Louis Rove, the man identified as the adoptive father of Deputy White House Chief of Staff Karl Rove, apparently lived the latter part of his life as an out gay man who was deeply involved in body piercing culture.
Not that there's anything wrong with that.
The link includes NSFW scans of Piercing Fans International Quarterly, Issue #17, 1983. Cover story and 6-page feature on Louie Rove (aka "Indy"). Wow.
I guess I can understand how raising a kid who turns out to be as big a dick as Karl Rove would make you want to drive a spike through your genitals...