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Former NYC Mayor Ed Koch still coy on sexuality

phpDh7D5AWhen you think of a brave political leader like the late Harvey Milk, it really is a pity if former New York City Mayor Ed Koch is gay and been closeted all of his 84 years. Leaders who are out and proud can change the world.

Koch was profiled in the New York Times over the weekend and the article states: Mr. Koch, a lifelong bachelor, declines to say whether he is gay. ‘I do not want to add to the acceptability of asking every candidate, ‘Are you straight or gay or lesbian?’ and make it a legitimate question, so I don’t submit to that question. I don’t care if people think I’m gay because I don’t answer it. I’m flattered that at 84 people are interested in my sex life — and, it’s quite limited.’)”

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