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News, The Snitch Yesterday's Crimes: Peoples Temple Hit Squads and Jonestown's Last Victims

Yesterday's Crimes: Peoples Temple Hit Squads and Jonestown's Last Victims

It’s November 18, 1978. The tape is running. Reverend Jim Jones is rambling into a microphone, dictating a suicide note on behalf of nearly a thousand people. Death is all around him, in the air and on the ground;…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Special Screening of <i>The Life and Times of Harvey Milk</i> for His 85th Birthday

Special Screening of The Life and Times of Harvey Milk for His 85th Birthday

To celebrate what would have been former San Francisco Supervisor Harvey Milk's 85th birthday, the Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club is hosting a special screening of the Oscar-winning documentary, The Times of Harvey Milk at the Castro Theater Friday,…
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Calendar, Night&Day We All Shine On

We All Shine On

This year marks the 35th anniversary for the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus. It's been an exciting but difficult road for the group – their first performance was at a candlelight vigil for Harvey Milk on the night of…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Throwback Thursday: Harvey Milk Assassination: Nov. 27, 1978

Throwback Thursday: Harvey Milk Assassination: Nov. 27, 1978

Today is a special day, there is no doubt about it -- a day of gratitude and thanksgiving for all the people, events, and factors that have lead to the point we are today. As we sit around the…
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Calendar, Night&Day Singing Harvey Milk's Praises

Singing Harvey Milk's Praises

California's first openly gay elected official, Harvey Milk, was assassinated inside City Hall with then-Mayor George Moscone on Nov. 27, 1978. That night, a candlelight vigil for the men was attended by over 25,000 mourners. Among them was the…
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Music, Bouncer Debating Gay Muppets and Other Topics at Harvey's

Debating Gay Muppets and Other Topics at Harvey's

Sometimes before I go to bed I like to play a clip of Andrea Bocelli singing Elmo a lullaby. Elmo doesn't want to go to sleep, because he is still excited about his day and all the playing that he…
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News, The Snitch San Francisco Gets Perfect Score When It Comes to Being Gay Friendly

San Francisco Gets Perfect Score When It Comes to Being Gay Friendly

San Francisco might not be the gayest city in America anymore, but it is still among one of the gay-friendliest cities in the nation -- and that's something to brag about. On the 34th anniversary of Harvey Milk's death, the…
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News, The Snitch Remembering Harvey Milk and George Moscone

Remembering Harvey Milk and George Moscone

If you've been feeling defeated by the fact that California still hasn't legalized gay marriage, just think of Harvey Milk today -- that'll give you some hope. Today marks the 34th anniversary of Milk's and Mayor George Moscone's death. The two…
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Calendar, Night&Day Slouching Toward San Francisco

Slouching Toward San Francisco

Late 20th-century San Francisco history is usually represented in popular culture by such media-friendly events as the hippie movement in the 1960s and gay liberation in the 1970s. While those are certainly important, they don’t tell the whole story, and…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Video(s) of the Day: Schmooze and Booze with Dan Savage

Video(s) of the Day: Schmooze and Booze with Dan Savage

Say what you will about activism in San Francisco, but at least our politics are never boring. We stage puke-ins; we canvass in the buff; we even voted on a proposition a few years back that tried to rename a…
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Calendar, Night&Day Note-Worthy

Note-Worthy

Say what you will about activism in San Francisco, but at least our politics are never boring. We stage puke-ins; we canvass in the buff; we even voted on a proposition a few years back that tried to rename a…
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News, The Snitch Ouija Board: Let's Go to the Video on John Avalos' "Joke"

Ouija Board: Let's Go to the Video on John Avalos' "Joke"

Yesterday, John Avalos became the poster boy du jour for everyone who feels San Francisco is, actually "the Land of Oz" (his words). Websites hither and yon reported the San Francisco supervisor consulted an Ouija board in determining whether it'd…
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News, The Snitch Ouija Board: John Avalos Claims He Was Joking About Contacting Harvey Milk's Spirit

Ouija Board: John Avalos Claims He Was Joking About Contacting Harvey Milk's Spirit

The subset of the population convinced that San Francisco is a government of the lunatics, by the lunatics, and for the lunatics was handed a cookie today. The San Francisco Chronicle reported that, in deciding how to vote on a…
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News, The Snitch Supervisor John Avalos Claims He Talked to Harvey Milk's Ghost

Supervisor John Avalos Claims He Talked to Harvey Milk's Ghost

Have you ever wondered exactly how our government leaders make some of their decisions? We assume many city decisions are made through backroom deals and a lot of backstabbing.And then there's Supervisor John Avalos' refreshing governing style. We were shocked,…
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News, The Snitch Happy Harvey Milk Day: Have a Milkshake

Happy Harvey Milk Day: Have a Milkshake

Last week, we told you about those hatemongers up in Sacramento who wasted time and money trying to convince everyone to lock their kids inside for Harvey Milk Day, which, by the way, is today. And while we can't say…
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News, The Snitch Your Kids Should Probably Be More Afraid of Dog Bites Than Gay People

Your Kids Should Probably Be More Afraid of Dog Bites Than Gay People

Earlier today, we told you about Save California, that right-wing and totally off-base group in Sacramento that's spending a ton of time and money pleading with parents to keep their kids locked inside on Harvey Milk Day -- May 22.But…
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Calendar, Night&Day Tragedy Made Us Stronger

Tragedy Made Us Stronger

The 1978 assassination of Mayor George Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk forever changed San Francisco. Milk, the self-proclaimed “Mayor of Castro Street,” was the first openly gay person elected to a public office in the U.S. Milk was a man…
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News, The Snitch San Diego Claims Harvey Milk as One of Its Own

San Diego Claims Harvey Milk as One of Its Own

Aside from being located in the same state, there's very little San Francisco and San Diego have in common, except perhaps our affinity for men in sailor suits.In any event, we came across a more important thread that links these…
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Calendar, Night&Day Portrait(s) of the Artist

Portrait(s) of the Artist

No one goes to the Moscone Center just to see its bronze bust of the late Mayor George Moscone. Don’t get us wrong, it’s a perfectly nice statue, cast by artist Spero Anargyros. However, it’s no match for the one…
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Music, All Shook Down Watch Chuck Prophet's Rockin' Tribute to Harvey Milk and George Moscone, "White Night, Big City"

Watch Chuck Prophet's Rockin' Tribute to Harvey Milk and George Moscone, "White Night, Big City"

Temple Beautiful, the latest album from local rock songwriter Chuck Prophet, is basically a tribute to San Francisco: Different songs deal with notable parts of the city's history. A few months ago we premiered the song "Castro Halloween," which…
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