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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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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 10, 1990
Assemblyman Gil Ferguson has misrepresented the facts concerning an incident during his campaign (Letters, June 3). Ferguson says in his letter that he refuses to apologize for referring to a group of homosexual activists with a diminutive (sic) term. He cites as his reason for this the accusation that he was cursed by those people and his car was spat on as he left a church where he had just spoken at an anti-gay forum. As a participant in the events of that day, I want to emphasize that Ferguson is attempting to obscure the truth.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 10, 1990
Assemblyman Gil Ferguson has misrepresented the facts concerning an incident during his campaign (Letters, June 3). Ferguson says in his letter that he refuses to apologize for referring to a group of homosexual activists with a diminutive (sic) term. He cites as his reason for this the accusation that he was cursed by those people and his car was spat on as he left a church where he had just spoken at an anti-gay forum. As a participant in the events of that day, I want to emphasize that Ferguson is attempting to obscure the truth.
NEWS
November 8, 1989 | ERIC LICHTBLAU and STEVEN R. CHURM, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
In a blow to Mayor Larry Agran and the city's political establishment, religious fundamentalists and conservatives scored a major victory in an unprecedented battle in Orange County over homosexual rights. By approving Measure N, voters removed protections for homosexuals from the city's 15-month-old human rights ordinance. It was the first vote of its kind in Southern California, and Agran, one of the leading opponents of the measure, labeled the outcome a "terrible setback."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 25, 1988
Your coverage of Rep. Robert K. Dornan's encounter with the Orange County Visibility League (Sept. 19) was superb. It highlights the incredible variation in news coverage of the Orange County gay and lesbian community. We are a very diverse group. Twenty-five protesting gays and lesbians made headline news Sept. 18. On Sept. 17, 700 Orange County gays and lesbians attended a $125 black-tie political fund-raiser, the Elections Committee of the County of Orange's fifth-annual dinner.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 5, 1989 | ERIC LICHTBLAU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Declaring in quiet song that "we are fighting for our lives," about 80 gay activists and supporters marched by candlelight in Irvine on Saturday to protest a measure on Tuesday's city ballot that would strip homosexuals of anti-discrimination protections. However, the group formally opposing the initiative decided not to take part in the evening vigil for fear of a political backlash, a sign of the high emotions over Measure N that have divided even those on the same side of the issue.
NEWS
November 8, 1989 | ERIC LICHTBLAU and STEVEN R. CHURM, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
In a blow to Mayor Larry Agran and the city's political establishment, religious fundamentalists and conservatives scored a major victory in an unprecedented battle in Orange County over homosexual rights. By approving Measure N, voters removed protections for homosexuals from the city's 15-month-old human rights ordinance. It was the first vote of its kind in Southern California, and Agran, one of the leading opponents of the measure, labeled the outcome a "terrible setback."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 21, 1989 | THOMAS BECHER, Times Staff Writer
Dozens of gay-rights activists, AIDS patients and health workers staged a "die-in" Tuesday night in Santa Ana, where a week earlier the Orange County Board of Supervisors rejected an ordinance that would have made it illegal to discriminate against people with AIDS. Holding signs reading "Hate begets hate," "Selma '62, Santa Ana '89" and "Orange County: 457 cases of AIDS," protesters rallied behind each other, some jostling with a handful of counterprotesters. Though no violence broke out--police kept a watchful eye--emotions were strong.
NEWS
October 6, 1989 | From Times wire services
Eighty AIDS activists were arrested this morning at a noisy demonstration outside the Federal Building in Westwood in a protest over the Bush Administration's response to the AIDS crisis. About 400 demonstrators from ACT UP of Los Angeles and Long Beach and the Orange County Visibility League banged drums, blew whistles and linked arms to block the main entrance to the building.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 5, 1989 | ERIC LICHTBLAU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Declaring in quiet song that "we are fighting for our lives," about 80 gay activists and supporters marched by candlelight in Irvine on Saturday to protest a measure on Tuesday's city ballot that would strip homosexuals of anti-discrimination protections. However, the group formally opposing the initiative decided not to take part in the evening vigil for fear of a political backlash, a sign of the high emotions over Measure N that have divided even those on the same side of the issue.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 21, 1989 | THOMAS BECHER, Times Staff Writer
Dozens of gay-rights activists, AIDS patients and health workers staged a "die-in" Tuesday night in Santa Ana, where a week earlier the Orange County Board of Supervisors rejected an ordinance that would have made it illegal to discriminate against people with AIDS. Holding signs reading "Hate begets hate," "Selma '62, Santa Ana '89" and "Orange County: 457 cases of AIDS," protesters rallied behind each other, some jostling with a handful of counterprotesters. Though no violence broke out--police kept a watchful eye--emotions were strong.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 25, 1988
Your coverage of Rep. Robert K. Dornan's encounter with the Orange County Visibility League (Sept. 19) was superb. It highlights the incredible variation in news coverage of the Orange County gay and lesbian community. We are a very diverse group. Twenty-five protesting gays and lesbians made headline news Sept. 18. On Sept. 17, 700 Orange County gays and lesbians attended a $125 black-tie political fund-raiser, the Elections Committee of the County of Orange's fifth-annual dinner.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 1, 1989
The Orange County Visibility League, a gay and lesbian civil rights organization, was scheduled to launch a 24-hour vigil Thursday night outside the county Hall of Administration in Santa Ana. The demonstration is to protest the County Board of Supervisors' rejection last summer of an AIDS anti-discrimination measure, said league co-chairman Kevin Farrell.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 30, 1990
As a member of the AIDS community, it is with barely controlled anger and disgust that I read about Orange County Visibility League's planned "commemoration" of 1,000 AIDS deaths in Orange County (Newswatch, Sept. 17). A spokeswoman was quoted in the piece saying, "It takes three to five months to get into a hospital for any kind of AIDS treatment." Really? That's news to me and several hundred other people with AIDS who get AIDS treatment in this county every day! With organizations such as AIDS Services Foundation and Laguna Shanti, our needs are met. "AIDS activists"?
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