J., mayor is gay but keeping that a secret — took center stage in the Senate campaign this week. — Cory Booker says he's straight but doesn't mind questions about his sexuality because it challenges people's prejudices about gay people — a stance the scotch-drinking, cigar-smoking Steve Lonegan deems "kind of weird."TRENTON, N. — Cory Booker says he's straight but doesn't mind questions about his sexuality because it challenges people's prejudices about gay people — a stance the scotch-drinking, cigar-smoking Steve Lonegan deems "kind of weird."Speculation about Booker's sexuality — specifically, that the Newark, N.
He told one person who had asked him about the rumor he's gay, using derogatory language, that, "Your bigotry is no less heinous than race bigotry." When another person encouraged Booker not to lower himself by responding to such comments, Booker wrote back, "Hate filled Trolls need to be called out."In an interview Tuesday with Newsmax, Lonegan called Booker's remarks to The Washington Post "kind of weird." The Republican said he didn't know whether Booker is gay. 16 special election that will decide who will serve out the term, ending in January 2015, of Sen. In recent polls about the race, Booker has an almost 20-percentage-point lead, according to Real Clear Politics."It's kind of weird. Lonegan was referring to an interview Booker did last summer with a newly launched magazine, Du Jour, in which he talked about getting manicures and pedicures.He was saying he came to see her work.” Wade collaborated on an installation that was on display at the event, featuring a round, red bed with colored pillows, upon which people lie down wearing headphones while watching a screen on the ceiling.We’re told strait-laced Booker, 47, looked somewhat out of place at the Brooklyn party, which was held in an 80,000-square-foot warehouse in Bushwick and attracted celebs like Jessica Alba, Abbi Jacobson, Adrian Grenier and “Quantico” star Priyanka Chopra.They assert their heterosexuality — and then really turn the question back and say, ‘Aren’t you asking me about this it’s homophobic?'”Franco, a Hollywood actor who’s reportedly dated women very, very privately, has perpetually teased out — through art, rather than frank public declarations — an image of himself as someone who could, plausibly, be gay.