$1193.00 donated in past month
From the Open-Publishing Calendar
From the Open-Publishing Newswire
Sat Jun 29 2002Queers Arrested for Joining the Gay Pride Parade
Sat Jun 29 2002gavin newsom engages in queer bashing
Radical queer activists 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 were held at 850 Bryant Street without bail for several days before all charges were dropped.
Members of gay shame and other radical queers activists chose 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. Gavin Newsom is wealthy a local wine merchant who has attacked and demonized the homeless in an effort to get himself (and his many Republican allies) into a controlling position in city government. more...
Video and Photos of Arrests | Reports: 1 - 2 - 3 | Corporate Media Coverage: 1-2| Condemnation of Arrests by the SF LGBT Pride Celebration Committee: 1 - 2 | ECR pride special
Anti-Fascists Shut Down Nazi Rally at California State Capitol (6 comments) Tuesday Jun 28th 7:10 PM
No “Free Speech” for Fascists: Neo-Nazis Shut Down in Sacramento (1 comment) Monday Jun 27th 10:37 PM
Politicians booed off stage, mentions of Orlando, plus more, at Trans March 2016 (2 comments) Saturday Jun 25th 12:00 PM
Memorial and march over the shootings of LGBT folks at an Orlando nightclub. (2 comments) Sunday Jun 19th 10:08 AM
Watsonville Vigil Remembers the Victims of Orlando Monday Jun 13th 11:43 PM
Take Back Pride (2 comments) Saturday May 14th 11:52 AM
BiNet Santa Cruz Launch (3 comments) Friday Mar 11th 3:11 PMMore Local News...
[ X close ]
Lyn Archer speaks about New Orleans City proposed shut-down of French Quarter Strip Clubs Monday Jun 27th 7:45 AM
Dawn Collins on RootsCampLA 2016 Thursday Jun 23rd 5:25 AM
Indonesian Atrocities against Gays Monday Feb 29th 8:38 PM
Conversations in Color Featuring Alexis De Veaux and Janet Mock Saturday Feb 20th 9:41 PM
Task Force Urges Pope Francis to Practice "Golden Rule" for LGBTQ People and Families (1 comment) Thursday Sep 24th 12:01 PM
Dr. Alexis Pauline Gumbs & Almah LaVon on Dark Sciences: A People Of Color Dream Retreat Wednesday Jul 8th 7:17 AM
Girls Rock New Orleans, June 8th-13th 2015 Thursday May 28th 5:12 PMMore Global News...
[ X close ]
Orlando Omar Aimed to be Gay Leader Without Flag Saturday Jun 25th 2:55 AM
Friends and Family Friday Nov 27th 1:48 PM
Obama asked to abstain from handshake with child misuser Tuesday Oct 6th 5:11 AM
LGBTQ Weddings, Pride Celebrations Follow Historic Supreme Court Ruling on Marriage Equality Thursday Jul 9th 12:00 AM
#ThankFrank Thursday Jun 18th 3:47 PM
UCSC Announces Arrest Made in Hate Crime Assault Case Tuesday Jun 2nd 1:59 PM
NBC Bay Area’s Bay Area Revelations Series Returns With Rebels & Revolutions (1 comment) Wednesday Apr 29th 6:26 PMOpen Newswire...
[ X close ]