His sister Victoria might not think so.
From the 09 June 2005 Gay City News:
Staten Island Turns Out for Pride
By MICK MEENAN
Borough Holds Its First LGBT Parade, Festival Under Spectacular Skies
Last Saturday afternoon, as balmy sunshine banished the morning’s threat of continual rain showers, another historic New York City event unfolded—Staten Island’s first gay pride parade....
Parade participants included a sizable number of gay and lesbian parents and their families. Victoria Fosella [sic], the sister of Congressman Vito Fosella [sic], the only Republican in the city’s congressional delegation and oft-mentioned mayoral aspirant, and Ms. Fossella’s partner, Maggie Scharsella, marched the route with their twins, 1-year-old Jake and sister Karlie, to whom Ms. Scharsella gave birth....