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SF OccuPride
by Liz Highleyman ( liz [at] black-rose.com )
Tuesday Jun 26th, 2012 12:49 AM
Queer activists dropped banners at Pink Saturday in the Castro and marched under the OccuPride banner in the San Francisco LGBT Pride parade on Sunday.

Activists with OccuPride, the new San Francisco ACT UP, QUIT, and others dropped banners from the roof above Walgreen's at 18th and Castro Saturday evening, in the midst of Pink Saturday festivities on June 23, 2012.

On Sunday, June 24, the OccuPride coalition broke into the Pride parade as the first contingent after the "Dykes on Bikes." The group carried banners including "Community Not Commodity" and a burning police car commemorating the White Night riots in May 1979. They called for action on AIDS and demanded justice for trans women CeCe McDonald (imprisoned in Minnesota for allegedly killing her attacker in self-defense) and Brandy Martell (recently murdered in Oakland). The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence chose OccuPride for one of its "Absolutely Fabulous Marching Contingent" awards.

After marching most of the route, the group doubled back and joined other contingents. One group made up of members of HAVOQ, Pride at Work, and others, estimated at approximately 50 people, jumped into the march in front of Kaiser Permanente's float, demanding that the large insurer fully cover transgender healthcare.

Another group of similar size broke into the march -- with some jumping the barricades that line the route -- in front of Wells Fargo's float, calling attention to the bank's role in foreclosures and evictions. Another contingent later in the parade demanded justice for alleged Wikileaks whistle-blower Bradley Manning.

(This photographer was with the trans healthcare contingent; Wells Fargo and Bradley Manning photos from other sources.)
§Pink Saturday banner drop
by Liz Highleyman Tuesday Jun 26th, 2012 12:49 AM

Photo by: Liz Highleyman
§Pink Saturday banner drop
by Liz Highleyman Tuesday Jun 26th, 2012 12:49 AM

Photo by: Liz Highleyman
§Pink Saturday banner drop
by Liz Highleyman Tuesday Jun 26th, 2012 12:49 AM

Photo by: Liz Highleyman
§Pink Saturday banner drop
by Liz Highleyman Tuesday Jun 26th, 2012 12:49 AM

Photo by: Liz Highleyman
§OccuPride
by Liz Highleyman Tuesday Jun 26th, 2012 12:49 AM

Photo by: Liz Highleyman
§OccuPride
by Liz Highleyman Tuesday Jun 26th, 2012 12:49 AM

Photo by: Liz Highleyman
§OccuPride
by Liz Highleyman Tuesday Jun 26th, 2012 12:49 AM

Photo by: Liz Highleyman
§OccuPride
by Liz Highleyman Tuesday Jun 26th, 2012 12:49 AM

Photo by: Liz Highleyman
§OccuPride
by Liz Highleyman Tuesday Jun 26th, 2012 12:49 AM

Photo by: Liz Highleyman
§OccuPride
by Liz Highleyman Tuesday Jun 26th, 2012 12:49 AM

Photo by: Liz Highleyman
§OccuPride
by Liz Highleyman Tuesday Jun 26th, 2012 12:49 AM

Photo by: Liz Highleyman
§OccuPride sit-in at media stage
by Liz Highleyman Tuesday Jun 26th, 2012 12:49 AM

Photo by: Liz Highleyman
§Trans Healthcare contingent
by Liz Highleyman Tuesday Jun 26th, 2012 12:49 AM

Photo by: Liz Highleyman
§Trans Healthcare contingent
by Liz Highleyman Tuesday Jun 26th, 2012 12:49 AM

Photo by: unidentified
§Queer + Feminist bloc
by Liz Highleyman Tuesday Jun 26th, 2012 12:49 AM

Photo by: Liz Highleyman
§Wells Fargo protest contingent
by Liz Highleyman Tuesday Jun 26th, 2012 12:49 AM

Photo by: Janice Suess
§Wells Fargo protest contingent
by Liz Highleyman Tuesday Jun 26th, 2012 12:49 AM

Photo by: Janice Suess
§Bradley Manning contingent
by Liz Highleyman Tuesday Jun 26th, 2012 12:49 AM
bradley05-paterson.jpg
bradley05-paterson.jpg

Photo by: Jeff Paterson
§Bradley Manning contingent
by Liz Highleyman Tuesday Jun 26th, 2012 12:49 AM
bradley06-paterson.jpg
bradley06-paterson.jpg

Photo by: Jeff Paterson
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Kaiser is an HMO not insurance; socialized medicine needed nowSocialized Medicine NowTuesday Jun 26th, 2012 6:49 AM
Pfc. ManningLiz HighleymanTuesday Jun 26th, 2012 6:00 AM