D.C.-based blogger Michael Rogers, best known for his “outing” tactics targeting closeted, anti-gay elected officials, is closing shop. Sort of.
Rogers says yesterday marked the end of regular blogging at BlogActive, the site he used to publish exposés of politicians like former U.S. Rep. Ed Schrock, former U.S. Sen. Larry Craig and former New York City Mayor Ed Koch.
The site has accomplished much in its seven years. Congressmen and Senators who were first reported on here are no longer in office. Political operatives who worked against us are now on our team. The mainstream media has been educated and it’s no longer considered off-limits to report on the hypocrisy of closeted, anti-gay politicians. (Outlets like the Philadelphia Enquirer and Superstaion WGN now take BlogActive reporting as a primary source — times sure have changed.)
What a wild ride it has been.
Now it’s time to close a chapter on the site and to move in a new direction. I will no longer be blogging at BlogActive.
The tip box will remain open and, as sure as the sun will rise and set, there will be tips about closeted, anti-gay politicians. The BlogActive Investigation Fund will manage tips among a network of researchers and I’ll continue to release stories to the mainstream media (who now “get” it). I won’t be blogging here on a regular basis, but I’ll put up the occasional audio or video clip when I hit radio or TV. If you would like to be kept up-to-date on the latest reports, subscribe to my twitter feed here, email here or RSS here. Over the next few months I am going to continue to make changes here and expand this site so it serves as an archive of the past seven years.