Posts tagged ‘Gay Pride’

August 25, 2011

Oakland Pride Welcomes Families: September 4

by Accidental Bear

In a cheering voice, “Who’s got pride? Oakland Does!!” At this point in pride season, some of us may be all prided out! But I am sure you can squeeze a little more out for our brothers and sisters on Oak-town. Mike Enders

Organizers are preparing Oakland’s second annual LGBTQ Pride festival, hoping to draw families and collect money for establishing a community center in the city.

This year’s Oakland Pride will be from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, September 4. The Labor Day weekend festival takes place at 19th and Franklin streets in the city’s Uptown neighborhood. (BART riders should exit at the 19th Street station).

The event will feature four stages with over 75 performers, including headliners Jennifer Holliday, from the cast of the original Dreamgirls, and disco legend Thelma Houston (“Don’t Leave Me This Way”). Admission is $10, or $5 for seniors and youth 12 and under. More at B.A.R.

June 11, 2011

Scooter Laforge Releases First Published Survey; “QUEER FROM ZERO TO A HUNDRED”

by Accidental Bear




For the first day of summer in New York, Scooter LaForge is offering the FIRST PUBLISHED SURVEY of his work.  This book of images will feature all of the sexy trash and trashy sex that has quickly made this artist a legend.  Highlights include celebrity collaborations, paintings and some of his iconic fashions, and it will be a limited edition print so be sure to get yours while supplies last.  Editions go on sale during opening night of “
QUEER FROM ZERO TO A HUNDRED.”  This show will open in conjunction with New York’s Gay Pride, and continue for 2 months, offering the public a rare glimpse of work as well as the opportunity to purchase this rare offering.  This show, focusing on the queer aspects of his work, ties in with a legacy that has seen Scooter LaForge rise from San Fransisco notable, even designing the 2010 Castro Street Fair logo, to an enticing artist who is decidedly one to watch.  With 20 paintings, sculptures, and drawings under one roof for the first time ever, “QUEER FROM ZERO TO A HUNDRED” will be a full-throttle glimpse into his highly charged world.

The price for the book is $60 or $100 for a book with a tee shirt!!!! xxoxoox

 


                                                                                 
 
June 21st, 2011
6pm to 8pm
free
http://www.theaterforthenewcity.net/art.htm
Theater for the New City
155 1st Avenue

New York, NY 10003-2906

(212) 254-1109
June 9, 2011

Update: Old Navy Gets Backlash for Gay T-Shirts

by Accidental Bear

I keep updating you on the Old Navy gay t-shirt debacle because I find it fascination how a good deed can turn ugly so fast. Homophobes wait in the shadows to pounce as soon as their precious heterosexual existence is threatened; gross. AB

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By Advocate.com Editors

OLD NAVY T-SHIRTS (FAIR) ADVOCATE.COM
Shirts will be on sale through the end of June.

Right-wing activists who are used to seeing an American flag across the front of Old Navy t-shirts are calling for a boycott of the clothing chain for its new prints featuring rainbow flags.

Old Navy is celebrating gay pride by donating 10 percent of proceeds from the new shirts to the It Gets Better Project, which helps to combat teen suicide. And for that, the American Family Association says the store should be “ashamed.”

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June 7, 2011

Andrew Johnson, Gay Prison Guard, Barred From Wearing Uniform in WeHo Pride Parade by Homophobic Dept. of Corrections

by Accidental Bear

I have often wondered while at a gay pride, street fair or parade in SF if there are any regulations about wearing official uniforms while off duty as costumes. I mean, (coughs) I have been around the block a few times and have been felt up, flogged and had my boots shined by men in uniform. Basically anything you can think of on this side of legal. It was all for fun and games, I never asked for identification for legitimacy of costume. Good luck regulating this one California Department of Corrections. You have obviously never been to a gay pride parade and see the way you are emulated. ~AB

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via blogs.laweekly.com

​We at the Weekly usually beef with the California Department of Corrections on more budget-related issues like the rich, powerful prison-guard union’s ability to twist the state Legislature to its will and preserve bloated benefit packages in a time of fiscal crisis.

 But on a more basic human-rights note, prison guard Andrew Johnson reveals today that the department has a raging case of homophobia, to boot. Johnson claims he was denied permission to march in this Sunday’s West Hollywood gay pride parade (so stoked) while wearing his really quite fabulous CDCR uniform.

Gloria Allred to the rescue!

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February 17, 2011

BEARS, REPRESENT ( FIST CLENCHED IN AIR) SF CASTRO

by Accidental Bear

The Historic Raising of the Bear Flag


VIA sanfrancisco.gaycities.com

What the organizers say:
“Come join Bears of San Francisco Friday morning for the historic raising of the Bear Flag We will meet at Harvey Milk Plaza above the Castro Muni Station What makes it historic? Until now only the Gay Pride and the Leather Pride flags have been allow to fly…”

“Come join Bears of San Francisco Friday morning for the historic raising of the Bear Flag

We will meet at Harvey Milk Plaza above the Castro Muni Station

What makes it historic? Until now only the Gay Pride and the Leather Pride flags have been allow to fly over the Castro, Today we will make history and raise the Bear Flag starting at 9 a.m. followed by a Champagne Toast at Under One Roof at 10 a.m. All part of the Bears Invade the Castro. If champagne is to strong for you at 10 a.m. All weekend long for IBR Tag Holder Starbucks aka Bear-bucks or Star-bears will have specials for you.

Yes the image is of BOSF marching the flag in the Gay Pride Parade the same flag that will fly above Castro.”