Bronx Beep, Son of Anti-Gay Crusader, Issues Pro-Gay Proclamation

Today Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. (center) presented Demetrius McCord and Lisa Winters of the Bronx Community Pride Center with a proclamation celebrating Bronx Pride Day. According to his office, Diaz discussed with them "their shared agenda for the Bronx LGBT community, including topics such as equal access to borough services and future funding for LGBT initiatives," and said, "The LGBT community should receive all the services and resources available to Bronxites in general... My administration will work with them to achieve those goals."

Diaz fils' approach contrasts sharply with that of his father, state senator Ruben Diaz Sr., who has denounced the proposed "entitlement of homosexuals to marry," said that in supporting it Governor Paterson had challenged the "Army of Christ," and led an anti-gay-marriage protest of 20,000 people in midtown a few months back.


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