Anchorage police Lt. Dave Parker said James L. Crump, 50, was killed while participating in the Celebrating Diversity Parade. He said the car accelerated and ran over the man just minutes after the parade scheduled for 11 a.m. started.
Officers “immediately started CPR, but were not able to revive him,” Parker said. “He was declared deceased at the scene.”
Pride is all about celebrating diversity, the good, the bad and the down right drag through the mud and hit in the head with the ugly stick pathetic looking. I mean we lie to ugly kids all the time and tell them that they are cute.
World’s Ugliest Dog of the Day: Yoda, a 14-year-old Chinese crested/Chihuahua mix, was dubbed World’s Ugliest Dog at the 23rd annual World’s Ugliest Dog Contest.
The contest, held annually at the Sonoma-Marin Fair in Petaluma, California, aims to promote pet adoption. Last year’s winner, Princess Abby, was also a Chihuahua.
Yoda’s owner, Terry Schumacher of Hanford, told the judges she initially thought the dog was a rat when she found her abandoned behind an apartment building.
Men’s Spring-Summer 2012 collection, part of the Paris Fashion Week, in Paris, Friday, June 24, 2011. Designers include Japanese designer Junaya Watanabe, Belgian designer Walter Van Beirendonck, Brazilian designer Gustavo Lins, Belgian designer Kris Van Assche and Italian designer Stefano Pilati.
A model wears a creation by Belgian fashion designer Walter Van Beirendonck as part of his Spring/Summer 2012 fashion collection presented in Paris, Friday, June 24, 2011. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
Nothing screams pride and confidence more than Walter Van Beirendonck‘s confidence in the use of bold colors and fabrics. This collection has a jovial bounce to it. It makes me feel like a virgin all over again, “touched for the very first time”. If I were ever stricken with a wicked case of Narcolepsy, I would hope to awaken dressed in Walter’s garments, a mixture of The Muppets meet in Candyland and take a trip to Japan. Just go with me on this one.
We have our eyes on all things Walter!
Born with cerebral palsy, Geri Jewell inspired a generation of young people when she became the first person with a disability to appear in a recurring role on prime-time television, with her groundbreaking character, Cousin Geri, on the NBC sitcom The Facts of Life.
The book’s title — I’m Walking As Straight As I Can — has a double meaning, referring to both Jewell’s sexuality and her extraordinary struggle growing up with cerebral palsy. This candid memoir details her experiences from her traumatic birth in Buffalo, New York, to her rise to stardom as a stand-up comic to becoming a television star. She documents the harsh realities of show business by recounting the relentless discrimination and abuse she suffered at the hands of people she trusted. Her experiences in the shark-infested waters of Hollywood led her on a journey from the Comedy Store to the White House, followed by a downward spiral, tax problems, drug addiction, marriage, and an accident that nearly claimed her life.
When Deadwood creator David Milch recognized Jewell at a pharmacy, he offered her a role in his new HBO series on the spot, and she began to find hope and happiness once again. I’m Walking As Straight As I Can is an inspiring story, told with grace and self-deprecating humor, one that gives readers a rare glimpse of true courage and perseverance.
BOA putting their money where it counts. If you were a school girl, I’d carry your books home for you. BOA, I’m sweet on you. AB
Local entertainer Donna Sachet (left) and Bank of America’s
senior vice president Patrick D. Strieck (second from left)
award $130,000 to nine local LGBT nonprofit organizations.
Bank of America, the sponsor of San Francisco’s Pride celebration for the eighth year, earlier this week presented nine Bay Area LGBT organizations with a check for $130,000.
The gift from Bank of America will benefit the Lavender Youth Recreation and Information Center, Our Family Coalition, the National AIDS Memorial Grove, San Francisco Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Community Center, Horizons Foundation, National Center for Lesbian Rights, Project Open Hand, San Francisco Pride Celebration, and San Francisco AIDS Foundation.
San Francisco Pride takes place this weekend with the theme of “In Pride We Trust.”