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Hate Rears Its Ugly Head

An elected member of the NoHoWest Neighborhood Council sent a letter endorsing the bigotry on display last year at Saticoy Elementary School.

Carl J. Petersen
Dialogue & Discourse
4 min readJun 27, 2024

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I see my role as an opportunity to serve as a visible and vocal advocate for the LGBTQIA+ community in our neighborhood.

– Greg Wright, President

North Hollywood West Neighborhood Council

As part of the City of Los Angeles’ celebration of Pride Month, the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment introduced LGBTQIA+ leaders from across the Neighborhood Council system. When interviewed for this series Greg Wright, President of the North Hollywood West Neighborhood Council, stated he works “to create a welcoming and inclusive environment within the Council and our broader community.” He also stressed the need to foster “respectful dialogue [to ensure] that LGBTQIA+ voices are heard and valued”.

Wright’s leadership is significant because his neighborhood includes Saticoy Elementary School. Last year this school was the site of a violent protest against a Pride celebration where members of the…

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Carl J. Petersen
Dialogue & Discourse

Parent, special education advocate and former LAUSD School Board candidate. Still fighting for the children. www.ChangeTheLAUSD.com