The Post shocks and awes with the news that New Jersey-based DeCalvante crime family whacked John "Johnny Boy" D'Amato because D'Amato was gay - the DeCalvantes didn't want to be embarassed by having a gay mob boss. Anthony Capo killed D'Amato, because "nobody's gonna respect us if we have a gay homosexual boss sitting down discussing La Cosa Nostra business." Ah, the mafia is the close-minded paradise Gothamist expected it to be. We're also reminded of the Sopranos episode where Ralphie's pecadilloes are revealed - all the more reason to whack, no?
Gay mafia became a catchphrase after Mike Ovitz, Hollywood super agent of the 80s and 90s, claimed the Gay Mafia was out to get him. Michaelangelo Signorile has interesting thoughts about "blame it on the gays"-ism. Gothamist has always preferred the term "velvet mafia."