A pair of writers at the Miami New Times are having trouble repressing their glee that they managed to snap (with their "hot-pink digital camera") George Alan Rekers, a right-wing Christian leader and anti-gay lobbyist, getting off a plane at Miami International Airport with a sizzling-hot gay escort. The prostitute, nicknamed "Lucien" by the paper, was available for hire on the gay-escort site Rentboy.com — home of such other celebrity boyfriends/escorts as Jason Preston, former lover of designer Marc Jacobs. Rekers wouldn't deny he found Lucien on that site, but he did say he'd only hired him to help while he was "recovering from surgery" — that's why he took him on an all-expenses paid ten-day trip through Europe. After all, Rekers did co-found the group
Focus on the Family Family Research Council, which has been the bane of gay-rights groups since its creation in 1983, and he also is an officer of the National Association for Research & Therapy of Homosexuality, a gay-cure group. Someone like that would NEVER actually hire a gay hooker, right?
Here's the New Times' description of what happened. They had some fun with this:
The pictures on the Rentboy.com profile show a shirtless young man with delicate features, guileless eyes, and sun-kissed, hairless skin. The profile touts his "smooth, sweet, tight ass" and "perfectly built 8 inch cock (uncut)" and explains he is "sensual," "wild," and "up for anything" — as long you ask first. And as long as you pay. On April 13, the "rent boy" (whom we'll call Lucien) arrived at Miami International Airport on Iberian Airlines Flight 6123, after a ten-day, fully subsidized trip to Europe. He was soon followed out of customs by an old man with an atavistic mustache and a desperate blond comb-over, pushing an overburdened baggage cart. Reached by New Times before a trip to Bermuda, Rekers said he learned Lucien was a prostitute only midway through their vacation. "I had surgery," Rekers said, "and I can't lift luggage. That's why I hired him."
The Miami paper was quick to note, of course, that "medical problems didn't stop him from pushing the tottering baggage cart" through the airport.
Christian right leader George Rekers takes vacation with "rent boy" [Miami New Times via Towleroad]