After reading Bob Spielmanâ€™s letter, I felt it necessary that the â€œleadership of the SLO County gay coalitionâ€? respond.
As one person, my views and actions do not represent the gay community, just as one manâ€™s letter does not represent an entire city, and just as any two people do not represent their communities. As a member of the board of GALA (Gay and Lesbian Association) of the Central Coast and South County, I know that no order was ever sent out or even discussed. Such a thing is not even considerable since the gay community is made up of so many different people from all walks of life, including Republicans. I agree that any such order would not â€œfoster acceptance, peace, and harmony,â€? and thatâ€™s why San Luis Obispo and GALA have been working together for many years to create a welcoming community for all.
As much as I would like to list all of GALAâ€™s accomplishments, I only have 250 words. I encourage anyone seeking more information to check out our web site (www.ccgala.org), e-mail us, call us at 541-4252, or drop by the center.
GALA Board and community member