January 18, 2009.
To the Editor of WeHo News:
I think your article on Barak Obama and his appointments and homosexuals and the military (DADT) issue is about right.
It has balance, which many media places do not — expecting change overnight from one view and fearing the end of the world if homosexuals are “open” in another view — sounding much like that “segment” did when Truman integrated the military in 1948 (and just as that “segment” did when the U.S. Supreme Court killed laws against interracial marriage (Loving v. VA) not many years ago.
And the article on “gay” Tucson was good, but I do wonder why there was no mention of any gay center, or the gay newspaper — which is usually the first resource visitors should get when in a new town so that they will know of current events and businesses. And a visit to a LGBT library/archive will give history of the area, which helps to appreciate how the area is today.
And some homosexual tourists will want to know where a local gay-friendly church is. Some people may even plan a visit during Pride events if they know the dates in advance, which they can find if the newspaper is online. Or a when a gay film festival is, etc. These are the things that make a gay traveler different from a non-gay one, otherwise we only need the travel guides found in any book store for all tourists.