Organizers expect strong participation in DeMaio protest during paradeOnline Only, Bottom Highlights Friday, July 20th, 2012
Organizers of the event “Turn Your Back on Demaio!” are asking lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and community allies to rally against mayoral hopeful Carl DeMaio at this weekend’s San Diego Pride Parade. DeMaio has faced heat from LGBTs and allies for accepting anti-gay campaign aid and making anti-gay promises to financial supporters. DeMaio has accepted numerous contributions from ‘Yes on 8’ donors and other anti-gay special interests — and LGBTs have taken note.
“We want to send a message to DeMaio that the LGBT Community of San Diego will not support any candidate that accepts funding from hateful, anti-gay sources, regardless of their sexual orientation.” said Jase Watson, event organizer for “Turn Your Back on DeMaio!”
LGBTs have strongly rebuked DeMaio for making promises to anti-gay individuals such as Charles Limandri, former council for anti-gay organization ‘National Organization for Marriage’, who stated in an email that “Carl DeMaio specifically promised me, as a condition of my support, that he would not push the gay agenda issues…”
More information on the rally can be found on the official “Turn Your Back on DeMaio!” Facebook page.
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