According to multiple eyewitnesses, Schock spent the festival with his gay friends, dancing his heart out. Fun! He also reportedly got intimate with a guy or two, finding those precious carefree lip-locks every queer person dreams of having out in public.
ICYMI: While serving as the United States Representative for Illinois’ 18th congressional district from 2009 until 2015, Schock’s voting record read like the CliffsNotes of the Religious Right’s anti-gay playbook. Among his political positions, he voted against adding ‘sexual orientation, gender identity, gender and disability’ to the federal hate crime protection groups, against the repeal of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,’ and for the Defense of Marriage Act, which defined marriage as between a man and a woman.
His politics at one time earned him a 0 percent approval rating from the Human Rights Campaign for his opposition to LGBTQ equality.
Schock’s sexuality and all-but-likely hypocrisy have long been sources of speculation, and those who alleged to have seen him living his circuit fantasy at Coachella are crying..that bitch.
First among them was West Hollywood political activist James Duke Mason, who shared photos that appear to show Schock with his friends, along with the following commentary:
Its been reported that Schock is allegedly second from the left in the photo on the left and front and center in the one of the right. After Mason’s post picked up steam, multiple people came forward confirming the story, adding further details.
To the report of “making out with guys,” a source shared an additional photo claiming it shows Schock doing just that, with his hand down the man’s pants:
It shouldn't be the position to ever out any public figures, some will make an exception when someone has actively hurt LGBTQ people or causes and refused to own up to it. If the photos and accounts are accurate, Schock is out enjoying freedoms won through the sweat and blood of a community he directly harmed at every step of his political career.