Former GOP Congressman Aaron Schock Was Outed as Gay – Council Member John Duran Has Some Words

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Former Republican Congressman Aaron Schock, was allegedly spotted at Coachella making out with a guy and partying with other gay men. The closeted Schock has been outed with photos and several eyewitness accounts.

Not one to mince words, West Hollywood Council Member John Duran posted the following on his Facebook page where he calls out the former congressman on his anti-LGBT past.

“About former GOP Congressman Aaron Schock who now lives in LA and was spotted at Coachella hanging out and making out with gay men…… You are now claiming that you are ‘feeling attacked by your own community.’

You were in Congress when the GOP had power. You voted against protecting LGBT people from hate crimes. You voted against the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell to allow us to serve in the military. You voted against protecting us in employment and housing. And you voted against marriage equality.

There were Republicans who voted with Democrats on each of those pieces of legislation. You were not one of them.

You were in a safe GOP district. You would have been re elected every 2 years regardless. You could have moved thousands of people in our direction to help protect us from hate, violence and discrimination. We were being brutally attacked and left to bleed in the streets. Careers were being ruined in the military. We were suffering under the oppression of ignorance.

And you were one of 435 members of Congress entrusted with the power to do something. And you didn’t. In fact, you worked against us.

So you’re beautiful with abs now at Equinox Weho. You are trying to find a place in the Weho LGBT community. And now you are surprised at the reaction you are getting.

How about for starters – you come forth and apologize for your actions. Apologize for your inability to muster the courage and take on members of your own party over their bigotry. Admit that you were the youngest member of Congress and filled with fear and didn’t know how to come out. Or how to take on the religious right. Or how to vote your conscience.

APOLOGIZE. And ask for forgiveness. And ask for a place within the community. And pledge that you will now work with the rest of us to pass the Employment Equality Act. The work is not over. You could lobby your former GOP Colleagues and do good for not only the community, but yourself.

Of course to do that requires COURAGE. The risk of being rejected and disparaged. It requires FORTITUDE. Being able to stare down your former colleagues who are on the wrong side of history. It requires SWEAT, BLOOD, TEARS. That is the price that each of us have paid for entry into the club.

It’s not too late. Turn around and face the past with integrity and truth.”

Photos first published in queerty.com

Congressman Aaron Schock has been spotted in WeHo being chummy with other gay men prior to his gay tryst at Coachella.

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Catherine Resident

I don’t think this message is best delivered by John Duran, who’s also conducted himself in ways that invite scrutiny.

Angry Gay Pope
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Shame on https://www.facebook.com/tyler.tixier Tyler Tixier and his gym bunny boyfriend Keith Anthony for hanging with homophobic politician Aaron Schock. Schock tried to kill any pro-gay legistlation in DC while himself being a closeted homophobic mess. Looks like Tyler Tixier and Keith Anthony only care about what people look like on the OUTSIDE. This is why Weho has such a bad rep: shallow narcissists who care little for politics.

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So true. Although I don’t know these guys posing in the photo w. Schock, I have lived in W. Hollywood enough to know their type. As long as you are semi-hot looking in a generic. WeHo sort of way and have a tight bod, you are good to hang out with, regardless of anything else. Against my better judgment, I looked at Tyler Tixier FB post you linked to above and true to form – all of his friends in his numerous group pics are ALL that exact same, generic, cute, firm body type of guy. God forbid he had… Read more »

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Mitchell Karin

Duran is just repulsive. An accusatory opportunist without a moral compass for himself.

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Greg

RIdiculous John Duran telling somebody else to apologize. This guy owes the whole city of West Hollywood an apology. Adam is entitled to his views and he is not forcing them on you the way you force yourself on others.

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Who is Adam? Did you mean Aaron? Regardless of what John Duran has done in the past, he never threw the gay community under the bus – repeatedly – while in a position on power like Aaron Shock has. I can deal w./ the fact that Schock was a closeted, gay Republican state rep but I can’t deal w/ the fact this his voting record against gay rights was worse than many of his hetero, super conservative colleagues! Schock used the political power he had to vote against numerous gay rights issues including voting for a constitutional amendment to ban… Read more »

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@Greg , Did you even read your comment before you click ” Post Comment”??
Ohhh Hunny! You are saying : “Adam is entitled to his views and he is not forcing them on you the way you force yourself on others.” WTF?!
Aaron Schock’s views are being enforced down our throats because those homophobic and transphobic views are being turned into laws and polices that severely harm and takes away basic human rights in the LGBT community.

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Mando

Everyone deserves forgiveness but you have to ask for it to get it. This guy has never been sorry.