Outrage

Outrage

Most people are aware of the hypocrisy that is former-vice president Dick Cheney and his lesbian daughter, Mary. During Dick’s term, every gay right that came up for discussion was denied. Nonetheless, Mary helped her father and George W. Bush get elected and re-elected by working on both campaigns. But what about the other gay […]


Most people are aware of the hypocrisy that is former-vice president Dick Cheney and his lesbian daughter, Mary. During Dick’s term, every gay right that came up for discussion was denied. Nonetheless, Mary helped her father and George W. Bush get elected and re-elected by working on both campaigns. But what about the other gay government officials that are denying civil liberties to members of their own community?

Michael Rogers runs BlogActive.com, a website that exposes hypocrisy on Capitol Hill and other government offices. His stories are not often picked up by national new organizations, but his efforts did inspire the documentary Outrage. Award-winning director Kirby Dick discusses the closeted lives of politicians in relation to their voting records, which are firmly opposed to gay rights. Late night rendezvous with other men for sex; profiles on gay dating services; secret boyfriends that fear for their lives once the truth begins to leak – these are the realities the documentary uncovers. A key player in the narrative is Governor Charlie Crist, who until last year was a confirmed bachelor that was usually dating a woman around election time. By the way, “confirmed bachelor” is commonly code for homosexual. Crist is a favourite to run as the Republican presidential candidate in 2012.

Members of the LGBT community feel rightfully betrayed by the people who are not only denying the community’s rights but also their own. Consequently, the operators of media like BlogActive feel exposing their duplicity is a service to the population and the individual. In addition to revealing the double lives of closeted, anti-gay politicians, Outrage interviews out gays and lesbians within the government. They discuss the freedom they feel compared to the stifling life they lived in the closet. The documentary is incredibly educational, sharing information in an engaging manner that cannot be silenced.

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