My Open Letter to Mr. Neil Nguyen and the Little Saigon 2013 Tet Parade Committee

“Gays and lesbians march with several groups in the 2010 Westminster Tet Parade.” Photo by Mindy Schauer for the OC Register.

Over at my Patheos blog Off the Cushion last week I posted a copy of an open letter I wrote to Mr. Neil Nguyen and the Little Saigon 2013 Tet Parade Committee in response to the committee denying the Partnership of Viet Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Organizations’ request to march in the 2013 Tet Parade. (You can read more about this story in the pages of the Orange County Register and the Los Angeles Times.) The post and my letter are here.

I’m sad to say that the 2013 Tet Parade proceeded without the participation of the Partnership of Viet Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Organizations. I very much appreciate Tricycle: The Buddhist Review giving this letter and the cause a push at their blog, however. Thanks, Trike! Y’all rock.

To see other letters of support — from a number of people an organizations, including the local chapters of Lambda Legal and the ACLU, as well as the Claremont School of Theology’s Center for Gender, Sexuality and Religion –  you can download a full dossier here.

And, again, my letter can be found by following this link.

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