September 25, 2015

OMG! Kim Davis Does Have A Gay "Friend"

And his name is Dallas Black. Whether or not he is a friend, depends on your definition of friend. I would classify their relationship as something between "passing acquaintance" and "good acquaintance." He wouldn't go out to lunch with her, but he has her phone number.

Mr. Black says she's changed from the nice lady he used to know:

"I really don’t know who Kim is at the moment. I really want to believe that the kind, sweet person who was there when my mom passed away is still there," he said. "I was friends with Kim in the past, but I don’t know this woman I’ve been seeing."

BTW, Kentucky has no provision for the recall of elected officials. Nor does it allow citizen initiatives, so unless she gets impeached (I assume that is possible), Kim Davis can just sit there and draw her pay until the next election.

permalink | September 25, 2015 at 10:20 AM | Comments (0)

September 24, 2015

The Hunt Is On!

Kim Davis is playing the favorite game of bigots, this particular variation being "I have gay friends." She claims she has already denied a marriage license for a gay friend.

So the hunt has begun to find her gay friend(s). If you are her gay friend, major media want to interview you. If you are scummy enough, you can probably sell your story.

Maybe she met her gay friend(s) in jail, so I hope the media don't overlook that place.

permalink | September 24, 2015 at 04:28 PM | Comments (0)

September 22, 2015

Believe It Or Not!

The California Republican party has removed all the anti-gay language from its platform.

I just checked my calendar and, yes, it IS 2015.

It is not a coincidence that the Log Cabin Republicans are being permitted to participate in the California Republican party now.

permalink | September 22, 2015 at 10:15 PM | Comments (0)

September 11, 2015

Burner Buddies Group Shot

Great bunch of Burners.

permalink | September 11, 2015 at 09:39 PM | Comments (0)

August 22, 2015

John Brown

An article in the San Diego Union Tribune about John Brown, former Mission Springs Water District Director and Executive Director of Family Services of the Desert.

Q: How did you establish the first HIV/AIDS clinic in L.A.?

A: Back in 1984, when I was the Executive Director of The Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Community Center, we were running an STD clinic primarily for gay men. Dozens started showing up with what, at the time, was being referred to as GRID, Gay Related Immune Disease. We started treating them as best we could with no actual targeted funds. That year West Hollywood became a city, and one of the first things the new city council did was allocate funds to us for the care of these people, soon the city of Los Angeles stepped up with help.

Q: What is one thing people would be surprised to find out about you?

A: Before coming to San Diego, I was an elected member of the Mission Springs Water District (in Desert Hot Springs) for seven years. I have a real passion for water management as well as a depth of knowledge and hope I can find a way to use that for the benefit of San Diego.

Wouldn't surprise anyone in Desert Hot Springs.

permalink | August 22, 2015 at 08:44 PM | Comments (0)

August 21, 2015

Word Reaches Philadelphia

Philadelphia police are now aware that there are cameras everywhere. A police officer there offered to let a man driving an unregistered vehicle go without a citation if he bought a couple of tickets to a charity event.

The question of whether that driver (who did buy the tickets) got cited after he nade the video public remains unanswered.

Even the Police Commissioner calls it "stupid." No weasel words there.

The cop is supposed to have made some remark about the driver's pink windshield wipers, but it doesn't seem to be in the video. He does, however, suggest that if two men attended the event together they would seem to be "fruitcakes." Sweet, old fashioned homophobia.

permalink | August 21, 2015 at 07:26 PM | Comments (0)

Syphilis In The Coachella Valley

A surprisingly accurate and informative article in the Desert Sun about syphilis and the fact that Palm Springs has got just about the highest rate of infection in the country. In every city I have seen public health information booths set up at most large gay functions. In big cities I've seen the public health department actually taking lab samples at the event, to be processed later. I've never seen that in Palm Springs, and there has never been public health information campaign targeted at Palm Springs as far as I can recall. Riverside County has just let this ride for more than ten years.

permalink | August 21, 2015 at 09:20 AM | Comments (0)

August 5, 2015

Stonewall

Coming in September.

permalink | August 5, 2015 at 10:05 PM | Comments (0)

July 21, 2015

"Can You Feel The Love Tonight"

An authorized, legal video of part of the Pride concert by San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus.

In addition, an album with two (or is it three?) of the pieces performed at the earlier spring concert is now available for purchase. #twitterlieder: 15 Tweets in 3 Acts and For a Look or a Touch (plus Epilogue: The Narrow Bridge From Tyler's Suite):

permalink | July 21, 2015 at 10:57 AM | Comments (0)

July 20, 2015

Harvey Milk Plaza

Slo-mo of the Harvey Milk Plaza rainbow flag.
Video by Jeff Ford.

permalink | July 20, 2015 at 11:54 AM | Comments (0)