Anti-Gay State Senator Resigns In Nude Photo Scandal in Puerto Rico

We have yet another politician who has resigned in the wake of the disclosure of Weineresque photos of himself. Puerto Rico Sen. Roberto Arango (Republican, San Juan) posted explicit photos of himself on what has been described as “an iPhone application for gays and bisexuals.” What makes this particularly notable is that Arango has a history of strong anti-homosexual politics.


Arango originally said that the photos were simply his effort to record his weight loss. He was chairman of a business council for the national Republican Party and municipal director of the Republican Party in Puerto Rico as well as vice-chair for George W. Bush’s 2004 Puerto Rico campaign. In addition to opposing same-sex marriage, he is reported to have worked to block a ban on sexual discrimination in the workplace.

Source: Yahoo

24 thoughts on “Anti-Gay State Senator Resigns In Nude Photo Scandal in Puerto Rico”

  1. The best take I have seen on this kind of thing, is one gay person said that anti-homosexual diatribes is well, SO GAY!

  2. I’m just curious about how long it will take for an “effort to record his weight loss” becomes synonymous with looking for a gay hookup like “hiking the Appalachian Trail’ has become synonymous with hooking up with your mistress. Weight loss. Really, Sen. Arango? You should learn to be a better liar than that if you want to make it in American politics.

  3. Raff, he should have stood firm……

    (…walks off muttering…mumble, mumble)

  4. He almost made it:

    Adult Industry Prepares For 2012 GOP Convention

    “TAMPA, Fla. — Following an extensive remodel, the Penthouse Club in Tampa, Fla., is finally ready for next summer’s Republican National Convention. Club operator DeWayne Levesque has installed two secluded VIP sections, which he hopes will help his club attract a bigger share of the 50,000 visitors expected to descend upon the city on Aug. 27 for four days of conservative politics and liberal partying. In addition to the club’s new carpets and furniture, the private rooms are designed to provide cover so that camera-shy donors, politicians and aides can enjoy the strippers without fear of getting caught, he said.”

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/09/01/adult-industry-2012-gop-convention_n_943906.html

  5. It always amazes and saddens me how these closetted politicians create their own problem by voluntarily particpating in their own marginalization. Then they get “caught” being themselves and end up exposed and broken–the very thing they were trying to avoid by their self-deception. How could that be worse than ending the lying and self-loathing by accepting and declaring one’s true self and working toward society’s acceptance of everyone. Now he’s been publically humilated, will lose his power and position and alienated from family.

  6. What is Grindr?www.grindr.com/Grindr_iPhone_App/What_is_Grindr.html – CachedSimilar
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    Grindr is the largest all male location-based mobile network tool for … Unlike other dating or social network sites, Grindr is meant to be mobile. And it uses GPS …
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    I predict he will have a more difficult time finding ‘dates’ in the future….

  7. People who are virulently anti-homosexual, usually are self loathing of their innermost fantasies.

  8. “What makes this particularly notable is that Arango has a history of strong anti-homosexual politics.”
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    “Notable” has become the new “typical” regarding homophobia and the closet.

  9. He was chairman of a business council for the national Republican Party and municipal director of the Republican Party in Puerto Rico as well as vice-chair for George W. Bush’s 2004 Puerto Rico campaign. In addition to opposing same-sex marriage, he is reported to have worked to block a ban on sexual discrimination in the workplace.

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    Of course he did….with credentials like these would you expect anything different…..

  10. So maybe the entire Republican party is not made up of closeted, self-hating homosexuals. Maybe it is just those that wail the loudest about the “homosexual agenda” and those who want to create “re-education camps” where they can pray away the gay. But in the end it does not matter, like the Mark Foley or John Ensign affairs most everyone in the group knows about it and tolerates it until it becomes public knowledge.

    The foul mouth Dick from Texas used to pretend to slip up & call Rep. Frank “Barney Fag” until the day Barny took to the House floor & said if it happened again he would name names of every gay Representative and staffer that he know of on the Republican side. Oddly enough Rep Army never “slipped up” again. That is too bad in one way as I think it would help the Party and the nation to confront the secrete everyone in DC knows. There are a lot of good men and women working for this country that are homosexual.

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