Roger Stone, a key adviser to New York GOP gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino, is not as “disgusted” by gay pride parades as the candidate and supports gay marriage.

“I'm a libertarian Republican,” Stone told “I support Marriage Equality.”

Photos of a shirtless Stone getting his ear licked by a scantly clad woman – identified by the New York Post as “fitness model” Kat ForTra – at June's New York City gay pride parade surfaced on Wednesday.

Stone told the paper that he marched in the parade on behalf of Kristin Davis, a gubernatorial candidate Stone is also advising. The self-described “Manhattan Madam” supports legalizing gay marriage, gambling, prostitution and marijuana.

Paladino created a firestorm of protest when the told a group of Orthodox Jewish leaders that his opposition to gay marriage stems from not wanting children “brainwashed into thinking that homosexuality” is acceptable and hammered his rival Andrew Cuomo, the Democratic state attorney general, for taking his children to a gay pride parade, which Paladino called “disgusting” and described as “extreme people in bikini type outfits grinding at each other and doing these gyrations.”

On Tuesday, the Tea Party favorite backed down, saying he was sorry “for any comment that may have offended the gay and lesbian community.”

In an interview with the news website The Daily Beast, Stone said he was shocked by Paladino's remarks.

“It doesn't even seen to be consistent with [Paladino's] 'live and let live' philosophy,” Stone said. “When I asked what happened, the answer was no answer: 'Yeah, it was a f**k-up.'”

On Wednesday, the cleric who introduced Paladino to his ultra-Orthodox community, Rabbi Yehuda Levin, withdrew his endorsement after Paladino apologized for his anti-gay remarks.