Video: Mayor's Office Shows Pride (In Self) For LGBT Heritage Month
Did you get the memo? June was the first ever LGBT Heritage Month in the City of Los Angeles. Bring on the pride! Things kicked off with a rowdy celebration and declaration in the typically dry forum of the City Council chambers (Councilman Bill Rosendahl got sassy and cracked "fag hag" jokes about colleague Councilwoman Jan Perry, SNAP!).
Now, before you go thinking that we are the "gayest" city in the nation, slow down: We're not. (Nope, West Hollywood isn't, either, though they do have the third-highest percentage of Census-declared same-sex couples in the state.)
But we're pretty gay..err...gay-friendly here in L.A. The office of Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa put together and passed around this video showing what LGBT Heritage Month in L.A. was all about for our city's leader, and those at the many events in which he participated. All kidding aside, taking some time out to recognize those in our community who have done great work to foster equality is definitely a good thing, no matter how many potholes there remain to be filled.