In the end, it was much ado about nothing. The gay activists who had spent all week complaining about not being able to participate in the 2013 Tet Parade, which is held in Little Saigon every year and celebrates the Chinese Lunar New Year, did not march in the parade, which the Orange Juice blog reported that they would.
However they did show up to the parade. They set up west of the parade grandstand – I was standing east of the grandstand and never saw them – which means the 90% of the parade attendees who were east of the grandstand also did not see them.
But there were plenty of other politicians there, as seen in our picture slideshow above, including: