Anti-Gay Legislator Caught Sending Dick Pics To Men On Grindr

It is not every day when a legislator who has voted against gay rights gets outed after having sent a nubile 21-year-old man dick picks over Grindr, but it is today!

Just a few weeks after North Dakota House of Representatives member Randy Boehning voted against Senate Bill 2279, which would have outlawed discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, he is being outed after having sent an unsolicited dick pic to 21-year-old Dustin Smith over Grindr.

Via The Forum of Fargo-Moorehead:

The exchange came to light when Dustin Smith, a 21-year-old Bismarck man with no known connections to the Capitol, contacted The Forum earlier this month, saying he recognized Boehning from a gay dating smartphone app called Grindr. Chatting under the user name Top Man!, Boehning sent Smith sexually suggestive messages and, in the early morning hours of March 12, an unsolicited photo of his penis, according to exchanges reviewed by The Forum.

“How can you discriminate against the person you’re trying to pick up?” Smith said in a recent interview.

Boehning–whose name we cannot believe is actually “Randy Boehning”–admits sending the dick pic, and says that the reasons he voted against the bill was because his constituents were opposed to it, and because it also banned discriminating against people because you “think” they might be gay. Which does not make a lot of sense. Like, you can’t discriminate against someone for being gay, but you can discriminate against them if you just think they might be but it turns out they’re not? That seems bizarre.

In regards to the unsolicited nature of the dick pic, Boehning stated “That’s what gay guys do on gay sites, don’t they? That’s how things happen on Grindr. It’s a gay chat site. It’s not the first thing you do on that site. That’s what we do, exchange pics on the site.”

Generally speaking, I am opposed to outing. I believe it was a useful thing in the 1980s, but not so much now that there are lots of out and proud and visible gay people, and it’s not really considered a thing people are supposed to be ashamed of. However, you can’t have your gay cake and eat it too. If you’re going to actually build a career on the oppression of LGBT people, and get your Grindr freak on late at night, then yeah, it is fair to out you.

[Forum of Fargo-Moorehead Newspaper]

[h/t Gawker]