Jimmy Van Bramer Hate Letter

Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer got a gay hate letter this week. In this day and age there are still crazies out there that refuse to let us all live in peace. As much as I disagree with Jimmy's in-action here in Hunters Point South on problems that we have, I find a letter like this just disgusting. 

I lived through the GAY BASHING in New York City in the 70's and 80's. I grew up being called names all through High School. One thing I realized as I got older, most of the GAY HATERS were closet cases themselves. Years later the same people that bullied me for being gay in High School, I would see in the gay clubs. Some were even married and had wives. 

In the 70's and 80's GAY BASHING was the thing to do. Straights would come to the Village and beat up innocent people for no reason. I had friends that ended up in the hospital. With someone like Donald Trump in the White House, GAY BASHING seems to be coming back in fashion. We will not stand for this anymore. We will not go backwards. 

So the coward that sent Jimmy Van Bramer this letter, I urge you to contact me. By the time I am done, you will be sliding home on your ass. I bet you like it too!

P.S. I love Corey Johnson's Gayness. He's going to do great things for this city.

Jimmy's Comments On Twitter: Got this homophobic letter yesterday. A reminder of the importance of openly #LGBT elected officials incl @CoreyinNYC who is also attacked by this coward. This happens often. Progress has been made, but it’s always important to be #out, #loud and #proud. #Love = #QueensValues