North Carolina Republican state Senate candidate Steve Wiles supports the state’s ban on same-sex marriage.
Not surprising until you learn that Wiles also was known as Miss Mona Sinclair who performed at Club Odyssey from 2002 until 2010, according to the Winston-Salem Journal.
Wiles first denied he was the drag performer but within three weeks admitted he was.
“I have already apologized to the people who matter most to me for the things I did when I was young,” Wiles said.
He didn’t clarify what he apologized for. For entertaining? For raising money for AIDS organizations?
He also wouldn’t confirm or deny if he is gay.
Wiles also was a Miss Gay America promoter, although he was suspended for “conduct unbecoming to a promoter of the Miss Gay America pageant system.”
The Winston-Salem paper reported Wiles voted in the Democratic primary in 2008. By 2012, he was campaigning for the anti-marriage amendment that passed. In the current election, he has made the anti-gay law his primary issue.
Wiles explained his support of the amendment.
“I do not condone the things I did when I was young,” Wiles said.
Wiles has two opponents. One is the incumbent in this conservative district. The primary for the Republican nomination is tomorrow.