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How the Rainbow Flag Inspired Hatred Out of the Closet in a California Town

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Dublin California's first openly gay Councilmember, Shawn Kumagai thought it would be a wonderful thing for his town to recognize Pride month by flying a Rainbow Flag at city hall. The response was not just negative, it was horrifically homophobic and transphobic. Vitriol flew at the city council chambers-- accusation of pedophilia support to trumped up cries of the victimization of gun enthusiasts, and other outrageous appeals flew.  Tonight, Shawn Kumagai joins us to share his fight for a symbol of acceptance and equality against a wave of ignorance and repression.  Plus-- hot topics of the week!