Tag Archive for Civil Rights

Eve of Justice This Wednesday!

Please, please, please don’t miss this event! Wednesday night will be our last chance to speak out before the California Supreme Court hears the oral arguments for the Prop H8 lawsuit, so let’s get out, get active, and let our voices be heard! Wednesday, March 4, 5:30-7:00 pm Fairview Community Church, 2525 Fairview Rd, Costa…

More Homophobia in Newport Beach?

Recently, the spotlight was shown on Corona del Mar High School and the Newport-Mesa Unified School District. Unfortunately, that wasn’t for good reasons. But now, a new controversy is brewing in Newport. And this time, it involves the police department. “It was like being back in high school. You’re either in the ‘in’ crowd or…

Los Alamitos Mayor to Resign?

Via Calitics, I found this from the paper that occasionally notices that we exist whenever we have “big news”: Los Alamitos Mayor Dean Grose has announced that he will resign over a controversy that has sparked charges of racism from an e-mail photo he sent out this week depicting a superimposed watermelon patch in front…

“Rent” Coming to CDM After All

Jeez. After a prolonged controversy that caused students, parents, and other concerned citizens to question possible anti-queer censorship at Corona del Mar High School, the principal has finally agreed to allow CDM’s drama department to stage a “school version” of the Tony Award & Pulitzer Prize winning play. A high school production of “Rent,” whose…

The Oscars: Best & Worst

(Photo courtesy of The New York Times) OK, you can thank me for watching The Academy Awards (with TalkLeft) so you didn’t have to. Here are my thoughts on what happened last night: 1. May we now just refer to 2008 as “The Year of Slumdog Millionaire“? I mean it. Barack Obama was elected President…

You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown? At Least You’re Not Gay?

Is this for real? I guess it is: Corona del Mar High School’s principal Fal Asrani refused to pay the Rent, so now students will have to settle for You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown. In the on-going saga Queerty was the first to tell you about, the Orange County school canceled its originally planned spring musical because of Rent‘s portrayal…

Anti-LGBT Censorship at CDM High?

I was startled at first when I saw the story at Queerty. And now that the principal’s storyline of events isn’t being confirmed by any one else, I’m starting to freak out. Is anti-queer censorship alive and well at Corona del Mar High School? It all started with this letter from a current CDM student,…