April 29, 2015 at 5:30 pm EDT | by Staff reports
N.D. lawmaker outed on Grindr
Boehning, gay news, Washington Blade

Rep. Randy Boehning (R-Fargo) acknowledged he is gay after being outed.

FARGO, N.D. — A North Dakota man said a state lawmaker who voted against a gay rights measure sent an explicit photo and messages to him.

The Forum, a local newspaper, reported that Dustin Smith, a 21-year-old man from Bismarck, claims state Rep. Randy Boehning (R-Fargo) sent him “sexually suggestive messages” and “an unsolicited photo of his penis” over Grindr using the name Top Man!

Smith during an interview with the Forum noted that Boehning recently voted against a bill that would have banned discrimination based on sexual orientation in North Dakota.

The Fargo Republican initially declined to comment on whether he sent the picture and messages to Smith, but he later confirmed that he did.

“That’s what gay guys do on gay sites, don’t they?” Boehning told the Forum. “That’s how things happen on Grindr. It’s a gay chat site. It’s not the first thing you do on that site. That’s what we do, exchange pics on the site.”

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