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‘Straight Pride’ Column Leads to Recall Demands of Dixon Vice Mayor


Controversial column sparks outrage but also support

By Mike Luery | 2 July 2018

NBC (KRCA) — There’s a big controversy in the tiny town of Dixon, where a growing chorus of voices is calling for the vice mayor to step down.

Ted Hickman wrote a column about the LGBTQ community that many in town are calling offensive. In the article, printed in Dixon’s Independent Voice, Hickman proclaims July as “Straight Pride American Month.”

The column reads in part: “We ARE different from them … We work, have families (and babies we make) enjoy and love the company (and marriage) of the opposite sex and don’t flaunt our differences dressing up like faries (sic).”

Hickman misspelled the word “fairies,” but his comments still sparked outrage. […]

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