If you’re a gay man or you hit from both sides of the plate I’m happy for you, I really am. However, you may want to clue in important people in your life to your lifestyle. For instance your fiance. But if you’re trying to stay in the closet or keeping it on the down-low as it were you may want to avoid cruising craigslist for anonymous hookups. You may just find yourself blackmailed and outed.
In Provo, Utah police arrested Brad Ray Adams for allegedly extorting money from a man he met through craigslist. The victim was engaged to a woman at the time and Adams threatened to reveal their trysts to the fiance if the victim didn’t pay Adams and continued to have sex with him. Even after complying with Adams’ demands he revealed everything to the victim’s family. You would be correct in assuming that the victim is no longer engaged.
Adams had claimed that he had ruined the lives of others in a similar way.
Honestly, I can never understand what it’s like to go through life gay but once again I would recommend to gay and straight people not to engage in anonymous hookups on craigslist. Extortion is probably the least dangerous thing that could happen to you.
UPDATE 5/6/2012: Adams was only sentenced to 15 days in jail and a year on probation. Score another one for the bad guys.