Hypocrisy Runs Amok As The Gay Escort Business Pulls In A Fortune At GOP Convention


Hypocrisy runs loose as male escorts in Cleveland are making crazy money thanks to the anti-gay GOP who have turned out to be their best clients.

The 2016 Republican platform has been called “the most anti-LGBT platform in history” by the Log Cabin Republicans, the best known gay conservative group in the country.

The platform condemns “redefining sex discrimination to include sexual orientation or other categories,” referencing trans Americans. The platform also suggests supporting gay conversion therapy in a section drafted by Tony Perkins, an RNC delegate and president of the Family Research Council, a group which the Southern Poverty Law Center has labeled “extremist” and describes “its real specialty” as “defaming gays and lesbians.”

“We support the right of parents to determine the proper medical treatment and therapy for their minor children,” reads the section, which Time reported was initially more extreme and explicit in its original draft.

At the RNC convention in Cleveland however, the Republicans seem to have set out to prove that people like to do the things they aren’t supposed to be doing.

According to an article in New York Post, business for gay prostitutes couldn’t be better. “Business has been way better. I’ve seen 10 clients so far,” said one hustler. One gigolo who charges $250 an hour said that since Monday, when the convention kicked off, he’s been making about $800 per day. Another said he’s made $1600 in the first two days.

The clientele, along with being evidently first-timers, are described as being mostly married white guys in their 40s. “One of them was from Texas and visiting for the convention. He said he was a politician.”

Oddly, according to the article, female prostitutes aren’t doing nearly as well – with one telling the Post that business is actually slower than usual.

The spike in numbers shouldn’t come as a surprise, and it certainly isn’t to many of the male prostitutes in Cleveland. As the post writes:

One of the hookers said he wasn’t surprised that the convention—filled with politicians who openly oppose gay marriage—brought such a boom in business.

‘When it comes to anything people aren’t supposed to be doing, they like to do it,’ the escort said;
‘The Republicans have a lot of delegates in the closet, let’s put it that way.’

Once again the GOP has not only made their own hypocrisy clear but, as usual that there are deep dark secrets looming below their supposed veneer of purity.

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