Via Proud Parenting member lifechanges: “Bill Graber is a retired 58 year old straight man recently exposed as fake lesbian blogger ‘Paula Brooks’ who is well known throughout the lesbian blogosphere as the owner of lesbian news website LezGetReal.com. I’ve worked with “Paula Brooks” online since 2007 and am the co-founder of LezGetReal, so I feel responsible for the success of Graber’s hoax as “Paula Brooks”. Working side by side with Graber everyday, I had no idea he wasn’t “Paula the Surf Mom”, and this news has had my mind spinning since it broke.
“Thinking back on all we accomplished together, and how driven “Paula” was to make a change in lesbian rights, I wondered if perhaps the hoax was a hoax! When I was first contacted by the media about “Paula Brooks”, I wondered “What has she gotten herself into now?”.
“You see “Paula” was all about getting traffic to the site with breaking news and was a real piece of work once you got to know her.
“Her father was the secretary to Robert Gates, and she had a lot of connections to the press so she would use that to bully others who didn’t agree with her. Nobody in the lesbian blogosphere wanted to get in a tangle with her. Her wife was dying from breast cancer and she was hearing impaired, so for the most part she got away with her aggressive behavior. You can read the story of how she began blogging and getting into lesbian drama on Lesbiatopia.com, the first lesbian blog she was a part of.”
[via lifechanges blog post]