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Wed May 12 2010 (Updated 05/13/10)Flashmob Musical in Westin St. Francis Hotel Lobby for Hotel Workers' Rights
Wed May 12 2010 (Updated 05/13/10)May 8th Day of Actions to Support San Francisco Hotel Workers Eager for a Fair Contract
A flashmob invaded the Westin St. Francis hotel in San Francisco on May 8th, singing and dancing before an amused audience of tourists and hotel guests. The activists performed to accompanying horns and drums of the Brass Liberation Orchestra with their own version of the Lady Gaga song Bad Romance, "Don't Get Caught in a Bad Hotel". The spectacle drew attention to a boycott called by the workers of the hotel who are eager to get a fair contract and affordable healthcare.
Wed Apr 14 2010 (Updated 04/15/10)Queers Say No to Pinkwashing Israeli Apartheid
Wed Apr 14 2010 (Updated 04/15/10)Queers Undermining Israeli Terrorism Protest the Out in Israel LGBT Cultural Festival
Queers who support human rights protested outside the Roxie Theater on Thursday, April 8th, the opening night of the Out In Israel LGBT Cultural Festival. Out in Israel is a marketing event series aimed at convincing LGBT people in the U.S. that Israel is a cool, progressive, gay-friendly country. This is all part of a public relations scheme by supporters of Israel in this country to repair an image tarnished by atrocities, such as its massacres in Gaza last year.
Tue Feb 23 2010 (Updated 03/19/10)JOMO: "Queer Liberation Is Class Struggle"
Tue Feb 23 2010 (Updated 03/19/10)What Is This Broader Vision of Queer Liberation That Marriage Is a Reform Toward?
Via Gathering Forces, JOMO writes: "In the past two years, the issue of gay marriage has dominated the scene of queer struggles. Some of us are actively supportive, others, grudgingly supportive, and more others who rail that yet again, queer struggles are being monopolized by assimilationist, middle class versions of normality and family: 'We are the same as you, except for in bed.'"
Mon Feb 15 2010 (Updated 02/16/10)Same Sex Couples Try to Apply for Marriage Licenses in San Mateo County
Mon Feb 15 2010 (Updated 02/16/10)Demonstration on National Freedom to Marry Day
On February 12th, same-sex couples requesting marriage licenses were joined by members of supporting organizations, guest speakers, and the Raging Grannies on the front steps of the San Mateo County Clerk’s office. San Mateo County Deputy Assessor County Clerk-Recorder Theresa Rabe spoke out in support of full marriage rights. She said that the short period in which gays and lesbians were able to marry legally in California was sadly cut off by Proposition 8, which passed in November of 2008.
Sat Nov 28 2009 (Updated 11/29/09)11th Annual San Francisco Transgender Day of Remembrance
Sat Nov 28 2009 (Updated 11/29/09)Transgender Day of Remembrance, San Francisco, 2009
On Friday, November 20th, members and supporters of the transgender community in San Francisco held an event at the API Wellness Center in San Francisco called the 11th Annual San Francisco Transgender Day of Remembrance. Many people turned out for the event including Alexandra Byerly from El la program, Senator Mark Leno, Theresa Sparks and plus the many many speakers from the community who simply wanted to pay tribute to all the transgender men and women who have been killed.
Mon Nov 23 2009Andrea Lewis, Host of the Sunday Sedition and the Evening News Co-Anchor, Dies At 52
Mon Nov 23 2009In Memory of Andrea Lewis, June 4, 1957 - November 15, 2009
Thu Nov 19 2009 (Updated 11/27/09)Oakland Vigil in Honor of Jorge Steven Lopez Mercado
Thu Nov 19 2009 (Updated 11/27/09)Gay Puerto Rican Teen Murdered, Suspect to Use “Homosexual Panic” Defense
On Sunday November 22nd, a vigil in honor of Jorge Steven Lopez Mercado will be held at the intersection of MacArthur Blvd., Lakeshore, and Grand Ave. in Oakland. Mercado, a very well known person in the gay community, was found dead on November 14th, in Cayey, Puerto Rico. Mercado was partially burned, decapitated, and dismembered. The police investigator handling the case said in public televised statement that "people who lead this type of lifestyle need to be aware that this will happen."