# days since the last prominent homophobe came out pro-gay:
|Pic||Name||Date||Days held:||Reaction to outing|
|Rep. Dennis Hastert (R)||June 5, 2015||52||indicted (and convicted in part) for felony bank fraud related to hush money to former male high school student, accused by sister of 2nd victim|
|N.D. Rep. Randy Boehning (R)||April 27, 2015||39||outed on Grindr after voting against anti-discrimination bill; acknowledged it was him|
|Frazier Glenn Cross (KKK/WPP)||April 24, 2014||368||arrested for JCC shootings, unrelated to reported rape of male prostitute|
|Javier Suárez Pascagaza||November 10, 2013||166||leading Columbian gay marriage opponent outed, doesn't deny when asked|
|Alan Chambers (EI)||June 20, 2013||143||"ex-gay" ministry leader formally apologized for damage done by Exodus|
|John Paulk (ex LWO)||April 24, 2013||57||former "ex-gay" spokesman came out against "ex-gay movement"|
|Cardinal Keith O'Brien (RC)||Feb 23, 2013||60||anti-gay cardinal "used night prayers as an excuse for inappropriate contact" with subordinates; forced to resign by retiring pope, initial denials followed by confession|
|Ryan J. Muehlhauser||Nov 8, 2012||107||"ex-gay" counseling pastor charged with sexually assaulting clients|
|MO. Rep. Zach Wyatt (R)||May 2, 2012||188||came out voluntarily to oppose "Don't Say Gay" bill; in office until 2013, withdrew from reelction to study marine biology|
|Jeremy Marks (C UK)||April 20, 2012||12||came out voluntarily, now advocating ex-ex-gay|
|Kathryn Lehman (R)||March 28th, 2012||23||came out voluntarily, now advocating repeal of anti-gay law she helped write|
|Sheriff Paul Babeu (R)||February 16, 2012||43||came out and spoke in favor of same-sex marriage after threatened ex-boyfriend got a lawyer|
|Michael Berry||February 15, 2012||1||deleted Twitter & Facebook accounts|
|Mayor Greg Davis (R)||December 16, 2011||60||came out after ironic audit showed city paid for gay sex shop purchase|
|John Smid (ex LIA)||October 11, 2011||65||came out voluntarily, now advocating ex-ex-gay|
|Msgr. Ian Dempsey (RC)||Sept. 15, 2011||26||denied wrongdoing, victim under confessional gag order|
|Rev. Markku Koivisto (Lu)||Sept. 11, 2011||4||resigned, admitted homosexual infidelity|
|Sen. Roberto Arango (R / NPP)||Aug. 29, 2011||13||resigned, denial: "documenting weight loss"; came out 2.5 years later|
|Rep. Philip Hinkle (R)||Aug. 12, 2011||17||stayed in office 1 year; didn't run for reelection|
|Rev. Albert Odulele (GHIP)||March 31, 2011||133||religously conflicted, pled guilty, served 4 months in prison|
|Rev. Eddie Long (NBMBC)||Sept. 21, 2010||191||denial|
|Chm. Ken Mehlman (R)||Aug. 26, 2010||26||came out voluntarily, resigned, now advocating for gay rights|
|Rev. George Rekers (SBC)||May 4, 2010||113||resigned, denial: "lifting luggage"|
|Sen. Roy Ashburn (R)||March 9, 2010||56||came out voluntarily, now advocating for gay rights|
|CoS Mark Buse (R)||Sept. 22, 2008||534||no response to outing; worked for anti-gay McCain until 2012|
|Glenn Murphy, Jr. (R)||Nov. 9, 2007||317||resigned for "business opportunity"|
|Rep. Richard Curtis (R)||Oct. 30, 2007||10||resigned, filed extortion charges|
|Rep. Bob Allen (R)||July 27, 2007||94||resigned, denial: "scared into paying $20 to give fellatio"|
|Sen. Larry Craig (R)||June 11, 2007||46||denial: "wide stance"; 2015: named as frequent employer of male sex workers|
|Rev. Ted Haggard (NAE)||Nov. 3, 2006||220||resigned, denial: "just buying meth"|
|Rep. Mark Foley (R)||Sept. 28, 2006||35||resigned, admitted via lawyer|
|Hon. James E. West (R)||May 5, 2005||509||removed from office, partially admitted|
|Rep. David Dreier (R)||Sept. 24, 2004||223||in office until 2013, mixed voting record after outing|
|Rep. Ed Schrock (R)||Aug. 30, 2004||25||ended reelection campaign|
at least admitted it, or came out voluntarily
did a 180° change and started supporting gay rights after coming out
Why do I list people who now support gay rights? Because they used to be gay homophobes.
It's important to show both that another anti-gay person in power was hypocritical, and that people can change.
Political/religious affiliation is not a factor.
Being a closet case who's not actively anti-gay is just sad, not hypocritical, so doesn't count.
Pedophilia isn't homosexuality, so that doesn't either.
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