Gay activists fume over de Blasio’s role in rentboy.com raid

Gay activists fume over de Blasio’s role in rentboy.com raid

Gay activists are furious over the rentboy.com raid and arrests for prostitution — and they are wondering why Mayor de Blasio and Police Commissioner William Bratton worked with the federal prosecutors in Brooklyn.

Both the mayor and Bratton march in the very same gay pride parade in which rentboy.com has a float. “Koch, Giuliani and Bloomberg didn’t go after rentboy.com. Why is de Blasio?” wondered one gay man who has used the service.

Manhattan DA Cyrus Vance Jr. had his name taken off the press release on the bust because he had nothing to do with it.

Meanwhile, police have recently been ticketing men in the gay cruising area of Prospect Park.

Quipped one activist, “The LGBT community hasn’t seen such harassment and intimidation since before Stonewall in 1969. This has become a City Hall war against gay consensual sex. Some wonder whether this is happening to rid the city of ‘gay sin’ prior to the arrival of de Blasio’s friend, the Pope.”

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