According to the Washington Post, the blog's editor Paula Brooks
is actually Bill Graber, a 58 year-old retired construction worker
from Ohio who adopted his wife's identity online.
His real persona was revealed after his involvement with Amina
Abdallah - McMaster's guise - was questioned over the
Lez Get Real had posted several of MacMaster's blogs on life and
political unrest in Syria.
When reporters tried to interview 'Paula Brooks' over the phone
regarding the Damascus story, she claimed via email that she was
deaf and could only communicate via her father.
After numerous enquiries Graber admitted that he was actually
"I didn't start this with my name because... I thought people
wouldn't take it seriously, me being a straight man," he told the
He also added that that he started the blog "with the best
intentions" after seeing two friends of his - a lesbian couple -
subjected to homophobia. He had also fought for the repeal of Don't
Ask, Don't Tell.
However, one of Lez Get Real's writers, Linda LaVictoire, has
admitted she feels like a fool.
"I was completely taken in," she said. "I have been
completely taken in for three years."