NEWARK - Newark Mayor Cory Booker is now an outspoken advocate for gay and lesbian equality, but that has not always the case.

As a student at Stanford, he wrote a column for the school newspaper that states, "I hated gays. I was disgusted by gays. The thought of two men kissing each other was about as appealing as a frontal lobotomy."

The mayor also described an experience with a gay peer counselor that helped change his views and feelings. The article was re-published this week as part of a series of archived columns by the college newspaper.

Click here to read The Stanford Daily column