Activists Claim Paul Lynde, Hoop Dancer Prove Carl Kruger is Gay


The thought never crossed our minds, but apparently after the gay marriage vote in Albany last month, a couple of gay activists displeased with state senator Carl Kruger’s vote started heckling Kruger and suggesting the senator is gay. GaySocialites insinuatingly called Kruger an “unmarried old Democrat from Brooklyn” and asked “If Carl Kruger is gay, why is he against gay marriage?”

As you will have guessed, Kruger denied that he is gay. Now the New York Post reports that the same two activists, Corey Johnson and Jim Owles Liberal Democratic Club President Allen Roskoff, are “circulating photos” of a “cross-dressing entertainer” performing at a “birthday fundraiser” for Kruger.

Queerty has photos, including this one of performer “Leonid the Magnificent” dancing with hoops, along with the headline, “For Hating Gay Marriage So Much, NY Sen. Kruger Sure Loves Watching Tight Lyrca-Clad Asses.”

We don’t think Leonid the Magnificent looks any gayer than mainstream acts like Siegfried and Roy. But what do we know? Roskoff says, “People ask us how we know he is homosexual. My immediate response is, how does one know that Paul Lynde and Liberace were gay?”

Kruger says these kind of attacks “go with the territory” and that he has not “changed his position.” We await analysis of the way he said it and used his hands from sexuality semioticians.


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