Tag Archive for Bigotry

Anti-LGBT Discrimination alive and well in Orange County

LGBT Tet Participation 2010  Photo by: Hao-Nhien Vu

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.

Stories of the Year – 2011

Leprechaun Mayor Gary Monahan

Well, 2011 is just about behind us and a presidential election year is just ahead – time flies.  Let’s look back at some of the 2011 stories we covered here in no particular order.  We can debate which one is the top story but it’s pretty subjective.  Please feel free to include your own in…

SJC’s Reeve Displays More Bad Judgment

Derek Reeve, San Juan Capistrano City Council

Conservative San Juan Capistrano council member Derek Reeve has already gotten himself into hot water for naming one of his dogs Mohammed, which Muslims find offensive, and gotten himself removed from the faculty at Concordia University due to several instances of alleged plagiarism for lifting whole passages of conservative text without attribution for a series of blog…

The Ongoing Campaign of Fear and Hate Against Gays Continues

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My business email address gets a considerable amount of SPAM, but Friday’s late afternoon messages were something to behold.  Remember all the misinformation put out by the right wingers when Prop 8 was on the ballot?  Get ready for more of the same hate, fear mongering and ignorance from the folks at SaveCalifornia.com. Now we…

Official “Agent of Change” Town Hall Press Release

  Here’s the official press release from the City of Santa Ana announcing the Community Forum on Cultural Diversity that the community isn’t allowed to come to. I’m having falshbacks to the 1970s TV show “Welcome Back Kotter,” with the Juan Epstein character who was half Latino (Puerto Rican) and half Jewish for the multiple…

Bigotry or Free Speech in San Juan Capistrano?

The case of San Juan Capistrano council member Derek Reeve who named one of his dogs “Muhammad” (the other was named “America”)  has earned him scorn and, oddly praise.  OC Register columnist Frank Mickadeit’s column raises the question if this case is one about bigotry or free speech. And oddly, Frank doesn’t come out on the…