A conservative North Dakota lawmaker has revealed he is gay after he was caught messaging other men on gay dating site Grindr following a vote against a gay rights bill, according to a report.
Rep. Randy Boehning, a Republican in the Roughrider State’s legislature, sent messages and a sexually explicit photo of himself to another man over Grindr that, he claims, the other man leaked to the media in retaliation for Boehning’s vote against the legislation, which would have added sexual orientation to the state’s anti-discrimination law.
But the other man – 21-year-old Dustin Smith, of Bismarck – told The Fargo-Moorhead Forum that he simply wanted to reveal Boehning’s hypocrisy.
“How can you discriminate against the person you’re trying to pick up?” Smith told The Forum.
Boehning, 52 and unmarried, has been an active member of the site, according to Smith, and conducted his affairs under the profile name “Top Man!”
Source: New York Daily News | ADAM EDELMAN