December 04, 2007
Sex scandal gets an 'H' and a 'RC'
Posted by: Chris
Only hours ago I wondered out loud in a post whether the breaking story about the Senate aide busted for attempting to sexually exploit a minor would develop a gay angle or not. Soon after I received a tip from an anonymous reader that Mike McHaney, busted by the FBI when he showed up for a three-way with an undercover witness and a fictional 13-year-old male, was a scheduler for Joe Solmonese at the Human Rights Campaign. (The picture on the right is from his Friendster profile.)
HRC has since confirmed his employment, and I posted a short story about it on Gay News Watch. Bruce over at GayPatriot is repeating an unconfirmed report that McHaney has a Facebook profile with all sorts of HRC photos on it. I can confirm that he's got a profile, but it's only accessible to his 102 "friends."
There are more questions to be answered, so let's hope HRC is forthcoming. Rumors are floating about why McHaney left HRC, and there are obvious questions about what sort of reference he got, if in fact he left due to some impropriety.
Then, of course, there's the bigger fallout that the perp in a kiddie sex bust, who thought it was "hot" that his 13-year-old would-be sex partner didn't have "any pubes," turns out to be gay. The best response would be a release of all the info HRC has and a quick condemnation of predatory behavior regardless of the gender or sexual orientation of those involved.
Given the despicable misinformation spread over the years about gay men in this area, it's important that all of us speak out against the exploitation of minors in any form, especially on those occasions when the perpetrator turns out to be gay.
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