(Disclosure: This post appears in slightly different form on a private social media page.) WARNING: HISTORY LESSON! HISTORY LESSON! Today, May 21, is the fortieth anniversary of the Dan White verdict and “White Night” riots which occurred in the S.F. Civic Center and Castro District. People still debate whether the riots had a positive long-term effect on LGBT rights. I say they didn’t, and shouldn’t have happened in the first place. The far-out nature of the verdict made a violent public reaction likely, though, so no one should have been surprised. Dan White’s crime was viewed as homophobic, and San … Continue reading Today in San Francisco History
HOW CAN PEOPLE CHANGE THEIR MINDS ABOUT US IF THEY DON’T KNOW WHO WE ARE? –HARVEY MILK Continue reading Harvey Milk Quotation
CELEBRITY AND SECRETS DON’T GO TOGETHER. THE BASTARDS WILL GET YOU IN THE END. — GEORGE MICHAEL, QUOTED ON GAY STAR NEWS’ SITE Continue reading George Michael on Privacy
The Twitter screenshot says it all. Or does it? Oh, admit it. People like me are still regarded a bit oddly by the rest of society. Continue reading Celebrating Bi Visibility Day
Let me see if I have this right: A hardware store owner thinks he’s being persecuted every time he takes money from a gay customer? https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2015/07/01/tennessee-hardware-store-no-gays-allowed-sign/29552615/ Continue reading Victim? Or Just News Breaking Wind?
Here’s a link to an NBC News article, shared on MSN’s site: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/lesbian-and-bisexual-resources-removed-from-hhs-website/ar-BBKBWdN?ocid=spartandhp Continue reading No, This Isn’t a Coincidence