Larry Flynt Vows to Out Closeted Gay Senator

In a recent CNN Newsroom interview with Don Lemon, “Hustler” publisher Larry Flynt claimed that he knows the identity of a closeted gay U.S. senator and that he is prepared to out him if the senator does not out himself.

This is part of Flynt’s ongoing campaign to expose hypocrisy in politics and to identify lawmakers who have been legislating based on “traditional family values” while, in their personal lives, have been living anything but.

As you can see below, the segment initially focused on David Vitter and old but persistent allegations surrounding his private life which have recently resurfaced as part of an opposing political campaign.

When asked for “tips” on other lawmakers who might have something to hide, Flynt revealed, “We know we’ve got a gay senator. [We'd] just like to see him come out of the closet. And I think we’ll be exposing that in the next few months if he doesn’t.”

From On Top Magazine:

In 1999, the porn mogul published his $4 million investigation into the sex lives of conservative Republicans. The Flynt Report’s 82-pages exposed the not-so-moral sex lives of Republicans who attempted to oust former President Bill Clinton from the White House for engaging in an extra-marital affair.


He defended his investigations by saying he was exposing “the hypocrisy” of politicians who don’t play by their own rules.

Based on the above reasoning as to why Flynt investigates certain politicians, it has been widely concluded that the closeted senator is likely to have opposed gay rights measures during his career.

This is all just conjecture at this stage, but it does raise an interesting question.

Is it Right to Out a Closeted Gay Politician?

Under most circumstances I could never support a gay person being outed as they should be allowed to disclose their sexuality in their own time. To out someone seems a violation of a right to privacy, no matter how beneficial I personally feel living a life free from the closet could be for most people in most situations.

However, and this is where my thinking changes, if the legislator has either actively opposed gay rights measures or has, as part of a political campaign, used the “traditional values” spiel we hear so much about but see so little evidence of, I am of the opinion that we are no longer solely concerned with an individual’s right to privacy but also must take into account the rights of the LGBT community or the rights of others that said lawmaker has traded on and sold out to advance his political career or toe the party line.

To clarify:

A closeted gay senator who has not opposed gay rights measures or pushed the traditional conservative values message at the expense of LGBT rights or other rights should not be outed.

On the other hand, a gay senator using anti-gay sentiment and voting away the rights of the LGBT community or trading on the traditional family values selling point at the expense of others should be exposed because their hypocrisy crosses a line where, as part of that lie, they are actively hurting other people and hindering the movement toward equality.

That’s my thinking on this issue, what’s yours?

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Anna M6 years ago

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Anna M6 years ago

SAYS IT ALL about Larry Flynt the hypocritical sexist, racist, pro-pedophilia homophobe scumbag. Why would anyone frame him as some sort of hero? Visit that website and see what you can find that is heroic there. It's too low for the gutter. No surprise that he's now in talks to pay Casey Anthony half a million dollars.

jane richmond
jane richmond7 years ago

Don't like Larry Flynt. Don't like his policies or business. In this case he may be right. Hypocrisy has no place in government.
Then again aren't all politicians in it for themselves.
Larry do what you must!

Allan Y.
.7 years ago

Who the hell is he to out anyone?

Lika S.
Lika P7 years ago

Larry Flynt should just out himself as a people hater. He hates women, he hates gay men, and he hates anyone who isn't a millionaire pig-poop like himself. Maybe if there weren't so many people like him hating gay people, gays wouldn't be so afraid to come out of the closet, and then wouldn't need to make anti-gay laws either, for fear of persecution.

Stop the hate. Muzzle Larry Flynt! Make it illegal for him to keep being a hateful misogynist. I don't care why he's doing what he's doing. He's hateful and does hateful things to women. Yet he wants to call out other people? Okay, what ever.

If he really wants to be the people's hero, he would just go crawl under a rock and leave the rest of the planet well alone. When he can lead by good example, then maybe I'll think about letting him talk. Until then, I wish he'd just gtfo & stfu.

Angela Burrow
Angela Burrow7 years ago

I have always been vehemently opposed to anyone outing another person, as things like this need to be handled individually depending upon the circumstances. However I would have no qualms about outing someone who was guilty of such blatant hypocrisy and cowardice as attacking gay people whilst being one in secret.

Allan Y.
.7 years ago

Where does a person like Flint get off ruining a person's career. Coming out is a very tramatic personal event. Flynt in his desire to ruin people's credibility, had little compassion what he is doing to people's lives.

Adam T.
Adam L7 years ago

Larry for prez! (j/k, but I think he's onto something, I think its a good idea especially if the senator is a hypocrite)

Hope S.
Hope Sellers7 years ago

There are many reasons Vitter should not be
elected besides his kinky history. He has a poor record on bills, proposals and amendments. He is just another who will do anything to get elected.

Dean P.
Dean P7 years ago

Way to be like.....