L.A. Councilmembers Protest Russian ‘Sister City’ with Rainbow Flag


Karen Ocamb at Frontiers reports that the Los Angeles "Sister Cities" sign near Los Angeles City Hall has a new appendage added by several City Councilmembers:

Los Angeles City Councilmembers Mike Bonin, Mitch O’Farrell and Tom LaBonge eloquently described their anger over the anti-gay “propaganda” law now being enforced in Russia before unveiling a small Rainbow flag attached to the St. Petersburg Sister City sign prominently displayed near City Hall. They declared their opposition to severing Sister City ties, hoping to leverage the relationship to benefit harassed and oppressed LGBT Russians.

Bonin, O'Farrell and LaBonge also introduced a resolution asking the State Department to expedite the asylum program to help LGBT Russians escaping oppression in their country.


  1. Mike Donner says

    Whereas other major cities councils, including democrat, have oddly been more conservative than their constituents toward LGBT equality; Los Angeles is one where I’d dare say the city council is even more progressive then their constituents. And it’s beautiful to see.

  2. tom says

    Oh, that’ll show em. Good grief, everybody is so afraid to take any real action against Russia, they resort to these ridiculous and meaningless gestures.

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