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Mayoral candidate says opponent wants to turn Boynton Beach into ‘gay city’

A mayoral candidate in South Florida claims his opponent wants to transform Boynton Beach into a “gay city.”

Bernard Wright, one of four candidates running to become the next mayor of Boynton Beach, made those remarks in a recent Facebook video.

“Ty Penserga, y’all see his big purple, pink signs. He’s gay,” Wright said in the Jan. 26 post. “He wants to make this city a gay city. That’s not Boynton culture.”

Penserga, 33, is a current city commissioner who is openly gay. Penserga spoke to WPTV and said “It’s embarrassing when they see Boynton Beach and this is what they hear about,” … “This is not what I want for my city. This man does not represent the values of the vast majority of Boynton residents.”

Penserga believes Wright is trying to draw attention to himself as much as possible.

Voters in Boynton Beach will weigh in on the matter when they decide on a new mayor March 8.