Mike Bloomberg's coming-out story

A lesbian politician welcomes the New York mayor to her team.

Published January 12, 2006 9:17PM (EST)

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has been called many things, but this is probably a first.

"He has become part of the group of people that I am part [of] -- the gay, lesbian, transgender, bisexual community," said former city councilwoman Margarita Lopez during a neighborhood ceremony yesterday. "And I make him an honorary lesbian today," Lopez added.

No word yet on whether the mayor will now hang out and watch "The L Word" with City Council speaker Christine Quinn.

By Lynn Harris

Award-winning journalist Lynn Harris is author of the comic novel "Death by Chick Lit" and co-creator of BreakupGirl.net. She also writes for the New York Times, Glamour, and many others.

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