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gay shame action monday!!!
by miss demeanor w/ gay shame
Sunday Jun 29th, 2003 4:41 PM
support gay shame activists arrested in pride parade
ACTION ALERT

Queers Arrested for Joining the Gay Pride Parade

Radical queers brought their critique of the corporatization of the gay pride celebration into the parade Sunday afternoon. The activists peacefully joined the parade at 7th and Market Streets to carry a banner that read, “Queer mutiny - not consumer unity.” About twenty protestors marched on the parade route for less than 5 minutes. The protestors dispersed when the police asked them to return to the sidewalk. Unfortunately, six activists were arrested before they were able to leave. They are being held at 850 Bryant Street and may face felony charges.

The activists are holding a press conference at the jail, 850 Bryant St., on Monday, June 30th, at noon. Come show your support!!! Call District Attorney Terrance Hallinan 415-5531741 and tell him to drop the erroneous charges.

Members of gay shame and other radical queers activists choose to protest the Gay Pride parade for substituting queer community building with corporate sponsorship. The pride parade ignores pressing issues facing members of the queer community, such as homelessness. When they joined the parade, the activists’ passion for justice contrasted starkly with conservative mayoral candidate Gavin Newsom’s contingent behind them. For more info contact: 510/219.3450

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by po
Sunday Jun 29th, 2003 5:18 PM
We need hundreds of thousands of people like Gay Shame, both gay and straight, participating in the gay parade with workingclass politics, promoting housing, not war, healthcare not war, schools not prisons or police, and most importantly, opposing both the Democrats and Republicans, who use the gay parade to promote their worthless candidates who can only guarantee poverty to the entire workingclass, both gay and straight.

The parade is now mostly a hustle for charity rackets and Democratic Party politicians. The people watching it have correspondingly low level of consciousness and are offended if someone chants something very reasonable like money for healthcare, not for war, when observing the pathetic penny-tossing to the charity racket contingents. These pennies cannot possibly provide adequate healthcare; we need a national healthcare system funded by our tax dollars, not war.

There really is no point to having an obviously political parade, like the gay parade, if it does not raise people's political consciousness. The parade is not a movie; it is real life concerned with real issues, which in many countries, and in many places in the US, including the Bay Area, people put their lives on the line when they come out as gay. Gay rights can only be guaranteed by economic security of the workingclass, both gay and straight.

Three cheers for Gay Shame! Drop the charges!
by pissed off queer
Sunday Jun 29th, 2003 7:40 PM
fuck newsom! fuck the police!

i witnessed the entire incident. it happened right infront of me. members of gay shame were completely peacefully marching infront of gavin newsom and his sheep, appropriately flipping him off. haha :) suddenly the cops freaked out and charged towards gay shame members, pinning them to the ground and shit. it was completely unecessary!! no harm was being done. if anyone should have gotten shit from the cops, it should have been one of newsom's followers who started verbally attacking a gay shame demonstrator and was getting all up in her face. i thought he was gonna hit her. the cops totally over-reacted.

felony charges?? what the fuck?
by SHAME: Newsom=SCUM=corporate whore=PIGS
Sunday Jun 29th, 2003 8:47 PM
Gavin Newsom must be stopped!
this happened before:

Gays Bashed by Gavin Newsom's Cops
http://www.indybay.org/news/2003/02/1571034_comment.php#1571348

thanks for heads up
see you there
SHAME toklas! for taking money from Newsoms Care not Cash and supporting Newsoms class war!
SHAME Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Center! for hosting that pig and sucking his butt!
Harvey, Alice are spinning in their graves!

native, castro district
mad as hell
by fuck newsom/getty oil fuckers
Sunday Jun 29th, 2003 9:07 PM
much respect!
by pissed off queer
Sunday Jun 29th, 2003 11:56 PM
i was just curious....

a few hours after the arrests, i talked to some people that said there was going to be a gay shame gathering at 5pm at the UN plaza. i went there and i couldn't find anyone/anything. was there a regathering? was it somewhere else?

i was just wondering. maybe someone can help me out? thanks.
by founder of p-freak/p-fags
Monday Jun 30th, 2003 12:15 AM
Can't decide whether it should be PFRQ for Parents and Friends of Radical Queers or PFGS for Parents and Friends of Gay Shame, but I think it's time for people who understand Gay Shame's anti-corporate, anti-consumer, anti-Newsome message to step up and support.

Joining the group is DIY. Make your own membership card. Swear yourself in as a member. Make a promise to vote against Newsom. Call the DA about the felony charges. Make some signs. Print some stickers. Show some love. Show up at the conference on Monday.

Some sign/sticker ideas:
- Embrace dissent
- I love my radical queer child
- My radical queer child is felon of the month at 850 Bryant
- My radical queer child got kicked out of the LGBT Center *and* the Pride Parade
- Your gay cop son beat up my queer radical child at the LGBT Center. What the fuck?!
- My radical queer child is a better dancer than your liberal honor student
by ACTION ALERT: Support GAY SHAME info#s
Monday Jun 30th, 2003 12:20 AM
seek other links on same:
old number from past post
Gay SHAME! Press Inquiries:415-794-4393
latest number from current posts: 510/219.3450

Queers arrested for joining Pride parade? yikes...thought it was already a shitty day/week/year to be a San Franciscan...and now, it just gets worse...before it gets better???

Support Arrested SHAME! members
Monday JUNE 30
HIGH NOON
Hall of Justice
850 Bryant Street

hallinan is a friend, dammit!
drop the charges!
go after fancy pants pomade toothesome gruesome Newsom and PRIDE groups sucking up to the power elite for a spot at the trough behind getty-newsom duo-dums. When's the next LGBT Frat Toy-Boys let Pigs Go Wild party!

How much Newsom police protection costs accrued by city so far? At a protest of three against his campaing kick-off, Newsom folks had two patrol cars, adn two moto-cops waiting to greet us! What a shmoe, but hey, this shows his level of fear!

How do we join Gay SHAME!? ahhhh, support!
GO TO 850 Bryant MONDAY HIGH NOON JUNE 30
by sf voter
Monday Jun 30th, 2003 12:43 AM
As an eye-whitens to today's violent attacks on poetasters by the hands of Newsoms jock-boy henchmen I am appalled that the crowded just watched. Have we forgotten it was us, and still is us that are constantly the victims of police abuse and harassment? Has Stonewall become that much of a distant memory that "gays and lesbians" no longer feel they must work for social justice? I guess today's events proved me more right than I ever want to be.
by ACTION ALERT: Support GAY SHAME
Monday Jun 30th, 2003 1:01 AM
Newsom has a gaggle of spammers oogling, and drooling, hoping to get close to the party...of Pigs Gone Wild! They have been spamming this site, non-profits critical of Prop N, and news groups doing same. Thousands and thoudands of spam sent debilitating computers at non-profits and supes offices demanding support for SCARY not Cash.

watch em' froth, moan adn groan...especially watch for the grunts and farts eminating out of their cake-holes...i figure it's okay to be so harsh in this instance since they are certainly adding these threads to their spam menus...just a tactic to try to make people confused, angered and misinformed...anger misplaced...jsut ignore them...they're pigs and a poke can be fun, but then they spam the hell outta the thread.

what to do what to do

GO TO 850 BRYANT
HIGH NOON
MONDAY JUNE 30
Support something to be proud of:
GAY SHAME! it's about time, too...willies/barnes turning out Toklas/LGBT to whore it up with fat cats these past years has been so tiresome...

NEWSOM: "BE AFRAID!"
by Are Newsom Spammers Hitting this Thread?
Monday Jun 30th, 2003 1:30 AM
ACTION ALERT!

Need something that would make ya' proud to be San Franciscans...Gay SHAME! targets Newsom!
finally...queer and righteous once again...and not opportunist wanna-be-like-a-kimberly-in-bed-with-gavin' like Toklas, and LBGT....makes me so happy! Thanks Gay SHAME!!

Support GAY SHAME
WHEN: MONDAY JUNE 30
HIGH NOON
WHAT: PRESS CONFERENCE
WHERE: HALL OF JUSTICE
850 BRYANT BTW SIXTH AND SEVENTH

ho-hum...please ignore ignoramous Newsom Goons Spamming this site. Hopefully, indy-editorial will soon recognize political operatives/billionaire groupies wanting a spot at the trough...since reading indy mission statement, censorship of billionaire campaigns is fully within their rights... Gavin's got his own site to pump out his propaganda via Jack Davis.

Check this out for a good chuckle...especially the gavin-o-grams...at

http://www.gavinnewsom.org

whats that? Gavin's gotta wear a strap-on to get Kimmy off? doh!
by Are Newsom Spammers Hitting this Thread?
Monday Jun 30th, 2003 2:06 AM
yes, they are

ACTION ALERT!

Need something that would make ya' proud to be San Franciscans...Gay SHAME! targets Newsom!
finally...queer and righteous once again...and not opportunist wanna-be-like-a-kimberly-in-bed-with-gavin' like Toklas, and LBGT....makes me so happy! Thanks Gay SHAME!!

Support GAY SHAME
WHEN: MONDAY JUNE 30
HIGH NOON
WHAT: PRESS CONFERENCE
WHERE: HALL OF JUSTICE
850 BRYANT BTW SIXTH AND SEVENTH

ho-hum...please ignore ignoramous Newsom Goons Spamming this site. Hopefully, indy-editorial will soon recognize political operatives/billionaire groupies wanting a spot at the trough...since reading indy mission statement, censorship of billionaire campaigns is fully within their rights... Gavin's got his own site to pump out his propaganda via Jack Davis.

Check this out for a good chuckle...especially the gavin-o-grams...at

http://www.gavinnewsom.org

whats that? Gavin's not Gavin he's Gavin's evil clone? And, it's the clone that wears a strap-on to get Kimmy off? doh!
by pictures are up
Monday Jun 30th, 2003 3:36 AM
Newsom sic-o-fans say "Be afraid if you're poor and homeless, and free of spite" yet what's this? Dissent and disruption, SF style? Gay Shame to the rescue!

Gay SHAME! thank you for taking it to the streets.

sf'er and proud of it on this night!

love your site, love your mission

as a young girl, I witnessed White Night!

trying to load radio interview...but no feed yet on Gay Shame Sunday just some kinda youngin' music---angry men-folk wailing and bangin'... boo-hoo getting sleepy...play some coltrane!
by pictures are up
Monday Jun 30th, 2003 3:43 AM
Dissent and disruption, SF style? Gay Shame to the rescue!

Gay SHAME! thank you for taking it to the streets.

sf'er and proud of it on this night!

love your site, love your mission

as a young girl, I witnessed White Night!

trying to load radio interview...but no feed yet on Gay Shame Sunday just some kinda youngin' music---angry men-folk wailing and bangin'... boo-hoo getting sleepy...play some coltrane!
by oops pictures over there
Monday Jun 30th, 2003 3:53 AM
pictures over there
http://www.indybay.org/news/2003/06/1622934_comment.php#1623607

that combatant is...
by anarchist
Monday Jun 30th, 2003 4:04 PM


I love Gay Shame!

Fuck the police! Fuck Newsom! Fuck Capitalism!

Long live queer rebellion!
by links
Tuesday Jul 1st, 2003 5:28 PM
The link above takes you to a page with pictures that are large enough that they may crash some browsers.

This link is to resized versions on the images:
http://www.indybay.org/news/2003/06/1623862_comment.php
by thomas
Wednesday Jul 2nd, 2003 3:11 PM
If you don't like the parade, then have your own. Perhaps you could just march around Ms Mecca while chanting another forgetable phrase. And for your info, I watched the first parade with Jesus Christ Satan carrying the UN flag. I am tired of interlopers coming into MY celebration and trying to fuck it up because they don't like the beer sponsers. And, hard as it may be for some of you children to realize, many of us who made the world safe for you do NOT like little snots who don't seem to every know when to just relax and have a good time.

I could not agree more
by SLS
Thursday Jul 3rd, 2003 1:40 PM
Corporate sponsership of the Gay Pride Parade should be seen as a good thing!!!! Twenty years ago no corporation would ever want to be associated with anything that even remotely hinted a homosexualism. Mainstream acceptance means that the message of pride is finally being accepted. One should not try to muddle the message with other causes. Stick with one battle until it is won.
by gay community in SF too legit? SOLD!
Thursday Jul 3rd, 2003 2:47 PM
weenies! !
gay community SOLD-OUT! Gay SHAME!=soul sisters!
there is nothing worse than a group that saddled the power of individuals seeking freedoms for all--not just the gay community, which does little for those not already sucking at the trough and tit of willie brown...and, not just women of privelege, as in NOW or the women's movement which has done next to nil for impoverished women and women of color...but all people disenfranchised by the power elite and their absolute control over the decision process under which we all must live. The gay community seems to have abandoned those groups that supported them. Mainly, groups that work to empower, improve quality of life for those marginalized by mainstream america. there is a republican log cabin group, you have been assimilated. so get off your f@%$$%# high horse and think about the work we are doing for those that remain underpriveleged and underserved.

Has the castro become a neighborhood of white, upper-middle-class gay property/business owners? hmmm....got your freedoms, now what about others?

Gay Shame is pertinient and real. feel it, believe it, its not going away.

shame toklas club for supporting Prop N! shame LGBT center for hosting newsom for mayor, aka Care not Cash. you have turned on your supporters of old, exchanging them for the power elite...the willie crowd: fancy pants getty and his talking head newsom. you;d think the gay establishedment had enough willies of their own, but now they wanna get closer to the hetero-world of power. SHAME!
by we want equality, not war!, get a clue
Friday Jul 4th, 2003 1:14 AM
Has the castro become a neighborhood of white, upper-middle-class gay property/business owners?

YES .. what of it??

If you don't like the parade, then have your own.
by a
Saturday Jul 5th, 2003 8:03 PM
playing "high" class in a country which is supposed to be FREE, hahahaha....the problem , is this England?
may you be buried soon with all your money and blood begotten trinkets. .Truth and suppressed History is world known, The elite are all over planet earth and some are right here in SF.
by probe
Sunday Jul 6th, 2003 12:05 AM
what a dorky response
by SLS
Monday Jul 7th, 2003 12:36 PM
um... next time... use grammar check... ;)
by next!
Monday Jul 7th, 2003 5:01 PM
Maybe if Gay Shame would have a gotten a permit to march they wouldn't have been thrown to the ground when they decided to ambush the parade and Gavin Newsom.

It's good to know that Gay Shame is setting the tone, "If you don't agree with what someone has to say, attack them". Just like the people they claim to hate. I'll have to remember that.

I'll march when and where I want. Buy and live where I want. If the Castro is full of gay white men thats because none of you whining morons moved there! Funny though last time I walked through the Castro it was mostly heterosexual families with their children. I don't remember seeing any laws against anyone of any color being told they can't live the Castro. I lived there for eight years and you can have it.

Gay Shame needs to read some gay history books. If they want to start a parade be my guest. I would be interested to see how many people show. Gay Shame doesn't have the foggiest idea what it means to be gay in the U.S. They don't know what they have. San Francisco host two sex street fairs a year for christ sake! They need to go start their own thing, then all of you who are saying "yea, Gay Shame is the greatest!" can go and enjoy Gay Shames anti-corporate, anti-everything love fest. Enjoy, I'll be at Gay Pride 2004 city celebration and voting for Gavin Newsom
by the gay majority
Monday Jul 7th, 2003 5:20 PM
who put Game shame in charge of anything?? i know i sure didn't. I also didn't tell them to go out and ruin MY parade! The fact that they where jailed (and deserveidly so) just shows me that the police are doing what WE are paying them to do. If you donot like toe consequence of your actions then go spoil someone elses parade. WE DON'T WANT YOUR HELP!

thank you
by Scottie
Monday Jul 7th, 2003 5:52 PM
what a dumb name "gay shame" it makes them sound like a "homophobic" group.
by james
( tom_ammiano [at] ci.sf.ca.us ) Tuesday Jul 8th, 2003 2:18 AM
Tom Ammiano was there and he has invested considerable time and effort in the parade, so it would stand to reason he would have more to loose from the negative publicity.
by NYC Loves You
Friday Jul 11th, 2003 7:15 AM
I LOVE WHAT GAY SHAME IS DOING!!!!

99% of everybody not living in N. Calif. thinks Gay Shame is a homophobic group allied with conservatives.

The so-called "gay rights" agenda was gaining some credibility until Gay Shame impeached all of that. Your movement has been reduced to bickering bitches. Nobody takes you seriously!
by We Win Again
Friday Jul 11th, 2003 2:29 PM
We're both grateful that the gay movement has been destroyed by Gay Shame. Next time you see an AIDS patient or the hoards of animals spreading AIDS, thank them for destroying themselves.
by gay movement has been destroyed by Gay Shame.
Friday Jul 11th, 2003 2:45 PM
the gay movement has been destroyed by Gay Shame.


SO YOU ARE DECLARING THAT GAY SHAME IS OUT TO RUIN THE GAY COMMUNITY?
by bov
Friday Jul 11th, 2003 5:27 PM
Gay Shame must be doing lots of things right to have all these idiots attacking - great job!
by gay movement has been destroyed by Gay Shame
Friday Jul 11th, 2003 6:26 PM
sure bov anything you say,

now tell us why gay shame (you nad your buddies)are attacking the gay community?

why
by no they're not
Friday Jul 11th, 2003 7:32 PM
They are attacking the Gay community's enemy within, the sellouts, the elitists and the corporate lapdogs.
by Gay Shame "DECLARES WAR ON GAY COMMUNITY
Friday Jul 11th, 2003 9:08 PM
your meaning was clear when you attacked the "gay pride parade" It was a defamatory slur to all gays!
why do you think the organizers called for the arrest of the ones responsible?

what you have done is to fulfill your name "TO BRING DISGRACE TO ALL GAYS"(as your logo states this was your goal) and now having achieved it, do you feel any better about your self?

at least have the courage to admit to your motives, however motivated.
by proud to be ashamed
Friday Jul 11th, 2003 11:00 PM
disgraces all Gays.
by Computational Turing
Friday Jul 11th, 2003 11:39 PM
Why does the hyper-bitchy shopping culture known as the so-called gay "community" pretend to speak on behalf of all homosexuals.

IT DOES NOT.


"I am a homosexual in a city full of gays"
-Micheal Focault in San Francisco.
by It was a defamatory slur to all gays!
Friday Jul 11th, 2003 11:49 PM
what gives you the right! answer that!
what gives you the right to decide what the rest of us
will do? who appointed you THE GAY HITLER. that you think you can dictate how the rest of us will live.
you are just another petty bigot trying to force your will on others. there is nothing to be proud about.
by Computational Turing
Saturday Jul 12th, 2003 1:40 AM
Unlike the hyper-bitchy shopping culture known as the so-called "community", I speak on behalf of ME.


I don't promote homosexuality as a "lifestyle", a fashion statement, a drag queen contest, or as a lable requiring gym membership.


==========================================
ho·mo·sex·u·al ( P ) Pronunciation Key (hm-sksh-l, -m-) adj.

Of, relating to, or having a sexual orientation to persons of the same sex.

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Gay males have the highest suicide rate amongst ANY group of humans on earth.....

.....I wonder why?

Could it perhaps be related to the excessively competitive, extremely bitchy and unsupportive nature of corporate gay (c)ulture(TM)?
by not to us.
Saturday Jul 12th, 2003 2:16 AM
you may conduct your life as you wish UP TO THE POINT where it interferes with the rights of others
(of any gender orientation) you have crossed that line in a rude and obnoxious manner. you have damaged one of the biggest events that gays have. and you give a laundry list of reasons as to why you did it, not unlike an adolescent school boy who is caught in a lie. you have tried to spin this in every direction, but when it comes down to it you have no excuse for your behaviors. this out burst was childish and diminishes you as a person, you have already diminished us all.
by it interferes with the rights of others
Saturday Jul 12th, 2003 10:58 AM
if it were not for capitalist land tenure, enforced by the armed might of the state, homeless Gay youth wouldn't have to turn to prostitution to survive. But some people in this town LIKE that way. Homeless Gay youth prostitutes attract tourists.
by Support Gay Shame
Monday Jul 14th, 2003 12:04 AM
But some people in this town LIKE that way. Homeless Gay youth prostitutes attract gay shame

this is why they oppose any and all attempts to help the homeless
by lesbian
Sunday Jul 27th, 2003 4:31 AM
it´s the best coment here, hey there´s many things you could be bored about.some many other things to be shame but LOVE haven´t you all love once.try to imagin living in a place where the normal thing is to be gay would you like us to tell you to be ashamed of loving.PLEASE RESPECT we are all the same right?