Brandman Urges Anaheim Council to Honor Victims of Orlando Shooting

Gay Pride, Marriage Equality

Gay Pride, Marriage Equality

It seems hard to believe that Orange County’s largest city actually has to put it to a vote to have a public commemoration honoring the victims of the Orlando Pulse Nightclub Massacre.  Santa Ana has already lit up the water tower for Downtown Orange County in rainbow colors, and Council member Jordan Brandman is leading an effort to get Anaheim to follow suit.

The Council will vote to authorize the annual display of the Pride flag at City Hall during the month of June to commemorate Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month. But let’s note, June has another 9 days to go.  Brandman’s efforts to formally agendize the flying of the flag by many LGBT individuals is in response to the heinous act in Orlando.  We urge the council to approve Brandman’s efforts.

Perhaps its a consequence of a conversative Republican mayor in Anaheim that the council has to formally act.  In this case, Anaheim could have taken a tip from Santa Ana in lighting up the rainbow.


  2 comments for “Brandman Urges Anaheim Council to Honor Victims of Orlando Shooting

  1. June 20, 2016 at 6:01 pm

    Dear Mr Editor:

    I am thinking government buildings usually fly flags at 1/2 mast.

    Is this not sufficient?

    For example if it were a BLM killing or viet nam veterans killing would we fly their flags as well since there is now a precedent?

    What happens if the NRA is having a meeting and gets bombed by ISIS. Do we have to fly an NRA flag at their request.

    If so and we fly everyone’s flags who are killed by these senseless tragedy’s then I guess I am good with flying these flags.

    But isn’t a water tower different then a government flag pole?

    The way the country is going we are going to have a lot of flags flying.

    Maybe we should just have a separate pole put up for this purpose.

    Thanks for the article. Hope I am not offending anyone. It was not my intent to offend just point something out that I was thinking.

    It sound like you as an editor are in favor of this. I am open to changing my thoughts so please help me if I am wrong and have a narrow perspective.

    By: Jesse Jackson (not the one you are thinking)

  2. Dan Chmielewski
    June 21, 2016 at 8:40 am

    I think my best reader, Mr. Diamond, has comprehension problems. The second paragraph of my post has to do with the annual display of the Gay Pride flag during the month of June. But what’s driving this effort is what happened in Orlando. His hatred of Jordan Brandman is such that the only one politicizing this motion is Diamond himself.

    And from a comment on OJ, before Vern deletes it, this gem:

    Vern Nelson

    Posted June 21, 2016 at 6:35 AM

    Actually I heard yesterday (from LeTourneau at Amin’s service) that it’s Tait and Vanderbilt – the two we usually agree with – who are reluctant to support this – based on “Where would this stop? Every other group is gonna want this!”

    So by the reluctance of both Tait and Vanderbilt, is it fair to call both men “homophobes.” Where’s the DPOC resolution condemning Tait & Vanderbilt on this Jeff?

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