That is come out as gay, not come out as Mafia bosses, that's still frowned on in most of the USA with the possible exception of New Jersey. It should be pointed out that British gangsters are far more progressive and as far back as the 1960s Ronnie Kray was able to dominate gangland despite being a 'fat poof'. Although this was partly because he murdered people who called him a fat poof.
"These bosses have to cover their homosexuality; they're afraid because they risk being ridiculed and killed."Mr Ingroia said that the American Mafia had "a more broad-minded attitude towards gays and so gay bosses can come out."
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