Over the past week, I have repeatedly heard from Republicans troubled by the rumors that Florida Gov. At age 52, Crist had never wed until he married Florida businesswoman Christine Rome two weeks before Christmas last year. Those who profess concern about "civility" would say -- or at least, should say -- that the rumors are thereby disproven. Let me share with you a message I received yesterday from someone I don't know, and who wishes to remain anonymous: I have no interest in creating a fuss for you or us.
It's Outing Season Again
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HBO will broadcast director Kirby Dick's controversial documentary on the outing of gay and lesbian politicians on October 5. Outrage looks at the lives of gay politicians — past and present — who remain deep in the closet and actively support an anti-gay agenda and the damage they have inflicted on the gay and lesbian community. The movie created controversy with the outing of Florida Governor Charlie Crist. Rumors that Crist is gay have long swirled in gay political circles.
Movie review: Outrage -- 4 out of 5 stars
Last night I saw Outrage , a documentary that marshals the evidence -- including from former lovers -- that Republicans with anti-gay voting records, such as Charlie Crist , Larry Craig , Jim McCrery , and David Dreier , are indeed gay themselves, despite decades of denials. The hero of the film is Mike Rogers , a D. Rogers has had some major successes.
Citing a policy of protecting the privacy of public figures, an NPR superior cut the names of current Florida governor Charlie Crist and former Senator Larry Craig from the review after writer Nathan Lee and his assigning editor at NPR had agreed on the text of the piece. However, a photo of Larry Craig accompanies the review and says that the former Senator is a subject of the documentary. It also hints strongly at the inclusion of Crist in the doc. The film, which premiered last week at the Tribeca Film Festival, features tell-alls from men who say they've had relationships with various Republicans , including Florida Governor Charlie Crist, Bush strategist Ken Mehlman and former Senator Larry Craig. According to Magnolia Pictures , "Outrage" is a "searing indictment of the hypocrisy of closeted politicians with appalling gay rights voting records who actively campaign against the LGBT community they covertly belong to.