The Number Of M4M Craigslist Ads Have Skyrocketed Since #RNCinCLE Rolled Into Town
While most gay men employ modern apps such as Grindr and Scruff to locate potential hookups, it appears many Republicans are still relying on Craiglist’s antiquated M4M pages.
The Daily Dot reports that the number of Casual Encounters posts on Craigslist in Cleveland have skyrocketed since the GOP rolled into town earlier this week.
Pages upon pages of ads have appeared, with headlines such as “RNC anonymous ass up bottom,” “Bend over RNC bitch boy” and “I’ll work over your little RNC holes.”
Don’t believe us? See for yourself:
Some might find the uptick in ads surprising, especially during a convention that is hosting someone of the most homophobic politicians of our time, including Mike Pence and Ted Cruz, but those of us in the know have seen this sort of thing before.
In 2015, a reporter with ReasonTV went to the Conservative Political Action Conference and logged on to Grindr only to find dozens of gay men less than 500 feet away from him. Then, of course, there are all those antigay pastors, lawmakers and other community figures who have been caught on gay dating apps.