On Tuesday Night, the Garden Grove Unified School District, upon the urging of member Bao Nguyen, decided to withdraw their participation if the 2013 Tet parade if organizers don’t reverse their decision by noon on Friday.
It’s not often that I throw down a challenge to elected officials asking them to take a strong stand against the bigotry of some of their constituents. Today brings one of those exceptions. If the LGBT contingent isn’t allowed to participate in the Tet Parade, they should withdraw their participation in the event.
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.