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February 28, 1992 | ROSE KIM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On the lawn of the Old County Courthouse, gay rights and AIDS activist Jeff Le Tourneau launched his campaign Thursday to unseat Rep. Robert K. Dornan (R-Garden Grove). Le Tourneau of Anaheim called upon a broad base of liberal voters to elect him to the seat in the newly created 46th Congressional District, which Dornan plans to seek. "I'm not a single-issue candidate," he said. "I'm a gay and AIDS activist, but I'm also a trade unionist, an ardent feminist and an environmentalist.
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February 28, 1992 | ROSE KIM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On the lawn of the Old County Courthouse, gay rights and AIDS activist Jeff Le Tourneau launched his campaign Thursday to unseat Rep. Robert K. Dornan (R-Garden Grove). Le Tourneau of Anaheim called upon a broad base of liberal voters to elect him to the seat in the newly created 46th Congressional District, which Dornan plans to seek. "I'm not a single-issue candidate," he said. "I'm a gay and AIDS activist, but I'm also a trade unionist, an ardent feminist and an environmentalist.
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March 5, 1991
The Rev. Louis P. Sheldon has moved the site of a symposium on sexuality from the Disneyland Hotel to another location after gay leaders threatened to demonstrate on Disneyland's Main Street. Sheldon's Traditional Values Coalition had planned the symposium, entitled "The Preservation of the Heterosexual Ethic," at the hotel on Friday and Saturday. But that site was canceled after Anaheim police told Sheldon that militant gay groups planned to protest, said Steve Sheldon, the minister's son.
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April 28, 1991
Jeff LeTourneau of the Orange County Visibility League does not speak for anyone but himself when accepting the flimsy excuses of Cypress Mayor Pro Tem Richard Partin ("Partin Apologizes for Remark on Gays," April 17). When a person makes statements as hateful as Partin has, they mean them. No amount of crocodile tears can hide the fact that a sizable part of his constituency has been hurt and is clearly not represented through his "leadership." Partin's apology is self-serving; he doesn't want to lose his job. Form letters don't fool anybody.
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June 18, 1989
An Orange County gay rights group is planning a series of demonstrations, starting Tuesday night, to protest the Board of Supervisors' rejection of an ordinance that would have prohibited discrimination against people with AIDS or the AIDS virus. The Orange County Visibility League is planning a "die-in" at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the County Hall of Administration to call attention to the people who are dying of acquired immune deficiency syndrome and how they will be affected by the board's 3-2 vote.
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April 26, 1992
As a longtime employee of the hotel and restaurant workers union, whose membership is more than 50% Latino, I must strongly object to Dana Rohrabacher's assertion that illegal immigrants are bankrupting this nation. Nothing could be further from the truth, particularly in Southern California, which relies heavily upon the entertainment and tourist industry. Statistics show that immigrant workers hold most of the low-paying service sector jobs that are shunned by more affluent citizens.
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November 2, 1990 | DAVID REYES
An Orange County gay rights activist whose home was ransacked and left spray-painted with anti-homosexual slogans said he believes the incident is now being investigated as a hate crime by Anaheim police.
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October 2, 1988
Much has been written concerning the Sept. 18 Dornan town hall meeting. With each new article, charges of political misrepresentations, family distrust, allegations of homosexuality and affliction with AIDS continue. Throughout this escapade, however, some serious issues have surfaced and have been largely ignored. I wonder what the political future of a congressman would be if the bigoted slur used by his wife had been directed at a racial minority or the handicapped. Justifiably, calls would be made for his removal from office, or at the very least he would be forced to repudiate his wife's remarks.
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July 22, 1998 | JOHN CANALIS and MIMI KO CRUZ
Organizers of Orange County's biggest gay and lesbian pride event have announced honorees for this year's celebration, set for Aug. 15-16 at UC Irvine. This is the 10th anniversary of the Gay & Lesbian Pride Celebration. The top honor, parade grand marshal, will go to Janet Avery. Avery worked with rap groups for women at the Orange County Gay & Lesbian Community Service Center in the early 1980s and later became the organization's director.
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October 11, 1989 | LILY ENG
A month after a controversial Gay Pride Festival, city officials have decided a permit is not needed for a gay organization to hold its second annual National Coming Out Day today at the Plaza of the Flags in the Civic Center. Although a permit was issued for last year's event, sponsored by the Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Orange County, city officials now say permits are not needed by any group that wants to use the plaza.
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October 31, 1990 | DAVAN MAHARAJ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A prominent Orange County gay rights activist reported Tuesday that vandals broke into his home, spray-painted the inside with anti-homosexual slogans, stuck knives in the walls and stole thousands of dollars in jewelry and electronic equipment. Jeff LeTourneau, founder and chairman of Orange County Visibility League, one of the county's most vocal gay and lesbian rights groups, summoned police to his West Forest Lane home after a roommate found it ransacked on Tuesday afternoon.
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