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Neighbor’s Second Hand Smoke Seeps Into San Jose Condo
SF , we are Spoiled! Our back yard is a play ground. After living in San Francisco for many years, it’s nice to revisit some of the spots they may have influenced you to move the SF in the first place. And there’s no better way to do it than on foot. So , uhhh hmmm ( couch potato) put the cheese puffs down and get a walkin’ .
The trouble the campaign is facing is within the wording or the implied intent. For example, “ In the first spot, a ‘hockey helmet’ metaphor is used, suggesting it would be wise to use protection. In the second, a man approaches another man on a bed and a security alarm goes off with each approach, until the man on the bed reaches for a condom in his pocket, suggesting that HIV (or the threat of it) is a weapon ( towleroad.com)”. I say HIV is a weapon and our community still hasn’t grabbed it by the reins and got a hold of it. Inappropriate behavior and disrespect of self prevails. So, I say try any angle you can to metaphorically beat it into the gays that WE STILL NEED TO BE SAFE. DUH!
Russia Launches HIV Prevention PSAs Aimed at Gay Men
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Taking a cue from Hollywood, San Francisco’s predominantly gay Castro District is preparing to install a Rainbow Honor Walk that recognizes LGBT notables like Oscar Wilde and Frida Kahlo.
Work is expected to start this year on the sidewalk plaques, which will be installed on Market and Castro streets. The first 20 people to be honored have been chosen by local residents and merchants, and while they include people like Sylvester James and Allen Ginsberg, Harvey Milk’s name is not on that list. Bevan Dufty, the gay city supervisor who represents the Castro, says Milk is already honored throughout the Castro — including having a public plaza named for him — and there’s no reason he can’t be added in the future.
“I can’t imagine that he wouldn’t be included in the next 20 individuals,” Dufty tells The Advocate. “Harvey is our legacy in the Castro.” Dufty says Milk would be proud of the diverse group of people, such as Kahlo and James, being honored by the people of the Castro.
Dufty is running for mayor of San Francisco this year — he says he’s raised $125,000 already and is preparing for a Victory Fund campaign training event in Las Vegas later this month.
“I got the biggest present when [state senator] Mark Leno decided not to run for mayor,” Dufty says with a laugh. Aside from his LGBT voter base, Dufty is “working on building a base that includes the Westside, Republican voters, and the Chinese and Latino communities, and demonstrating my proven ability to build city services when our budget is challenging.”
A few years back an article caught my attention about HOW BAD training for a marathon is, let alone the race itself. The strain , wear and tear on the body is comparable to a heart attack or mild stroke. Apparently running marathons isn’t such a good idea.
A runner collapsed near the finish line of the Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Half Marathon in Golden Gate Park on Sunday and died despite efforts of bystanders and race participants to revive him, witnesses said.
A Fire Department dispatcher confirmed the death of an adult male at the race, but additional information about the man was not immediately available.
Witnesses described a slow and confused response by race officials when the man first collapsed on an unseasonably warm day that hit 80 degrees. Two witnesses said it took about 20 minutes from that point before paramedics arrived.
The San Francisco medical examiner could not be reached, and calls and e-mails on Sunday to Kaiser Permanente and RhodyCo Productions, the company that produced the race, were not immediately returned.
“In an event that size with that staff, it’s ridiculous to take that long to have paramedics arrive,” said Neil Fraser, head coach and co-owner of a triathlon and sports training company who was at the finish line waiting for some of his athletes when the man collapsed.
Sunday’s race marked the 28th running of the Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Half Marathon and 5K Fun Run, and the event was sold out with 10,000 participants, the race website said.
When the runner collapsed, someone pointed it out to the announcer at the finish line, who called over the loudspeaker for medical staff, witnesses said. But it took repeated calls before any staff arrived, and ultimately runners and spectators began performing CPR, witnesses said.
“Finally a woman came up and started yelling at (the announcer), ‘You need to start pleading for anyone to help. We need a doctor,’ ” said Kwesi Graves, 29, of Noe Valley, who had been at the finish line waiting for his wife. “You would think with a half marathon and a sunny day, they would have some medical staff there, but there just was no one around.”
Just moments after the man collapsed at the finish line near the western edge of the park, Graves said, the announcer also called for medical help for two other runners farther up the course, which ran through Golden Gate Park and along the Great Highway.
Fraser, 41, said it was baffling that it was “a medically supported sporting event, and they didn’t even have a doctor on staff” at the finish.
“I’ve been doing this for 10 years, but even at the small events there’s an ambulance at the finish line,” Fraser said. “I don’t know where they were (today).”
Race producer RhodyCo says on its website that is has produced more than 390 major events with 1.4 million participants in its first 27 years.
Once paramedics were called, Fraser said, the crew drove by, then returned later. A fire dispatcher said they were alternately given three different locations for the incident.
“You want to give someone a fair chance to live,” Graves said. “Who knows? If there was medical staff right there at the finish line …”
Apparently running marathons isn’t such a good idea <READ ARTICLE>
Don’t sweat it you, you flubbed up “the song” (who cares). I don’t know the words to the American Anthem either ( so I attached them below ) Although I am not a fan of your music, I am a huge fan of your talent! So, at the end of the day you have that sensational voice, a career and a child. The millions of fans who noticed your flub are most likely illiterate, hugely unsuccessful and watching the game on a small tv with bunny ears in their garage.
So Ms Aguilera, DONT SWEAT IT!
Thanks for reading,
Oh, say, can you see, by the dawn’s early light,
What so proudly we hail’d at the twilight’s last gleaming?
Whose broad stripes and bright stars, thro’ the perilous fight,
O’er the ramparts we watch’d, were so gallantly streaming?
And the rockets’ red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof thro’ the night that our flag was still there.
O say, does that star-spangled banner yet wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave?
On the shore dimly seen thro’ the mists of the deep,
Where the foe’s haughty host in dread silence reposes,
What is that which the breeze, o’er the towering steep,
As it fitfully blows, half conceals, half discloses?
Now it catches the gleam of the morning’s first beam,
In full glory reflected, now shines on the stream:
‘Tis the star-spangled banner: O, long may it wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave!
And where is that band who so vauntingly swore
That the havoc of war and the battle’s confusion
A home and a country should leave us no more?
Their blood has wash’d out their foul footsteps’ pollution.
No refuge could save the hireling and slave
From the terror of flight or the gloom of the grave:
And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.
O, thus be it ever when freemen shall stand,
Between their lov’d homes and the war’s desolation;
Blest with vict’ry and peace, may the heav’n-rescued land
Praise the Pow’r that hath made and preserv’d us a nation!
Then conquer we must, when our cause is just,
And this be our motto: “In God is our trust”
And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave!
Read Article via Washington Post linked for details:
When we aren’t to busy thinking that America is the center of the Universe and how Fab ( Rupaul, shaking finger) we are here in the privileged USA, we realize damn, we have it good in retrospect! I think that if “we” even knew half the struggle our gay brothers and sisters around the world go through, our community would be much more untied and not such bitches.
Michelangelo Signorile talks with activist and scholar Rasha Moumneh about the protests in Egypt and what they mean for LGBT rights throughout the country.
Moumneh, a researcher with Human Rights Watch who focuses on LGBT and women’s rights, says that while there have been crackdowns in Egypt — most notably in 2001, when 52 men were arrested on board a floating gay nightclub called the Queen Boat — Egypt’s laws against homosexuality are vague.
“Egypt does not have an antisodomy law,” she says. “What they do have is a sort of generalized debauchery law. The problem with that law is that the interpretation is less to individual judges — it’s an extremely elastic law. So you have all sorts of quote-unquote moral crimes being prosecuted under that law.”
She says in Egypt, she doesn’t think there’s a concerted effort to target gay people — what happens to LGBT people in Egypt is indicative of what’s happening all over the region.
“These crackdowns usually happen … when the government wants to flex its moral muscle. When they want to show they’re still in control, that they’re still the savior of Egyptian society.”
She says it’s very difficult to tell how these protests will affect LGBT rights in the country moving forward. She said there is a growing attitude among young people to “open up more space toward personal freedoms.”
LGBT hopefuls, is a term used for those auditioning and makes me laugh. Hopeful, really? Hopeful to be given as much free alcohol as possible, drunk bitch fights, catty domestics fight over dirty dishes, hopefully a good crying scene while on the phone with your boyfriend to tell him you cheated, hopeful to get a hot tub full of queens picked up at dive gay bar. Maybe a new breed of gay slang like original Jersey Shores ; Grenade! GLT!
Dozens of LGBT hopefuls crowded the open casting call Saturday night for a new reality TV series inspired by MTV’s Jersey Shore.
The Associated Pressreports on the action at Club In or Out in southern New Jersey, where aspiring stars from as far away as Washington, D.C., competed for the chance to appear in the show. Tentatively calledUnder the Boardwalk, the program will focus on a group of LGBT people living in a beach house in Atlantic City for a summer.
According to the AP, many of the hopefuls focused on modeling themselves after a Jersey Shore cast member, but series creator Kate Siegel insisted that imitation was not the point.
“We’re not looking to create a gay version of the Jersey Shore or to find ‘the gay Snooki,’” said the straight 22-year-old Princeton student. “And in no way will this be anything that has a negative effect on the LGBT community. We’re hoping for anything compelling, because you never know what’s going to walk through the door,” she said.
Other auditions are planned for New York, Philadelphia, and Atlantic City.
Shameful! Humans can be so despicable. I would like to see the people in charge of running this cock fighting operation put in a room, knives and razors tied to their hands and feet and then prodded and poke to anger and provoke violent behavior and forced to fight till there death. I still don’t think I would be able to throw down a debt, jump around cheering for a ‘winner’. Thats because I am human.
SACRAMENTO, CA – Six men were arrested and dozens of birds seized Sunday when deputies from the Sacramento County Sheriff’s department raided an illegal cockfighting operation at a home on River Road, authorities said.
A spokesman for the sheriff’s department said dozens of people ran from the home when deputies raided the home just before noon Sunday.
Staffers from Sacramento County Animal Control and the Humane Society followed the deputies into the home, where they found dozens of birds injured or already dead, and were able to save about 50 birds.
The six men arrested at the home were booked on charges of cruelty to animals.