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Culture, The Exhibitionist <i>From White Plains</i>, at NCTC, Turns the Tables on Homophobic Cyber-Bullies

From White Plains, at NCTC, Turns the Tables on Homophobic Cyber-Bullies

The New Conservatory Theatre Center, San Francisco’s home for LGBT drama, is wading into the muck of the comments section for its current play. From White Plains, Michael Perlman’s 90-minute one-act, looks at the dynamics of apology and remorse in the…
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News, The Snitch Jewyles Gutierrez: Supervisor David Campos Stands Up for Transgender Teen Accused of Battery

Jewyles Gutierrez: Supervisor David Campos Stands Up for Transgender Teen Accused of Battery

Last week, SF Weekly reported on the growing outraged over a recent decision by Senior Deputy Dan Cabral of the Contra Costa District Attorney's Office to charge Jewlyes Gutierrez, a transgender teen from Hercules, with battery after she defended herself…
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News, The Snitch Jewlyes Gutierrez: Petition Sparks Massive Support for Transgender Teen Facing Battery Charges

Jewlyes Gutierrez: Petition Sparks Massive Support for Transgender Teen Facing Battery Charges

On January 16, the Bay Area Reporter reported the story of Jewlyes Gutierrez, a 16-year-old East Bay transgender student who fought back after she was bullied at Hercules Middle/High School. Gutierrez was charged with battery by Dan Cabral, a senior…
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News, The Snitch Teen Sues Cyberbullies Over Phony Facebook Page

Teen Sues Cyberbullies Over Phony Facebook Page

So much for Southern hospitality. A middle school student in the great state of Georgia is taking two of her classmates to court, claiming they used Facebook to humiliate and shame her. According to the complaint filed this week, the…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist The Problem with Gay Bullying

The Problem with Gay Bullying

Oscar Raymundo's Easy Target takes one conventional argument from news media, pop culture, local politics, or queer lifestyle -- and shoots it down. Earlier this year, I asked Dan Savage, creator of the It Gets Better campaign, what he thought…
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News, The Snitch Fans Ask 49ers to Make "It Gets Better" Video

Fans Ask 49ers to Make "It Gets Better" Video

This summer, when San Francisco native Sean Chapin asked the Giants to make a video for Dan Savage's "It Gets Better" project, they complied -- and became trendsetters. Since then, seven other MLB teams -- including the Cubs, the Red…
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Dining, SFoodie

'It Gets Better': Top Chef Just Desserts' Yigit Pura Recalls Bullying

We've been watching Top Chef Just Desserts religiously, and since Episode 1 we've been crushing hard on local pastry chef Yigit Pura. He's young, adorable, has an accent, and can bake, cream, and melt the most hardened among us.…
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News, The Snitch One-Third of Gay Middle Schoolers In S.F. Have Attempted Suicide, Study Claims

One-Third of Gay Middle Schoolers In S.F. Have Attempted Suicide, Study Claims

​The recent coverage of gay teen suicides has the country on high alert, with even President Obama's Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan, speaking out against bullying. While many of the "It Gets Better" videos on YouTube feature people talking about…
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News, The Snitch What's the Matter With Kids Today? Did You Ever Think You'd Read the Terms 'Bullying' and 'Sodomize' in the Same Breath?

What's the Matter With Kids Today? Did You Ever Think You'd Read the Terms 'Bullying' and 'Sodomize' in the Same Breath?

When I was in school, we had the boy who left a deposit in the broom closet. We had the boy who kissed other boys because he saw Bugs Bunny do it. We had the boys who ate boogers, paste,…
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