Despite claims in a NY Post article Sunday that he's "hot and bothered" by LGBT organization Bronx Pride moving into a building that holds his namesake, State Senator Rev. Ruben Diaz Sr. says he's honored that they would use Rev. Ruben Diaz Gardens for their offices.
The Bronx’s largest gay-rights group is unfurling its rainbow flag tomorrow at its new headquarters -- ironically located in a building funded by, and named after, the city’s No. 1 gay-marriage opponent, state Sen. Ruben Diaz.
It’s left Diaz, who’s also an ordained minister, hot and bothered, sources said.
Regardless of if Diaz is or isn't upset about it, Bronx Pride's executive director, Dirk McCall, is happy this move can be seen a rallying cry for his community.
“I hope people say, ‘Wow, they’re reclaiming this building for the LGBT community!’ ” McCall told the Post. “We’re very excited.”
McCall went on to say that it's just a coincidence that they happened to move into that building.
Diaz’s namesake 111-unit building on Kelly Street and Westchester Avenue opened two years ago, funded by the city Housing and Development Corp. and backed by the lawmaker’s nonprofit.