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“Public Advocate” becoming publicly paranoid

Timothy Kincaid

June 10th, 2010

Eugene Delgaudio may be the least effective anti-gay activist ever. Although his Public Advocate of the United States organization spends over a million bucks each year “fighting overtime against the Radical Homosexual lobby”, you’ve probably never heard of him.

Delgaudio is currently representing the Sterling District on Board of Supervisors in Loudoun County, Virginia. Oh, and his name popped up briefly in 2008 when he insinuated that gay people must be responsible for torching Sarah Palin’s church, but otherwise his profile is pretty low. His organization apparently has done some street theater (holding a man-donkey marriage, for example) but even that is so poorly organized that it doesn’t get press.

Oh, but Eugene is a dedicated warrior against those radical homosexuals. And like some others, his public proclamations tend towards the lurid and hint that he may not be fully sane. In fact, he may be downright bat-poop crazy.

In April, Delgaudio sent to his reader an appeal for funds that included this rather imaginative narrative:

One stormy night I drove to a mailshop hidden deep in a nearly deserted stand of warehouses. I’d heard something was up and wanted to see for myself.

As I rounded the final turn my eyes nearly popped. Tractor-trailers pulled up to loading docks, cars and vans everywhere and long-haired, earring-pierced men scurrying around running forklifts, inserters and huge printing presses.

Trembling with worry I went inside. It was worse than I ever imagined.

Row after row of boxes bulging with pro-homosexual petitions lined the walls, stacked to the ceiling.

My mind reeled as I realized hundreds, maybe thousands, more boxes were already loaded on the tractor-trailers. And still more petitions were flying off the press.

Suddenly a dark-haired man screeched, “Delgaudio what are you doing here?” Dozens of men began moving toward me. I’d been recognized.

As I retreated to my car, the man chortled, “This time Delgaudio we can’t lose.”

Driving away, my eyes filled with tears as I realized he might be right. This time the Radical Homosexuals could win.

Poor Eugene. “Long-haired, earring-pierced men” hasn’t been a description of the gay community since 1984. (Just for fun, read that story again and count the sexual innuendos.)

And now he has a brand new appeal out with an even scarier threat.

And as the Radical Homosexuals gain more and more ground in Congress, my hands are tied…

Life here in Washington has been a virtual Hell for me…

I put off sending you this email for a while because I didn’t want to worry you.

You see, I’ve gotten death threats and I never take them lightly. But when they go beyond threatening and actually try to kill me, it’s a whole different story.

There’s more my friend…

In the past, strangers follow my family around town…

Idling cars sit across the street at all hours of the night…

…the threatening phone calls, the death threats and the outrageous lies… oh, it’s endless… but thank the Lord for He truly blessed me with a family so strong, so brave… and yes, so supportive!

I’ve taken precautions to protect my family. Some things I’ve told you about, but some things I must keep confidential or they’d be in more peril.

Will you pray for my family and me? That the Lord would keep us safe? I covet your prayers!

Oh, it’s endless, all right. It’s endless bullsh!t.

Either Eugene Delgaudio is an astonishingly inept but determined liar or his lifelong dedication to a campaign of hatred has finally warped his mind to the point where he no longer is capable of distinguishing fact from fiction (or, in his case, more likely fantasy). Frankly, I think that either one could be true.

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Lindoro Almaviva
June 10th, 2010 | LINK

This reads like a pulp fiction novel. I am still laughing.

John in the Bay Area
June 10th, 2010 | LINK

Actually it reads like someone who is very paranoid with delusions of persecution and grandiosity. I am guessing that his family is being supportive in the only way that the family of a man with severe psychiatric problems can be.

Emily K
June 10th, 2010 | LINK

“i’d been recognized”? Seriously? I didn’t even recognize him from the pic you posted. If I hadn’t read the article, looking at the man’s face alone I wouldn’t be able to tell if he were an ally or an enemy of the queer community.

paul j stein
June 10th, 2010 | LINK

Sounds like a KansasCity Trucking Co. script. Maybe he is a ghost script writer for the gay porn industry.

Burr
June 10th, 2010 | LINK

ROFLMAO.

He needs professional help. Wow.

Candace
June 10th, 2010 | LINK

Ho-lee K-rap. Somebody missed a couple of doses of thorazine.

David C.
June 10th, 2010 | LINK

Poor unfortunate Eugene might very well be suffering from early stage Alzheimer’s disease or some other form if dementia. The family should make an intervention and shut down the Public Advocate of the United States organization. It’s the decent, compassionate thing to do.

Lynn David
June 10th, 2010 | LINK

No wonder the guys so addled, he’s seen half-wits like Barber, Fischer, and LaBarbera get the spotlight from the ultra-conservative press and he’s gone no where since 1981. Poor guy…. maybe we should bake him a cake.

Ryan
June 11th, 2010 | LINK

My favorite part is the extreme narcissism in the first story, where all the evil gays (who are rushing around evily with their evil reading materials) recognize this nobody by name and face. This guy is clearly disturbed or a pathological liar. Where is his family?

Neil D
June 11th, 2010 | LINK

He really does sound like my schizophrenic uncle. While it is a shame his delusions focus on gay people, it really isn’t that unusual for the mentally ill to speak this way.

So how much of “hate speech” is just an expresssion of mental illness? Never mind – that’s a slippery slope I don’t want to start down.

Dave
June 11th, 2010 | LINK

Hey, I want to JOIN this “radical homosexual lobby.” Who’s he talking about? Certainly not HRC, about as radical (and as effective at lobbying) as Sesame Street. Seriously, this imagined tidal wave of radical activists doesn’t exist. Yes, there are citizens pursuing their civil rights, but I don’t know why this poor loon is feeling persecuted. He is definitely ready for psychiatric intervention.

Ben in Oakland
June 11th, 2010 | LINK

If he is spending a million, he is getting money from somewhere. More likely than batshit crazy is rekers class con man.

Not to mention, the warehouse thing started like some porn novel. The “Trucks”, really? For gentleman of a certain age (aheeemmmmmm), we ALL know whatthat means.

not that I did.

Cowboy PhD
June 11th, 2010 | LINK

DSM-VI 295.30, plain an’ smiple, ‘nough said.

Eddie89
June 11th, 2010 | LINK

He left out the black helicopters following him and his family.

And I’m sure there are some “men in black” pursuing him as well.

B John
June 11th, 2010 | LINK

We can all sit around and call him crazy (and he most likely is), but let us not forget he’s managing to raise $1m a year from someone/people willing to let him out of the gate, and he is an elected official in Loudon County, VA. So you can’t just dismiss the guy, unfortunately.

Timothy Kincaid
June 11th, 2010 | LINK

Sounds like a KansasCity Trucking Co. script. Maybe he is a ghost script writer for the gay porn industry.

The guy who directed that film was Joe Gage and his real name is Tim Kincaid.

And just for the record – that’s not me! That’s another Tim Kincaid. (I’ve had conservative activists ask)

Priya Lynn
June 11th, 2010 | LINK

Okay Ben, I give up – what does “Trucks” mean?

Where is someone like this getting a million a year from?

Soren456
June 11th, 2010 | LINK

Well, I took a shift idling my car across the street one night. To make it worse for him, I narrowed my eyes at him every few minutes.

But I wore my invisibility cloak, so I’m sure he couldn’t see me.

TampaZeke
June 11th, 2010 | LINK

Dude SERIOUSLY needs his luggage lifted!

The pressure inside his closet must be giving him the bends.

John in the Bay Area
June 11th, 2010 | LINK

What is the source for this “more than one million dollars per year” claim? If the claim is from Delgaudio himself, then I would put much faith in it.

Timothy Kincaid
June 11th, 2010 | LINK

John,

I looked at his organization’s Form 990 for 2008.

Jonathan
June 11th, 2010 | LINK

Thanks for posting this Timothy. My husband (David) and I live in Loudoun County. Eugene is one of our supervisors and we deal with him pretty regularly. A good deal of history is posted on our site. Here is the latest:

http://www.equalityloudoun.org/?p=883

We’ve also posted video of his histrionics during the county employee non-discrimination policy debate. Search EqualityLoudoun for “Eugene Delgaudio”.

I’ve been meaning to ask Eugene about the warehouse with the “long-haired earing-pierced men”. I always thought that David and I ran Loudoun’s homosexual agenda and that if there was another county organization “normalizing the lifestyle”, we’d have known about it.

Ben in Oakland
June 11th, 2010 | LINK

Priya– first, I never went there. I’m a california boy.

It was a place on the docks of Manhattan (I think) where they parked the big rigs. It was notorious in the 70′s and 80′s for lots and lots of illicit sexual activity once the sun went down, if you know what i mean.

I think they may even have filmed a few porn movies there, but of course, I NEVER watch porn, being married and all.

Louis XIV
June 11th, 2010 | LINK

I really object to the attacks on this man and his character. His account of the nocturnal altercation at the warehouse is accurate. I should know. I was there!

As King of France, I felt it was my obligation to personally join the battle against the sodomists and their English allies. I ordered some nearby gendarmes to arrest the subversive buggerers. But instead of obeying my royal decree, these fiends betrayed me and took me to the day room for my so-called “meds”. As soon as I get out of this prison, I will join with Delgaudio and seek revenge!

darkmoonman
June 11th, 2010 | LINK

“Either Eugene Delgaudio is an astonishingly inept but determined liar or his lifelong dedication to a campaign of hatred has finally warped his mind …”

There’s no reason that he can’t be both.

shivadog
June 11th, 2010 | LINK

My first thought was “who?” My second was “where are all these “long haired” homos?” That alone tells you the story is a lie, I happen to have long hair but I’m practially the only gay on the planet that does. I’ve been at parties and clubs with hundreds of gay men and I am usually the only one with long hair. This joker is totally delusional.

paul j stein
June 11th, 2010 | LINK

On the second read it sounds like a Gay production of the cast of “Night of the Living Dead” come to “Wisteria Lane” and do scenes from “Wizard of OZ”. Oh Lord Save Us! and him from himself!

Rob San Diego
June 12th, 2010 | LINK

What a great story, I love how he was “trembling” when he entered the warehouse. I wonder if he was sexually aroused when he saw the gay publications. And really, people there recognized him? Really? And why are we suppose to pray for him?

Josie
June 13th, 2010 | LINK

Eugene was my county supervisor until I moved to another part of Loudoun. He’s such a nutter that The Daily Show did a segment on him in March:
http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/tue-march-9-2010/gaywatch—virginia-edition

He also doesn’t believe Loudoun is rural enough to have 30K+ cows: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/08/08/AR2007080800065.html and http://www.leesburg2day.com/articles/2007/08/08/news/fp843drought080707.txt

The man’s got problems.

Derek
June 13th, 2010 | LINK

Poor man! Alone at night with all those bulging, trembling inserters! It’s enough to make a nice, Christian boy stop hanging around the warehouse district late at night.
-D.

Erik
June 13th, 2010 | LINK

I think he just invented a new genre, pulp fiction from the closet.

Greg Kochanski
February 8th, 2011 | LINK

You can find the same letter translated into the political arena. I have a copy posted on my blog. Obviously, it’s too good of a scam to use just once. I wonder who actually wrote it?

Take a look at http://kochanski.org/blog/?cat=169&paged=2 .

terence
December 8th, 2011 | LINK

no he realizes how stupid the people he talks to are and how gullible they can be. That and the fact that this ‘board supervisor’ pays himself about $500,000 in salary for “administration fees”

E..S.
March 16th, 2012 | LINK

Heterophobes, Public Advocate takes on the chosen behavior of men or women that choose same sex. Check the biology people, even you ought to be able to understand it’s unnatural. It’s quite basic to understand; God made us either male or female and it’s only natural to be with one of the ‘opposite’ sex, than be with one of the same; to do otherwise is purely a chosen lifestyle and one that’s detrimental to society in so many ways. So the question ought to be, why are those supporting a lifestyle that’s abnormal so afraid to be what they were created to be, a heterosexual? It would make no sense whatsoever for God to create ‘homosexuals’.

Priya Lynn
March 16th, 2012 | LINK

E.S. gayness is natural, it exists throughout nature in almost every animal species that has been studied. The major mental health organizations agree that gayness is a natural healthy variant of human sexuality.

Gayness far from being detrimental to society benefits society. It brings people together to care for and support each other making them happier and more productive thus benefitting them and all of society. The world is bursting at the seems with an unsustainable human population. The world would certainly benefit from a huge increase in gays and lesbians to bring the birth rate down.

Many gays have tried to be heterosexual and the result has been broken families, divorces and shattered lives. It is far better that gays marry each other rather than living a lie with heterosexuals in a doomed relationship.

In your delusion it makes no sense for your god to create gays. Gays however do exist and your god does not so everything does in fact make sense.

Don
March 24th, 2012 | LINK

Homosexuality is an abomination! It’s wrong and a sin. It’s as simple as that. Open yourself up to the truth.

Priya Lynn
March 24th, 2012 | LINK

Don, nothing that is harmless is wrong. Gayness is harmless and is thus moral. Its as simple as that. Open yourself up to the truth.

Palmer
March 26th, 2012 | LINK

I’m curious as to why the moderators have chosen to ignore both E..S. and Don.

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