Mayor Cory Booker on LGBT newark

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NEWSBRIEF

Early into his administration, Newark’s Mayor Cory Booker raised the first rainbow flag over City Hall. The backlash was swift and palpable, exemplified when a Latino clergymen, as Booker put it, seemed to want to “rip a new orifice in my body.” But if there is a sign that a change in perceptions as to LGBT issues is happening in “Brick City,” the NJ Devils hockey team hosting a brunch for the New Jersey Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association last month at the Prudential Center is it.