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.