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Group Demands DC Mayor Adrian Fenty Be Uninvited From Pride Over PFOX Flap

Led by activist Lane Hudson, a group of activists is saying that DC Mayor Adrian Fenty should be uninvited for this year's pride celebration unless he apologizes for the accidental recognition of the "good work" of the "ex-gay" group, PFOX. From their Facebook page:
Six months after the Certificate was discovered, a spokesperson from the Mayor's office blamed a "low level staff error" for the Certificate. However, the Mayor has been silent on the issue and refuses to apologize and retract this Certificate. This is a serious matter and must be addressed in a serious way by the Mayor. His refusal to take responsibility is a complete abdication of leadership. We as a community must stand up to anyone that gives credence to harmful organizations like PFOX. Please join others who are demanding that Mayor Adrian Fenty be un-invited from participation in Capital Pride until all three of the following conditions are met:

1) Formally retract this Certificate of Appreciation
2) Personally take responsibility for your office's actions instead of blaming a "staff level error"
3) Issue a statement condemning PFOX.
The certificate of appreciation to PFOX was issued last November, but only came to the attention of the LGBT blogosphere last week.

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