Saturday, July 25, 2009

Lou Perrotta Removed As Treasurer Of Stonewall Libertarians New York

On July 25, 2009, Lou Perrotta was removed as Treasurer of Stonewall Libertarians New York due to his ceasing to fulfill the duties and responsibilities of his office.

In his capacity as an officer of Stonewall Libertarians New York, Lou Perrotta was responsible for the following:

to reach out to those in the G.L.B.T. community and to others who are gay-friendly to encourage those with libertarian philosophical leanings to become more politically active,

to influence the cultural norms of society to provide greater acceptance of all who may be considered different and to create a more receptive atmosphere for libertarian ideas,

to speak out whenever public officials, public figures or those with leadership positions in political parties make derogatory statements or anti-gay slurs against any individual,

to end governmental interference and discrimination against those perceived to be living a life deviating from the norms of society, and

to sponsor and co-sponsor events that bring together libertarian and libertarian-leaning individuals who are G.L.B.T., gay-friendly and/or tolerant of those with alternative lifestyles.

Jeff Grizlo, President of Stonewall Libertarians New York, made the following comment about Lou Perrotta's service as Treasurer:

Lou Perrotta, a self-described bi-sexual, was appointed Treasurer of Stonewall Libertarians New York upon the recommendation of Dr. Tom Stevens, who founded Stonewall Libertarians. Lou was a clean-cut, energetic, charismatic young man who showed great leadership potential and was extremely enthusiastic about his new post. Dr. Stevens and Mr. Perrotta became fast friends and I know they got together often, went to political events and on at least one occasion took a weekend trip to Rockland County to visit the grave of John Charles Fremont, which is located in Rockland Cemetery.

Over time, Lou seemed to lose interest in fulfilling the responsibilities of his office. The clean-cut image was gone and he seemed to be developing other interests. We kept him in the position of Treasurer in the hopes he would rediscover his enthusiasm. However, this did not happen and we had no choice but to remove him from his position for dereliction of duty.

I have seen this happen before. Someone with great leadership potential loses interest because they start smoking more pot than they should or become addicted to meeting anonymous sexual partners through Craig's List. One guy gained such a reputation he came to be known only as "bottom boy". I have no idea what caused Lou Perrotta's decline but I wouldn't be surprised if it wasn't something similar.

Lou Perrotta was first appointed to the position of Treasurer of Stonewall Libertarians New York on June 15, 2007.

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