A Long History Of Gay Scandals

Paul Priore’s resurrected Yankees scandal ain’t the first public gay scandal. In fact, we homos have quite a history of alleged misconduct.

Looking for some storied cases? Well, the editors over at GLBTQ have organized a three month retrospective of some outrageous homo history, including a little something called the Cleveland Street Scandal:

In July 1889, a male brothel was discovered to be operating in a residence on Cleveland Street, in London’s West Side. The press insinuated that prominent aristocrats, including Lord Arthur Somerset, head of the Prince of Wales’s stables, and Prince Albert Victor, Queen Victoria’s [pictured] grandson, were regular and frequent customers. Intensifying the scandal were allegations of a government cover-up to protect these “distinguished” and “highly placed” gentlemen.

Washington DC would be rocked by a similar scandal exactly one century later.

What a queer coincidence.

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  • Paul Priore

    Re: Joe Paterno, Football coach:
    I standby the victims of sexual assaults, Joe Paterno had the obligation and responsibility to do everything possible in his power to report the sexual attacks on those victims to the proper authorities and decided to turn a blind eye and look the other way, this to me makes him just as guilty as Jerry Sandusky involvement.
    These victims didn’t ask to become victims of sexual assaults and are now currently scarred for life, as a victim of sexual assaults, I know more than anyone else what it feels like to carry that baggage throughout the course of your life and having to re-live the whole horrifying experience over and over again.
    To this day, I continued to have nightmares and I will never be able to overcome what I went through, just like these victims will never be able to move on, we just have to do our best to live with it no matter what, that’s all we can do.
    I hope sometime in the near future that these victims will be able to get the help they truly need and deserve and to someday overcome their heart wrenching experience of being sexually attacked.
    My heart goes out to all of them and other victims of sexual assaults whether they are male or female, or even a child.
    These are my own personal experience and opinions.
    Thank You.
    Paul Priore

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