"Even in the 21st century, self-hatred seems to drive many a tortured soul into the arms of movements that would do them harm. While it's unlikely that queer feelings live inside the heart of every homophobe, a significant number of anti-LGBT religious and political leaders have ultimately come out or been outed for same-sex feelings, encounters, or relationships. Sites like GayHomophobe.com make sure these revelations don't go unnoticed. Some closeted bigots get exposed as predators, using the offering of religion or therapy to find prey. Others eventually employ revelations of their own sexuality as opportunities to reexamine or apologize for their roles in the history of discrimination.
Here's a list of those hostile to equality who turned out to be lesbian, gay, or bisexual..."
It's quite a list indeed. This is a a list of some of the homophobic gay politicians who came out or were busted. The number of closeted gay and lesbian politicians who haven't come out or been discovered is likely far greater.
And hey! Whatta ya know! There's even a Democrat on the list! Not sure why they didn't include Larry "Wide Stance" Craig in there though. Maybe it was too long ago.
Here's one of my favorites:
"Self-described as a traditional conservative, this mayor of Mississippi town Southaven got exposed as gay during his fourth term in office after state auditors revealed he purchased $67 worth of toys from a gay sex shop in Toronto and billed it to the taxpayers. Auditors found the suspicious purchase in 2011, and the news prompted an interview with the Memphis, Tenn., Commercial Appeal in which Davis confessed that he "came to the realization that I am gay" over the past few years."
Thereby proving that being a closeted gay homophobic politician and a blithering moron are never a good combination.