A lot of stories have been coming out about former Republican Congressman Aaron Schock since last year about him making out with other men, such as the one we posted about him being spotted making out with a guy at Coachella.
People have speculated about his sexual orientation since, and now Schock has put all those rumors to rest by publicly coming out as gay in an Instagram post last Thursday.
The nine-page post starts with Schock point-blank declaring he is gay, adding that those who know him and of him already know this. He also says he regrets “the time wasted in not having done so sooner.”
He then goes on to talk about his childhood in the Midwest. He says his family was “centered in a faith and its particular traditions.” However, the family’s move to Peoria, Illinois first made him aware of his attraction towards other men. But rather than confront that feeling, Schock immersed himself in trying to pursue a career in politics, starting with a position on the school board to being elected a Congressman at 27.
Schock says he may have “sorted all this out in the right way” if he had not been accused of fraud while in office, eventually leading to his resignation. Without his political career, Schock decided to come out to his mother but was caught making out in Coachella before he could do so. His mother and his family did not take the news well.
He writes: “To characterize some of these conversations with my family in general, it’s fair to say it has not been a case of instant acceptance and understanding. What I had to share was unwelcome news to every single person in my family, out of the blue in some cases, and was met with sadness, disappointment, and unsympathetic citations to Scripture.”
Schock also addressed his earlier support for a constitutional ban on gay marriage and the policy of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.” He says his support was because he was running in a conservative district and also points out that Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama both held positions against marriage equality beforehand.
Read the full Instagram post below:
The guy deserves to be shunned by every gay guy he tries to pick up due to the damage he did with his anti-gay votes. Schock is another disgusting self-loathing gay who used his power in Congress to make push an anti-LGBT agenda.
But fat chance…
I’m sure the WeHo and Coachella crowd will lavish him with attention thanks to abs.
Funny how its all we should support everyone and whatever their journey is until it really comes to that. Good for him for finally coming out. In the long run he had bigger issues than just being anti gay marriage (like probably misappropriation of funds etc etc). But everyone keep bashing everyone.
I have no problem supporting someone who struggles. I refuse to support someone’s journey when that journey included treating my existence as crap.
I Agree !!
Typical that all the discussion is on him coming out…he a fucking crook!!! He lost his office because he was accused of fraud while in office. You’re bitching about him being outted and/or whether or not gay people should support his hipocrisy. HE’S A CROOK. What more needs to be said?
This, predictable, uninspiring and trite, revelation… might be seen as The Republican Party’s “Buttigieg”? Might this “Coming Out” be a harbinger of a Presidential Candidate’s aspirations for President? It is amazing how trite and self-serving these “Outings” manifest. It is no wonder, how ordinary our politicians have evolved…boring us Americans with their uninspiring visions of our future; hence, a regurgitation of “What Comes Around…Goes Around.” Alarmingly so, it isn’t the elected candidate; It is the ever increasing indifference of the Voting Public’s confidence and respect for those who are elected and their inept rendering of their responsibilities for the welfare… Read more »
Aren’t most “coming out” situations self-serving unless someone else outs the individual?
Intersesting how “conservative” central Illinois elected 2 closet cases who achieved some level of success in politics. At least Schock had the balls to finally come out unlike former state treasurer Dan Rutherford from Pontiac. I suppose better to fall from grace for extreme interior design than sexual harassment. Many reasonably close to Rutherford had known about him for years. What cemented supicions about him was when in a very drunken state (which he was well known for) he grabbed the crotch of another ISU alum in the kitchen of their fraternity house one homecoming weekend. Looks like central Illinois… Read more »
I’d blow him!
dude, yes he’s a hottie, but he doesn’t support our rights. he’s the kind of guy loving gay sex but wants nothing to do with LGBTQ.
Would you give him a Rim Job?
What a shock! Drag race star Sherry Pie accused by five men of catfishing them!
Too little too late. To hell with him.
Who really cares???? Dude you are to DAMNED old to be coming out now……
I said the same and my comment was deleted, and seriously, how old is too old to come out?
“Detverstop” I agree with you 110% !!!…too little too late..to hell with him !..not to mention all the harm he did to LGBT community with his “against” votes!!,all the while spending tax payer dollars redecorating…. and sucking dick!
Dude (Mr. Republican) , who the hell cares .. So, do U want a marching band , roses, red carpet and applauses? You are selfish and pathetic., You always knew that you are a gay man.. You did not just have a “ha ha” moment.. You, Mr. Reoublican , chose to vote against the LGBTQ ️ agenda , because , you were trying to hide from yourself is totally unacceptable.. Now , pull up your panties and start to make a difference.. I don’t see this going well for you..
I suppose it would be easy to criticize him and call him a hypocrite but what is the point? The reality is that even in today’s more open society there are still plenty of gay people who are in the closet full of self-loathing. Considering the family and environment he comes from, it is a bit of surprise that he was able to come out at all. Some would rather kill themselves and no surprise, some do. This was his personal journey and he has arrived at his destination of sexual self awareness. Of course, what makes him more difficult… Read more »
Please say this a little louder for the people in the back.
The Republican Party is much better positioned as the protector of individualism and represents sound policy on equal rights and of course the most important assurance of liberty, economic growth.
Historically, Socialist governments have always turned against gay community. So its of little surprise to me that many Gays are sick of being pawns of Democrat Politicians who push anti-American rhetoric.
Help end organized crime, Vote a Democrat out if office assp
Republicans are FASCISTS. We know what the Fascist Nazis did to Homosexuals. Give me a break about Democrats and Socialism. By the way, how is the weather in Russia?
Nazis were not, initially, “Homophobic.”
I believe, the first two attempts on Der Fuhrer’s Life was by two of his officers who were homosexuals. It was after the second attempt, that Hitler became paranoid of homosexuals and began his own personal “Witch Hunt.” I am German on my father’s side and there are those who still reside in Germany.
No, sorry, Hitler was never fond of homosexuals but to gain power, he was willing to utilize whatever means possible, even if it meant partnering with Ernst Rohm, the very gay leader of the brown shirts, a separate offshoot party of the nazi ideology, ie The National ‘Socialist’ Party. The press at the time mocked Hitler for his association with Rohm and when Hitler gained control of Germany, he took Rohm out personally with a bullet to the head and anyone else he had no further use of on the Night of the Long Knives, including gay men but he… Read more »
I will “Thank You” for further explaining Hitler and The Nazis.
Hitler’s idea for the “Genocide” was largely derived from the Turks’ Genocide of the Armenians. He fathomed that if the world could watch and not step in to quell, approximately, 1,000,000 Armenians killed, the world, once again, would ignore the genocide of the Jews.
The biggest crime of The Holocaust” was not the killing of 6,000,000 Jews; 350,000 Roman Catholics; 350,000 Homosexuals or eradicating the vast majority of the Gypsies, the greatest crime was the World allowing one man to commit it..
I’m sorry, I must respectfully disagree. This has been a rumor that has gone around for a considerable amount of time and has been significantly debated and dispelled due to lack of evidence misconstrued from a speech Hitler gave but this is a different discussion. While I do agree, more should have been done to save more lives back then, there were so many complicated pieces to this bloody layer cake, it’s almost hard to fathom all of it. Irregardless, the point of my statement was aimed at the irresponsible and frankly lazy minded comments of the professional ignoramuses who… Read more »
Gorgeous George: I fully understood your reactions and your founded truth about The Nazis, Hitler and his tolerance of Homosexuals However, allow me to relate a story, told by my father to this son: during the beginnings of WWII., my father was referred to as a “Kraut” and “Nazi” regardless of him being a third generational American of German decent. He was a “Non Combatant Medic as was . There were those soldiers who refused to receive injections and medical care from my father because he was German. He had a very hard time during his first year because of… Read more »
how is the weather in Russa?
What history are you reading that suggest that the Republican party is positioned as protector of individualism and sound policy of equal rights? The last decade alone, independents and democrats have been the authors and implementing changes into law that have supported the gay community. Its been nearly 135 years since the republican’s party has done anything truly significant in reference to civil rights. Even back then the republican party wasn’t what it is today. Its been the democrats who have pushed for more equal rights across the board. It is totally okay to be a conservative gay who is… Read more »
Amen brother. Walk away!
I think this whole ‘coming out’ thing is very 80s 90s thing to do. I guess some people feel the need to make it official but it seems like a dated thing to do.
Might as well leave him alone even those he’s a creep.The gay community is full closeted gay republicans who preach hate about us until caught. The sad thing is we have many here on A4A who vote republican…republican express their dislike of gays daily.
That’s right, Wayne. There are lots of Republicans here on A4A. Apparently, there are also lots of Republicans in his district who voted for him to represent THEIR INTERESTS in Congress, That’s how it works, you see? Regardless of how he felt about gay marriage, he’s obligated to represent his constituency. Yes, it’s a Republican idea. If life here was mob rule, such as in a pure democracy, every one of you LGBTXYZ “weirdos” would have already been rounded up and executed long ago. Especially those among you who care nothing about anybody else other than yourself and manifest it… Read more »
Yeah, like the hypocrisy, mendacity, you know, “the pot calling the kettle, etc.,”
Hi, Mr. Everything Revolves Around Color! Nice to see you chiming in.
Ha! Hell man, everything does, clearly! Black & brown & white, and of course, the green (capital). Oh, likewise, nice to ‘read’ from you as well… 😉
Yeah keep trying as though we care to hear you…stay mad.LOL
Who, me? I’ve been absolutely disgusted, for the longest time now, actually.
No respect for this self-loathing queer. Aaron Schock is an opportunist. He voted against gay marriage, equal rights, and the rights of others because it was expedient and he could get something out of it. Now that he doesn’t need or want anything, Schock once again shows us that his motives are expedient and opportunistic. How about Schock stand for something when it isn’t popular but he stands for it because it’s the right thing to do? Of course, an opportunist can’t do that.
Yes, a Republican in recent history, much to my surprise, standing for something because it was the right thing to do, even if it was not politically expedient was of all people Mitt Romney! Kudos to Mitt the only republican in congress with a spine, during the impeachment of Trump.
We’re told story after story here about individuals who been troubled grappling with their sexuality. How they just felt for many reasons (family, work, religion, etc.) they could not reveal who they were. And how they made mistakes along the way in life in how they handled it all. And we’re told how troubling, and sad, and heartbreaking, and unjust it all is. We’re told how we should provide sympathy and support. And then there’s this post Out comes the hate. Out comes the double standard too many gays are so good at fueling. Gays claim to be part of… Read more »
For those who struggled in the closet (and I myself am one such individual), the struggle is real. But we didn’t put down others in the process as we remained the closet. We didn’t engage in homophobic actions and postures while we remained the closet.
Schock for his part stayed in the closet and denigrated the LGBT agenda. He doesn’t deserve sympathy for that.
how kind of you to try and out him by pushing stories of him at coachella
he did that to himself out in the public. he’s a public figure, people know who he is, and he still decided to hang out in the open in those parties. didn’t he kissed guys in parties in Mexico? who does that, unless you want the world to know you’re gay? many guys on the dl are actually better at covering up than that guy. either ways, he has long ways to go as long he doesn’t change his posture on gay rights.
are we supposed to applaud? He’s been a total fraud; a total closet case and has totally colluded with those determined to oppress gay men and lesbians. Now that he’s washed up he wants to cash in on admitting that he’s gay.
That closet has had glass door on it for years. Three words: Downton Abbey decor. Google it along with his name.
Based on the comments thus far, I see the intolerant hypocrites are seizing any opportunity to skewer someone whose life journey was different than theirs.
His journey is no different from many thousands of gay men, women, trans, etc folks, what is different is the stunning hypocrisy for the use of his political office to be his “beard” – to use social injustice and implied violence toward others *just like him* – in order to get elected. What do you think we should do, slap him on the back and buy him a drink for eventually outgrowing his upbringing? Why, what makes him special? He projected his self-loathing into government policy and law and that deserves no congratulations whatsoever. The bell cannot be un-rung. I… Read more »
Typical of radical conservative homophobes. The most extreme judgemental intolerant ones are always closeted. Any anti gay legislation he got passed should be overturned. Just like when corrupt cops and judges are busted. They let their victims go. Hope every man he tries to get with rejects him for his hypocrisy.
Have you heard of “Log Cabin Republicans”? In other words, not all Republicans are the same. Education helps to expand your thinking and have balanced opinions; try some.
What is most disgusting about all of this is the outpouring of vitriol and venom from members of our community who are *more* repulsively extreme than this Mr. Schock. Not all of us are left-wing socialists (or full-blown communists), not all of us agree with everything the LGBTQI+ community does, and not all of us are in favor of shunning anyone who does not agree with our opinions. We cannot conquer hate by dishing it out. We cannot fight the spread of disease by engaging in narcissistic hypocrisy. We cannot fight for equality by embracing and celebrating double standards. We… Read more »
^^^^ This guy understands. ^^^^ Too bad it falls on so many deaf ears.
You simply do not betray in the sense the he did (other “LGBTQI”) throwing ‘us’ under the bus so that light of his own sexual orientation is dimmed. He knew, what he was doing, he knew, it was wrong and cowardice. I have nothing for him, one has to forgive
especially for the sake of self, but I would never trust him, as his ‘loyalties’ would forever be suspect.
Yawn. another closet cased Republican we are supposed to either pity or accept. It’s an old story and a sad one since it’s the Republican party that would give anything to erase all minorities off the map. This guy belongs in a “Things No Gay Man Should Ever Be” instructional book in a chapter right next to Jussie Smollet.
Honestly, every person has their own journey. The man came out and acknowledged his mistakes. When did gay men become so judgmental about other gay men? He should be welcomed no matter how he got here.
WHY is this site even acknowledging this bastard? Is a4a so desperate for members? This ass and your coverage should be removed immediately.
Ugh. Just another bottom.
There’s a difference between grappling with your sexuality and working to deny other people (and ultimately yourself) the rights they are due.
One thing to remember, he represented the citizens of his district. His first two terms he won about 60 percent of the votes and the next two 75 percent. Apparently he was voting the way the majority of people wanted him to. Think of the voters as his boss. You either do what the boss says, quit, or get fired. He got caught playing loose with his election campaign money and was forced to resign from Congress. You can fault him for many things but voting the way his citizens wanted is not one of them.
Why bother sweetie, we all knew you were a tinkerbell for years!