I think there is a need for an institute that can fight discrimination and build self-esteem among gays and lesbians. People in the gay and lesbian community are realizing that they have to take care of themselves.
We received a strong message when AB 101, which prohibits discrimination, was vetoed by Gov. Wilson. (Gays and lesbians) really felt betrayed when he didn't sign that first (anti-discrimination) bill. People realized that even though we were playing the (political) game correctly, it wasn't working for us. We realized that we have to take care of our own.