A member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, Supervisor David Campos, has spoken out on the ongoing scandal involving San Francisco Pride’s decision to not honor Pfc. Bradley Manning as a Grand Marshal of the Pride parade. He has urged Pride to hold a public meeting before this year’s parade and celebration on June 30 instead of after. Pride Chief Operating Officer Earl Plante is also outright lying or, at best, deliberately misrepresenting Pride’s actions in interviews with media.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Thursday May 16, 2013 7:12 pm|
|By: cgibson Wednesday May 15, 2013 5:58 pm|
Here’s a cool new toy. A popular article on Forbes today details a new smart phone app called “Buycott,” which is catching the attention of shoppers who want to make sure their money spent on groceries and other basic products isn’t enriching corporations with bad records on social and environmental responsibility.
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday May 14, 2013 11:45 am|
The news is often depressing so it is worth occasionally highlighting when there are truly positive developments. The latest chart from Gallup on marriage equality is good example.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Sunday May 12, 2013 6:54 pm|
The board of directors for San Francisco Pride has posted another statement on Facebook that will only be further igniting controversy around the decision to rescind honoring Pfc. Bradley Manning as a Grand Marshal during the 2013 Pride Parade and Celebration.
The statement put out on Facebook late this afternoon declares, “SF Pride’s decision concerning the election process of Bradley Manning as Grand Marshal being consistent with SF Pride’s long standing Grand Marshal election policy is firm. Thus, the discussion of that matter is closed for this year.”
|By: Kevin Gosztola Saturday May 11, 2013 11:30 am|
The San Francisco Pride Committee held a meeting on Tuesday night. It was their monthly meeting and the Board of Directors was well aware that there would be individuals from the community that would be attending to express their outrage at the Board’s decision to not allow Pfc. Bradley Manning to be honored as a Grand Marshal at this year’s Pride parade. However, the meeting was held in a small conference room and members of the public and press were kept out of the meeting.
|By: Jon Walker Thursday May 9, 2013 1:25 pm|
There is a good chance Crist will run for governor again next year as a Democrat.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Monday April 29, 2013 6:30 pm|
At the end of last week, San Francisco Pride’s President Lisa Williams and its Board of Directors went against the vote of the “electoral college” that had decided to honor Pfc. Bradley Manning, the gay soldier who the military is prosecuting for disclosing information to WikiLeaks.
Williams announced late Friday that a “mistake” had been made and his nomination “should never have been allowed to happen.”
|By: Peterr Saturday April 20, 2013 9:00 am|
The Boy Scouts of America are proposing to straddle a barbed wire fence. At the same time they propose lifting the ban on gay scouts, they repeat their opposition to LGBT adult scouting leaders. Thus, the gay youngster who works hard to become an Eagle Scout is shown the door by the Scouts on the day he turns 21.
If there was a merit badge for FAIL, the drafters of this proposal have certainly earned it.
|By: Laurel Ramseyer Thursday April 18, 2013 5:55 am|
One year ago last week, on April 11, 2012, White House senior adviser Valerie Jarrett told LGBT advocates that President Obama wasn’t prepared “at this time” to issue an executive order that would protect LGBT workers who are employed by federal contractors from workplace discrimination.
|By: Pam Spaulding Monday April 8, 2013 5:40 am|
There’s a great piece up at The Atlantic by Jonathan Krohn that profiles Cleta Mitchell, who was the primary force behind GOProud’s exclusion from CPAC last year (and was embarrassed this year when her anti-gay panel featuring NOM’s Brian Brown was sparsely attended, while GOProud’s Jimmy LaSalvia was on a standing-room only panel).
She’s a partner in the powerful firm of Foley & Lardner and has among her client base of DC social conservatives Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC). Mitchell was referred to by the Wall Street Journal as “the consigliere” when it comes to campaign finance law, embraced by virtually all of the teahadist candidates.