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27 May 2011

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Ursovain

Wait, would he have come out without the finding of those emails?

Troy

Wait, do the taxpayers who funded the gifts to all his boy toy dates get a refund and/or receipt?
Wearing a pink tie and talking sports around the watercooler at the office and eyeballing the male secretaries and lying at the same time...

TheRevKev

Would have come out? Should he have come out without these emails?

I am the strongest proponent of being out, likely more than most people! But it is about BEING OUT and being a strong, healthy ROLE MODEL for others and if you are NOT in the place to do that, I don't think you serve the community any good. Truthfully, your sexual life is private! If he's not a public figure who is able to show people how to handle real life and the whole and full truth of being Gay in America from his perspective, all he brings to the table is the story of another person who was hiding. HE CAME OUT TO SAVE HIS NAME! HE CAME OUT TO SAY THIS IS WHO I AM NOT, NOT WHAT THIS LETTER SAYS! Ellen came out because she couldn't hide behind a lie anymore but it cost her dearly at first. Wanda Sykes came out because she stood up passionately against Prop 8. Ricky Martin and Clay Aiken came out because they didn't want to be liars to their children. Each has a reason.

We've got to start cutting OUR OWN COMMUNITY some slack or stop wondering WHY people struggle coming out! THERE ARE PEOPLE ON THIS SITE EVERY SINGLE DAY WHO ARE NOT OUT TO THEIR FAMILIES, THEIR CO-WORKERS AND EVEN THEIR FRIENDS!

How dare we put MORE private life scrutiny on public than we would want in our own lives!

TheRevKev

Now if he was abusing the office and doing dirt and telling lies, then we need to do what those brothers did with Eddie Long and TELL IT and help with the Ethics complaint to be filed against him. But if this man is just saying HIS BEING GAY IS PART OF THE HOMOSEXUAL AGENDA, that's foul. But if dude IS foul, let's make it known!

ThatRealTea

Instead of wasting peoples hard earned money on boy toys, he needs to use it for some weight watchers hunnie!

MRCHOCOLATE615

That Real Tea...that was snarky and not called for..That's that Towleroad foolywang nonsense!

DuttyBama

I concur. Thank you, Mr.C!

chamblee54

That was fast.

Honut Sinti

Also agree with Mr.C on the rip tip.

Jim

While he may be the first openly black gay man in the Georgia state legislature, I can assure you he is not the first black gay man in the Georgia state legislature.

FREELEO

Who outside of the Georgia tax payers really cares?

Diva1961

As the article says that he current partner's ex is the one who created the email outing. I for one know that an evil, jealous queen is worst than any hardcore politician any day. If this was tru, then an ethics complaint would have been filed. That's how that is handled. No one filed one, and no one ever will. That's because the one who started all this (his partner's ex) just wanted to out and humilate this man. I've seen jealous queens do even worse than this, but that never makes what is done right.
I will not beat up on Mr. Taylor because it has not been proven he has done anything other than be an upstanding closeted gay man. He has a right to be that. A lot of people on this site are not out and I'm sure they would cut a b*tch if they were forced out like this. Show some compassion my dears. It could have been you.

Mad Professah

Rod you forgot about Marcus Brandon, an openly gay, Black man who serves in the North Carolina state house.

http://buckmire.blogspot.com/2010/11/openly-gay-black-man-elected-to-nc.html

Account Deleted

True that. The comments about his weight are uncalled for as well. It goes back to the "No femmes, no fats" (or something like that) mentality some folks have that are harmful.

Oh Please

Being gay is fine - being an asshole - not so much!

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