The Camp 10 – Clint Hylton

This month, Camp magazine debuts a new feature that will conclude each of our issues — “The Camp10.” With roots stretching back to a mid-19th-century Parisian parlor game — and with a version seen since the 1980s in the monthly magazine Vanity Fair — “The Camp10” is a series of 10 thought-provoking questions asked of a well-known LGBT community figure.
With an important mid-term election coming up, we thought it would be appropriate to interview a political figure for this month’s “Camp10,” so we sent our contributor Paul Proffett Jr. to Liberty, Mo., to query openly gay congressional candidate Clint Hylton. Here are Hylton’s answers:
What is your current state of mind?
Happy.
What is your idea of perfect happiness?
I’m happiest when I’m around my friends.
What is your idea of perfect misery?
I don’t believe in misery. (Actually, perfect misery would be having Sam Graves as our congressman!)
What is your greatest achievement thus far in your life?
That would be creating my son, probably.
What is your greatest fear?
Losing my son.
What trait do you dislike most in others?
Thieves — I don’t like thieves.
What do you consider the most overrated quality a person can possess?
Looks.
Who is your hero, and why?
My son is my hero, because he’s gone through more in his short life than anyone I’ve ever met. [Hylton’s 20-year-old son is battling cancer.>
What is your greatest extravagance?
My farm, my horses.
How would you like your epitaph to read?
A man who helped the general public.

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