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Anti-Gay Puerto Rican Legislator Caught On Grindr

Jim Burroway

August 26th, 2011

If he quacks like a duck...

Puerto Rico Senator Roberto Arango was spotted posting photos (NSFW) on the gay hook-up smartphone app Grindr. What makes this noteworthy is the anti-gay positions he’s taken over the years. According to a tip at Joe.My.God:

In 2009 he voted in favor of Resolution 99 which would have amended Puerto Rico’s constitution to ban the recognition of same-sex marriages (it didn’t pass). He has been opposed to civil union bills and in 2004 he used a rubber duck and made it quack to make fun of an opponent (in Puerto Rico, the word for duck, “pato”, means faggot.)

Arango was identified partly by the pendant that he was wearing while taking the photo. Another photo allegedly downloaded from Grindr has him wearing a shirt and showing his face. And then, of course, there’s this one (NSFW). The photos were aired last Friday on the Puerto Rican TV show Dando Candela.

Arango, who served as Puerto Rico chair for the Bush-Cheney re-election campaign in 2004, neither confirmed nor denied taking the photograph. He told Dando Candela:

You know I’ve been losing weight. As I shed that weight, I’ve been taking pictures. I don’t remember taking this particular picture but I’m not gonna say I didn’t take it. I’d tell you if I remembered taking the picture but I don’t.

Is “losing weight” destined to become another euphemism?

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Roa
August 26th, 2011 | LINK

Does anyone know where I could find some stats on politicians who get busted being sleaze balls? What I’d specifically like to see are the numbers of conservatives v liberals and if they are hetro affairs or homo. It just seems the trend is that Dems get busted doing more hetro fooling around and the Republicans are more apt to get busted with boys.

Ben in Oakland
August 26th, 2011 | LINK

Nope. Not a euphemism at all.

He’s just admitting to being, honestly, a big fat asshole.

Not that I wish to malign a far more useful and ultimately more attractve orfice. But there you have it. These things just write themseves.

Ben in Oakland
August 26th, 2011 | LINK

OMG. These yhings WILL,keep writing themselves,

In his confirmatory Denial, it appears that he hath wienered, Anthonetically speaking, his own butthole.

Tony
August 26th, 2011 | LINK

Are you seriously captioning that picture with a reference to “faggot”? Stay classy.

Ben in Oakland
August 26th, 2011 | LINK

Omg, another one.

hello, I’m Senator arango. I sit on the senate select committee for fundibular research. [thats a very obscure 19th century refernce)

I have many photos of men’s buttholes. How would I know if that one is mine?

More as I think of them.

james
August 27th, 2011 | LINK

My doctor has been urging me to lose weight. He has said it many times, really, every time I see him. Gosh, do you think he’s coming on to me?

BlackDog
August 27th, 2011 | LINK

Oh my Gods, yet another anti-gay conservative public figure counteracting that voice in my head that keeps screaming “Okay, logically they can’t ALL be gay? Can they? CAN THEY?!?!?!”

There will come a time, where that voice simply goes off and cries in the corner and slowly fades away.

At that point, I’ll start assuming that if some dude is acting real religious and spouting off with a lot of anti-gay rhetoric I’m just going to assume there’s some issues there.

Why don’t they realize that if they’d just man up and admit it, guys like me would crack a lot fewer jokes about them?

Jokes about normal, everyday average gay dudes just aren’t funny (and are usually signs of bigotry/closet-ation/homophobia or all of the above) but you almost have to joke about the anti-gay-gay-dude because it’d be sad if it wasn’t so funny…or maybe funny if it wasn’t so sad?

The world will be a lot better place when these people grow up and realize not only does God not care, but most of us grown-ass adults don’t either. Only the high-school mentality of movement conservatives and religious nuts is making a big deal out of shit like that.

These people need to grow the fuck up. Sorry about the rant, but this crap is getting old.

Lindoro Almaviva
August 27th, 2011 | LINK

Roberto, papi, RoBerto

John
August 27th, 2011 | LINK

How many people take a picture of themselves on their knees with their butts up in the air to see if they have lost weight? How does a naked picture of his butt hole show weight loss? Never mind posting them in what is basically the public domain?

Rick
August 27th, 2011 | LINK

If it walks like a duck, quacks like a duck, then it’s a duck… :-) Guess he is a duck then :-)

Rick
August 27th, 2011 | LINK

James, Has your DR given you a Prostate check ? If not then he is probably not coming onto you, however if you are interested in him maybe you should come onto him :-)

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