Activist to out Lindsey Graham?
Updated: March 16, 2016 at 9:38 pm
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Twitter, Facebook and gay blogs are aglow after D.C.-based activist and blogger Mike Rogers announced on Twitter: “I wonder if Lindsey Graham knows I have pictures of a man who spent the night at his house.”
Later, Rogers tweeted: “Just reached lawyer at home. Meeting set for Tues. on releasing pix of man who spent night at Lindsey Graham’s.”
It’s long been rumored Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) is gay, though he’s never confirmed it. Rogers has outed several other high profile GOP elected officials and staffers, including Larry Craig. None of Rogers’ several outings have ever proven false, a track record that’s landed him the infamous title, “Most Feared Man on Capitol Hill.”
Graham voted against a repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” during the U.S. Senate’s special Saturday session on Dec. 18. That bill passed 65-31, and will be signed by President Barack Obama on Wednesday morning.
qnotes reached out to Rogers for comment, but our call was not immediately returned.
Last year, former South Carolina congressional candidate Linda Ketner said Graham and other Palmetto State politicians were gay but closeted. She later apologized for the remarks.
Rogers told qnotes at the time, “As always, I support the reporting on closeted, anti-gay politicians who work against the interest of the gay community. I am careful to only report on cases of which I have 100 percent confidence and encourage others to not use rumors, whether longstanding or recent, as a basis for outing.”
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About the author: Matt Comer was the editor of QNotes, first hired to serve in the role in October 2007, with his tenure ending August 23, 2015.