Schock Comes Out

He’s been quiet for a while, but last week Aaron Schock surfaced in Rio.  And he was all over sexy Eliad Cohen.  Now, I know what you’re all thinking – Aaron Schock is dating that little Cuban boy who came to America on an inner tube?  No, that was Elián González, who I believe is currently working on Bernie Sanders’ campaign.  This is Eliad Cohen – a very successful Israeli circuit party promoter (and occasional actor and model).  If you didn’t know who they were, you’d probably think Aaron and Eliad were just another hot gay circuit couple.  But, of course, people do know who they are, and photographed them…as one does.  And, as this one does, I’ll post them on – along with all those other photos (and videos) of every inch of Aaron.

And then Aaron did something unexpected – he came out.  In a long, rambling essay.  I really would have preferred some illustrations – as they say, a picture is worth a thousand words.  But, OK, I read it.  Here’s my two cents.  I don’t really care one iota about Aaron Schock.  His minor political career didn’t interest me; his conservative views don’t interest me; and his voting record on anti-LGBTQ initiatives doesn’t interest me (but, should you like details, he supported DOMA and opposed DADT).  I realize I’m in the minority in my apathy – if social media means anything.  The gays posting online are livid that in Schock’s statement, he never said the words, “I’m sorry”. 

Here’s my question – why does anyone need to hear “I’m sorry” from someone so insignificant in their lives?  Why are you elevating him to that importance?  If you read his missive, it’s clear he’s a damaged person from a very dysfunctional family.  He has demons he hasn’t even dealt with – again, not my problem.  However, even I, the apathetic Billy Masters, can imagine the horror when he telephoned his mother to tell her he is gay just before going home for Easter, only to be told that he should turn around – he wasn’t welcomed.  I have no idea what that would feel like, but I’m willing to imagine it wouldn’t be fun.  I suspect if he were less attractive, he’d probably get a bit more empathy from most gay men.  And, if those haters were really honest, they’d admit that given half a chance, they’d sleep with him.


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