Steven T. Jones

Culture war in Civic Center Plaza

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Steven T. Jones blogs the Prop 8 case

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Thousands of people on both sides of the same sex marriage issue have filled Civic Center Plaza as the California Supreme Court begins to hear oral arguments in the case on the constitutionality of Prop. 8. Ukrainian churches are the largest faction of same sex marriage opponents, along with "God hates perverts" wackos, while gay marriage supporters have rainbow representation. Read more »

Economy kills porn's hard-on

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Kink.com owner Peter Acworth

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Stimuutf8g transit

Green City: Overcoming obstacles to establish effective alternatives
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GREEN CITY Public transit agencies in the Bay Area are being hit with deep cuts to their operating budgets, thanks to the recent state budget deal, and are hoping to use money from the federal economic stimulus bill to maintain their operations.Read more »

Score one for fun

Bay to Breakers crackdown averted, but logistical problems with the event remain
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City officials and race organizers have dropped plans for a crackdown on partying at the annual Bay to Breakers race in the face of a massive grassroots organizing effort that quickly generated more than 20,000 members opposed to the proposed bans on alcohol, floats, and nudity.

"We're pleased with the outcome. I think it's a victory," Ed Sharpless of the group Citizens for the Preservation of Bay2Breakers told the Guardian. Read more »

New push for Harvey Milk Day

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By Steven T. Jones
Last year, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger vetoed legislation by Mark Leno (then an Assembly member and now a Senator) to establish May 22 as "Harvey Milk Day," honoring the late San Francisco supervisor's birthday with a "day of special significance" marking his causes and encouraging schools to teach children about his life. Read more »

Please, Hearst, don't leave us with just the Examiner

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By Steven T. Jones

This morning's San Francisco Examiner, with its ridiculous cover story puff piece on Pacific Gas & Electric CEO Peter Darbee, offers another compelling reason why it would be disastrous if Hearst Corp. Read more »

Howard Zinn’s organized disobedience

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By Paula Connelly

“There is great power in disobedience” ~ Howard Zinn, Mission High School Feb. 26, 2009

Howard Zinn started Voices of the People’s History of the United States six years ago when his best-selling book “People’s History of the United States” sold its 1 millionth copy. Read more »

Partiers save Bay to Breakers

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Kinky Salon endures and expands

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By Steven T. Jones

Polly Superstar and Barron Scott Levkoff met in 1999, shortly after Polly arrived in San Francisco from London, where she was a latex fashion designer involved in the fetish scene. Read more »

SF to host landmark same-sex marriage arguments

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By Steven T. Jones

All eyes will be on San Francisco this Thursday at 9 a.m. when the California Supreme Court hears oral arguments about whether Proposition 8, which revoked the marriage rights from same-sex couples that the court granted last year, is unconstitutional, thus restoring marriage equality for all Californians. Read more »