The Antelope Valley Fair removed all of its rainbow flags after an anonymous caller stated that, “the flags endorsed gay rights.” The city played dumb and acted like they didn’t know what the flags symbolized. Basically, they figured if they removed the flags, they’d remove the problem. WRONG! This just allows these ignorant people to stay that way. This is the problem with society, right when someone has an issue the issue is taken away so no one has to deal.
I’m pleased to say that the Lancaster Outreach Center did speak up and said that removing those flags sends a poor message. The US Department of Justice has now opened and investigation into civil rights allegations by police in the cities of Lancaster and Palmdale. I’m glad – what happened was not okay and we need to keep sending out our rainbow energy to fight for what’s right and help to educate these people.
I got this information from an article on NBC Los Angeles: http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/128099783.html