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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-17-07 09:58 AM
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Is Lindsey Graham gay?
At 52, the life-long bachelor has been fodder for such rumors for years, but with the resignation of Sen. Larry Craig, R-Idaho the anti-gay politician who pled guilty to disorderly conduct after allegedly soliciting sex in an airport men's room the internet is abuzz over who's next, and they're dying to know what's going on in Graham's bedroom. Is it the latest grasp for the light switch in South Carolina's powerful political closet? Or the inevitable labeling of "closet-clinging self-hater" that befalls any content bachelor?

Mainstream media often avoids asking older, single politicians what they do in their free time. While there were rumors dating back 25 years, it wasn't until blog reports about Craig trolling cruisy D.C. restrooms that The Idaho Statesmen put a reporter on the story. And even though they held the story until after Craig's arrest was made public, some still accused the paper of orchestrating a witch hunt.

When GQ asked last year, Graham wasn't mean, just dismissive. He said he's not gay, just a loner. But that denial isn't stalling renewed interest in the question. In a post on who's next out of the closet following Craig's arrest, blogger Michael Signorile (www.signorile.com ) first points a questioning finger at Graham.

"Let's have a real investigation of the rumors about South Carolina Republican Senator Lindsey Graham, who has been rumored to be gay for years," Signorile says. "Like Larry Craig, Graham has voted antigay including for the federal marriage amendment while people in South Carolina and Washington have discussed what some say is an open secret for a long, long time."

More:
http://gay_blog.blogspot.com/2007/09/is-lindsey-graham-...
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JDPriestly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-17-07 10:03 AM
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1. A politician who is a loner?
How about a rabbit with six legs? How about aa monkey that doesn't like bananas? How about a fisherman who doesn't like water? Yeah sure. He is hiding his personal life. It wouldn't be our business if it weren't for the fact that he votes anti-gay and anti-personal rights in general like all the other Republican bigots.
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truebrit71 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-17-07 10:18 AM
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2. Is the Pope Catholic?
Of course he is...and there's nothing wrong with that...his rabidly self-loathing homophobia is though...
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waiting for hope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-17-07 10:23 AM
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3. Another one - Is Patrick T. McHenry
gay too?

Born: October 22, 1975 (1975-10-22) (age 31)
Gastonia, North Carolina
Political party: Republican
Spouse: Single
Religion: Catholic

You have to wonder.....
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Bitwit1234 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-17-07 10:58 AM
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4. Is that what Ramano said about him that got blipped last night
He said something about Heaton and also Grammer and they blipped it all. Now I know why. Hollywood doesn't care, but the right wing politico nutso Fox does.
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Bitwit1234 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-17-07 10:59 AM
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5. And the guy who played his brother on Frasier was gay. Hmmm
he had the guts to admit it. And what's wrong with it.
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TechBear_Seattle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-17-07 03:24 PM
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6. It would not be just because he is a "content bachelor"
I know quite a few "content bachelors" who leave absolutely no doubt as to their heterosexuality. No, the real reason would be because he is a "confirmed bachelor," and we all know what that is code for. :toast:
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mitchtv Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-18-07 03:56 PM
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7. Would it be wrong to say
He's so fucking nelly? Not that I am any great macho , butI am not claiming to be strate. If he wants to be strate maybe he could, as they say "Butch up his act"
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TechBear_Seattle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-18-07 08:13 PM
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8. I've met more than a few straight queens
The organist at a church I attended in central California was a married father of five; looking at the kids, there was no doubt at all that they were his. But when he opened his mouth.... I swear, the man could spit chiffon dyed perfectly to match your shoes. And he was no closet-case, either; neither he nor his wife (the church choir director) had any problem socializing with those of us who were out, and at no time was there even a whisper of scandal about his personal life (although there was the occasional bit of wishful thinking.)

:shrug:
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mitchtv Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-18-07 09:17 PM
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9. I've met a few myself
rare as hen's teeth however
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Divine Discontent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-23-07 02:26 PM
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10. if Lindsey had a child
his name would be Clay Aiken. he seems a lot like him... yeah, Lindsey is probably gay, but it would not surprise me at all that he's not gay, just nelly. I knew a guy at a job who was married and had 2 kids, very happy all the time, always accused of being gay but never stopped talking about his wife.

so, it's always possible he was just forcing himself to believe he was straight, but we have to believe as gay guys & girls, that since we know there's macho gay guys, and super feminine lesbians, that there can be the opposite.
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mitchtv Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-23-07 09:30 PM
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11. Clay Aiken hahahahahahah!
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Divine Discontent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-25-07 02:19 AM
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14. thanks mitchtv! hehe... n/t
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Smarmie Doofus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-24-07 06:14 AM
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12. I'm confused. Aren't we doing exactly what we...
... blast hetero DUers for doing all the time? That is, ascribing homosexuality to someone we don't like... as if the big H is a *bad* thing.

Graham is a fool and a jerk... and most likely a *creep*. He says he's not gay; perhaps he's lying, perhaps not.

The only evidence that either Signorile or the link produces to the contrary is this quote from a certifiable dimwit from the upper ranks of our own party:

>>>arly in the campaign, state Democratic Party Chair Dick Harpootlian said Graham was "a little too light in the loafers to fill Strom Thurmond's shoes." He later said he didn't know what "too light in the loafers" meant. Apparently he didn't know what too thick in the head meant either.>>>

And the only evidence added in this thread is that Graham is 'nelly'. A bit nebulous, to put it mildly.( not to mention *quaint*; I didn't know that term was still in circulation.)

There's a McCarthyite quality to the Graham discussion that's a little disturbing. He's say's he's not gay. There's no evidence that he IS gay.

Most of us don't WANT him. So... why can't we just let the other side KEEP him?
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mitchtv Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-24-07 02:07 PM
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13. Harmless speculation
McCarthyite? I don't think so. Graham under ordinary circumstances would be considered on as superficial level as "Obviously gay" Maybe he's not , maybe he is. He has a defifnite sexual ambiguous quality that begs the question. No conclusions have been drawn, As for "nelly" the quaint little word fits that asshole to a T, gay or strate. And it is still common in many parts with people born before Viet Nam
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Smarmie Doofus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-26-07 06:06 AM
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15. I don't know.....
>>>Graham under ordinary circumstances would be considered on as superficial level as "Obviously gay"
Maybe he's not , maybe he is. He has a defifnite sexual ambiguous quality that begs the question. >>>


I just you tubed him; sounds like a lotta straight guys I've known: "nerdy"... sort of "nasal"; not ( to me) an especially identifiable gay "type". I'll be the first to say my analysis is HIGHLY subjective.


>>No conclusions have been drawn, As for "nelly" the quaint little word fits that asshole to a T, gay or strate. And it is still common in many parts with people born before Viet Nam>>>

"nelly': I'll go out on a limb: I thought it meant, more or less , "fem". I'm pre-VN... but it's really a looong time since I've herd it used in conversation. I immediately think of LBJ denouncing anti VN warriors as 'nervous nellies'.

Whatever: so it might be relevant if he IS gay ( he's against gay rights, ergo, hypocrisy is the issue). But where's the evidence beyond the above? I.E Spurned lovers, blackmail plots, "toilet stall -toe-tapping".

Nothing.

Quoting a political opponent saying that he's 'light in the loafers' is not much evidence. Thus my McCarthy allusion.

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mitchtv Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-26-07 02:11 PM
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16. There have been, for years, rumors
about him, and yes nelly to me is "effete". LG is nothing if not effete Mc Carthyism? He is anti Gay, and in a sexually suspect position, It would be good to hang a hypocrite millstone around his neck if at all possible, since Clinton anything is fair game. Finally the guy just sets Gaydar off in all directions, it is impossible to not wonder. Nasal? ha! Nelly is a better word (and it doesn't mean gay) we need better evidence than that, I wholeheartedly agree. I hope Larry Flynt can sink him.
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