Talk:J. Edgar Hoover
On Hoover being a cross-dresser
Okay, there have long been rumors that Hoover liked to wear women's clothes.
I've seen two arguments against that claim.
- Hoover was an insanely paranoid man who knew that if he was ever caught in drag, he would be ruined.
- The main source of the rumor was a woman with an axe to grind.
My personal theory is that the recent movie about Hoover may have it right -- there was a side of Hoover that was both gay and a cross-dresser, but he suppressed that side his whole life. MDB (talk) 15:06, 14 November 2011 (UTC)