In the interests of diversity, Sam Brinton — the new deputy assistant secretary for Spent Fuel and Waste Disposition in the Office of Nuclear Energy in the Department of Energy. he was not appointed by Joe Biden as has been widely circulated. He was hired and is now a civil servant, which means he can remain in that position for as long as he lives no matter who the president is.
Brinton is an activist who defended a website that trafficked young boys for sex with older men. Britton does not see anything wrong with that. He wrote a scathing article against law enforcement that conducted the raid on Rentboy.com. He claims that the boys were traumatized by law enforcement and not the sex traffickers.
“The raid on its headquarters has thrown many gay, bisexual, and transgender young adults into turmoil as their main source of income has been ripped away due to irresponsible and archaic views of sex work.”
“The rent boys weren’t harming anyone. But now these young men might have to return to communities and homes which have rejected who they are. And that’s when the real danger begins.”
The National Pulse quoted from the indictment:
“In one case, after an escort agency failed to provide photo identification for an escort, a RENTBOY.COM employee advised the escort agency that he had deleted photographs with the face of the subject escort, but left the advertisement online and left photographs that showed only the escort’s body.”
The indictment also reportedly states that former Rentboy CEO Jeffrey Hurant, who was arrested in 2015, told employees “to apply lesser standards in doing age verification of Asia-market advertisements.”
Yet Brinton lamented back in 2015 that “irresponsible and archaic views of sex work” brought the company to an early demise.
Though that op-ed remained hidden when Brinton’s nomination to the DOE position was announced back in January, Brinton has long been an outspoken LGBTQ+ activist working within the federal government. He has reportedly given lectures about “kink” on college campuses and claims membership in a Washington, D.C., drag club called the “Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence.”