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New York City's New Immigration Head Called Homosexuality 'Mortal Sin'

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New York Daily News. Salgado has made numerous anti-LGBTQ comments in the past sparking concerns of authority in his new role.Salgado says his views have changed over the years and vowed to support all immigrants in the community."I am proud to serve in this administration under the leadership of Mayor Adams and share his long-held values of tolerance and inclusion," Salgado said in a written statement put out by the mayor's press office. "My views have evolved as society has evolved.

As MOIA assistant commissioner, my mission will be to lift up immigrant communities across our city, including LGBTQ+ immigrants, who often face barriers to accessing needed services."Salgado's change of heart hasn't impressed New York City's LGBTQ organizations.The Center, an organization that has served New York City's LGBTQ community since 1983, is worried about the mayor's decision to appoint Salgado.

Senior Director of Advocacy & Community Engagement Trevon Mayers says NYC needs leaders who represent the entire community."With the appointment of Erick Salgado, we are extremely concerned about the message that this sends about the Mayor's support for the LGBTQ community," Mayers told Newsweek. "We need evidence of support from Mayor Adams and his administration, as leaders whose job is to serve all of us in a vibrantly diverse city like New York.""Words about tolerance and inclusion are not enough—the community demands actions that prove a commitment to affirmation, dignity, and respect for LGBTQ New Yorkers."Natalia Aristizabal Betancur, the deputy director of the nonprofit Make the Road New York, an organization that works with a large community of LGBTQ immigrants, says she worries about how Salgado's views will impact his work."As a.

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