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Posted: January 11, 2013 at 2:35 a.m.

Cor y Booker, the Democratic mayor of Newark, N.J., and a vocal advocate for gay rights, wrote a column in 1992 while at Stanford University about overcoming the “disgust and latent hostility” he once felt toward homosexuals, saying in the piece that the change occurred after hearing a gay student describe experiences that Booker found to be “almost identical to stories my grandparents told me about growing up Black.”

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