Phil Hinkle: “Just Because I Paid For A Hustler Doesn’t Mean I’m Gay”

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Today’s Douche of the Week has been on our radar for some time now—ever since he paid a male prostitute to meet him in his Indiana hotel room. Yup, it’s everyone’s favorite married Republican state representative Phil Hinkle!

But Hinkle got busted ordering male escort Kameryn Gibson off Craigslist almost two weeks ago. Why is the politico— who voted for a gay-marriage ban in the Hoosier State—being crowned the DOTW now?

Because of the inane statement he made to the Indianapolis Star on Tuesday. After admitting that he responded to Gibson’s ad looking for a “sugga daddy” and that he paid him $80, Hinkle announced he wasn’t queer in the slightest.

“I say that emphatically. I’m not gay.”

So you asked 18-year-old Kameryn Gibson to your hotel room to discuss tax subsidies for family farms? What gives?

“I don’t know,” Hinkle said. “I’m telling you, I don’t know…I was on the road to self-destruction,” he said, “and I don’t know why.”

Maybe we’d buy Hinkle’s claim of heterosexuality if he had some kind of explanation for what he was doing with Gibson, who says he nixed the tryst when he realized Hinkle was a lawmaker but that the politico groped him and wouldn’t let him leave. Gibson also says he had to call his sister, Megan, for help when Hinkle became too agressive, and that the lawmaker offered them a substantial bribe to keep quiet. Hinkle—who still refuses to vacate his seat—says he never met Megan and is looking for hotel security tapes to back up that claim.

Yeah, Phil, because that’s your big problem—the triflin’ sister. Not that you paid for sex with a teenager, or that you cheated on your wife, or that you’re now clearly a self-hating closet case.

All together now: What a douche!