San Francisco
San Francisco
From the Open-Publishing Calendar
From the Open-Publishing Newswire
Indybay Feature
Related Categories: San Francisco | LGBTI / Queer
Mayor Lee asked to lower Milk Plaza rainbow flag for Nelson Mandela
by Michael Petrelis (mpetrelis [at]
Friday Dec 6th, 2013 12:31 AM
Let's display San Francisco's LGBT solidarity with our South African brothers and sisters, as they mark the passing away of Nelson Mandela, and fly the rainbow flag at Harvey Milk Plaza at half staff, for as long as President Obama has ordered U.S. flags to fly in that respectful position for Mandela.
Please sign this petition I've launched and lend your voice to this campaign. Let's show the world that LGBT people of San Francisco and our many friends are showing admiration and solidarity with the rest of the world mourning the death of freedom fighter Nelson Mandela and celebrating his life. Here's the text of the petition: "We are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and allied friends who wish to honor Nelson Mandela and his fight for justice and equality for all, including us. "Our symbol of hope and liberation, the iconic and globally recognized rainbow flag, flies on public property at historic Harvey Milk Plaza in the Castro district of San Francisco and we wish to use our flag to honor Nelson Mandela. "President Barack Obama along with governments and people everywhere around our planet, are lowering flags out of deep respect for the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela. "Out of solidarity with South Africans at this time of Nelson Mandela dying, we request that San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee lower the City's rainbow flag at Harvey Milk Plaza starting immediately and continuing until Monday evening." Add your name to the petition here: Thanks!

Comments  (Hide Comments)

by Michael Petrelis
Friday Dec 6th, 2013 12:48 AM
Follow this link to add your name to the petition:
by MBA (Stanford, 2009)
Friday Dec 6th, 2013 10:03 PM
As an MBA (Stanford, 2009) currently in the low seven figure earnings range, Nelson Mandela is my hero; he helped to dismantle aspects of the labor management regime of South Africa that were an impediment to progressive business practices, and did this without dispossessing or otherwise impinging upon the rights to legitimate returns for South Africa's private sector elite.

Forward ever, backward never!

We are 100% volunteer and depend on your participation to sustain our efforts!


donate now

$ 176.00 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