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Should Rep. Chris Lee Take Even More Heat Because He Cruised Trans Women On Craigslist?

Nothing makes a political sex scandal hotter than throwing in trans and cross-dressing elements! It’s what the people want to read about, our outside pollsters tell us. Rep. Chris Lee, the New York Republican who resigned within hours of a story breaking about his Craigslist flirtations, has gone off the grid, which means it’s up to us discuss the latest revelation: that he was searching for trans and cross-dressing women on the site too.

Does the inclusion of two trans women push this story any further? Eh, not really, though you could argue his social conservative platform only further unravels knowing he is into trans women, because don’t his kind think these folks are disgusting and abhorrent?

But let’s be clear: Throwing in the T-factor makes this story a heightened media sensation, and will be used to shame Lee even further about his extramarital activities. (Would we be more interested in Lee’s scandal if he was targeting black women? Actually, probably. This is D.C. after all.)

Nothing, of course, changes one crucial fact: So far there is no evidence Lee actually met up with, let alone has sex with any of these women, cis or otherwise. Which doesn’t make him a saint. But outside of any moral objections we might have about a married father and politician getting his freak on with strangers, the idea that a straight man would be sexually attracted to trans and cross-dressing women isn’t something to criticize him over. Maybe instead, he needs to become a poster boy? If only he comes forward to say he isn’t ashamed of his sexual attraction, of course.

(And before you go, everyone jump on Maureen O’Connor, from the gay-owned website Gawker, which broke the story, for using the word “transvestite” on television. Baaaaaad Maurren!)

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  • j

    No, we don’t need to make him a poster boy for cheating on his wife, regardless of who he cheated with and whether we like them or not.

  • Shannon1981

    I love it when stuff like this comes out on folks who push their holier than thou morals as a political platform, especially of the anti gay variety. They are good enough to fuck, Rep. Lee, but not to protect under the law, really? The more of these rightie bigots outed the better for our cause. Expose them all, I say. Every preacher and politician that ever spoke out against us that has a secret LGBT closet life needs to be brought to light.

    If you’re gonna speak out against something, then do the same damn thing behind closed doors, you deserve no sympathy or respect.

  • kernelt

    I love this fire storm, I hope it happen to all the hypocrites who hid in disguised and try as they might, running from themselves while criminalize others who openly accepted themselves and comfortable in their own skin.

  • FreddyMertz

    I’m confused…would it be “cross dressing women” or “men”?

  • Lucky Luke

    Cross-dressing women are women that dress like men?

  • Francis

    It’s not the fact he has sex with trans folk or cross dressers or fem men, whatever. No, his non 100% heterosexuality isn’t the issue here. The issue is his hypocrisy. So yes, he should take more heat, as this just further adds to the overall double standards in how he truly lives, compared to how he’s going out in public, with an anti-gay agenda. HOWEVER, the media is simply going to turn this into “hey look, he’s a big fag who sleeps with trannies, ew!” since they are sensationalist homophobes and transphobes.

  • Reggina Ebonee

    Uh…he WAS targeting black women. The woman who busted him is African-American.

  • Oprah

    Passable cross dresser? Gross. lol

  • gregger

    to quote one of my dear friends, “ah teee, ah teee heeee heeee.”

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