Will Ron Paul Supporters Follow?For all the love showered upon him by cannabis and hemp activists, Ron Paul was always going to be a bitter pill for liberals to swallow. On the surface, the straight-talking Texan sounded good for voters weary with mainstream party choices: The long-tenured Congressm ... More >>
A San Francisco fat activist has helped raise more than $12,000 to launch a campaign to counter the public shaming of obese children. What set all this off: Currently in Atlanta, the second most obese city in the nation, Strong 4 Life billboards sponsored by Children's Healthcare of Atlanta show ... More >>
This summer, when San Francisco native Sean Chapin asked the Giants to make a video for Dan Savage's "It Gets Better" project, they complied -- and became trendsetters.
Since then, seven other MLB teams -- including the Cubs, the Red Sox, and the Dodgers -- have made similar videos encouraging L ... More >>
SF Weekly first reported that the San Francisco Giants would become the first professional sports team to produce an iconic "It Gets Better" video. Today, the World Series champs released a short video aimed to curb LGBT bullying and teen suicides. The roughly 60-second clip begins with Giants pitch ... More >>
Tell your storyBy all accounts, the "It Gets Better" video campaign was a raging success. Sex columnist Dan Savage asked LGBT folks and their supporters to make videos encouraging gay teens to hang in there -- that life does gets better. The concept went viral and thousands of people, including P ... More >>
Obama speaks from the heart, but what about the gays?President Obama has a very special message for LGBT Americans: Sign up for military service. That is all.Actually, that message comes with a few asterisks. First, don't go to the recruitment office just yet. Don't Ask Don't Tell was repea ... More >>
What a year it wasWho Will Be The Uppity Fag Of The Year?Let's face it -- this was a messy, messy year for the gays. Much of the news was good, ultimately, but shit dragged on! There were three major federal trials (four, technically -- but two were sorta merged in Massachusetts), promises ... More >>
Oh happy day...The Week in GayIn recognition of the Thanksgiving holiday and the importance of the acknowledgment that things aren't all that bad (or maybe they are and we need to stop and smell the roses) I offer a list of events and persons worthy of gratitude.For example: Skating with the Star ... More >>
The developments in the ongoing saga that is Don't Ask Don't Tell - the
ban on gays in the military - occurred faster than the depletion of Meg
Whitman's bank balance this week.On Monday, Judge Virginia Philips heard from both sides on her decision from a week ago that DADT was unconstitutional ... More >>
It's okay! Andrew Miller is married! The Week In GayThe biggest news this week is the new term I learned: Cocktober! Isn't that terrific? How have I lived on this planet for multiple decades without ever referring to this month as Cocktober??It's adorable, I tell you. And you'll never ... More >>
Men who 50 Cent deems should kill themselvs for failing to 'eat pu**y' may be helped along by 50 himselfThe Week in GaySome weeks are driven by stories about politicians and legislation or courtroom drama. This is not one of those weeks. Personality and persecution are the themes this week. Fall ... More >>
The Week In GayWho says creativity has died in the city that brought us the beat generation (as a matter of fact, Howl -- a story about Allen Ginsburg falling in love -- opens today in San Francisco) and the flower children? Don't forget who built this damn city, people! Two of San Francisco's bl ... More >>
At ease, soldierOn Thursday, the U.S. military announced that it plans to be less dickish about enforcing the Don't Ask Don't Tell (DADT) policy that prohibits gay people from serving in the armed forces. I'm not sure why this new plan is supposed to be exciting. The gist of it seems to say, "He ... More >>
A blogswarm was launched on March 18 to encourage the community to contact Nancy Pelosi's offices about her lack of effort behind the passage of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA).
In addition to the pressure on the phone lines, her offices in D.C. and San Francisco were visited by ... More >>
A look back at the queer week that was in the Bay Area and beyond.
She just wants to go to the prom, is that so wrong?The searing heat of gay indignation is shining directly on Jackson, Miss., where Constance McMillen has become a pariah for asking permission to wear a tuxedo and bring a he ... More >>
The Obi-Wan Kenobi of police brutality. A Tea Party Republican in lefty San Francisco. Pot smokers who fought the law -- and won. They're all crowded into the latest edition of SF Weekly.Ever wonder who teaches cops to manhandle street punks? In this week's cover story, Matt Smith profiles Don Ca ... More >>
Is it any wonder that the mayor who could go on for 7.5 hours about the State of the City without ONCE mentioning a half-billion-dollar deficit has been in Switzerland when the city has to decide how to deal with it? How fitting that he married an actress.
After being elected in th ... More >>
By Will HarperListening to Chronicle editor Ward Bushee on KQED's Forum made me nostalgic for Phil Bronstein. The former Mr. Sharon Stone had his faults, but what I liked about him was that he was more than a newspaper editor--he was a showman. Remember when Bronstein donned scuba gear to save a yo ... More >>