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Posted: Friday, February 17, 2012 12:00 am | Updated: 6:03 am, Fri Feb 17, 2012.

A group that plans to establish a gay pride center in Lodi will have an organizational meeting on Sunday to discuss possible locations for the pride center and a mission statement for the organization.

The meeting of Lodi-area gays and their family members, friends and allies will begin at 1 p.m. at the Lodi Public Library community room, 201 W. Locust St. The meeting is open to the community as long as "peace, love, unity and respect are practiced," according to group organizers.

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  • Lodi Project posted at 10:56 pm on Sat, Feb 18, 2012.

    LodiLGBTQProject Posts: 7

    To Darrell: Thanks for pointing out the inconsistencies with group activity and the LNS. In this case we have been in touch with City Hall, and many Lodi community groups who are giving us welcome encouragement. The LNS is assisting with the exposure to inform the public ( at recent popular request) so LGBTQ citizens are aware they have a resource and referral center. Safety in Livable, lovable Lodi is of low concern. To Roy: We have NO INTENTION of parading up any street in Lodi. Kurt: NO we will not be totally gay. We will have representatives from local Lodi churches there, as well as friends, parents, and professional allies. It is really a resource and referral group that supports each other and fosters acceptance. Lodi is a very progressive city and it's LGBTQ population deserves a place to go. All 3 of you are welcome and invited to attend and get comfortable with your neighbors,coworkers, and friends.

  • roy bitz posted at 7:50 pm on Sat, Feb 18, 2012.

    roy bitz Posts: 503

    A picnic a Lodi Lake will be nice I'm sure---the trip to San Francisco "gay pride parade" will be nice for the group---I'm sure.
    I just hope there is never a gay pride parade parade down School Street---body paint required-- in clothing optional---just like San Francisco---bring the kids too--- just like in San Francisco.
    Sorry folks---I'm an old guy---I cannot support deviant "PUBLIC" behavior. I am supportive of any group---non profit or otherwise---as long as the group supports itself and it's members respect others and conduct themselves respectfully in public.

  • Kurt Roberts posted at 9:00 am on Sat, Feb 18, 2012.

    Kurt Roberts Posts: 55

    Can we all agree that this "club" will be like totally gay? I trust that gay supremacists will not object to a gay club being called gay?

  • Darrell Baumbach posted at 3:58 pm on Fri, Feb 17, 2012.

    Darrell Baumbach Posts: 9405

    I am curious, why is it news every time this group decides to do something. Do all groups in Lodi get this treatment? If I want to form a group and meet at the library, will an article suddenly appear announcing this meeting?

    All groups that want to form and meet in Lodi should be welcome and meet where they like without scrutiny making these meetings public.
    In the last news about this group, it was said they needed a safe haven to meet. That In Lodi, they needed a place to meet where their safety could be protected.

    Seems to me that Lodi News is not doing this group any favors by publicly announcing each and every move, activity and happening that they decide to take. If safety is a concern, why the constant publicity as to where and when they will meet? This just seems so over done and a group who wants to meet should meet without fanfare.



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