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Calif. mayor says bullying victims need to toughen up and ‘grow a pair’

Friday, May 16, 2014
Cameron Hamilton
PORTERVILLE, Calif. -- A central California mayor says bullying victims should toughen up, "grow a pair" and defend themselves, sparking anger among some city officials and gay rights advocates. ...

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Calif. town mayor stripped of duties for declaring June LGBT pride month

Thursday, September 19, 2013
Virginia Gurrola
PORTERVILLE, Calif. -- An ongoing clash in Porterville, Calif., between the mayor and city council members over a proclamation designating June as LGBT Pride month, has cost the mayor and vice mayor their jobs. ...

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Gay rights activists arrested after Calif. city rescinds pride month proclamation

Wednesday, July 17, 2013
PORTERVILLE, Calif. -- Three gay rights activists are facing charges Wednesday morning after protesting a city council vote to reject a proclamation passed by the mayor last month that declared June as LGBT Pride month in Porterville. ...

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