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May 21, 1989
The Bible-beating smugness snaking many of the faces last Monday night at the Santa Ana City Council chambers underscored why I rooted for Orange County Cultural Pride from the Council members' breezeway. I grew up in Cypress next door to a family of three girls and two boys headed by a lesbian couple named Elaine and Linda. They were nice women raising decent children who all turned out heterosexual. I attended Bible school with the children. I learned respect for the women from my parents.
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June 22, 1989 | GEORGE FRANK, Times Staff Writer
Plans to move a gay-pride festival and parade out of a Santa Ana residential neighborhood and into the city's Civic Center Plaza fell apart Wednesday, and the event may now be held at its original site, Centennial Park. Janet Avery, president of Orange County Cultural Pride, charged that the leader of a fundamentalist Christian group never wanted the proposed compromise and instead pressured City Manager David N. Ream to reverse his decision to allow the group to use the plaza.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 16, 1989 | KEVIN O'LEARY, Times Staff Writer
Gay rights advocates and fundamentalist Christians politely squared off in a jampacked Santa Ana City Council chamber Monday night and debated whether a gay pride festival should be allowed to take place in a city park next fall. Gay leaders contend that it should, but religious leaders charge that it is an improper use of Centennial Park. After giving representatives of each side 15 minutes each to speak, Mayor Daniel H. Young remarked that it was "just a whole lot of fun to be on the hot seat."
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May 26, 1989 | KEVIN O'LEARY, Times Staff Writer
Santa Ana's city attorney has ruled that the city faces potential First Amendment violations if it tries to block a gay pride festival at Centennial Park while it permits other community groups to use public parks. "The group in the present case has a constitutional right of free speech and assembly. . . . There are no facts to indicate that this group poses any 'clear and present danger,' " said Edward J. Cooper in a memo to the City Council. The event, which is scheduled to be held Sept.
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May 26, 1989 | KEVIN O'LEARY, Times Staff Writer
Santa Ana's city attorney has ruled that the city faces potential First Amendment violations if it tries to block a gay pride festival at Centennial Park while it permits other community groups to use public parks. "The group in the present case has a constitutional right of free speech and assembly. . . . There are no facts to indicate that this group poses any 'clear and present danger,' " said Edward J. Cooper in a memo to the City Council. The event, which is scheduled to be held Sept.
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May 12, 1989 | BOB SCHWARTZ, Times Staff Writer
A gay pride festival scheduled for next fall in a Santa Ana park is eliciting an outcry of protest from fundamentalist Christian and other church groups, and may be an "inappropriate" use of the park, the city's mayor said Thursday. A group called Orange County Cultural Pride already has tentative approval from the city's recreation department to hold the event, which organizers are touting as the county's first-ever gay pride festival, in Centennial Park on Sept. 9 and 10. But letters and phone calls from residents opposing the event have prompted Santa Ana Mayor Daniel H. Young to wonder if the city should allow the festival to be held.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 22, 1989 | GEORGE FRANK, Times Staff Writer
Plans to move a gay-pride festival and parade out of a Santa Ana residential neighborhood and into the city's Civic Center Plaza fell apart Wednesday, and the event may now be held at its original site, Centennial Park. Janet Avery, president of Orange County Cultural Pride, charged that the leader of a fundamentalist Christian group never wanted the proposed compromise and instead pressured City Manager David N. Ream to reverse his decision to allow the group to use the plaza.
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July 13, 1991 | HERBERT J. VIDA
The Santa Ana Unified School District Student/Teacher Educational Partnership (STEP) project was one of 86 school-college partnerships across the nation to be honored as part of President Bush's Forum on Teaching as a Profession. The district has had relationships since 1982 with Rancho Santiago College, Cal State Fullerton and UC Irvine to help students make smooth transitions from secondary school to college.
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March 8, 1995 | LESLIE EARNEST
A Laguna Beach gay and lesbian festival that sparked controversy last year but went off without a hitch will be repeated this spring. The second annual Laguna Pride Weekend will be May 6 and 7 at the Festival of Arts grounds on Laguna Canyon Road. Last year, hundreds of people attended the weekend festivities, which organizers say raised more than $5,000 for nonprofit gay support groups and for AIDS-related causes.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 3, 1989
As a citizen of Santa Ana who is actively involved in city government, I am particularly interested in the homosexual festival proposed by Orange County Cultural Pride. Over 95% of the 2,000 citizens of Santa Ana that have expressed their opinion to Mayor (Daniel E.) Young and the City Council regarding the homosexual festival are strongly opposed to its taking place. While this is a gauge of the level, or lack thereof, of acceptance of homosexuality, it is not the basis for denying or revoking the permit.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 21, 1989
The Bible-beating smugness snaking many of the faces last Monday night at the Santa Ana City Council chambers underscored why I rooted for Orange County Cultural Pride from the Council members' breezeway. I grew up in Cypress next door to a family of three girls and two boys headed by a lesbian couple named Elaine and Linda. They were nice women raising decent children who all turned out heterosexual. I attended Bible school with the children. I learned respect for the women from my parents.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 16, 1989 | KEVIN O'LEARY, Times Staff Writer
Gay rights advocates and fundamentalist Christians politely squared off in a jampacked Santa Ana City Council chamber Monday night and debated whether a gay pride festival should be allowed to take place in a city park next fall. Gay leaders contend that it should, but religious leaders charge that it is an improper use of Centennial Park. After giving representatives of each side 15 minutes each to speak, Mayor Daniel H. Young remarked that it was "just a whole lot of fun to be on the hot seat."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 12, 1989 | BOB SCHWARTZ, Times Staff Writer
A gay pride festival scheduled for next fall in a Santa Ana park is eliciting an outcry of protest from fundamentalist Christian and other church groups, and may be an "inappropriate" use of the park, the city's mayor said Thursday. A group called Orange County Cultural Pride already has tentative approval from the city's recreation department to hold the event, which organizers are touting as the county's first-ever gay pride festival, in Centennial Park on Sept. 9 and 10. But letters and phone calls from residents opposing the event have prompted Santa Ana Mayor Daniel H. Young to wonder if the city should allow the festival to be held.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 14, 1995
A wide range of marchers drew enthusiastic cheers Sunday from the estimated 1,000 people gathered for the seventh annual Orange County Lesbian and Gay Parade at UC Irvine. "The stereotypes need to be broken," said Byron Batista, who emceed the event for Orange County Cultural Pride Inc., which sponsored the parade on the second day of the weekend festival.
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June 8, 2002 | SCOTT MARTELLE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Organizers have mothballed Orange County's annual gay-pride festival, citing increased costs and a lack of public interest that made the summertime event too expensive to put on. Born in the late 1980s, Orange County Cultural Pride's annual two-day gathering was the showcase event for local gay men, lesbians and supporters. The festival, which included food and music, peaked at the 10th anniversary gathering at UC Irvine's Aldrich Park two years ago, attracting about 10,000 people.
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