Thoughts: Dirty Laundry

DIRTY LAUNDRY OVER PROP. 8
Blame-game erupts over Latino and black support for the gay marriage ban

BY PATRICK RANGE MCDONALD, LA Weekly
Published 11/12/2008

As president of The Wall Las Memorias Project, Richard Zaldivar is a “local hero” in East Los Angeles. In 2005, the grass-roots organizer received that honor from KCET for bringing the first publicly funded AIDS monument in the nation to the Eastside’s Lincoln Park. During the 12-year effort, he earned the support of church groups, neighborhood councils, mothers groups and unions. Zaldivar, a gay man, was certain the “No on 8” campaign would put him to work and tap into his vast network of gay and straight Latinos.

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