Bridal Money bags are sexy, budget documents ain't.
As LGBT couples were praising Mayor Gavin Newsom for making legally wedded bliss a reality in their lifetimes, a parallel community inside City Hall was criticizing the Mayor for making potentially fatal cuts to public health programs, many of which have served San Francisco’s LGBT community for decades.
An official contingent of Barack Obama supporters will be marching in the Pride Parade next weekend -- but they've been told not to wear campaign buttons or t-shirts and not to carry campaign signs.
An internal email from Rebecca Prozan, a member of Obama’s national LGBT leadership committee, went out June 15th asking participants in the Obama contingent at this year's parade to "refrain from wearing campaign-related materials in the march . . . Read more »
A two-day Theatre of the Oppressed workshop is coming to the Bay Area in July. It's open to anyone interested in learning how to use theatre as a way to get people to understand and care about social, environmental, and political justice issues. It's been used in prisons, schools, war zones, rural villages, and urban streets. Read more »
Spencer Jones and Tyler Barrick, newly wed, June 17, 2008.
It’s their stories that bring you to tears, stories of love, commitment and a desire to wed that would all be very ordinary, except that these people are entering into state sanctioned same-sex marriages for the very first time. Read more »
Chalk this one up in the “take nothing for granted” category.
The Board of Supervisors at today’s meeting gave an empty seat on the Sunshine Task Force to James Knoebber, rather than David Waggoner -- the candidate recommended by Rules Committee. The switch came from Sup. Sean Elsbernd, who happens to be sitting on the opposite side of the courtroom as Waggoner in a case currently before the Ethics Commission.
Yet, there was no discussion about the amendment from Elsbernd to vote in Knoebber over Waggoner. Read more »
Steve Jones reports from the Towards Carfree Cities conference.
Our crew includes (from left) Jon Winston, Nancy Bodkin, Jason Henderson, and Brian Smith.
“We’ve got a runner,” the train conductor said over the PA system as we pulled out of Eugene, Oregon for the final leg of our overnight train from Oakland to Portland. Someone seeking good coffee had missed the train and was fruitlessly trying to catch up to us. Read more »