Marco Rubio ‘s gay problem

I remember the first time I saw Marco Rubio.

I was at my parents’ house last summer, watching the Republican convention (the things one must do for a career in politics), when I looked up at the TV to see who was speaking, saw some cherubic-faced yet-ageing man, and said to myself, “who’s that queen?”

It was clear to me that whoever was at the dais must be gay, and I thought, sigh, yet again the Republicans are doing their sotto voce embrace of minorities.

That’s when the chyron beneath the oh-so-self-important speaker announced that it was none other than Republican Senator from Florida, GOP presidential hopeful, and religious right darling, Marco Rubio.

marco rubio

Marco Rubio. The new
“It Girl” of GOP extremism.

So I find it interesting that Marco Rubio just sabotaged the career of a federal judge simply because the judge is gay.

I’m always intrigued when men who come off, to me at least, as rather-queer act out against gay people.  It makes me wonder if they’re projecting – or less subtly, using their public homophobia as some kind of private beard to convince their followers (and themselves?) that they’re not really closet cases.

GOP Senator Lindsey Graham comes to mind.

So I guess I wasn’t surprised to find out today that Marco Rubio – a man who thinks the age of the earth is “one of the great mysteries” (it’s not, the earth is 4.5bn years old) – just killed William Thomas’ nomination to the federal judiciary because Thomas is gay.

Rubio has been bigot-baiting for a while now.  And whether he’s doing it as some kind of political cover to hide the fact that he comes across as awfully fey to some people, or whether Rubio is simply so stuck in the past that he thinks the only way a Republican can become president is by showing how much he hates 99% of the country, it’s simply not acceptable.

Oh, and it’s worth noting that Rubio denies that all of this is because Thomas is gay.  But everyone knows it is.  And Rubio isn’t exactly known for his veracity - his now-exposed lie about his family supposedly “escaping Castro’s Cuba” comes to mind. They didn’t.

Multiple documents signed by Rubio’s parents, including their petitions for naturalization, show that Mario and Oriales Rubio arrived in the United States on May 27, 1956, bringing with them their five-year-old son, Mario. Maternal grandfather Pedro Victor Garcia also came to the United States around the same time.

Castro took over in 1959.

Yes, Marco Rubio is as bad at his family history as he is at world history.

Oh, and apropos of nothing. Judge Thomas is black too:

Had he been confirmed by the United States Senate, Judge Thomas would have become the first black openly gay man on the federal bench.

“As much as I would like to think that politics has nothing to do with this, it looks as if it does,” said Yolanda Strader, president of Miami’s largest association for black lawyers, who called Judge Thomas one of the hardest working on the bench. “It would be unfair to prevent a well-qualified judicial nominee from proceeding with the nomination process because he is an openly gay black male.”

Marco Rubio is the last person to be buttressing employment discrimination based on concerns about one’s sexual orientation.

Marco Rubio animated gif wiping sweat SOTU


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  • ThyGeekGoddess

    Why does he insist on making HIS problems, OUR problems?
    And then have the nerve to begrudge those who paid for them?
    On this subject, he’s literally biting the hand that feed him, because anybody who’s spent five minutes in South Florida knows LGBT’s gave MIA it’s flair.

    The boomers are retiring with a lot less than their parents, who aren’t passing down anything, so he’s basically courting the Bubba vote.
    I’m pretty sure the Pope isn’t on board with what he’s passing off as Christianity, anyway.

  • Jeremy Lytle

    No, “entitled” means exactly what it says–entitled to compete with everybody else, without special discrimination based on sexual identity.

  • Michael Livingston

    entitled means given without qualifications.

  • Corey

    The MORE anti-gay a person is , the MORE likely that they are closet cases. Documented facts about closet cases and studies don’t lie. My favorite is when showing straight guys gay themed vids in a study, they reacted sexually if u know what I mean: Homophobic Maybe Your Gay: http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/science/2012/04/homophobic_maybe_you_re_gay_the_new_york_times_on_a_new_study_of_secret_sexuality_.html

  • Jeremy Lytle

    Marco Rubio has publically stated that he does not believe that gay people should be entitled to jobs. JOBS! What do you thinik?

  • Michael Livingston

    How do you know that that is the reason he turned him down for the bench. Is being gay and black a qualification for being a judge?

  • UncleBucky

    LOL.

  • UncleBucky

    Well, maybe he might be our first gay president and then can be offered a Monico Lawinsky as an intern in the Fabulous Oval Office???

    Or am I just hallucinating after waking up from a nightmare?

  • JC

    I think we’re talking past each other here. Who’s the “they” who are trying to deny us our civil rights? Because I’m not talking about hurting “they” (Marco Rubio, Lindsey Graham, etc.), I’m talking about the message we send to gay and straight people when we reinforce stereotypes. And I’m talking not about gaydar. Yes, nine times out of ten I think I know when some guy is gay. But are you actually saying you think Marco Rubio is gay? Because unless you have some real reason to believe that, then it is humor. And outing closeted homophones is also a totally different topic. One I seesaw back and forth on (lean toward outing the assholes), but that isn’t what you’re doing. You’re making not-so-veiled observations about how femme an ostensibly hetero guy is, and then full stop. No morally righteous outing. Just a coy “isn’t it ironic/interesting that Mr. Bigot has a lisp/limp wrist”. Ok, sorry, I’ve said my piece. Oh, one more thing: there’s a big difference between effeminate and flaming. Yes, I’ve also never met a flaming straight guy who didn’t end up turning out to be gay. But there are lots of straight guys who are either very comfortable with their sexuality or who are oblivious to the enormous pressure to be macho (and that’s what it is, btw, both gays and straights feel pressure at the extremes to be either flaming or macho – but I feel like the truth minus affect is probably somewhere in the middle).

  • Ninong

    You can view his Canadian birth certificate because that’s what you will see if you click on my Dallas News link. I included it just in case The Donald was curious.

  • olandp

    And sensible shoes.

  • olandp

    That is what it is supposed to do.

  • olandp

    That is because he was born in Canada to a Cuban father and an American mother. He is the Canadian Usurper™.

  • olandp

    “…using their public homophobia as some kind of private beard to convince their followers (and themselves?) that they’re not really closet cases.”

    BINGO! And we have a winner.

  • http://www.americablog.com/ Naja pallida

    Sounds like a neat party trick. Too bad it doesn’t work by reading people’s forum posts, you could be a riot! :)

  • Ninong

    But, but… he graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law, so that makes him special. Well, Barack Obama graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law and was the first black president of the Harvard Law Review!

    Funny but I don’t think I’ve heard anything from Donald Trump demanding to see Ted Cruz’s college transcripts or his birth certificate. http://www.dallasnews.com/news/politics/headlines/20130818-born-in-canada-ted-cruz-became-a-citizen-of-that-country-as-well-as-u.s..ece

  • http://www.newmillgay.com/ The_Fixer

    Yeah, he also argued before the Supreme Court – and lost.

    It doesn’t take a high level of critical thinking skills to have a photographic memory, or be really good at taking tests. So he could have been a good student, but we certainly didn’t get a smart graduate.

  • http://www.newmillgay.com/ The_Fixer

    You know, that description came from that acquaintance. He said that one woman in particular with whom he had a relationship was put off by his hobbies, one of them being gardening. She actually thought he was gay because he had a couple of hobbies that she didn’t consider being masculine. It was of course, her problem. Poor woman had a number of other problems.

    Anyway, I thought the bit about gardening was odd. I was raised in a small town that turned into a suburb of Chicago. Everybody gardened in our neighborhood. Most were men. Which isn’t such a stretch when you consider that farming has a lot of men in it :)

  • Ninong

    But, but… they all said he was brilliant — as a student at Harvard Law, anyway. Of course, Dubya graduated from Yale and has an MBA from Harvard. So much for an Ivy League education.

  • http://www.newmillgay.com/ The_Fixer

    Ah, OK. Thanks for answering.

    That could be a handy talent to have.

  • http://www.newmillgay.com/ The_Fixer

    Wow, Godwin’s Law leaves the Internet and goes to the Senate floor.

    Good goin’, Ted. Now you look even more like the Dufus you are.

  • http://40yrs.blogspot.com Matthew Saroff

    Drunkdar is the ability to spot alcoholics.

  • JayRandal

    Rubio is bisexual but media/press avoid exposing his past dalliances in Florida. He owned a house with another male living together before he got married and had children.

  • http://AMERICAblog.com/ John Aravosis

    You are correct, this isn’t humor.

  • http://adgitadiaries.com/ karmanot

    nah, just a cosmic puppy.

  • http://adgitadiaries.com/ karmanot

    Becca has a point. The Romneys testes our patience.

  • jomicur

    I had the exact same reaction the first time I saw Rubio. And I have it again and again, every time I see him. If the smoke detector in my kitchen went off as loudly as my gaydar when I see him, the whole neighborhood would know when I’m cooking something smoky.

  • Larry Ft Pierce

    Rubio: Cuesto huevo quiere sal.

  • Ninong

    Lindsey Graham is definitely not straight. No one in his own party thinks he’s straight. As I’m sure you know. LOL

    I’m not sure about Marco Rubio. However, he did own a townhouse with another guy who is about six years older (now 48) and never married. They defaulted on their mortgage by not paying the payments for several months straight. That came up on one of their campaigns (both are in Congress, the other guy is in the House of Representatives). I remember it coming up but I can’t remember whose campaign it came up in. It was supposedly “taken care of.”

    Marco was only 28 when he was first elected to the Florida state legislature. He won his GOP primary runoff in a Lyndon Johnson-style landslide (by 64 votes). That’s a reference to LBJ’s very first political campaign for some local Texas office, not his landslide victory over Barry Goldwater.

    Anyway, still not sure about Marco Rubio, although he was definitely way too cute 8 or 10 years ago when he first gained national attention. Then he started losing his hair prematurely. I’m just not convinced that he’s gay. Certainly not as easy to call as Lindsey Graham or that little creep from North Carolina, Patrick McHenry.

  • Strepsi

    It’s the opposite of gay sibilance: listen for the ‘s’ — “The Leshbian Esh”

  • Strepsi

    My gaydar is infallible. I can peg a man 1-6 on the Kinsey scale within the first meeting.

  • Strepsi

    I know where you’re going with this — it’s easy to use humor to accidentally demonize the femmes among us (gay and straight) — but I don;t think this is humor.

    Gaydar is real. Why? Because all of us have been in the closet, so we know the hundred small clues a straight person would never see — because they’d never have to. I get John’s statement of just instant “that guy’s gay” — it has happened to me with a girlfriend’s straight fiancée! (he was gay). There is a lot of truck with the idea that some of the worst homophobes hate themselves — or have been taught to hate themselves — so they project and lash out at Out gay people. This is more than a couple cases in the GOP and religious right, it’s a virtual epidemic. So, it’s not that being fey, or gay, is bad — it’s that being closeted and harming other gay people is evil. I’m all for outing those.

  • http://AMERICAblog.com/ John Aravosis

    So Lindsey Graham is just a really effeminate straight guy who just hasn’t found the right girl? :)

  • http://AMERICAblog.com/ John Aravosis

    When they stop trying deny us our civil rights, then we’ll be past it.

    As for effeminate straight men, I have yet to meet a flaming straight guy who ended up straight. I just don’t buy it. It’s one thing for a guy to be metro, it’s another for a guy to give off major gay vibes. In my experience, they have far too often ended up at the very least bi, and usually gay. So that’s why. I respect your opinion, but I disagree :)

  • JC

    John, I have to disagree with something you’ve been doing recently – on I think at least three occasions in the last couple weeks, you have made comments about how gay some rightwing jerk looked or acted (another one was some russian legislator I think). Shouldn’t we be past this now? Or trying to be at least? It just reinforces that there is some set “gay look” or “gay behavior”. It’s not fair to gay men who already feel pressure to conform, and it’s not fair to straight men who don’t fit the more macho stereotype. I’m not defending the particular schmucks you targeted, but as a general rule it seems counterproductive. I think it’s good that there are straight men who talk with their hands or gay men who don’t spend two hours on their hair. I say this with much love, but I had to comment on it.

  • Ninong

    He has promised to join his Tea Party buddyTed Cruz in filibustering Obamacare on the floor of the Senate tonight. It’s a sort of Tea Party beauty contest to see who can be the wingnuttiest. Marco may be the prettiest but Cruz is the wingnuttiest.

    Killing the Thomas nomination was just another petty attempt by Rubio to curry favor with the Tea Party crazies.

  • Anonymous

    He has bigger problems than that:

    Rubio Declines To Say How Old Earth Is: ‘I’m Not A Scientist, Man’
    http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/rubio-declines-to-say-how-old-earth-is-i-m-not-a-scientist-man

    Namely, that he doesn’t understand he’s a token for a party with a “demographics issue.” Also, that he believes Republicans will follow his goal of immigration reform. To put it simply, he’s a puppet.

  • emjayay

    I was going to cleverly say “Cruz Rubio 2016″ but then I realized that’s two semi-Hispanics on one Republican ticket and that’s not gonna happen.

  • emjayay

    Good point. A lot of schools have done the play also.

    And Will and Grace and Modern Family and the internet and media in general and parades and Macklemore everything else. Which are the descendants of the Mattachine Society and 60′s subculture in general and Gay Liberation and Queer Nation and…..

  • emjayay

    Is that your dog? Is it one of those By Appointment to Her Royal Majesty the Queen of England ones?

  • http://adgitadiaries.com/ karmanot

    “And he likes gardening, among other hobbies that are not labeled “traditionally masculine” Bites tongue. My landscape architect buddy his wife and three kids would beg to disagree.

  • http://adgitadiaries.com/ karmanot

    In New Hampshire it’s horse ranches and plaid shirts.

  • http://adgitadiaries.com/ karmanot

    Yep, it keeps them on a losing streak—-so to speak.

  • http://adgitadiaries.com/ karmanot

    Becca has a point: the Romney’s testes our patience.

  • http://www.rebeccamorn.com/mind BeccaM

    And Rubio doesn’t have unilateral Senate veto power over non-Florida Federal judges.

    He and Bill Nelson did for William Thomas’ nomination. Nelson let it go. Rubio is still furiously trying to polish the turd which is his wingnut credibility, desperate for relevance and a future in GOP politics.

  • http://adgitadiaries.com/ karmanot

    Drunkdar is seeing as true many opinions at once.

  • http://adgitadiaries.com/ karmanot

    ‘No one’s insertherdar is infallible’ Wrong, and no you can’t borrow my size 16 Jimmy Choo’s.

  • Ninong

    Yes, but he’s not black like William Thomas.

  • http://www.rebeccamorn.com/mind BeccaM

    ‘Thinking’? No. Giggling derisively? Sure, why not? ;-)

  • basenjilover

    Over at Huffingtonpost, Todd Huges got confirmed as federal judge?

  • Indigo

    Marco. He’s one for the textbook on fascist fools, that’s for certain. Gay. Straight. Drunk. Opportunist. I dunno, I don’t care. He doesn’t get my vote. Ever. Neither do Log Cabin Queens who vote for him. Ever.

  • Ninong

    Yes, I remember the discussions that went on during George Romney’s campaign but it was never considered a real problem, just something a few of his rivals brought up but not anything anybody took seriously.

    They were concerned enough when John McCain ran that the Senate passed a bill unanimously saying that McCain was a natural born citizen. There shouldn’t have been any doubt. Certainly none of the Democrats had any doubt about his right to run but some of the Republicans were afraid that their Tea Party wing might try to make it an issue.

    McCain was born to American parents in a U.S. Navy hospital in a U.S. Territory (Panama Canal Zone). His father was serving on active duty in the Navy. There should never be any question that the child of an American serving on active duty anywhere in the world is a natural born citizen. Only the Republicans would think it could be an issue.

    The biggest issue with George Romney was the length of time his parents had lived in Mexico before returning to the U.S. in 1906. However, they were never eligible to apply for Mexican citizenship (by Mexican law at the time) and always considered Americans living there as a way to get around the new anti-polygamy law). The government of Mexico always considered them Americans that they were allowing to live there but never as part of the local culture and certainly never as American-Mexicans.

    It’s okay for Ted Cruz because he’a a Republican and because Canada is sort of American-lite, except they don’t start as many wars as we do.

  • http://www.newmillgay.com/ The_Fixer

    I can’t get past the MMU (Mormon Magic Underwear). It’s completely blocks out any possibility to thinking about the testes.

  • http://www.americablog.com/ Naja pallida

    Do you spend a lot of time thinking about Romney testes? :)

  • http://www.rebeccamorn.com/mind BeccaM

    Actually I was thinking the Romney family male genetic heritage must now include testes that resemble shriveled raisins.

  • Mike_in_the_Tundra

    I’ve always had great gaydar, but it sucks when it comes to women and the British.

  • http://www.americablog.com/ Naja pallida

    That’s another technicality of birthright citizenship they like to ignore, well, at least since Obama, and any time someone talks about fixing our broke-ass immigration system… if either parent is a US citizen (and lived in the US for a five year period at any point in their life over the age of 14), then the child is too, no matter where they were born. The question of George Romney’s citizenship did come up during his campaign, but it was competently explained in the press, and was never really considered to be an impediment to his platform. Neither was, oddly enough, his Mormon heritage really seen as a problem. Anyway, birthright citizenship law is also why Ted Cruz is a citizen, despite being born in Canada. Republicans just can’t help but be hypocrites though.

  • http://www.newmillgay.com/ The_Fixer

    What, pray tell, is “drunkdar”? Is it the ability to know when someone is drunk, or knowing when someone is gay when you are drunk? I find the term amusing, do explain :)

  • http://40yrs.blogspot.com Matthew Saroff

    I don’t have gaydar, I have drunkdar (I have no clue why, not much of a drinker)..

    That being said, I don’t know if he’s a gay man living a lie, or a straight man who trips your gaydar.

    In either case, you are stereotyping, which is not a good thing. No one’s insertherdar is infallible, and obscures the fact that his policies are horrible.

    He is a Cafeteria Catholic, hewing the line on matters coital, while ignoring the church on issues like the death penalty and social justice.

    As to the judge, my guess is that it is more likely that he demagogued this to appease his base, and that they have more trouble with a black judge than a gay one.

  • Ninong

    You get to choose to have more sons that way and you don’t have to worry about getting rid of all that weight afterwards. It’s just so much easier to let the help do it.

  • Ninong

    Now today’s Republican Party is a regional party based in the South. Its previous moderate wing from the New England states has evaporated. Louis Gohmert, James Inhoff and Ted Cruz are typical of today’s Republican leaders. We could throw in Sarah Palin because Alaska is just a supersized Texas.

  • http://www.rebeccamorn.com/mind BeccaM

    Mitt Romney is just one of Parley Pratt’s estimated 30,000 – 50,000
    descendants. They believed in having lots of wives and lots of children
    by each wife.

    Which is ironic considering how many of the Romney brood now have to depend on IVF, surrogacy, and adoption to acquire new children to raise.

  • Ninong

    IOIYAR (it’s okay if you’re a Republican). In the 1960′s, George Romney, father of Mitt, was a serious contender for the GOP presidential nomination in spite of the fact that he was born in Mexico and didn’t come to this country until he was six years old when his family was run out of Mexico.

    The reason young George was born in Mexico was because his grandfather, the one with four wives, took the entire extended family down there when Utah outlawed polygamy in the 1880′s. George’s parents were both born in Utah but they moved to Mexico as teenagers. Then, a couple of decades later, everybody returned to Utah when the revolutionaries ran them out of Mexico.

    George’s grandmother, and Mitt’s great-grandmother, was wife No. 4. Don’t confuse these with George’s great-grandfather, and Mitt’s great-great-grandfather, Parley Parker Pratt, who had 12 wives. Poor Parley, it was going after wife No. 12 that did him in. Her estranged husband didn’t take too kindly to having his wife stolen by a man who already had eleven of them. Actually what he really objected to was Pratt stealing his children, considering he already had 30 of his own.

    Poor Parley died of blood loss from all the holes in his body from bullet wounds and stab wounds. Some people say that the Mountain Meadows massacre, which happened a few months later, was just the Mormons getting revenge for the murder of Parley Pratt, one of their apostles and now considered a martyr. Mitt Romney is just one of Parley Pratt’s estimated 30,000 – 50,000 descendants. They believed in having lots of wives and lots of children by each wife.

    It’s was okay for George Romney to run for president because he was a Republican, and he wasn’t black either. And his parents were born in Utah, even though they lived in Mexico for a couple of decades before they returned to the U.S. But it was okay. Not quite the same if you happened to be born in Hawaii the son of a white American mother and a black Kenyan father.

  • http://www.rebeccamorn.com/mind BeccaM

    It’s related to the usual Senate rule that a federal judge needs a sign-off from both Senators in the judge’s ‘home’ district state. In this case, it’s Florida’s Bill Nelson and Marco Rubio. Hence it’s a situation far different from casting a soon-forgotten vote versus being on the record as affirmatively having an absolute veto over the nomination and not exercising it.

    Rubio is terrified of facing a Tea Bagger challenger, which would surely happen if he diverges much at all from the hard-radical right positions they demand.

  • sJames6621

    A lot of what changed younger people is the murder of Matthew Shepard and Judy, his mother has devoted her life to speaking to large groups of younge rpeople. About 1.5 million as of about 3 years ago

    If you’re near DC. Ford theatre will have the play – “the laramie project there from about Sept 27 to October 27.

  • sJames6621

    so you can be great friends with them. Most str8 GOOD girls love gay guys as friends because the guys are “safe”

  • sJames6621

    that court so I read elsewhere deals with business issues, not social issues. Eg iltelectual property.

  • sJames6621

    Republicans sold out to the southern bible belt people whose past included justifying slavery as per the bible. The repubs took over the old south due to nixons southern strategy. Guess who was working for Nixon then – none other then Roger Ailes of FAUX news – the repub spin machine

  • UncleBucky

    BACK!

    Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha {choke}hahahahaha!

    Dang popcorn got stuck!

  • http://www.americablog.com/ Naja pallida

    You’re right, but aren’t the Tealiban Republicans the ones who want to get rid of birthright citizenship, and all those anchor babies? His parents weren’t naturalized until 1975.

  • http://www.newmillgay.com/ The_Fixer

    I read that wrong, too. I saw “Mario” and translated it to “Marco”. Funny how the eyes play tricks on you. They’ve done experiments on this and found that as long as the first letter or two in a word is right, and the last letter or two is right, our minds “auto-correct” and see the word we were expecting to see.

    Which is why we have proofreaders for authors :)

  • Ninong

    Marco Rubio born May 28, 1971 in Miami, Florida. Maybe you’re thinking of his older brother, Mario?

  • caphillprof

    As a gay man, I find my gaydar works better with men than with women

  • Bomer

    Oddly enough my gaydar is better at picking out lesbians than gay men.

  • caphillprof

    How can Marco Rubio be a GOP president when he was truly born in Cuba?

  • emjayay

    The more advanced millenials grew up not caring about gay or straight and with existence of gay people being a given so they don’t have to spend so much time being sure they present themselves one way or another.

  • emjayay

    You can tell by the Subaru.

  • emjayay

    Julian and Joaquin Castro seem kind of gay to me, but it could also just be the cherubically Hispanically cute thing. Also, it turns out Julian is married and Joaquin is engaged. Both to women.
    But then both being Democrats it wouldn’t be hypocritical or anything if they were.

  • http://AMERICAblog.com/ John Aravosis

    I have that one too. I thought these were better for the effect I was going for.

  • reef the dog

    Hold the phone.

    I’m not so sure this is a “the gay” problem. From today:

    “WASHINGTON — The Senate made history on Tuesday by voting to confirm Todd Hughes to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

    Hughes, who was confirmed 98 to 0, is the nation’s first openly gay circuit judge.”

    Hmmm. What else could it be? Why did he not confirm the gay BLACK judge?

  • http://www.americablog.com/ Naja pallida

    Since when does a Republican ever need a justification for throwing a wrench in the system?

  • Ninong

    John, that’s not the video clip of Marco Rubio you should have used. This is a much, much better one and there are even shortened clips of it, too. While Rubio was giving the official GOP response to President Obama’s State of the Union Address he did this hilarious duck and dive for a gulp of water without taking his eyes off the camera. It’s really funny!

    http://www.theguardian.com/world/video/2013/feb/16/marco-rubios-water-break-video

  • http://www.newmillgay.com/ The_Fixer

    What is Rubio’s justification for turning down Judge Thomas? “Judicial Temperment” and supposed problems with sentencing. In a grand total of 2 cases.

    Yeah, something stinks here. And it’s coming from Rubio’s general direction.

  • http://www.newmillgay.com/ The_Fixer

    It really is hard to tell these days, isn’t it? in context (like at a gay bar or a Pride event), it’s usually pretty easy to tell. But not in most everyday situations.

    I have an aquaintance who is straight, but a lot of people mistake him for gay. He’s not particularly fey, just slightly so. And he likes gardening, among other hobbies that are not labeled “traditionally masculine”.

    Think we’re going to have to get used to it. I’ve known other younger people who I wondered about, and found that they are straight. Something about the millennial-ish generation seems to let them be more expressive in non-conforming ways, and what’s really cool about it is that they don’t care. If someone thinks that they’re gay, they’re not offended. Which is really refreshing, to me anyway.

  • Mighty

    We need new leadership. I am sick of allowing republicans to dictate who gets confirmed. Why bother nominating? Ask Republicans who they want. Its complete bull.

  • http://AMERICAblog.com/ John Aravosis

    My gaydar is far less adept with lesbians

  • reef the dog

    I find it quite obvious EVERY SINGLE Republican who is OBSESSED with “the gay” is closeted…

  • Tony T

    As a hetero male my gadar stinks. I can never tell and I’ve fallen for 3 lesbians over the years. (didn’t know they were gay).

  • cole3244

    rubio thinks he is the man when he is really a little boy, please, run marco run.

  • Norman Dostal

    no chance at POTUS-Americans hate hate

  • UncleBucky

    Hah. I always laugh better when I had pre-medicated with popcorn.

    BRB. ;o)

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