotel rooms. Each of them explained that the visits were with younger men who were not on the staff of the Lt. Governor nor had any official reason to be with him. The two men each confirmed that they had not known each other and each described similar circumstances under which these interactions occurred. One of them confirmed that he was told by the Lt. Governor's visitor he had a sexual encounter with Bauer.
The combination of the reports and the first hand experiences were what I need to maintain my 100% record of being right in my reporting on this site.

Where do you stand on outing anti-gay politicians? We're split--Jim supports it as a pertinent fact, Brenda feels it is an invasion of privacy as long as they are not engaging in illegal acts. Please share your thoughts with us.

Click here to read the rest of Mike Rogers' article, which includes his outing track record.


  1. I am FOR outing hypocracy in anyone. Politicians sting gay people so brutally, because they have power to affect our lives. PS--what a wonderful blog you have. Thank you.

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