Cypher Avenue continues to highlight the gay witch hunts and accusations concerning black men and their sexuality. The latest black man to be attacked negatively over his sexuality is the current Mayor of Newark, New Jersey Cory Booker. Rumors concerning Mayor Booker’s sexuality have persisted for years via Gossip websites and blogs. Young, attractive, intelligent, discreet, masculine, no wife, girlfriend or children; equates to DL HOMO in our current climate.

The internet is full of websites questioning Mayor Booker’s sexuality and black women stating they would be upset if Booker is gay because it would be one less “good black man”. There are also plenty of black men on blogs stating that Booker is gay. Check out the example below from one blog:

Who didn’t know this dude was g@y by now. He has booty bandit Boule written all over him; lightskinned: check, postgraduate degree: check, permanent bachelor: check; politician: check, g@y a$$ vibe: double-check“.

Yep you read it right. For some being a light skin, educated, successful black man equals gay.

DoucheThe recent allegations and insinuations about the Rhodes Scholar come from his conservative Republican political opponent Steve Lonegan. Both Booker and Lonegan are running for Senate for the state of New Jersey. Not only were Lonegan’s allegations sort of vicious but he also insinuates that homosexual men are not “men”.

Lonegan stated, “It’s kind of weird. As a guy, I personally like being a guy. I don’t know if you saw the stories last year. They’ve been out for quite a bit about how he (Booker) likes to go out at three o’clock in the morning for a manicure and a pedicure”.

Lonegan said referring to an interview Booker gave to the magazine DuJour last summer where he grew to enjoy getting manicures and pedicures after an ex-girlfriend introduced him to the pampering. Lonegan goes on to say that he likes a good scotch and a cigar, again implying that he is more of a man. When asked directly if he thought Booker was gay, Lonegan answered that he didn’t know, but “maybe that helps to get him the gay vote by acting ambiguous.”

The Booker campaign released a statement that said, “Mr. Lonegan’s comments are disappointing, bigoted and far outside the mainstream, implying that a man is not a man if he’s gay.”

Taking the high road, Booker continues to stay classy in his responses to the gay rumors and has said many times he is straight and likes to keep his private life private. Unfortunately, as a celebrity politician being discreet is not allowed.

Concerning privacy and girlfriends, Booker has stated, “how unfair is it to a young lady to put them in the spotlight if they haven’t signed up for that yet?”

Concerning the homosexual allegations, Booker has stated, “People who think I’m gay, some part of me thinks it’s wonderful, because I want to challenge people on their homophobia.” He also states, “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.”

It should also be noted that Lonegan is trailing badly in the polls by likely voters in comparison to Booker. I can suspect the witch hunt will only increase if Booker is not married by the time he decides to run for President in 2024.