Aaron Schock Wiki
Aaron Schock was born on May 28, 1981, and from Morris, Minnesota, USA. He is a former American politician who was Republican U.S. Representative for Illinois’s 18th congressional district from 2009 until 2015.
On 5th March 2020, he came out as gay in a statement posted to his Instagram, he wrote “I am gay,” Schock wrote. “For those who know me and for many who only know of me, this will come as no surprise.”
Earlier, the former Illinois Congressman who opposed gay marriage during his tenure. In his statement, which was posted concurrently on a personal website, he explained that his religious family has largely shunned him since finding out he was gay after images allegedly showing him at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival were published last year.
Aaron Schock Career
During his six years in Congress representing Illinois, Schock consistently voted against policies supported by the LGBTQ community, including the 2010 repeal of “don’t ask, don’t tell,” which allowed gay and bisexual people to openly serve in the military.
However, he didn’t apologize for his legislative record, Schock said that when he first ran for office in 2008, presidential candidates John McCain, Barack Obama, and Hillary Clinton publicly opposed marriage equality.
In 2015, he resigned in the wake of a congressional ethics investigation into reports that he used taxpayer money to fund lavish trips and events. Then, he was charged in a federal spending scandal and indicted on fraud charges and was indicted on 24 felony counts including mail and wire fraud, theft of government funds, making false statements and filing false federal tax returns.
Later, Aaron repaid the government the $40,000 it had cost to redecorate his office and reimburse his campaign committees approximately $68,000 and avoid any future legal problems.
In 2009, he was the first member of the U.S. Congress and was the youngest member of Congress. Previously, he served two terms in the Illinois House of Representatives, also as its youngest member.
Aaron Schock Family
How old is Aaron Schock? He was born on May 28, 1981, and from Morris, Minnesota, USA and he is 39 years old as of 2020. He is the son of Richard Schock (Father) and Janice Marie (Mother). Aaron is the youngest of four children.
He completed his education from Richwoods High School and attended Illinois Central College in East Peoria. Then, he graduated from Bradley University with a Bachelor of Science degree.
Aaron Schock Partner
However, he has not revealed anything about his partner but he was photographed at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival with several gay men, and a video was publicized that showed Schock kissing and fondling another man at the same event in 2019.
Then, in the same year, a video was released showing Schock tipping a male go-go dancer at a gay bar in Zona Rosa, Mexico City and was also seen and photographed at a dance party for gay men in Los Angeles.
On 5th March 2020, he came out as gay in a statement posted to his Instagram.
On his Website he wrote “I am gay. For those who know me and for many who only know of me, this will come as no surprise. For the past year, I have been working through a list of people who I felt should finally hear the news directly from me before I made a public statement. I wanted my mother, my father, my sisters, my brother, and my closest friends to hear it from me first.
The fact that I am gay is just one of those things in my life in need of explicit affirmation, to remove any doubt and to finally validate who I am as a person. In many ways I regret the time wasted in not having done so sooner.
I offer my story as one person’s experience. I’ve come to believe it is, in some respects, just a more public version of a difficult and ultimately, now optimistic, journey familiar to many LGBTQ people.
In many ways, I thrived in this environment. It helped me to live with a feeling of purpose and taught me to try to treat others as I would want to be treated. Memorizing Bible verses, going to church camp, attending services at least twice a week – that was my world.
I’m sure I knew other gay people in those years of growing up, but I don’t think any of us were aware of it. I understood that the teachings of my upbringing were pretty clear on the matter. Because of it, as I got older and first felt myself drawn in the direction of my natural orientation, I didn’t want to think about it. I always preferred to force my thoughts in other directions, leaving a final answer about that for another day.
To that end, it helped that I was also born a fairly goal-focused personality, driven to succeed and to push myself in every way I knew how.
This journey has taught me a valuable lesson: that, whether you are gay or straight, it’s never too late to be authentic and true to yourself.
As for my family, I still get occasional emails trying to sell me on conversion therapy, but recently at our relative’s wedding, my mother told me that if there is anyone special in my life, she wants to meet them. I’m optimistic about the future and ready to write the next chapter of my life.”