Posts tagged ‘Rainbow flag’

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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May 12, 2011

Bernhard to Headline SF Pride -Hooray!

by Accidental Bear
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Yes!  I was hoping that, with the reoccurring favorite phrase of the past year, “budget cuts,” that our SF  pride committee wasn’t going to have to scrape the bottom of the pond to come up acts for this year. They went fishing and came up with our favorite lesbian actress, singer, and comedienne Sandra Bernhard.  I quote her daily , “As long as I have a face, you always have a set. Table for two!” Sandra is the bomb. I suggest arriving early to be able to get up close and personal with Ms. Bernhard.

For more information, visit http://www.sfpride.org

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Via B.A.R.

Actress, singer, and comedienne Sandra Bernhard has been confirmed as a headliner for Pride’s main stage this year, the San Francisco LGBT Pride Celebration Committee announced this week.

Bernhard, who is bisexual and among other achievements once starred on TV’s Roseanne, will be performing Sunday, June 26, the second day of the festival.

Pride also announced that rainbow flags along Market Street, which are hung annually, will be going up two weeks earlier this year. The flags will start appearing next week, with a scheduled completion date of May 18.

This year, the flags will go up early in coordination with SF Travel to help greet attendees of the U.S. Travel Association’s International Pow Wow, which is May 21-25.

Pride will also extend festival hours on Sunday at Civic Center Plaza. Officials said in a statement Tuesday night that the June 26 celebration will start an hour earlier this year, at 11 a.m. and till 6:30 p.m. READ MORE

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.”