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While not being surprised at Schlapp's behavior, I will never understand how folks like schlapp just don't embrace their sexual orientation. Life is short - if you are gay, then be gay and be happy and enjoy your life. It makes me sick that instead, they chose to be hateful and repressed and homophobic.

The GOP is completely void of empathy, compassion, and acceptance and it seems to have multiplied x1000 in the last few years. I will never understand it.

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Aug 31, 2023Liked by Michelangelo Signorile

An old, old story: Closeted gay men, or those fearful of same-sex attraction within themselves, are so very often our primary tormentors. Straight men secure in their sexuality simply don’t give us much thought. And why should they?

Those “straight” people who obsess over homosexuality clearly have some type of personal stake at play. And when those people bring their obsession into the public sphere to do harm to others, it is the responsibility of the press to call them out.

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Let’s not forget Schlapp and his wife have been cheerleaders for the authoritarian Orban of Hungary, embracing his policies to fit the American political landscape.

Since he has been exposed, allegations have come fourth from other men as reported by the Daily Beast, an outlet that the Schlapp’s have demonized, and yet the Schlapps never seem to outright deny these charges... Typical of fascists wannabe.

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Another example of projection. Sounds to me like Schlapp is a groomer.

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Aug 31, 2023Liked by Michelangelo Signorile

Isn't Matt Schlapp a member in good standing at Bohemian Grove in California?

The members there get ALL their needs met onsite.

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Doesn't the GOP always distract from its own LGBTQ members by doubling down on LGBTQ hate? Look at Lindsay Graham and Tim Scott....bachelors for life??? And the former senator from Idaho who wanted to execute a pick-up in a men's room at an airport? And who knows how many more...:-)

On Senator McConnell - sounds like he's experiencing transient ischemic attacks. Sometimes these come from partially blocked arteries in the neck (NOT, as you're all thinking, from being chronically chinless.) :-)

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My mind knee jerk wanders to, “Will it go somewhere or be a Gaetz bottle rocket then fizzle ?” The irony of the R world all up in LGBT personal biz while thinking they are immune, “that’s rich”.

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As someone who lives on CapHill and has for decades, must say this was all well known forever. Any bar you go to around the Capitol you'll run into closeted GOP men getting drunk and starting to stray out of the fake lanes they stay in during day. The closeted gay Republican has been its own scene in DC forever and my question to Mike is- given all the harm and hate these men bring, why dont they just get outted publicly all the time? Wouldnt that be for the greater good?

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The misdeeds of closeted gay republicans like Schlapp confirms over and over again the brazen hypocrisy of the Republican Party! They have known all along! Yet, they hold these CPAC events and viciously spew poison and hate on LGBTQ+ people! This is a vile, despicable party that can no longer hide their true colors. After all the party has been exposed. They are now owned by Donald Trump, a sexual assaulter and leading presidential candidate for the GOP with indictments of 91 counts! And they cannot denounce him! That tells us everything about who they are!

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Get near Schlapp MAGA “My Ass Grabbed Again”.

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Aug 31, 2023·edited Aug 31, 2023

I'm not so sure Schlapp is miserable. I don't think he, like most of the Republican leaders, feels much emotion. They seem devoid of compassion based on their bills and how they vote. Power and duty is more important to them. He gets to strut around with his pretend wife and 5 daughters while enjoying all the acceptance the GOP has to offer for a white man, married to a woman with children.

He might be pissed off that he has been caught trying to fondle some of the men he works with. But as long as he keeps up the appearance of being hetro, he remains in place.

I bet Victor Orban is ok with it as long as Schlapp remains married to his wife and tows the anti LGBT line. He has probably advised Schlapp to get his sexual needs taken care of more discretely.

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Hi Sakina, Hastert was abusing a high schooler, as I recall. He's just another disgraceful RepubliKKKan. Sanctimonious creeps!

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Struck me as very odd indeed that trumpanzee would skip "cocks plausibly aplenty presentation" last go around. Must have waited for the check to clear before disappointing them...

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May SchlappitySchlap is a pig.

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Gay for a day!

Matt needs a good Schlapp across his hypocritical mug.

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Internalized homophobia is so destructive. Most of these staunch Christian conservatives who spout family values are deeply closeted so they take their hated out on the LGBTQ + community.

I was watching one of the morning news shows and the round table discussion centered on the GOP presidential candidates. Apparently, Tim Scott is under fire from the GOP and donors because he’s a bachelor and “they” want to know why. The entire Republican platform revolves around stripping women, the LGBTQ and minority communities of their rights. It sickens me that the sheepeople in the party continue to vote for them.

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