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Title: GAY SHAME Goth Cry-in Against Pride Corporatization and Assimilation
START DATE: Sunday June 27
TIME: 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Location Details:
1800 Market Street
(between Laguna and Octavia)
The SF LGBT Center
Event Type: Critical Mass
Not feeling Pride this year, with all its commercialism and corporate sponsorship? Tired of seeing queer culture co-opted by big companies who care more about their bottom line than what it really means to be queer? Come out to Gay Shame's Cry-In! Make sure to bring your most morbidly gothic clothing, your favorite sad songs, and an appropriately morose attitude! Join other queer people and allies in protesting the commercialization of our community through singing sad songs, reading eulogies for the demise of the grassroots queer community, and putting on your best Goth face. We'll be meeting outside the LGBT Center at 2 PM on Pride Sunday June 27th.



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by really?
Friday Jun 18th, 2010 1:19 PM
really? crying? sadness? don't we feel that all the time? id rather watch a movie then go to be sad at pride or sad at a cry-in.
by Says "No" to commercialism
Sunday Jun 20th, 2010 11:32 PM
She makes as much sense in this video (German language) as she did years ago when I tortured myself reading her text in ENGLISH(!). Kidding aside - the audience cheers! She says "No" to racism and discriminatory immigration laws which break up partners! RIGHT ON!!!
by prider
Monday Jun 21st, 2010 9:13 AM
funny the only people in this town not coming together with others is Gay Sham. I know I'm going to have fun partying with all those organizations doing things to REALLY help other queers instead of the negative naggings of Gay Sham. Nothing more then queer punks being PUNKS. Led by a prima donna looking for the spotlight all the time.
by mary
( gayshamesf [at] yahoo.com ) Friday Jun 25th, 2010 9:33 PM
Feeling depressed this time of year? Cant shake the sadness of seeing those horrifying USA/rainbow flags everywhere you go? Having trouble even leaving your bedroom for fear that you will be confronted by yet another Equality California canvasser? Do you get the feeling you are being followed by corporate pride?

YOU ARE NOT ALONE AND HELP IS JUST DAYS AWAY!!

Come out and Cry-In!

Make sure to work your most morbidly gothic look! Dust off those fishnets and bring along your favorite sad songs,free food to share, signs, banners, friends, lovers, companion species, and an appropriately morose attitude! Join other queer trans/people and friends in protesting the commercialization of our community through singing sad songs, reading eulogies for the demise of the radical queer community, and putting on your best Goth face. We'll be meeting outside the LGBT Center at 2 PM on Pride Sunday June 27th.

What: Goth Cry-in
When: Sunday June 27th 2pm sharp!
Where: 1800 Market Street, between Laguna and Octavia, out-front of one of the most depressing spaces in all of SF,The LGBT Center.

GAY SHAME is a Virus in the System. We are committed to a queer extravaganza that brings direct action to astounding levels of theatricality. We will not be satisfied with a commercialized gay identity that denies the intrinsic links between queer struggle and challenging power. We seek nothing less than a new queer activism that foregrounds race, class, gender and sexuality, to counter the self-serving “values” of gay consumerism and the increasingly hypocritical left. We are dedicated to fighting the rabid assimilationist monster with a devastating mobilization of queer brilliance.

GAY SHAME is a celebration of resistance: All Are Welcome.