Tag Archive for LGBT

About Jordan Brandman…..

US Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) with Anaheim council member Jordan Brandman in Costa Mesa

Jordan Brandman is gay. The Anaheim council member and CD-46 Congressional candidate sat down with TheLiberalOC Wednesday following an Orange County Democratic “who’s who” VIP luncheon with New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand in Costa Mesa. Last weekend’s National Coming Out Day and thoughtful introspection through chats with close family and friends prompted Brandman to come…

Santa Ana Planning Commissioners Alderete & Mill offer Complete Form 700 Disclosures for 2014

Santa Ana Planing Commissioner Eric Alderete on the left with Santa Ana Council member Vince Sarmiento on the right (Photo credit: OC Register)

Months ago, we reported that Santa Ana Planning Commissioners Eric Alderete and Sean H. Mill, planning commission chair and vice chair at the time, has failed to comopletely file their statements of economic interest on their Form 700 disclosure forms for 2013.  After getting the runaround from the City Manager’s and City Attorney’s office for…

Gay Pride in Irvine, But Wrong Flag Used


Generally speaking, Irvine is a pretty tolerant city and home to OC’s most diverse population.  When it comes to LGBT issues, we still have a ways to go. The DailyKos jumped on a story from OC Weekly a neighbor flying a multi-colored flag in the city’s Orangetree neighborhood; neighbors complained to the homeowner’s association about…

Come out, come out, wherever you are!

National Coming Out Day Logo-1988, By Keith Haring

Today, the 25th anniversary of National Coming Out Day is celebrated in a very different environment than what existed in 1987. Many states provide protections for members of the LGBT community, while others still openly permit discrimination in employment, housing, and a host of other arenas that contribute to misunderstanding, and open acts of hate.

Rep. Wagner’s Partisan District Survey

Rep. Don Wagner and Karina Onofre

State Rep Don Wagner is my elected assemblyman.  I find his brand of politics extreme, and considering he’s in the minority wing of the state assembly, he refuses to compromise and as a result, our district suffers.  IUSD and TUSD are funded well below state averages but when I asked Wagner directly to support lowering…

Proposed TET Festival non-profit host on shaky ground with the state


Tonight, the City of Garden Grove will be considering a proposal from the nonprofit Trung-Tam Van-Hoa Hong-Bang to host the Tet Festival in Garden Grove. But the proposed host has some problems with the State of California that are not reflected in their proposal. According to a letter from state Attorney General Kamala Harris the organization is significantly delinquent in its filings with the state.