Verdugo Holding Rally to Fight for His Job

Wednesday, October 13th, 2010

Tuesday, 12 October 2010 17:50

Written by Richard Gary, South Florida Gay News

Former openly-gay Hollywood Police officer Michael ("Mikey") Verdugo, who charged that he was unfairly terminated by the City of Hollywood, along with his attorney, George Castrataro, Esq., and a team of community leaders, will hold an important rally to keep attention focused on Mr. Verdugo's exemplary discrimination case and further explain why support for passage of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) is so important.

ENDA is a comprehensive federal remedy to address the lack of state and local protection afforded to American LGBT workers. There has been no movement on ENDA in the House in recent months.

The rally precedes a Court Hearing scheduled on November 30, 2010 relevant to Mr. Verdugo's ongoing discrimination case against the City of Hollywood. Mr. Verdugo is still fighting to be reinstated in his job.

The plan is to hold the rally at high noon on Wednesday, October 20, at City Hall in Hollywood, in front of the building, at 2600 Hollywood Boulevard. Attendees have been invited to wear purple in support and memoriam for the number of gay teenagers who have recently committed suicide as a result of bullying.

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