No Stonewalling in Oak Lawn

Group aims to shed light on crime situation

By Bruce Felps
|  Tuesday, Aug 10, 2010  |  Updated 1:15 PM CDT
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No Stonewalling in Oak Lawn

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If you know someone under 30 in the LGBT community who is remarkable, nominate him or her for this honor.

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In a perfect world, there would be no hate crime. News flash: This is far from a perfect world.

The Dallas Stonewall Young Democrats hope to make the LGBT, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender, community in the Oak Lawn area of Dallas a little safer by making the streets at night a little brighter.

The group recently launched the Light Up Oak Lawn movement to increase street lighting in the area bordered by Oak Lawn, Lemmon, Wycliff, and Maple avenues.

"Having safe streets in our community goes beyond politics," Pennington Ingley, DSYD president, said in a press release. "Many of us know someone who's been victimized near the strip and we believe Light Up Oak Lawn will bring us much closer to finally resolving this issue.”

So would getting rid of all the pinheaded, knuckle-dragging bigoted morons who somehow think victimizing people who are different might ease their feelings of insecurity and inadequacy.

Then, this world would be a little closer to perfect.

Bruce Felps owns and operates East Dallas Times, an online community news outlet serving the White Rock Lake area.

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