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    January 15, 2009

    Gay GOP blogger BoiFromTroy signs off

    Posted by: Chris

    Mariashriverscottschmidt After five years as the Boi From Troy, Scott Schmidt has decided to sign off the blog, which focused on gay Republican politics, USC football, and... well... boys.

    His voice will be missed in the gay blogosphere because he managed to stay true to his Republican loyalties while at the same time strongly advocating equal rights for gays. It's not an easy task; just ask my co-blogger Kevin.

    Scott made the decision to stop blogging while working on the Republicans Against Prop 8 effort, and he made clear in a farewell interview with the Advocate that he's not walking away from politics or the Net, just his Boi From Troy persona:

    One thing I have learned while blogging is that none of us fit nicely into compartmentalized boxes -- even into those boxes we define ourselves with. As a gay, Republican USC football fan, my readers would get crazy when I talked about other passions I had, like Georgetown basketball, some boy, or obsessively racking up frequent flier miles. We are all individuals, and we should not hold it against folks who don't fit the predefined community molds.

    Million dollar question -- what comes next?
    Freedom! Although I hadn't been blogging as regularly lately, once I declared that I was no longer "Boi From Troy" it was very liberating. This doesn't mean I will give up writing, and I won't be leaving the Internet. I still have my column at Spot-on.com and still consider myself as a blogger -- I just won't be Boi From Troy.

    I look forward to hearing from Scott in whatever form his voice will take in the future.

    (Photo of Scott Schmidt with Maria Shriver via BoiFromTroy.com)



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    1. miumiu on Jul 19, 2011 4:42:14 AM:

      Marriage made in heaven

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