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Anti-LGBT Discrimination alive and well in Orange County

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For some people, change doesn’t come easily. When it comes to the acceptance of diversity in sexual orientation, not easy isn’t the half of it. Back in 2010 a small band of bigoted elected officials and Vietnamese community leaders in Westminster tried to have a LGBT group excluded from participation in the annual Tet Parade held in Westminster.

Goodbye 2012

As we stand on the edge of the fiscal cliff, waiting to see if the Republicans in Congress choose to walk back from the edge with Democrats or jump—pulling us all over into an economic abyss, I want to recall with you some of the highlights of 2012.

Santa Ana Tells State: No Christmas Money From Us!

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In a 4-0 vote on Friday afternoon, the City of Santa Ana officially responded to the state Department of Finance’s demand for $56 million in housing funds. Council members Michele Martinez, Sal Tinajero and Angie Amezcua were unable to attend the special emergency meeting called when the state issued its demand earlier last week. The…

25 World AIDS Days Later – Looking Forward!

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On an afternoon in August 1988, I learned that I had tested positive for HIV infection. The doctor told me not to worry just come back in 6 months and get tested again. As far as I knew then, I had just been given a death sentence so I just went about my life thinking I would be dead in a year or so.