# days since the last prominent homophobe came out pro-gay:
Consistently anti-LGBT voting ex-Congressman jock came out gay & to "support LGBTQ rights" after being caught making out with another guy at Coachella, "because of the extraordinary, brave people who had the courage to fight for our rights when I did not"
|Pic||Name||Date||Days held:||Reaction to outing|
|Rev. McKrae Game (HfW)||Aug. 30, 2019||188||founder of Southern Baptist "conversion therapy" organization came out ex-ex-gay; wants "all ex-gay ministry dismantled"|
|TN Rep. Bill Sanderson (R)||July 24, 2019||37||resigned to spend more time with his winery|
|David Matheson (LDS)||Jan. 20, 2019||185||Mormon "gay conversion" therapist came out as ex-ex-gay but pro-ex-gay|
|Rev. Ernest Angley||Jan. 19, 2019||1||anti-gay, pro-vasectomy televangelist admitted mutual masturbation (but "didn't make him cum") in recorded phone call; also subject of current lawsuit by former employee alleging sexual abuse (answer), with counter-claim by Angley for defamation (answer); trial scheduled for Nov. 4, 2019|
|Dr. Norman Goldwasser||Nov. 2, 2018||78||"gay conversion" therapist, "unable to help [him]self" from Manhunt hookups.|
|Dr. Melvyn Iscove||March 9, 2018||238||"gay conversion" therapist sexually abusing his patients had license revoked, & ordered to pay CAD$124k|
|OK. Sen. Ralph Shortey (R)||March 16, 2017||358||charged with 3 felonies for soliciting teen male prostitute, pled guilty to child sex trafficking to get child porn charges dropped; resigned after being suspended; body cam & interrogation video released|
|Bp. Kevin Kanouse (ELCA)||July 27, 2015||598||came out voluntarily to Evangelical Youth Gathering|
|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 re-election 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; convicted of sexual abuse of 17yo boy, sentenced to 15 months jail, 30h community service, & €15,500 compensation|
|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; organized SCOTUS briefs pro same-sex marriage (twice) & against anti-gay discrimination|
|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"; sentenced to 6 years in prison (4 years suspended) for performing non-consensual fellatio|
|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"; in 2012, supported same-sex marriage|
|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
made significant pro-LGBT impact 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.
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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.
Yes, most of them are probably bi, not gay, but "biorgaypeoplewhoopposegayrights.com" isn't quite as quippy. ;-)
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