David Mixner : "Ed Koch is a traitor to the LGBT Community." Like, duh, we already know that. What about you, Mr. Mixner ?
David Mixner, an LGBT equality activist who sometimes sells his soul to the Devil in exchange for staying on Christine Quinn's good side, took issue with ex-NYC Mayor Ed Koch for helping to elect Republican Bob Turner :
In the special election to fill former New York Congressman Anthony Weiner's seat, a strong anti-marriage Republican Bob Turner is leading. In good part he has gained credibility by the endorsement of former Democratic Mayor Ed Koch who wants to send a message to Israel. Really? Let's elect an anti-LGBT Republican on the back of our community for Israel? Wouldn't it be easier for Mayor Koch just to call the President instead of sacrificing our rights for another issue?
This is not the first time that Mayor Koch has betrayed the LGBT community. During his mayoral administrations, Mayor Koch refused to pull out all the stops to help AIDS patients during the 1980's. Many activists see the source of the betrayal in the fact that Mayor Koch is a gay man, himself.
On Facebook, several activists were outraged by the former mayor's latest example of treachery, but these activists were not surprised.
"Former Mayor Ed Koch, a closeted gay man and a paid consultant of Mayor Bloomberg, endorsed Tea Party candidate Bob Turner, George W. Bush and Christine Quinn," said Donny Moss. "Strange that Koch is a registered Democrat who supports very conservative candidates."
Meanwhile, for Mr. Mixner to attack Mayor Koch for endorsing Mr. Turner is kind of like the pot calling the kettle black, for Mr. Mixner has yet to take any steps to hold neither Mayor Michael Bloomberg nor City Council Speaker Christine Quinn accountable for failing to investigate the NYPD for its pattern of sexual orientation profiling against gay men.