Be sure to read columnist Charles Kaiser’s latest piece the Octrober 12th issue of The Advocate. Charles writes a great defense of outing, When Outing Works. Here are a few excerpts:
Hypocrisy—which in this case had morphed into extreme self-hatred—has traditionally been viewed by serious journalists as a good reason to do a story.
I don’t think there is any good argument for outing a closeted politician who supports gay rights. But any secretly gay person who uses his bully pulpit to vilify his own people deserves the treatment gay blogger Michael Rogers is now meting out in the nation’s capital.
No one is forcing these staffers to take these jobs. If gay people working for antigay legislators aren’t losing any sleep over these career choices, what’s wrong with the rest of us exposing their hypocrisy to the world?
Thank you Charles! Thank you Advocate magazine!