Cedillo to Honor Slain Gay Man in NELA

Cedillo to Honor Slain Gay Man in NELA

January 30, 2018

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Cedillo to Honor Slain Gay Man in NELA
And the creation of the Uptown Gay and Lesbian Alliance (UGLA)

Los Angeles–Councilmember Cedillo will dedicate the corner of Avenue 41 and N. Figueroa Street as the ‘Bobby Brown and Uptown Gay and Lesbian Alliance Square,’ honoring the life of Bobby Brown, a gay man that was slain in that very spot, giving life to the UGLA organization.

In 1983, Bobby Brown was shot and killed outside a gay bar in Highland Park. Bobby Brown, 24, a well-known young gay man, was twice assaulted and finally killed the evening of Wednesday, March 31, 1983, as he was leaving the local gay bar, The Bon Mot, at Avenue 41 and North Figueroa Street. This attack represented the second murder in the gay community within two years. The first murder victim was Richard Lee, who was assaulted and killed at the corner of Avenue 43 and North Figueroa on November 14, 1981.

After renewed efforts to find the assailant – Thomas Adam Cabuto – LAPD finally arrested Cabuto, who was sentenced to 36 years to life. Just recently, Captain Sandoval alerted UGLA about a parole hearing for Cabuto. UGLA has re-submitted a letter requesting parole be revoked/denied.

WHAT: Bobby Brown/Uptown Gay and Lesbian Alliance (UGLA) Square Dedication

WHO: Councilmember Gil Cedillo, First District
Ruth Riley, Bobby Brown's Sister
Richard Bass, UGLA Founder
Carl Matthes, UGLA President
Arturo Sandoval, LAPD Captain
"The Ballad of Bobby Brown" by Santina Giordano

WHEN: February 1, 2018 at 10:00 AM

WHERE: Avenue 41 and N. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90065

Councilmember Gil Cedillo currently represents the 1st Council District, which includes all or parts of the neighborhoods of Glassell Park, Cypress Park, Highland Park, Mt. Washington, Solano Canyon, Sycamore Grove, Elysian Park, Echo Park, Westlake, Angelino Heights, Temple Beaudry, Lafayette Park, Chinatown, Forgotten Edge, Lincoln Heights, Montecito Heights, Pico Union, Adams-Normandie, University Park, Rampart Village, Mid Cities and Mac Arthur Park. For more information, please visit www.GilCedillo.com.

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