(Photo: Shawn Kumagai)
A town rejected a request to fly the rainbow flag during Pride Month because of hateful public comments, reports LGBTQ Nation.
Shawn Kumagai is gay and a member of the City Council in Dublin, California. He initiated a request to fly the rainbow flag over City Hall.
Members of the public were outraged by the idea of flying a rainbow flag in their town. Two people during the ensuing debate said that “P” should be added to the initialism “LGBTQ” to stand for “pedophilia.”
“At the end of the day, I believe there is another letter that to the end that is being propagated actually at our state capital right now and that is ‘p’ for pedophile,” said one resident, reports LGBTQ Nation..
Another person said that “LGBTQ” should have an “S” for “straight.”
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