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Old 07-05-2014, 04:20 AM
 
Location: Midtown Omaha
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when is Straight Pride Day in Omaha


I know July is Straight Pride month but never hear about a Straight Pride Day event in Omaha
Straight Pride is 365 days a year, no one beats you on the street for being straight.
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Old 07-06-2014, 12:27 PM
 
Location: Tampa (by way of Omaha)
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The content in the article is greatly exaggerated. There was considerable drama in the LGBT community about her presence at Pride. Her presence was ONLY an extension of her job. People from the Pride board tried to claim she was supportive of the LGBT community. This was proven wrong as Omaha had a chance to recognize same-sex couples through insurance with the Police Union and Stothert blocked that. The Pride President resigned over the internal uproar, even though she went before the cameras and lied about her critiques on the news about this time.

I personally had no problem with Stothert being there, but the Pride president was spreading false rhetoric that Stothert was supportive of the community. As a result I was rather outspoken about it. Many LGBT people wanted to protest her being there, and the pride President went out of her way in a failed attempt to shut them up. She even went on the news and accused them of being outright destructive. Another falsehood. The pride President also claimed that the Pride Board voted on having her there. That is also false. Stothert being able to speak at Pride 2013 was a dictate of the pride president, it never came to a vote on the pride board, but it SHOULD HAVE.
To be fair, I think Stothert's refusal to do the insurance had more to do with her petty battles with the police and fire unions than anything to do with the LGBT community. She still should have done it regardless, but they were the targets of her vindictiveness as far as I could tell.
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Old 07-07-2014, 07:59 AM
 
Location: Midtown Omaha
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To be fair, I think Stothert's refusal to do the insurance had more to do with her petty battles with the police and fire unions than anything to do with the LGBT community. She still should have done it regardless, but they were the targets of her vindictiveness as far as I could tell.
If one community has to suffer because of her relationship with another, well that just isn't leadership now is it?
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Old 07-07-2014, 09:33 AM
 
Location: Tampa (by way of Omaha)
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If one community has to suffer because of her relationship with another, well that just isn't leadership now is it?
No, that is definitely poor leadership.
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