Read the Equality Loudoun statement to the Board of Supervisors
January 5, 2005
Bullying wars (County Government briefs): David Weintraub, representing the local gay advocacy group Equality Loudoun, accused Supervisor Eugene Delgaudio (R-Sterling) Tuesday of creating “the conditions for a witch hunt.” Delgaudio, director of a nonprofit that attempts to root out the “homosexual agenda” in public life, recently reprimanded the county’s public school system for including references to sexual orientation in a list of possible bullying tactics children may encounter.
Weintraub said Delgaudio’s remarks “have not only put some students at risk, but also threaten the safety of my family and other Loudoun families.” He added that he has made inaccurate and libelous statements and the county assumes liability for his actions. He demanded under Virginia’s Freedom of information Act that all correspondence from Delgaudio regarding the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community be released to him.
Delgaudio said he will not give up on his right to free speech and that has never attempted to hide his political beliefs.