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The Gay Agenda: Log Cabin Republicans Lobby for a Gay City Council District

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It's redistricting season in the city of Los Angeles, and the Log Cabin Republicans want to have their say in how city council district lines get redrawn.

The local chapter is lobbying for gays to have their own district. Right now the neighborhoods that (anecdotally at least) have the highest concentration of gays are split up. Log Cabin is making the case that the case that gays in Studio City, West Hollywood-adjacent and Silver Lake should have one city council person who will take their interests into account.

"Grouping together communities with common interests is one of the guidelines for redistricting," said Scott Schmidt, a Log Cabin spokesperson told Studio City Patch. "Creating a gay district would help make sure gay interests are represented."

Today Curbed LA posted the map of what a gerrymandered gay district would look like. Log Cabins argue that their redistricting proposal preserves all the other important district lines in the rest of the city, including minority-heavy districts, people who live by the Grove, downtowners and the folks living by LAX. The Redistricting Commission will hold public hearings on redistricting through February 11 and will vote on the new districts in July.

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Related: We caught up with Schmidt last year when he ran for West Hollywood City Council.