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Gay community

Dear Editor:
As a young, lesbian Latina that has lived in Downey her entire life, I don’t think I am too happy about the news of a Chick-Fil-A coming to our wonderful city. Their views on the gay community are repugnant, and I can’t believe Downey would support it.
Why can’t Downey have more McDonald’s, for example? I am a frequent customer and have never felt discriminated in those establishments.
But I am aware that those plans have been set in motion and there’s really nothing I can do about the fact. However, I can suggest that Downey show its support for its gay community by throwing a celebration, or a carnival, in support of gay pride.
A lot of Downey residents go out of their way to hang out at Flux Bar, a gay club, which is in Lakewood. Imagine if there was a safe place in Downey where its gay community could freely be themselves.
We might even attract others from neighboring communities and build our economy.
Katie Solozano

Published: Oct. 10, 2013 – Volume 12 – Issue 26

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