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Ruben Diaz Sr.'s Comments on Gays

NYC City Council Member Ruben Diaz Sr. Creates Stir & Loses Chairman Post

February 15, 2019 / Bronx Neighborhoods / Bronx Buzz NYC.

bronx ruben diaz sr photo bronx city council member ruben diaz sr photo nys senator ruben diaz sr bronx nycThe photo at right shows Ruben Diaz Sr at Ruben Diaz Jr's State of the Borough Address in 2018. This week or so, New York City Councilman Diaz opened his mouth and stuck a cowboy-sized boot in it, declaring that City Hall was, "... controlled by the homosexual community ...". The statement cost Diaz his NYC Council Chairmanship, and the NYC Council then voted 45 - 1 to punish him, following an investigation.

Diaz Sr isn't doing his son, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr, any favors, as his son has been rumored to be contemplating a run for Mayor in 2021.

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr tweeted that his father's remarks were antagonistic, not inclusive nor respectful of our diversity, and that his father should apologize. Thus far Ruben Diaz Sr has refused to do so. Diaz, a former minister, ought to pay heed to the Bible, which in the Book of Proverbs tells us that, "Pride goeth before the fall."


Ruben Diaz Sr.'s Comments on Gays

NYC City Council Member Ruben Diaz Sr. Creates Stir & Loses Chairman Post

February 15, 2019 / Bronx Neighborhoods / Bronx Buzz NYC. Continued.

It is worth mentioning that while gays do not control City Hall, gays have been 'presiding' over the New York City Council in the Speakership position since 2006. Ever since Christine Quinn became City Council Speaker in 2006, gay people have held the office of City Council Speaker. Both Christine Quinn [1/1/2006 - 12/31/2013] and Melissa Mark-Viverito [1/8/2014 - 12/31/2017] are gay women, and Corey Johnson [1/3/2018 - current] is a gay man. But that said, the majority of the NYC Councilmembers are heterosexual, as is a majority of the population they represent, so it's inaccurate to say that gays control the NY City Council.

Back in 2010, after covering an LGBT parade in Jackson Heights, I posted a report providing a brief history of gays in NYC which included a scientific / statistical look at gays as a percentage of the population. It included the Stonewall Riots in the West Village, for which the 50th anniversary is this year, as well as referencing statistics and examples in other species, to help provide folks with an understanding of the concept of homosexuality in nature.

I think it's also worth mentioning that this week a story ran about a cardinal [bird] found in Erie, Pennsylvania that is both male and female or a gynandromorph. It reminded me of a mid 19th century photography exhibit, by French photographer Nadar, at the Metropolitan Museum that I had seen in the mid 1990's [Caution: above link to photo could be a bit jarring as it explicitly shows a person's sexual apparatus duality].

Photography had been invented in the early 1800's, but only became practical to use less than a couple of decades before Nadar, the French photographer, took what I view as scientific photos of a hermaphrodite - which is a human who has both male and female sex organs. The reason I mention this is, that it's scientific proof of a whole spectrum of sexuality, which should help religious people like Ruben Diaz Sr, understand how diverse God made people. Just as hair color, eye color and skin color don't simplistically fit into two categories [eg. black and white / brown & blue] - neither does sexuality [male / female]. This can be useful on a practical level, as once you update your human databank - aka your mind - with the facts - you are then in a position to see the world as it really is, and people as they really are.


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