Gay Shame in San Francisco — Mary Wants You!

(Photo courtesy of gayshamesf.org)

San Francisco doesn't have to put up with the anti-Pride protests seen in other areas of the world.

But the parade and PrideFest do have their detractors, with the most vocal being from the LGBT community. Activist group Gay Shame shares ideological goals with the mainstream LGBT movement, such as universal health care, equitable housing access, and social justice, but members are opposed to so-called gay marriage and military service. They are also virulently anti-capitalist, and for this reason oppose the involvement of high-profile corporate sponsors, such as Budweiser, Comcast, Delta Air Lines, Bank of America, and Macy's, as well as registration fees imposed to participate in the parade.

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