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OCGOP statement on OC Dems vice chair's verbal attack on gay volunteers

Democratic Party of Orange County Vice-Chair Jeff LeTourneau verbally accosts gay volunteers.

Republican Party of Orange County Chairman Fred M. Whitaker (pictured left) released the following statement after Fox News released video of Democratic Party of Orange County Vice-Chair Jeff LeTourneau (above) verbally attacking gay volunteers who were collecting signatures for the effort to recall Democrat Senator Josh Newman:

Pride to honor origins with Spirit of Stonewall Rally in Hillcrest

 Dr. Delores Jacobs will be recognized as a Champion of Pride.

San Diego Pride is proud to announce the 2017 recipients of the Spirit of Stonewall Awards. Pride annually accepts nominations from the community to recognize individuals, organizations, and groups who have contributed significantly to the LGBT community through their leadership, activism, and fundraising efforts.

VIDEO: OC Dem co-chair verbally attacks then stalks petitioner to car

Co-chair of the Democratic Party of Orange County Jeff LeTourneau confronts DeMaio's team in Orange County, CA.

Hale Media CEO and publisher of San Diego Gay and Lesbian News, Johnathan Hale, has been volunteering his time in Orange County to help his husband Carl DeMaio (R) in a grassroots effort to recall CA Sen. Josh Newman (D) and ultimately the car and gas tax.

The enduring use of the n-word

"When the word slips from the mouths of race-conscious allies like Bill Maher... a lot of shock and hurt are felt."

In this political climate, hate speech is becoming common use. And there has been an uptick of the use of the n-word, even from the mouths of people one would not expect. 

Amit Paley named as The Trevor Project’s CEO

Paley is involved with several non-profit organizations in addition to The Trevor Project.

The Board of Directors of The Trevor Project—the nation’s leading suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for LGBTQ youth—announced today that Amit Paley will become the organization’s next Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director.

LGBTQ pride events display disparities

Some are waving the cautionary finger that within our community not all are equal. And pride events can be public displays of those disparities.

While we all rev up each June for pride so, too, do the fault lines of race and class in our larger white LGBTQ community.

With advances such as hate crime laws, legalization of same-sex marriage across the country, and with homophobia viewed as a national concern, the LGBTQ movement has come a long way since the first pride march in 1969.

Open Letter: City Commissioner Dion Brown welcomes Eric Heinritz to San Diego

Open Letter: City Commissioner Dion Brown welcomes Eric Heinritz to San Diego Pride.

Hello Eric,

I wanted to extend a heartfelt congratulations to you regarding your new position.

Having had a front row seat as you transversed the vigorous interview process, I am confident in your ability to lead San Diego LGBT Pride.

I look forward to how your experience and talent will help Pride bridge the community divide and move the organization forward.

VIDEO: Operative for CA Dems admits to knowingly distributing false gay smear against DeMaio

Aggressive CA Dem operative distributes gay smear

"The fact of the matter is that this should be followed up with he was falsely accused."

That was the response of one Josh Newman supporter who was handing out flyers in Orange County over the weekend.

He was referring to verbiage on the ad that intends to smear former City Councilmember Carl DeMaio (R) seen in the video below. 

California Dems dredge up debunked homophobic smear against Carl DeMaio

DeMaio pictured with Toni Atkins and Todd Gloria ant Pride Flag dedication ceremony.

The California Democratic party is utilizing debunked accusations against former council member Carl DeMaio (R) who is leading an effort to remove California’s car and gas taxes.

Recently DeMaio started a three-phase campaign which began with gathering signatures in Orange County to recall California State Senator Josh Newman (D) who was the deciding vote which approved the fees.