Will Gay Men in Massachusetts Elect Scott Brown Because He’s Hot?

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Scott Brown is the Republican candidate in the special election to fill the U.S. Senate seat formerly held by the late Senator Edward Kennedy. He is challenging Democratic candidate Martha Coakley.

Question? Will gay men who live in Massachusetts elect Scott Brown based solely on the fact that he’s hot? Pictured above, Scott Brown was selected by Cosmopolitan as their June 1982 “Sexiest Man.”

Since the mid-1980s, Brown has won nine consecutive elections, including three terms in the House and a special election in 2004 to fill the state Senate seat of Democrat Cheryl Jacques.

He is the darling of the so-called ‘teabaggers,’ with a voting record that wins high marks from business, gun owner groups and Citizens for Limited Taxation. Brown receives low grades from the National Organization for Women, the Massachusetts Teachers Association, and the AFL-CIO.

The most troubling thing about Scott Brown is his vocal opposition to marriage equality, even going so far as supporting a possible ballot measure to amend the state constitution and ban same-sex marriage.

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24 Responses to Will Gay Men in Massachusetts Elect Scott Brown Because He’s Hot?

  1. Brigadoon says:

    I hope gay men aren’t so shallow. Brown has a certain sex appeal but it’s like a middle-aged Aryan blonde who fucks you while mumbling bon mots about the glories of Adolph Hitler. It’s smells of fetish and I don’t want to be near it.

  2. Randy Arroyo says:

    If queers put this guy in Kennedy’s seat then I will officially lose all respect for gay men and support a bill to take away the right of queers to vote.

  3. chr31ter says:

    For the record, this is Scott Brown’s official position on Marriage: “I believe marriage is between a man and a woman. States should be free to make their own laws in this area, so long as they reflect the people’s will as expressed through them directly, or as expressed through their elected representatives. ”

    In other words, leave it up to the states to decide, and when possible, leave it up to the voters.

  4. chr31ter:

    From the Boston Globe Profile of Senate Candidates:



    Brown has been a vocal opponent of same-sex marriage and in the past has been an advocate for a ballot question to amend the state constitution and ban same-sex marriage.

    According to Scott Gortikov, executive director of MassEquality, a LGBT advocacy group:

    “Scott Brown has demonstrated a persistent antagonism toward equality’’ for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender community. He’s not someone who even likes or tolerates gay people or their families.’’

    Just for the record.

  5. Tiny Dancer says:

    I don’t live in Massachusetts so I can’t vote one way or another in the election.

    My guess is, when Democrats — gay and straight, start to understand what is at stake here, the possibility of electing this guy, Scott Brown and not Martha Coakley to replace Ted Kennedy, they will rally around Coakley and elect her.

  6. Mets Fan says:

    Do you think gay men are that shallow?

    A lot is riding on this election. Electing Brown would be a disaster for LGBT Massachusetts. But, hey, what do I know? They elected Mitt Romney for governor.

  7. Conejo1982 says:

    I’m confident Martha Coakley will prevail. As far as gay men falling for Scott Brown’s spell, I just think gay people — as a general rule, are too informed and sophisticated to elect a pretty boy who would try to take their rights out from under them.

  8. VicoDANIEL says:

    Scott Brown yesterday warned President Obama to “stay away” from the Bay State during his so against Democratic rival Martha Coakley and not interfere with the campaign’s final days.

    This is the same guy who has an ad with John McCain.

    When did a Republican slathered in hairspray have the right or justification to issue a warning to a sitting president?

    Scott Brown appears to think he has the race sown up and no one, not even the leader of the Democratic party can stop him.


  9. Joe in Colorado says:

    Scott Brown has already indicated he will vote against any and all healthcare reform. To his supporters, be they gay or straight, please explain to me how he’s better for Massachusetts and the by extension, the country, than Martha Coakley? Looking at his voting record and his policy positions, Brown is just another Republican lawmaker.

  10. feminazi says:

    Reading Scott Brown’s positions on the issues, he’s made it clear that healthcare reform is DOA if he’s elected to fill Sen. Ted Kennedy’s senate seat. I think this is troubling. But, living as I do in Connecticut, I was appalled when my neighbors elected Mitt Romney as governor. He lied to the people of Massachusetts and they believed him. At least Scott Brown is on the record saying he’s against marriage equality and healthcare reform. Let’s hope the voters carefully consider their vote when it comes down to either Coakley or pretty boy.

  11. Harry says:

    I suppose it will come down to which head MA gays are thinking with? I hope it’s the one above the neck and not below the belt.

  12. libhomo says:

    If Brown wins, Reid will be forced to use budget reconciliation. That, ironically, would take away the fillibuster excuse on the public option.

    Having said that, I don’t think Brown is hot, and I doubt he will win.

  13. Fran says:

    Let’s give gay men more intellectual credit than that.
    Also here is something to consider–

    Palin is considered to be “hot” as well & she is a loser- both literally & figuratively.

    Many of Palin’s blind followers those who express they don’t know WHY they like her, but consider her to be a “superstar” are, thankfully trumped by those who review facts & knowledge, and don’t consider the Ex beauty Queen factor to be a qualifying resume item for a high political position.

    He looks red to me!

  14. Dmitris says:

    Let’s hope Massachusetts is thinking about the grave implications of a Scott Brown victory. He’s trouble on every level and all issues. Unless all you care about if business and lowering taxes on corporate America.

  15. disneybear says:

    Let me assure you as a gay man in Massachusetts, I will NOT be voting for Scott Brown, no matter how “hot” he is. He is against my civil rights and I would never vote for someone because of how they look!

  16. I dunno, I’m gay and I do think he’s hot now and was hot then. I mean gorgeous, especially with that little bit of grey near his temples now. Mmmm kind of a preppy sexy stud. I’d definitely hit that.

    I’d never vote for him of course. Not on your life. Even if he begged me to with his pretty eyes and strong jawline and little treasure trail showing. I’d still vote for Martha Coakley, 100%. I do know the difference between an oh-so-pretty face and somebody I want in a position of power. I don’t like his policies, stances, and ideals, and I do like hers.

    Just saying. Scott’s hott, that’s all.

  17. Rick says:

    If so many gay men find this blown-dry mannequin attractive (I am a gay man and do not), they can go cruise him in the Logan Airport bathroom with all the other Republican senators and wanna-bes.

  18. AngloAm says:

    It’s always a matter of taste.

  19. i thought they also dug up pictures of him from Playgirl

  20. Kate says:

    If the election is lost it won’t because of gay men voting for a hot guy. May slightly up turnout on some more right leaning LCRs but that’s it.

  21. Me says:

    1st of all, gay men only make up a small percent of the voting population.
    The outcome of this election will not be determined by gays.

    and more importantly, no. Gay men aren’t that stupid.
    They wouldn’t vote for someone who opposes their civil rights.

  22. AngloAm says:

    Damn right, “Me.” This puts repeal of DADT, DOMA, and passage of ENDA and granting insurance coverage to partners of federal employees pretty much out of reach. Thanks, Mr. “Fierce Advocate for Gay Rights” Oball-less.

    Regarding Mr. Brown’s hotness, I suddenly remember the saying “Handsome is as handsome does.” His deeds are ugly (or disturbing as when he pimps off his unsuspecting fameball daughters).

  23. RJP3 says:

    My thankfully EX same sex husband was fooled by the lets states decided BS — willfully ignoring that Brown voted against our own marriage equality 25 times.

    Of course my ex is a status seeking, social climbing, careerist, elitist profession with Narcissistic Personality Disorder.

    Sadly that describes MANY GAY men who choose to live in Boston.

  24. paul says:


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