San Francisco
San Francisco
Indybay Regions North Coast Central Valley North Bay East Bay South Bay San Francisco Peninsula Santa Cruz IMC - Independent Media Center for the Monterey Bay Area North Coast Central Valley North Bay East Bay South Bay San Francisco Peninsula Santa Cruz IMC - Independent Media Center for the Monterey Bay Area California United States International Americas Haiti Iraq Palestine Afghanistan
From the Open-Publishing Calendar
From the Open-Publishing Newswire
Indybay Feature

Boycott SF Gay Pride

by Truth or Consequences
It's Time to Stand Up By Not Showing Up
Boycott SF Gay Pride

Every year the same thing: party, party, party. Have fun, indulge, get drunk, meet people, have sex, listen to music, watch the parade. The same old thing over and over again just like the superbowl and all of the other American “Mega” events sponsored by corporate America.

How about some change? How about actually having some kind of principles instead of just a life of pleasure? How about boycotting San Francisco’s Gay Pride?

Some people can and will. But others like those who cling to their accounts in the corrupt Bank of America and Wells, Fargo, who are more concerned about being “accepted” by a corrupt society, who can’t see beyond their own career building or just want a life of party and fun…well, they are probably gonna be there.

The whole Bradley Manning thing should raise serious concerns about the nature of San Francisco Gay Pride and the people who are running it. It obviously wants to be part of the corporatocracy with its CEO of Pride and the “President” of the Board of Gay Pride. Yes, they are very corporate. And while they seem to want to live behind white picket fences in marriages sanctioned by a corrupt state with ever advancing corporate careers, they might do well to look further into the military they have defended and into what Bradley Manning disclosed.

Have they ever read Randy Shilt’s “Conduct Unbecoming” and heard the never ending stories of the brutality gays suffered at the hands of military investigators? Have they read of the recent allegations of horrible sexual abuse of females in the military? Have they read of some of the atrocities carried out by American troops? Well, probably not because Bradley Manning exposed a horrible example of murder by American troops who basically seemed to laugh at the people whose lives they were destroying. It wasn’t the kind of fun that people will be looking for at Gay Pride. But it really happened and people were massacred and for exposing it Bradley Manning is being crucified by the US military.

It is doubtful that Harvey Milk would have sided with the Gay Pride Board and I even think he would have proposed a boycott. Harvey Milk enjoyed a good time but he also had principles and he stood up for them. Isn’t it time to stand up with Harvey Milk?

Add Your Comments
Listed below are the latest comments about this post.
These comments are submitted anonymously by website visitors.
Mike Novack
Fri, Jun 21, 2013 4:29AM
Thu, Jun 20, 2013 2:13PM
Free Bradley Manning
Thu, Jun 20, 2013 2:49AM
Zachary RunningWolf
Wed, Jun 19, 2013 11:06AM
Mike Novack
Wed, Jun 19, 2013 7:42AM
Charles Minster
Tue, Jun 18, 2013 7:10PM
Mike Novack
Tue, Jun 18, 2013 9:27AM
Free Bradley Manning
Tue, Jun 18, 2013 7:47AM
Gay Fresnans
Tue, Jun 18, 2013 5:54AM
We are 100% volunteer and depend on your participation to sustain our efforts!


$110.00 donated
in the past month

Get Involved

If you'd like to help with maintaining or developing the website, contact us.


Publish your stories and upcoming events on Indybay.

IMC Network