Tag Archives: Ruben Diaz

NYC Councilman Ruben Diaz Announces Retirement

Via press release from NYC Councilman Ruben Diaz: After serious analysis, of which I spent in prayer with God, family, ministers and after a political analysis, I have made the decision to follow the example of my two sons. My biological son Ruben Diaz Jr., and my political son Marcos Crespo. I have been blessed to have served with honor …

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SHOCKER: Openly Gay NYC Councilman Ritchie Torres Poised To Beat Homophobe Ruben Diaz In House Race

The New York Post reports: Councilman Ritchie Torres broke out to an early lead Tuesday night in the hotly contested battle for an open Bronx congressional seat, as the openly gay city lawmaker appeared to turn away a challenge from one of New York’s most high-profile conservative politicians. Torres led the crowded field to replace retiring Rep. Jose Serrano (D-Bronx) …

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NOM Endorses Arch Homophobe Ruben Diaz Sr.

Via email from hate group leader Brian Brown: Tomorrow is primary election day in New York, and in “the bluest, poorest congressional district in America” — in the Bronx — a tightly contested Congressional seat is being sought by about a dozen Democratic hopefuls. But right now, the leading candidate in the polls is a friend of NOM, a pro-life …

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US House Candidate To LGBTs: Repent Or Go To Hell

The New York Times reports: The single most Democratic congressional district in America could next be held by a Democrat who opposes abortion rights, has a history of endorsing Republicans and making homophobic remarks and ­is still considering voting for President Trump in November. Welcome to the South Bronx, the domain for decades of the Rev. Rubén Díaz Sr. Just …

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Progressives Unite: Stop House Candidate Ruben Diaz

Gay City News reports: Nearly a dozen national political groups — including LGBTQ, women’s rights, Latinx, and Jewish organizations — are uniting to send a clear message to residents of the 15th Congressional District in the South Bronx: Do not vote for anti-LGBTQ Bronx City Councilmember Ruben Diaz, Sr. Planned Parenthood Action Fund, the LGBTQ Victory Fund, NARAL Pro-Choice America, …

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Activists Work To Sink US House Bid Of Anti-LGBT Dem

The New York Daily News reports: Opponents of a Bronx pol infamous for homophobic comments are taking the fight to his base, launching a campaign seeking to inform Christians and Spanish-speaking voters about his controversial record. The Bronx United political action committee launched over the weekend with English- and Spanish-language videos casting Councilman Ruben Diaz Sr. as a bigot and …

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NEW YORK: Anti-LGBT NYC Councilman And US House Candidate Ruben Diaz Busted In Defunct Charity Lie

Crain’s Business New York reports: Preacher-turned-politician Ruben Diaz Sr. might be an authority on the Book of Numbers, but the accounts of his nonprofit don’t add up. The Bronx councilman, an ex-state senator and leading candidate to replace retiring U.S. Rep. Jose Serrano, advertises himself on his government website as the former head of a sprawling network of elder care …

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NEW YORK: Gay NYC Councilman Ritchie Torres To Challenge Homophobe Ruben Diaz In House Primary

The New York Times reports: In January, as Congress swore in a record 10 openly L.G.B.T.Q. members, Ritchie J. Torres, a 31-year-old Bronx councilman, recalled how the moment filled him with admiration, but also a sense that the accomplishment was still incomplete. Mr. Torres, who is the first openly gay person to hold elected office in the borough, noted that …

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NYC Councilman Ruben Diaz Rages During City’s Sexual Harassment Seminar, Screams He Won’t Be A “Rat”

The New York Daily News reports: He may be a misogynist, but he’s no snitch. Bronx Councilman Ruben Diaz Sr. interrupted a mandatory City Council sensitivity session on Wednesday by loudly vowing never to report sexual harassment, lest he be a “rat,” several lawmakers in attendance told the Daily News. “He just started screaming and shouting out: ‘So we’re supposed …

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NEW YORK: Ruben Diaz Announces Bid For US House

Patch reports: The city councilman who recently drew fire for his inflammatory remarks about gay people says he will run for Congress to give conservatives and moderates a voice in Washington. Councilman Ruben Diaz Sr. said he will run to replace U.S. Rep. Jose Serrano, who is not seeking re-election in 2020. The Bronx Democrat — who drew widespread criticism …

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NYC Councilman Ruben Diaz: Amazon’s Headquarters Deal Was Scuttled Due To “Abusive Power” Of Gay Pols

Gay City News reports: Bronx City Councilmember Ruben Diaz, Sr., is targeting a pair of his LGBTQ colleagues and finding new ways to blame them for what he says is gay political power, marking yet another twist in the homophobe’s seemingly unending public meltdown. Diaz, who held a public rally with his supporters on Thursday and maintained his refusal to …

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New York City Council Speaker Corey Johnson Calls On Ruben Diaz To Resign Over Anti-LGBT Comments

The New York Post reports: Council Speaker Corey Johnson said Monday that Bronx Councilman Ruben Diaz Sr. should step down for making an inflammatory remark about the gay community. “I think he should resign. It’s not up to me, but I think what he said is totally unacceptable,” Johnson said during a press briefing in Albany, where he testified on …

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NEW YORK CITY: Notorious Anti-LGBT City Councilman Says Council Is “Controlled By Homosexual Community”

NY 1 reports: Rubén Díaz Sr. says he faced rejection from his colleagues the moment he got to the City Council last year because “over there, everybody is controlled by the homosexual community.” “When I get to the City Council, I find that the City Council is controlled — most council members out of 51 council members — over there, …

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NEW YORK: Sen. Ruben Diaz Denounces Sacramento Hate Pastor, Forgets Own “Worthy Of Death” History

Via press release from viciously anti-LGBT New York state Sen. Ruben Diaz: You should know that Sacramento California Pastor Roger Jimenez of the Verity Baptist Church in Sacramento, California, has been reported in the media as rejoicing in the massacre that took place this weekend at the Orlando gay nightclub. It is very important for you to know that as …

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Ruben Diaz: My Wife Was Denied City Job Over Position On Gay Marriage

New York state Sen. Ruben Diaz, the leading anti-gay nutcase in the legislature, is screaming that his wife was denied a job with New York City because she opposes same-sex marriage. Via the Observer: A Bronx state senator is charging that Comptroller Scott Stringer denied his wife a job because she opposes same-sex marriage–even though Mr. Stringer’s office claims she …

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NOM Hate March Attendee: We Were Told This Would Be An Immigration Rally

As we suspected, New York Sen. Ruben Diaz scammed his constituents just like he did last year. Check out the guy at 0:44.

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WaPo Reports On NOM’s Hate March

Via the Washington Post: Busloads of people from across the country descended onto the Mall on Saturday to voice opposition to same-sex marriage. This week, the Supreme Court hears oral arguments on whether state restrictions on same-sex marriage are unconstitutional. “Children don’t need experiments,” said Archbishop Joseph Kurtz of Louisville, Ky., president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. “They …

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LIVE VIDEO: NOM’s Hate March 3

UPDATE: The live-stream has concluded. PHOTO CREDITS: Photos of the crackpot signs are by JMG reader Albert. UPDATE II: JMG reader Jonathan sends us his Flickr report.

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New York State Sen. Ruben Diaz: NOM Gave Me 117 Buses For Their Hate March

“You should know that this coming Saturday, April 25th, 117 buses will take more than 6,000 people to Washington, D.C. These buses are being donated by the National Organization for Marriage, led by my friend, Brian Brown. The buses will leave from all parts of the New York metropolitan area – including Long Island where Apostle Carlos Luis Vargas, President …

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NOM Unveils 2015 Hate March Speakers

Not exactly the A-list, is it? In fact, there’s only one elected official on the roster and that’s Democratic New York state Sen. Ruben Diaz. Also curiously missing from the list is San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone, who spoke at last year’s hate march and is currently fighting an internal Catholic revolt back at home.

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