It was a sunny weekend in SF and a beautiful time for hundreds of thousands of people to celebrate #Pride. Some wanted to just party while others came to give their support and to take strength from their community. But everyone came to have fun. Here are our picks on the best Pride 2012 Instagram photos.
Remember that story last Sunday when a lesbian couple taking in the Gertrude Stein exhibit at the Contemporary Jewish Museum was asked by a contracted security guard to stop holding hands? Well, get ready to lock palms, because the museum is asking the public to come on by and hold some hands.
The SF Giants became the first professional sports team to release an “It Gets Better” video supporting teens, particularly LGBT teens, who are bullied and teased. If you have no idea what this movement – kicked off by Dan Savage is about – check it out here.
Today is Valentine’s Day. For many it’s a day for giving and celebrating love, but for some it’s just an ugly reminder that love is not blind. If fact, love, marriage and discrimination go hand in hand here in California and in most states across the country. To fight this, there will be two rallies today in support of same sex marriage.
Step aside MOMA and de Young, there’s a new museum in town. The country’s first GLBT History Museum. Located at 4127 18th Street in the Castro it is run by The GLBT Historical Society and currently has two exhibits – “Our Vast Queer Past: Celebrating GLBT History” and “Great Collections of the GLBT Historical Society Archives”.
This morning President Barack Obama ended Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, the 17-year old policy banning gays in the military. There were cheers and shouts of “Yes, We Can!” from the crowd as the President announced his signing of the Don’t Ask Don’t Tell Repeal Act of 2010. Since it was enacted in 1993, more than 14,000 military members have been discharged because of DADT.
Things are getting hairy up on Capitol Hill. Carolyn Lochhead of The Chronicle reports that the bill banning gays in the military is about to face the music. Civil rights aside, in a time of war, when the country needs all the help it can get, why in the world would you let go soldiers on the sole basis of their sexual orientation? It defies logic.