I'm writing just asking for us to be aware that we need to support House Bill 177, which would expand the definition of ethnic intimidation (hate crimes) to include "ancestry, mental or physical disability, sexual orientation, gender or gender identity".
What we are really showing is that we will not support hate in this community. Whether it is hate among individuals who are of a different race, of a different gender, of a different sexual persuasion or of a different religious belief, we need to have tolerance and love in our community and not hate.
JOHN A. DeBARTOLA
President, Keystone Alliance Gaylife Newsletter