Rentboy.com Execs Speak Out In Wake Of Rekers Scandal

Here’s a link to an exclusive interview with Rentboy.com CEO Jeffrey Davids and site director Sean Van Sant.  As I discussed in a previous post, Rentboy.com was thrust into the national spotlight after anti-gay activist and Baptist preacher George Rekers was exposed as having hired a male escort through the website.

Interestingly, in addition to sky-rocketing traffic totals, Van Sant and Davids report that the number of visitors from rural areas has increased.  “It’s drawn people from small towns. We never really had that before… If you don’t know anything about gay men, who’s going to teach you? And here’s Jay Leno, talking about us. I’m shocked at the ruralization of this service.  Wouldn’t it be amazing if Rekers – whose raison d’être has been to destroy his own secret life and the life of gay men everywhere – would end up making people feel OK about their sexuality? Wouldn’t that be the ultimate irony?”

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