The Republican minority leader, a tanning-bed aficionado named Boehner, was accused of being gay by someone on the internet. I’ve been considering the same question about him.
I don’t think he’s gay, he just likes lavender ties, which look effeminate.
But in this case, the feminine quality he projects is meant to convey that he is so very rich that he need never deign to do masculine labor.
It is the femininity of pampered nobility he is trying to project, not a femininity of wanting to be a bottom in a gay relationship.
Granted, since I am not gay I probably don’t have the best gaydar or deductive processes that an actual gay would have. But I’ve been puzzling over Senator Boehner’s apparent vanity for some time now — ever since I spotted him in his immaculately tailored suit and lavender tie during one of President Obama’s dynamic speeches.