13 Apr 2010

Prop 8 repeal in 2012? Fat chance!

Crossposted from The Snitch – the blog for SF Weekly:  http://blogs.sfweekly.com/thesnitch/2010/04/repeal_2012.php Yesterday Restore Equality 2010 announced it was abandoning its efforts to repeal Prop 8 on the November ballot. The not-unforeseen announcement was also posted at a handful of blogs on Monday: Autumn Sandeen reported at Pam's House Blend, Towleroad

01 Jan 2010

ABC shows bias in coverage of Belton murder

In a 40 second clip taken from ABC World News on December 31, ABC news helps make a murderer sound like a victim by ignoring the details of the crime and promoting the murderers soon to be gay panic defense. The video is included within an article here:  http://abcnews.go.com/WN/marine-charged-revenge-killing-indiana-professor/story?id=9456392 Very

17 Oct 2009

Obama and Gay Inc: Advocates of status quo

On October 10, CNN aired a roundtable discussion regarding President Obama’s speech to the Human Rights Campaign. During the discussion the conversation turned into a debate on Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, the rule that allows the military to fire anyone that reveals a non-heterosexual identity. Dan Savage (syndicated sex columnist

15 Jul 2009

Does 2010 vs 2012 really mean 2014?

Last night the Get Engaged Tour (http://equalityevents.ning.com/) stopped in San Francisco to present the dilemma du jour to the community:  Shall a repeal Prop 8 effort be launched in 2010 or 2012? The real dilemma is more like this:  How do we get everyone to stop pushing for a 2010

19 Jun 2009

Michelle Obama to be in SF on 6/22

…and she's not going to be alone.  Maria Shriver will be with her. http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/nov05election/detail?entry_id=42028&tsp=1 “First Lady Michelle Obama is kicking off a White House push to underscore the importance of volunteerism in San Francisco on Monday — a move that will have political figures here elbowing each other to get

15 Jun 2009

Sign ideas for Pride, please!

I realize there is marginal impact of even an effective message to the masses via a few feet of cardboard and a Sharpie.  Still, the parade is the next big (if not only) public event on the horizon in San Francisco and this year better be a doozy (I'm foaming

20 Apr 2009

Dan Savage – what about the Cinemark boycott?

As I snoozed through the disingenous departure of the Edie character on Desperate Housewives last night (I had one eye on the television and another on the internet) I stumbled upon Dan Savage's blog, SLOG, and checked out a late Sunday post he made remotely. Apparently Dan travels frequently and when he

13 Apr 2009

Mel Gibson divorce?!?!! A storm is coming!!

How can this be allowed to happen??  This is an outrage!! Mel Gibson's Wife Files for Divorce Posted Apr 13th 2009 11:37AM “We've learned Mel Gibson's wife Robyn has just filed legal papers to divorce Mel Gibson, her husband of 28 years, citing “irreconcilable differences.” Pretty ironic — Robyn signed

30 Dec 2008

Co-opt Naomi Klein for 2009

I happened upon an article in The New Yorker the other day about Naomi Klein, “Outside Agitator, Naomi Klein and the new left” by Larissa MacFarquhar (December 8, 2008) that resulted in a mini-internet research project. I have become numbed to the barrage of information and viewpoints that are available

15 Nov 2008

Wanda Sykes comes out!!

Wanda Sykes says she's 'proud to be gay' Saturday, November 15, 2008 http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2008/11/15/entertainment/e175933S63.DTL&tsp=1 (11-15) 17:59 PST LAS VEGAS, (AP) — Comedian Wanda Sykes says the passage of a same-sex marriage ban in California has led to her be more outspoken about being gay. “You know, I don't really talk about