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State GOP Rep Resigns After Gay Sex Scandal

Spokane, WA. State Rep. Richard Curtis (R) has resigned from office after news broke about being the target of extortion. Police reports show that Curtis had met with a young man, Cody Castagna 26, at a local erotic video store. The two men left the store, there was some sort of exchange of money, and then proceeded to check into Curtis’ upscale hotel room. Curtis claims after the two had engaged in “mutual sexual activity”, Castagna left the hotel with his wallet. Then, later in the day Castagna called Curtis demanding $1000 for the return of the wallet and silence about the encounter.

Curtis tried to keep the matter quite, by contacting a friend in the State Troopers. He had hope they could just go and get the wallet and silence Castagna. Instead they handed it over to the Spokane police department. Who in turn started a public investigation. That’s when all Hell broke loose for Curtis.

Now everyone knows that something “dirty” happened and that he tried to cover it up using his powerful connections.

But what really happened? Here are the facts:

1: On Oct. 26th Curtis went to Hollywood Erotic Boutique.
2: Curtis and Castagna met at the adult store.
3: The two men went to Curtis’ hotel room at the Davenport Towers Hotel.
4: They ordered two gay adult films from the PPV.
5: They engaged in sexual activity.
6: Castagna left the hotel with Curtis’ wallet.
7: Castagna called Curtis demanding $800 “owed” to him.
8: The media gets a hold of the story.
9: Curtis is pressured to resign by top state republicans.
10: Nov. 1st Curtis sends his resignation to the governor.

What’s the big deal here? Aside from the adultery, solicitation, abuse of power, and the overall lack of respect for voters. Yes, over the years Curtis has voted NO for Gay Rights. Yes, he has shown intolerance for anyone different from himself and his party. But how different was he? After all he was cruising an adult bookstore and it’s rumored that he likes fishnets and high heels.

The thing that really bothers me about all this, is that for years Curtis has been living a lie. Not a secret, but a lie. He is married with children. He has been in public stating his disapproval of the GLBT Community. Why risk your career and family embarrassment like that. Just be open and honest about who you are. That’s what the National Coming Out Day was all about.

The other thing, was how quickly Curtis was removed from the Washington House Republicans website. Within just a couple hours of his resignation letter being sent, he had been removed from their website. Plus almost all reference to him and his voting history, had been removed from the State House website. Why? Are the political leaders of Washington that ashamed of his lies and abuse of power. Or are they distancing themselves from another queer freak?

I do however feel bad for Cody Castagna. This will follow him around for the rest of his life. Granted he was prostituting himself out. There are better ways for a cute intelligent guy to make a living, Cody. At least have higher standards, I mean look at the guy. Power and money ain’t everything, babe.

But, now he has become the poster boy for “outing” closeted Republican leaders. He has also been accused, in the press, of all sorts of things. Everything from running a criminal escort service to dealing drugs at a truck stop. I guess it’s better for them to try and destroy this young guy, rather than facing reality. We homo’s are everywhere!

Visit Cody’s MySpace page to learn how you can help him fight back.

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2 comments

  1. Another closeted Republican… tsk tsk… i wonder how he’s going to explain his moral values now.

  2. Hey AJ,

    He’s been sneaking off for years. Some of the people in the know, around town, say he’s been cruising stores and parks for years.

    He carries a bag full of “toys” and outfits. How could his family not know that something was going on?

    He did try the whole Larry Craig thing “I’m not gay”. Then the police report hit the net. So, now it’s I’m not gay I just like to have sex with guys.

    I just don’t get how he can claim to have these strong virtues and values. Then, get caught-up in some rough-trade?

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