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Gay Porn Actor Bruno Diaz "Fired" from Police Athletic League Gym Two Years Ago Still Actually Works There

Two years ago, New Times exclusively brought you the story of Bruno Diaz. Back in the '90s Diaz appeared in a few hardcore gay porno flicks, but had then landed a job as the manager of the Miami Beach Police Athletic League gym in Flamingo Park. After board members complained about his past, it seemed that Diaz was fired. Now The Miami Herald finds that Diaz actually never left the payroll and is still working for the Police Athletic League.


"I just think [my past] is so irrelevant," Diaz told New Times in 2009. "I mean, even Paris Hilton has an erotic movie. I could understand if it was children or, like, animals or blood or rape or something. But have you seen it? It's sooo vanilla."

At the time, the PAL executive board didn't think so, and decided to fire Diaz in a 7-1 vote. Turns out they never did. PAL's lawyer informed them they could be sued if they actually let Diaz go.

"He hasn't harassed any of the kids,'' PAL's president Robert Jenkins tells the Herald. "He is not a sexual predator.''

"How do you get rid of somebody who is reliable and have no complaints against him?'' he added.

We don't see what all the fuss is about. Diaz, now 47, apparently hasn't made a porn film in years. Why shouldn't he be able to seek full time employment now? Smells to us like there's still a waft of homophobia and good ol' Puritanical prudeness hovering around anyone with a problem.

Lets be honest folks, find us one gym on Miami Beach, publicly supported or not, that doesn't employ someone who's done some adult entertainment in the past, and then we'll talk.

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