Days after making her up-close-and-personal singing debut with openly gay singer Lori Michaels, Danielle Staub is declaring that she is a member of “the gay community.”
"I haven’t even begun my work in the gay community yet,” Staub, 47, tells Fox News. “I want to go to senate, I want to pass a bill and get gay marriage legalized. I go to events, I march in rallies. I’ve been a part of the gay community for 30 years.”
Adds The Real Housewives of New Jersey star: "Since birth, my daughters have been a part of the gay community. From teachers to friends, these are the people they are surrounded by. I don’t feel as comfortable around mainstream society as I do around that community. I don’t feel as comfortable around heterosexual people as I do around gay people."
Staub says she isn't coming out ... yet.
“I’m not ready to say that one way or the other," she says. "Right now my focus is on my kids, but there is room for one more person in my world. Hopefully soon the world will see that.”
Could that person be Michaels, with whom she called her "gf" on Twitter and stroked her hair after their June 21 singing debut?
"I met Lori a year ago at a gay pride parade," says Staub. "I fell in love with her music, which deals a lot with the issue of equality. It was very organic for me, that performance."