January 31, 2014 marks the beginning of the Vietnamese New Year, the year of the Horse. Unlike last year’s parade, this year the parade organizers have decided to allow the participation of a group representing Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender members of the Vietnamese community.
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On Sunday morning thousands of people celebrated the Lunar New Year by witnessing the procession of politicians, community leaders, organizations, and businesses participating in the 2013 Tet Parade. There were some notable elected officials absent from the parade this year, many specifically because of the decision to exclude the LGBT group…
In a desperate effort to repair his tattered drunken-bad-boy image, Westminster City Councilman Andy Quach whipped up outrage on the part of a small band of bigoted religious leaders to threaten boycotts of the parade he chaired. All this because “The Commies Gays are Coming, The Commies Gays are Coming to march in a parade.”