Vice mayor faces recall for declaring July Straight Pride month

first_imgTed Hickman, who is the vice mayor in Dixon, Califronia, penned the article attacking the LGBTI community. In the column, he called gay people ‘tinker bells’ and ‘faries’ [sic]. He called Pride month, June, ‘LGBTQ-WTF’ month’ and the community has an inferiority complex.The article was published in the Independent Voice.Vice mayor posts offensive article declaring July ‘Straight Pride American Month’He said it was ‘pro-family’, and prefaced the comments by saying he was ‘expressing a private opinion’.‘Now hundreds of millions of the rest of us can celebrate our month, peaking on July 4th, as healthy, heterosexual, fairly monogamous, keep our kinky stuff to ourselves, Americans,’ Hickman wrote about SPAM.‘We honor our country and our veterans who have made all of this possible (including for the tinker bells) and we can do it with actual real pride, not some put on show just to help our inferior complex “show we are different’ type of crap”.’He added: ‘We ARE different from them… ‘Homo Sex is In’: Gay guy has best response to homophobic protestor at Pride A vice mayor is facing a recall for declaring July ‘Straight Pride‘ month in a column. GAYSTARNEWS- Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . US President Donald Trump ignores LGBT Pride MonthTrump held a prayer in the Oval Office with the most homophobic of the religious rightWinter Olympics 2018: Fox News pulls column complaining about gay and black athletesRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  : ‘We work, have families, (and babies we make) enjoy and love the company (and marriage) of the opposite sex and don’t flaunt our differences dressing up like faries (sic) and prancing by the thousands in a parade in nearby San Francisco to be televised all over the world.’Dixon, California mayor faces a recall effort and protestsHickman now faces a recall effort.Pro-LGBTI people will protest at the city’s next council meeting. Another group has scheduled a Pride day in the Solano County city on 27 July in response to Hickman’s comments.The vice mayor reiterated his offensive comments to the Sacremento Bee.‘My point was, what’s the difference?’ he said.‘They have their pride month, why can’t we have ours? … I support the First Amendment.’Hickman is up for re-election in November.Dixon Mayor Thom Bogue  said he did not approve of the article but he ‘supports freedom of speech’.‘While I do not approve of such an article,’ he said,’I do believe in a person’s freedom of speech even when I don’t like what they are saying.’‘Aside from that, a person also has to recognize the consequences of their statements. … It is not within my capabilities to sanction an elected official for what they wish to publish in the paper, nor would I, that is up to constituents within his district to determine if he represents their beliefs.’Read moreAmazon is selling a Straight Pride badge and people are not happylast_img

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