Tag Archive for LGBT

Gay Pride in Irvine, But Wrong Flag Used

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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

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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.

FUHS Vice Principal Joe Abell Removed to Administration HQ

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The Orange County Register is reporting that the Fullerton Union High School Vice Principal who removed a student from a contest for openly gay remarks has been at least temporarily removed from the FUHS campus and reassigned to the district offices. According to the story: Vice Principal Joe Abell was assigned to Fullerton Joint Union…