SF is Preparing for its Next King or Queen (Mayor)

by Accidental Bear

Running for the mayoral seat in San Francisco is one spicy meatball! We are no ordinary city and have extraordinary population to please. The rest of the world watches SF under a microscope to see what boundaries we are pushing and history we are re-writing. Good luck to you all in the race. On your mark, get set, GOOOOOOOOOOOO…  Bevan I got your back~AB

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LGBT themes emerge at first mayoral forum

via B.A.R

The theme of the first candidate forum in this year’s San Francisco mayoral race was public service, but that didn’t deter the nine leading candidates who took part from peppering their responses with references to LGBT concerns.

Taking the stage together for the first time, the seven men and two women running to be San Francisco’s next mayor spent 90 minutes Thursday, May 5 pitching themselves to a packed house of college students and residents gathered inside the McLaren Conference Center at the University of San Francisco, whose Leo T. McCarthy Center for Public Service and the Common Good teamed up with the group buildOn to host the forum.

While none of the questions spoke directly about LGBT issues, several candidates’ remarks included not so subtle pitches to the city’s LGBT voters for their support.

One of the most blatant references came from District 11 Supervisor John Avalos, who in his closing statement stole a famous line that the late gay Supervisor Harvey Milk used on the campaign trail back in the 1970s.

“I am John Avalos. I am a community builder and a community organizer. I want to recruit you to help rebuild San Francisco to make it a city that works better for all of us,” said Avalos, incorporating Milk’s “I am here to recruit you” riff on the anti-gay belief that homosexuals recruit youth to replenish their ranks. READ MORE

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