Now Lesbian Blog Editor Comes Out as a Man

Lez Get Real editor unmasked after 'Gay Girl' scandal
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 14, 2011 2:38 AM CDT
Updated Jun 14, 2011 5:41 AM CDT
Bill Graber, a retired construction worker from Ohio, has been posing as a lesbian on his blog site.   (Bill Graber)

(Newser) – "Paula Brooks," the outspoken editor of lesbian news site Lez Get Real, has revealed that he is actually a 58-year-old straight man. Questions about Brooks' identity began to surface over the weekend because of the site's links to blogger "Gay Girl in Damascus," who turned out to be an American man, reports the Washington Post.

Bill Graber says he started the site in 2008 after a lesbian couple he knew were mistreated. He adopted the persona of a lesbian woman because he feared he wouldn't be taken seriously otherwise. The connection to "Gay Girl in Damascus" is a coincidence, and they often flirted online, neither realizing that the other was impersonating a lesbian, he says. Graber says he hopes the revelation won't harm the site or the causes it supports. He plans to turn over management of the site to a lesbian contributor.

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