New York Senator Ruben Diaz is
reportedly furious over the Bronx's largest gay rights group setting
up shop in a building named after him and supported by his
Bronx Pride has relocated inside the
Rev. Ruben Diaz Gardens, a 12-story, 111-unit mixed use building
funded by the New York City Housing and Development Corporation and
backed by Diaz's non-profit, the New
York Post reported.
After a weekend move, the group is
expected to open for business on Monday.
Diaz, a Pentecostal minister,
vehemently opposed Governor Andrew Cuomo's plan to make New York the
sixth state to legalize gay marriage and was the only Democrat in the
Senate to vote against the measure in June.
“He's furious,” an unnamed source
told the paper. “It's such a direct shot at him.”
Bronx Pride Executive Director Dirk
McCall said he found the coincidence amusing.
“It [just] happens to be entertaining
that the building's named after someone who opposes marriage for us,”