An article in the May 15 issue of the Long Beach Section inaccurately describes me as a participant in the City Council action of May 13 with regards to Club Sylvia.
The article describes me as a "gay activist." The dictionary definition of "gay activist" says: "an individual working at state and local levels to repeal discriminatory legislation--and to win adoption of laws affirming full right regardless of an individual's sexual preference."
This would appear to mean that my commitment to the fight against AIDS is merely a "personal sexual preference issue." My crusade against AIDS and its effects on those afflicted is a battle to win rights for all: gay, bisexual or straight, and to provide relief through fund-raising for Project AHEAD, a Long Beach support and assistance nonprofit organization, serving all of the residents of Long Beach.
The article also implies that I am heading a recall movement of Councilman Warren Harwood, based solely on Mr. Harwood being a "homophobic autocrat" and his views on sexual preference.