- The Washington Times - Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Brooklyn’s local president, Marty Markowitz, raved about his district’s gay community and their contributions to the area, going so far as to call the borough the “lesbian capital” of the Northeast.

The New York Post reported that the borough head made the comments during a radio interview on WNYC.

He said, the outlet reported: “We remain the lesbian capital of New York City and the Northeast. In other words, we have a much larger lesbian population in Brooklyn. New York City is fortunate to have a large LGBT community, but in Brooklyn in particular, the lesbian community — there’s no doubt, it’s the capital of the Northeast.”

Mr. Markowitz also said “they’ve made unbelievable contributions to the quality of life in our city and our borough,” The New York Post reported.

And radio listeners cheered.

One commented on the station’s website, after the show: “Lesbians usually get lumped in with the gay community as a whole. It’s so refreshing to hear someone recognize us as our own group, which has indeed impacted the economy and culture of Brooklyn. And he’s right — Brooklyn is the lesbian mecca.”

Mr. Markowitz’s latest term in office, which has spanned a total of 12 years, ends Jan. 1.