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Whether as candidate or human, Cory Booker not running on heterosexism

by Jeremy Hooper

The perfect perspective for a strong ally to hold:

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And people who think I’m gay, some part of me thinks it’s wonderful. Because I want to challenge people on their homophobia. I love seeing on Twitter when someone says I’m gay, and I say, ‘So what does it matter if I am? So be it. I hope you are not voting for me because you are making the presumption that I’m straight.’

Newark mayor and US Senate candidate Cory Booker

I always say that one of the best things about coming out is that you disempower those whose words you might've previously feared. Same goes for allies, it would seem.

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