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Carlos De Avila was an early Long Beach gay leader

De Avila also is remembered as an early gay rights advocate, said Ron Sylvester, board chairman at the Center Long Beach. "Carlos was a pioneer," Sylvester said. "He was one of the first LGBT activists in our community. He wasn't ashamed or embarrassed to identify himself as a gay man."

The Long Beach Press-Telegram
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February 15, 2013

Why Catholics in IL Should Support Marriage Equality

Catholics and their allies contribute joyfully and faithfully to the life of the Church. We hope that our leaders will think twice before labeling us destructive, disordered, and unnatural. And we hope that they will reconsider their opposition to same-sex civil marriage, which puts them in a position of inhospitality rather than welcome. In the meantime, inspired by our Catholic faith, we are contacting our state senators to urge support of Illinois's marriage equality bill.

Huffington Post
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February 14, 2013

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