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"Is Andrew Shirvell Gay?" You just have to wonder....

I could not resist this story about wack-job Andrew Shirvell, an assistant Attorney General for the State of Michigan.  Here is this guy being paid with my tax dollars who is clearly fixated and inexplicably obsessed with the first gay student body President at University of Michigan.  For nearly six months, Shirvell, an assistant attorney general for the state of Michigan, has blogged about college student Chris Armstrong, an openly gay student assembly president at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.

Andrew Shrivell is the definition of a "cyber-bully" looking for his 5 minutes of fame.  But of all the things I might conclude about  Andrew Shirvell (and for that matter Michigan Attorney General Michael Cox), the one single thing that jumps out at me in viewing this CNN video interview by openly gay newsman Anderson Cooper is that Mr. Shirvell screams "gay" to me (and I represented parts of the gay community for over 10 years).  I have since learned that bloggers across the spectrum have had their "gaydars" triggered and have made the exact same observation here here and Perez Hilton here

I have to wonder if this guy is is another example of these loud-mouth anti-gay advocates who will ultimately end up with some male escort in a cheap motel. Or perhaps he has a crush .....

And Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox? Well we already know about his anti-gay agenda. I love his quote about having the job of standing up for victims like Shirvell.  Huh?  While Shirvell says he works on the blog during his off-hours, one call to the AG's IT department would certainly reveal that Shirvell is tracking his own fame while my tax dollars pay his mortgage. But then Mike Cox would have to fire Shirvell which would put him in a difficult political position with his far right religious constituency. Ah politics. You just have to wonder.....

Here ia a wonderful legal analysis of the legal issues presented by firing this idiot at the Workplace Prof Blog here.

BTW:  To the attorney who represents Chris Armstrong.  Blogstpot will typically take down blogs which spew hate (our law firms regularly handles First Amendment, Free Speech, Defamation & Reputation issues). I have submitted a complaint to Google.  Hopefully they will agree and remove the site from its system. My day will be complete if they do.... There is a difference betwen hate speech and free speech.

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KTH: What Michigan AG knew about Andrew Shirvell, CNN



Kelly Hall

I had the same impression of Shirvell when I watched his interview on CNN. That ass should be fired, and so should Cox for defending him.

Eddie Hudson

How about Bishop Eddie Long in Atlanta? I thought this guy was gay years ago, but he's now involved in a series of lawsuits where it is alleged he took advantage to young men in his care.

Oh, I personally think Andrew Shirvell is gay by the way.....


It looks like Mike Cox may lose his leading excuse for inaction - http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi-ap-mi-anti-gayblog-atto,0,4483086.story


My favorite part: "There is a difference between hate speech and free speech." Really? And you're a LAWYER? That's like saying there's a difference between free speech and sports talk. The content of the speech is irrelevant--short of encouraging violent action against individuals, there's no legal justification for censorship. What Google does about is one thing, what the government does is another. Stop attacking free speech in the name of tolerance. Tolerance means tolerating intolerance, too.


I lived with a guy like this once in college. Racist, anti-Semitic and ANGRY. A few years out of college he called me to apologize and let me know he was gay.

el serracho

Is Andrew Shirvell really Buster Bluth?


Larry Craig. I don't know how you missed him.

Janine Krehbiel

I googled "Andrew Shirvell gay" because when I saw him on CNN I wondered the same thing. He certainly seems gay. He certainly is obsessed. Often we lash out at people if they have some characteristic that reminds us of things we don't like about ourselves. Andrew Shirvell needs to come to terms with his own homosexuality.

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I wonder if this guy is another example of these lawyers loudmouth anti-gay who finally end up with a few male escort in a cheap motel. Or maybe he has a crush

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