Thursday, June 27, 2013

Gay Rights Rulings Celebrated at Payrow Plaza

LGBT Activist Adrian Shanker , with Mike Rechiutti in background
Led by LGBT activist Adrian Shanker, a boisterous crowd of over 100 people was cheering at Bethlehem's Payrow Plaza on June 26. They weren't there for the Zoning Hearing Board. Nor were they delirious from the heat. Instead, they were celebrating a pair of recent Supreme Court decisions decided earlier that day, advancing the cause of same sex marriages. Giving this cause even more credibility was the added weight of local leaders. Allentown City Council Prez Julio Guridy was joined by Bethlehem Council members Karen Dolan, Willie Reynolds and Mike Rechiutti.

Mayor John Callahan was there, too, and was getting a little rowdy until someone told him a wrestling ref was on his way.

The Express Time' Lynn Olanoff has more details. I was there for what turned out to be a four-hour ZHB meeting. So I missed some of the luminaries she reported.

Whenever I write about gay rights, I tend to get in trouble. For example, I think the human relations commission that Adrian worked so hard for is utter nonsense that could actually result in discrimination. But I am glad for these rulings, which make much more sense to me.
I thought the applause was for me. 

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

Was it me or did Walt Garvin look really messed up at this event?

Bernie O'Hare said...

I did not get a really good look at him bc I was on my way to the ZHB. Could have been the heat.

Anonymous said...

where was donchez?

Anonymous said...

The politicians in attendance are obviously close to coming out of the closet themselves...

Bernie O'Hare said...

"where was donchez?"

I question whether he was made aware of this event. I wasn't. It appears that the LGBT crowd, which is all about inclusion, can be quite selective about who it wants at their events.

Anonymous said...

I'm now going to conceive anally and deliver rectally. Respect love for the exit point! Freedom!

Anonymous said...

I think that the rectum as a hole stinks and should be wiped out!

Anonymous said...

anybody else had enough of the everything about Gays all the time BS?

Anonymous said...

Julio. The next mayor of allentown.
Good luck. Thanks for supporting THE man,Ms. Dolan and Mr. Willie, sir.
Privatize it!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Thank you Adrian. GURIDY FOR MAYOR!
Privatize it all!!
Fuck the people!!!

Anonymous said...

Exit only

Anonymous said...

I didn't know Richiutti and Shankar were husband and wife, congratulations.

Anonymous said...

I was unaware Wee Willie Reynolds was Gay???

Bernie O'Hare said...

Is it supposed to be an insult to be accused of being gay? That's where you do yourself in. But I do find the LGBT more intolerant than most, as the commenter at another thread stated.

Anonymous said...

Guridy for Mayor!
Good to know he has Karens and Willies support.

Anonymous said...

Karen and Willie can vote in the Allentown Mayoral race?

Who knew!

Anonymous said...

Holio greedy will sell his mothers ass for the whitey king palumpa¿

Bryce Thomason said...

President Obama is firmly committed to the homosexual agenda and recent promises made to the LBGT and others have caused some in the conservative movement and the evangelical and Pentecostal churches to shudder. It is also clear that the church's concerns have little bearing on the President's position to throw the doors open for the "gay agenda by closing the steel doors around those who make so much as a whimper against the gays. Signing the untested and highly suspect Matthew Shepard act is the latest evidence of that.