11/16/2004 National Field Director for Republican Party sought unsafe sex, multiple partners online; Admits to profile but can’t recall content Filed under: General— site admin @ 1:27 pm Email This By John Byrne | RAW STORY Editor
The National Field Director and deputy political director for the Republican National Committee Daniel Gurley solicited unprotected sex and multiple sex partners in an online profile at Gay.com, in seeming contradiction with the Party’s call for abstinence and positions on gay issues.
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RNC National Field Director & Deputy Political Director
Apparently, some of the staff over at the Republican National Committee are not clear about President Bush’s abstinence before marriage program, or at least that’s what I discovered tonight over at www.gay.com. I was chatting over the Washington, DC chat room when I realized that Dan Gurley, the National Field Director of the RNC was in the same chat room I was in. On November 5th -- just days after the election -- the Christian Science Monitor reported that: Coming off an election in which many voters cited "morals" as a top concern, Bush may use that mandate to promote responsible fatherhood, abstinence-only sex education, and "healthy marriages" in the reauthorization of welfare reform. Bush made campaign pledges to triple federal funds for abstinence programs in schools and community-based programs. (emphasis added) On September 27th I exposed the number two political operative of the RNC as a gay man. Here, in the midst of one of his party’s most homophobic campaigns, Dan Gurley was serving at the National Field Director of it all. And now, in a slap in the face of the moral values wing of the party, this evening I discovered Mr. Gurley seeking unsafe sex with multiple partners, outside of his relationship. Apparently, the new rules of abstinence before marriage don’t apply to senior staff of the Republican Party. These people are PATHETIC! When I was researching the original story on Dan Gurley I read a post about his RNC appointment which included his AOL emails (and thus instant messenger name). Because I wanted to give Mr. Gurley a chance to respond to my story, I added his AOL name, DGCapitol, to my AOL instant messenger list. Imagine my surprise when earlier tonight I saw someone with the same screenname in the gay.com chatroom!
For those of you unfamiliar with the abbreviations in the Chat Bio Line, above, this profile explains that the person lives on Capitol Hill, has pictures and his stats listed in his online profile Dan is looking to host others at his home. "bb" is the abbreviation for "barebacking" which is the term used by gay men who wish to engage in anal intercourse without a condom. R/t means "real time," or that the person is looking to meet in person. The line ends with the request to only send a private message if you have a picture to share. Here are some other entries from Dan's profile:
Relationship status: an open relationship - Is this the family values bullshit that Mr. Gurley shoved down the nation's throat as NATIONAL FIELD DIRECTOR during the recent election campaign?
Politics: Lean right - Um, Dan, in case you did not notice, "way right" was also a choice here. Don't you think that it's more applicable to you and your day job?
Dan has this selection of photos on line:
Here's some of what visitors to gay.com see in Dan's "Adult" profile:
Now, for a quick peek under the cover... Endowment/Dimensions: Above average, 8+ cut (not an internet 8, either) I prefer to be: Switch/Versatile, I'll be whatever you want me to be! November 16, 2004 RNC Senior Staffer Seeks Others for Unsafe Sex!
With all of these right wingers in DC running around looking for bareback sex with multiple partners, you think they would start some kind of club
November 10, 2004 Is Ken Mehlman Gay? and if not, why wouldn't Steve Schmidt say so on the record?
I was rather amazed to hear that Ken Mehlman might be running for Chair of the RNC. As we now know, Kenny ran one of the most homophobic campaigns in US History and now there's a rather interesting article about Ken over at John Aravosis' AmericaBlog.org. Here are some highlights from John's item: Now, I have no idea whether Ken Mehlman is gay, bi or straight. But therein lies the problem. In the face of longtime rumors, this 37 year old single man has, oddly, refused to answer questions about his sexual orientation. I can't recall many, if any, straight men who refuse to acknowledge that they're straight - if anything, most are a bit too obvious about it - and that ultimately leads to speculation, caused by Mehlman's own failure to respond to a direct question posed by a reporter.
America is in the throes of a culture war, nurtured by groups like the RNC and people like Ken Mehlman. Americans have a right to know which side of the culture war Ken Mehlman is on, and whether, as RNC chair, he's would be a fifth columnist for those very forces that the RNC tells us are out to steal America's Bibles and jam homosexual sex down its throats and the throats of its children. Now, this is where it gets interesting. During the Republican Convention, I was about to run a piece about Ken Mehlman. While I was writing the piece, the two sources I was in contact with told me that they were called by unnamed press folks at the GOP and had decided to not go public with their story. Around the same time, TWO New York City newspapers were called by press folks at the Bush Campaign attempting to kill the Mehlman story...it worked. Within hours of hearing about these calls from the campaign to my sources and news outlets I received a call from Steve Schmidt, Deputy Communications Director of Bush Cheney '04, who personally called me to tell me that Ken was "not gay." Then I asked Steve if he would go on the record and say on the record if Ken Mehlman was gay or not and get this, HE REFUSED TO GO ON THE RECORD!
So, we have the Deputy Communications Director of the Bush Cheney Campaign refusing to go on the record! Interesting, eh?
I called over the the Bush campaign this morning to speak to Ken. I was quite surprised when he picked up his own phone. Immediately after I identified myself and explained that I was to write a story on Ken running for RNC Chair, Ken refused to answer any questions and hung up immediately.
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