Dan Savage: Republican Michele Bachmann’s husband is a ‘closet case’

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Gay activist Dan Savage has claimed that his ‘gaydar’ tells him the husband of anti-gay Republican Michele Bachmann is a ‘closet case’.

The notorious advice columnist made the claim in an interview with Playboy magazine.

Mr Bachmann is the former head of a clinic which supported ex-gay therapy – but he insists it created a “safe place” for gay people.

Dan Savage said: “Look at Marcus Bachmann, Michele Bachmann’s husband. Anybody who has gaydar—anybody who has eyes—looks at him and sees a tormented closet case who has externalized his internal conflict and is abusing other people, doing his reparative-therapy bullshit. It’s so sad and pathetic.

“A lot of the self-destructive behaviours gay people are prone to drifting into are directed inward, and then you have these shitbags like Marcus Bachmann for whom it’s all directed outward.

“Marcus Bachmann is the photo negative of the guy on the last bar stool in the gay bar, drinking and smoking himself to death, except instead of destroying himself, he’s destroying other vulnerable queer people in an effort to destroy the queer inside himself.”

In the same interview, Mr Savage – who is no stranger to controversial comments – claimed that “a lot of porn is for men who can’t get laid”.

He also said that people “have to be whores” to satisfy their partners – adding: “We should tell people who are in sexless relationships and who aren’t doing what their partner wants, ‘You bought the dairy, so milk the fucking cow. If you don’t milk it, it’s going to find somebody else to milk it’.”