Trib Columnist Just Doesn’t Get It

In a page one opinion piece today, Oakland Tribune columnist Tammerlin Drummond displays both a surprising arrogance toward gays and lesbians in their struggle for marriage equality and a worldview that fosters bigotry. Drummond was responding to blowback she received for her ill-thought-out column on Sunday, in which she claimed that East Bay gay activists were “intolerant to opposing views” because they had mounted a political campaign to stop the reappointment of Lorenzo Hoopes, a major financial backer of last year’s Proposition 8, to the publicly owned Paramount Theatre board of directors.

18,645FansLike
12,284FollowersFollow
66,366FollowersFollow

Newsletter sign-up

eLert sign-up

Oakland
overcast clouds
62.7 ° F
73.6 °
55.9 °
85 %
0.8mph
100 %
Tue
72 °
Wed
77 °
Thu
76 °
Fri
75 °
Sat
73 °