When I arrived in OC from Los Angeles in 2000, the Pride Festival had been banned in Santa Ana, and other than some cocktail and dinner parties in the fine homes of Human Rights Council's dues-paying members, I was unaware of any grassroots organizing in the local LGBT community. Thankfully, my friends, longtime OC passion warriors Jeff LeTourneau and Dave Barton, disabused me early on of the notion that local LGBT activism was born... More >>>