Claim: Protesters Are Leaderless
"Protests are obviously necessary, and protests were most certainly necessary last Wednesday night and for the rest of last week. The marches let the world know that we, the gay community, were shocked, hurt, and angry. The protests put people on notice. But from my reporting, I can also see that we are quickly coming to a point where reckless protesting may turn off all kinds of people..If that happens, we will miss the chance to build newer, stronger, and broader coalitions and movements for decades to come....For the past week, I've been waiting for that eloquent gay leader to step up and explain this golden opportunity, and then put those words into action...So far, though, I haven't heard from that leader..." Meanwhile, "tens of thousands" are expected to show up at protest at City Hall in downtown tomorrow morning. [LA Weekly] For more stories from Curbed LA, go to la.curbed.com.