Video: California Mayor Removed from Office for Issuing LGBT Pride Declaration in June

Towleroad
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September 19, 2013

This week Porterville, California mayor Virginia Gurrola was removed from office by a homophobic and vindictive City Council angry that she had dared issue an LGBT Pride declaration in June.

Reddit user 'nowaykd' posted the above photo yesterday showing support for Gurrola from the LGBT community.

Here's the backstory:

In 2009, Porterville, California's City Council faced outrage from some of the community after it passed a resolution publicly supporting Proposition 8.

Earlier this year the town had a heated debate over plans by some of the Porterville City Council members to rescind an LGBT Pride proclamation made by the city's mayor, Virginia Gurrola. An overflow crowd turned out at the City Council meeting in June.

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