Monday, June 30, 2008

Pride on Wheels


Rode with Mikes on Bikes again in the SF Pride Parade. Fun. We got shoved aside while queuing up for no less than Mayor Newsom.





Overcast weather was chilly, but warmed up, not too much to need sunblock. Yay.



City Hall fun beat the cacaphony in Civic Center.




















Late in the day, I and pals stopped back to backstage of the main stage to see Kent James Band, nearly last.
We were surprised by the energetic performances by Inaya Day and Kat DeLuna. Kudos to Heklina and all for MCing the whole day. Another great day in San Francisco.


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Here's Inaya Day and her cute dancers:

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Happy Generic Gay Pride!


Whew! After finishing final touch-ups on the web version of the BAR's Pride issue, I hopped over to Mecca with pal Marko to partake in the PINK Magazine Pride party. It was swamped with fun and stylish people. After swilling a few appletinis, among the other media ho's, we dished the various publications' coverage of Pride.

SF Weekly? Lame-ass, with a cartoon of two straight supes as gun-toting gangstas. Guardian? Semi-lame, with a porny '70s look and a feature on a gay DJ.

SF Bay Times? Well, at least its headline included the right year (last year's proclaimed Happy Pride 2008; so avante-garde!)


But the best (other than the BAR, of course) was The Onion's Pride ish, which included some tasty stock imagery (also used by MyPartner.com).

The Onion also republished their infamous "Why Do All These Homosexuals Keep Sucking My Cock?" column; a classic.

It says a lot when a satirical publication does a better job covering homos than a serious one.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Hoehn-ing in

So, just who are the rightwing asshats behind the bogus ballot initiative that hopes to add discrimination against gays into the California constitution?

Old rich white men in San Diego, mostly.

This article lays it out quite clearly.

You've Hoehn's used car empire. Wanna buy a Mercedes? Well, it helps to hate the gays.

They also sponsor a bicycle race. Funny how they're always a cycling connection, eh?


You've got real estate greedmeister Doug Manchester.



Here's a full list of organizations and people who hate gay marriage so much they are throwing thousands and thousands of dollars into an unconstitutional constitutional amendment; the fucksticks.

You would think when a Catholic organization donates thousands to a ballot initiative, the church should have its nonprofit tax license revoked, wouldn't you?

The same should go with the obscure religious cult, Family Discipleship Ministries.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Bare It




One of few times I wish I were in NYC: Broadway Bares was last night and raised almost a million dollars. Kewl. More pics HERE.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

A Banner Day


Yesterday, I got a Facebook invite to join the ACT UP Alumni group, which led to a bunch of friend invites from the people of that era who, well, aren't dead.

It reminded me of all the huge banners I created with various guys, and how radical it seemed to get away with large-scale visual activism.

Here's an example of large-scale corporate sexual pimping, and one amusing edit. David Beckham was in SF to whore out his Armani men's panties (which I never buy).

Over in London, neophyte Scifitologist Will Smith's FX-crammed Hancock got an edit on its banner.

Look out, Becks. You're next.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

They Do



California joined the state of Massachusetts and countries like Spain in recognizing same-sex marriages. Rightwingers are all in a tizzy, forcing a ballot measure this November to undo what the Supreme Court says is legal.

I wish I could jump on the bandwagon and cheer and everything, but lacking a partner, it's more of a pleasant show of support for what is still a long road ahead before full wedded bliss for all.

Articles at SFGate.com, Towleroad.com, Associated Press, JoeMyGod and, well, pretty much everywhere.

It's odd to think that so much gay marriage history has occured only five blocks from my home.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Ride Nekkid





The World Naked Bike Ride took place in a few a few countries, garnering its predictable laughing-at but not understanding-why media coverage. Lots of blurred out body parts, and the message of environmentalism got completely sidetracked by a few censored body parts.

Ah, well; at least it visualized, um, different transportation options.