Gays Included in Orange County Vietnamese Parade - Los Angeles News | FOX 11 LA KTTV

Gays Included in Orange County Vietnamese Parade

Posted: Updated:

WESTMINSTER (FOX 11 / AP) - Community members have voted to include gay and lesbian residents in Orange County's Vietnamese new year's parade.

The Los Angeles Times reports the 51-36 vote on Saturday comes a year after lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people were barred from the Tet parade in Westminster.

The Partnership of Viet Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Organizations marched in past parades when they were city-run, but were barred after a community federation took over in 2013. The federation said they feared the gay group would drive out other participants.

But at a City Council meeting in December the head of the federation agreed to meet with gay leaders to try to find a compromise for inclusion.

The Lunar New Year event is scheduled for Feb. 1.

  • Los Angeles & SoCal NewsLos Angeles & SoCal NewsMore>>

  • UCLA Wades Through Damage From Broken Water Main Flooding

    UCLA Wades Through Damage From Broken Water Main Flooding

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 3:19 PM EDT2014-07-30 19:19:10 GMT
    [PHOTO GALLERY] The quiet summer campus of UCLA found itself suddenly steeped in water and chaos after a major water pipe burst and spewed some 8 million gallons, stranding people in parking garages and flooding the school's storied basketball court less than two years after a major renovation.
    [PHOTO GALLERY] The quiet summer campus of UCLA found itself suddenly steeped in water and chaos after a major water pipe burst and spewed some 8 million gallons, stranding people in parking garages and flooding the school's storied basketball court less than two years after a major renovation.
  • Vin Scully to Return to Dodgers in 2015

    Vin Scully to Return to Dodgers in 2015

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 2:38 PM EDT2014-07-30 18:38:07 GMT

    Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully, an icon in American sports history, will return to the Dodger broadcast booth for an unprecedented 66th season in 2015. The announcement was made by several Dodger players on Dodger Vision during tonight’s game against the Atlanta Braves.

    Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully, an icon in American sports history, will return to the Dodger broadcast booth for an unprecedented 66th season in 2015. The announcement was made by several Dodger players on Dodger Vision during tonight’s game against the Atlanta Braves.

  • Shelter Dogs Take Flight From So Cal To The Pacific Northwest

    Shelter Dogs Take Flight From So Cal To The Pacific Northwest

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 12:38 PM EDT2014-07-30 16:38:55 GMT
    About 150 shelter dogs that might otherwise have been put down, are about to take a plane ride to new homes on Wednesday morning. All the dogs are being loaded onto a plane that will take them to homes and adoption-friendly shelters in the Pacific Northwest.
    About 150 shelter dogs that might otherwise have been put down, are about to take a plane ride to new homes on Wednesday morning. All the dogs are being loaded onto a plane that will take them to homes and adoption-friendly shelters in the Pacific Northwest.
Powered by WorldNow

KTTV FOX 11
1999 S. Bundy Dr.
Los Angeles CA 90025

Main: (310) 584-2000
News Tips? (310) 584-2025

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices