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Equality California on Successful Recall of Temecula Valley Unified School Board President
June 10, 2024 at 11:08 am

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June 10, 2024

CONTACT: Jorge Reyes Salinas, Equality California
PHONE: (213) 355-3057/MOBILE: (213) 355-3057/EMAIL: press@eqca.org

TEMECULA VALLEY, Calif. — Equality California, the nation’s largest statewide LGBTQ+ civil rights organization, issued the following statement from Executive Director Tony Hoang in response to the successful recall of anti-LGBTQ+ Temecula Valley Unified School Board President Dr. Joseph Komrosky in a special election on Tuesday, June 4th:

“Over the past couple of years, LGBTQ+ youth have been under attack by extremists like Dr. Joseph Komrosky seeking to advance hateful agendas that put their health and wellbeing at risk. Anyone who uses their position to attack LGBTQ+ youth is unfit to serve in public office, and we are pleased to see Dr. Komrosky’s political career come to an appropriate end.

During his tenure, Komrosky oversaw the passage of a policy to forcibly out transgender students to their parents or guardians without consent, referred to gay civil rights pioneer Harvey Milk as a “pedophile” at a public meeting, and fired former Superintendent Jodi McClay, an ally to the district’s LGBTQ+ students, staff, and families.

This is another example of voters rejecting the efforts of anti-LGBTQ+ extremists; earlier this year, extremist school board members in both Orange Unified and Woodland Unified were also successfully recalled.

Parents, students, teachers, and allies in districts across the nation are rising up to demand more from those who represent them. Equality California will continue to stand against all efforts to discriminate against LGBTQ+ youth, and will work tirelessly to vote out lawmakers at all levels of government who would seek to cause them harm.”


Equality California is the nation’s largest statewide LGBTQ civil rights organization. We bring the voices of LGBTQ people and allies to institutions of power in California and across the United States, striving to create a world that is healthy, just, and fully equal for all LGBTQ people. We advance civil rights and social justice by inspiring, advocating and mobilizing through an inclusive movement that works tirelessly on behalf of those we serve. www.eqca.org

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