Lodi Rainbow Project seeks respect for LGBT people
From left, Daryn Alsup, David Nielsen and Oscar Orozco Orejel
listen to a comment during a Lodi Rainbow Group meeting on Sunday,
Feb. 19, 2012.
- Mission statement
The mission of the Lodi Rainbow Project is to be a catalyst for
personal growth, acceptance and equality for lesbian, gay,
bisexual, transgender and questioning people of the community of
The purpose of the Lodi Rainbow Project is to provide an open,
safe, inclusive space that is committed to educating Lodi’s
citizens and the LGBTQ community. We support and affirm the diverse
identities and lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and
questioning, their families, friends and allies.
We recognize that this work requires a continued process of
understanding and addressing all forms of prejudice, bigotry,
harassment and violence in order to promote diversity within the
city of Lodi. We are committed to this process both in our work and
in the structure of the project itself.
The Rainbow Project promotes the innate freedom to explore and
increase the understanding of all genders and sexualities, aspects
related to sexual orientation, gender identity and expression in an
open and non-judgmental environment.
We promote the cultivation of educational outreach, advocacy and
visibility of LGBTQ issues, information, referral and academic
leadership opportunities. The Rainbow Project is a dynamic,
responsive and collaborative organization that serves the citizens
of Lodi and the surrounding community by providing a growing
spectrum of programs, resources, outreach and advocacy.
Inherent in this objective are the values of respect, pride and
unity for all individuals.
— Source: Lodi Rainbow Project
- How to learn more
Visit www.lodiproject.com or
You may also contact the Lodi Rainbow Project via Facebook at
LodiRainbowProject@groups.facebook.com or contact members directly
via email at Contact@LodiProject.com
Posted: Monday, February 20, 2012 12:00 am
Updated: 7:44 am, Wed Feb 22, 2012.
David Nielsen was being interviewed on Sunday by a Sacramento TV
reporter about Lodi’s new Rainbow Project organization when a man
disrupted the interview and shoved the TV camera away.
“He’s the reason why we need to come to meet,” Nielsen said at
the beginning of Sunday’s organizational meeting of the group of
gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgendered people.
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Monday, February 20, 2012 12:00 am.
Updated: 7:44 am.