Kevin And Don Respond To Being Self Loathing

Looking back at their journey from the Stonewall Democratic Club to Log Cabin Republicans, they claim it was one that was actually started by the democrats. After being told that marriage as not a priority on the agenda in 1995, they became disillusioned with the DEMS. For a decade they felt like they did not belong until they met the republicans of the Log Cabin Republican Club and discovered they too shared a dream of marriage equality. This blog is now a digital time capsule of their time as Republicans and moderated by a friend and supporter.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Political Exiles In Hollywood: LGBT Community Does Not Want To Be Treated Like The Native American Community That Lived In Bunker Hill

Log Cabin Republicans filed a protest of the boundaries of the districts based upon the denial of representation as a legitimate community of interest in Hollywood.
Further facts have been submitted because the recent map changes fail to reflect the concerns of the failure to recognize the lgbt community of inter in the City of Los Angeles. One would believe that Hollywood actually has no lgbt people.
Additional facts have been submitted on line to the commission.
Further discovery of the economic data for Hollywood under the Freedom of Information Act is needed. All the data compiled by the Controller Wendy Greuel under the requirements of Gov. Code 11093.4 is necessary.
It is amazing that this important data cannot be located on line. One has to actually wonder if the City is in compliance with state law.
In the In Re Maggiage Case, the California Supreme Court in a broad stroke, granted the same protected status as any other minority in California. "All" in this case means equal representation.
In reviewing the actual census data that is available, the census data for Hollywood shows the lgbt community of interest in what happens to be the legal definition of Hollywood under state law in Gov. Code 11093.4.
Hollywood has the only lgbt senior housing in Los Angeles. It is the home our our community center too (on two streets no less). The state of California actually defined the boundaries of Hollywood thanks to then-Assembly Members Paul Koretz and Jackie Goldberg's bill, AB 588 (2006).
The fact that the census data, the senior housing, the lgbt Center, and the legal boundaries of the community of Hollywood all happen to strongly suggest that Hollywood is the best example of a community of interest under California law and City Council mandates.
Some Governors of Log Cabin Republicans of Los Angeles are looking into the possibility of legal action. The point is that the city failed to even address lgbt issues in redistricting.
All current and past Council Members who are openly gay or lesbian started their careers and built reputations as closeted gay persons.
Hollywood today is a place where people relocate to escape the high cost of housing in West Hollywood. Young lgbt people live their lives openly in Hollywood.
As this community of interest gets older, because many couples have no children (a disproportionate number of lgbt people as compared to the general population) the concern grows with the aging baby boomers for elderly care. This presents unique needs (for examples, please use common sense) as the populaion of openly lgbt persons ages. Consequantly, we are a community of interest in Hollywood and need representation at a municipal level.
We know from the data we have seen that there is a vibrant but unrecognized lgbt community of interest in Hollywood.
Accordingly, the full discolsure by the City of Los Angeles of the data the controller has from 2007 to the present concerning Hollywood is required to convince the Los Angeles City Council as further proof of the existence of the lgbt community in Hollywood.