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Mon Jun 22, 2020, 03:11 PM

Farmer's Market 'Karen' Attacks Gay Cookie Vendor for Handing Out Pride Flags

Gail Hayden, director of the California Farmers’ Market Association, was captured on video last week at the Livermore Farmers’ Market berating Dan Floyd, owner of Dan Good Cookies, for handing out Pride flags at his booth, and the clip is something to see. Hayden has since resigned.

“I don’t even care what the flags are for,” Hayden claimed. “This person may have an issue about ‘xyz.’ I’ve been in places for 40 years where they bring out fetuses and put ’em on ironing boards. My job is to run the market, not to satisfy your political point of view.”

Floyd said he felt the LGBTQ community was targeted by Hayden, telling NBC Bay Area: “She became very confrontational. Very condescending about the entire thing. I definitely felt scared, and I definitely felt scared for my business. It definitely felt like the flags and what they represent were the target of her tirade.”

Hayden’s daughter Kayla claimed the flags were putting children in danger: “Little kids poking each other with them, using them as swords.”

Read more and view video: https://www.towleroad.com/2020/06/farmers-market-karen/

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TexasTowelie Jun 22 OP
Downtown Hound Jun 22 #1
LakeArenal Jun 22 #2
stopdiggin Jun 22 #3
3Hotdogs Jun 22 #4
Lucky Luciano Jun 22 #6
stopdiggin Jun 23 #7
cayugafalls Jun 22 #5

Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Mon Jun 22, 2020, 03:39 PM

1. Another bigot hiding behind bullshit rules

I can pretty much guarantee you that if he had been handing out American flags, she wouldn't have had a problem.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Mon Jun 22, 2020, 03:51 PM

2. You might have said Farmers Market Bigot....

And avoided the name Karen.

I wish you would have.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Mon Jun 22, 2020, 04:12 PM

3. is there a rule against distributing political

messaging or paraphernalia?

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Response to stopdiggin (Reply #3)

Mon Jun 22, 2020, 04:30 PM

4. Looks like there is/was such a rule.

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Response to stopdiggin (Reply #3)

Mon Jun 22, 2020, 04:50 PM

6. Equal rights are not political.

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Response to Lucky Luciano (Reply #6)

Tue Jun 23, 2020, 04:10 PM

7. But it might provide an explanation for the complaint.

There are places where "expression" .. and more particularly, "promotion" .. is not part of the deal. And often vendors are asked to agree to such provisions as part of registration. I'm not saying I agree with the actions here (and neither did the city or farmers market ultimately) .. but I think it's conceivable that a vendor might have gotten the same pushback if they were handing out "Thin Blue Line", or "BLM", or "Defund the Catholic Church!", flags. No?
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"equal rights are not political .." Talked to any Republicans (or read any Supreme Court decisions) lately? -- --

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Mon Jun 22, 2020, 04:31 PM

5. And Gail Hayden and CFMA are no longer managing the farmers market!

A Joint Statement from Livermore Downtown Inc., Livermore Pride, and the City of Livermore regarding the Livermore Farmers Market

On Tuesday, June 16, leaders of our organizations met to collaborate and develop a shared response to the regrettable incident at the Livermore Farmers Market that occurred on Sunday, June 7, and the subsequent resignation of the California Farmers’ Market Association (CFMA) from their management role.

Our immediate collective response is as follows:

1. CFMA’s recent actions were unacceptable and do not represent the values and principles that are appropriate for the Farmers Market, and all other programs or services in the City of Livermore....


cont'd at link
https://www.facebook.com/cityoflivermore/posts/3845051842231849

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