Illinois Congressman Aaron Schock ( R ) closed down his Instagram account Jan. 4 after a number of Internet sources fueled more speculation about his sexuality, towlereoad.com reported.
Itay Hod, a journalist for CBS Newspath, posted a long entry Jan. 3 on his personal Facebook page that asked, "What if you knew a certain GOP congressman, let's just say from Illinois, is gay...[?]" Hod goes on to imply that anecdotes had confirmed longtime rumors about that congressman's sexuality and laments that the mainstream media cannot report on them because of a taboo against outing.
That same day, queerty.com said that the subject of the post was Schock. Previously, Americablog.com had posted an entry entitled, "The 7 gayest Aaron Schock Instagram posts of 2013."
Schock, the youngest member of Congress, has long denied rumors about being gay, and has been a vigorous opponent of LGBT rights. Human Rights Campaign gave him a 0% rating.
Towleroad's article is at: www.towleroad.com/2014/01/gop-congressman-aaron-schock-locks-down-instagram-account-amid-gay-rumors.html .
Queerty's article is at: www.queerty.com/noted-cbs-journalist-itay-hod-pretty-much-just-outed-homophobic-gop-rep-aaron-schock-20140103/ .
Americablog's article is at: americablog.com/2014/01/7-gayest-aaron-schock-instagram-posts-2013.html .
Hod's Facebook posting is at: m.facebook.com/iamitayhod/posts/10153719602440624 .