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News, The Snitch Michael Petrelis, Blogger Arrested Trying to Photograph Supe. Wiener's Wiener, Is Running for Supervisor

Michael Petrelis, Blogger Arrested Trying to Photograph Supe. Wiener's Wiener, Is Running for Supervisor

Gay activist/blogger and City Hall gadfly Michael Petrelis kicked off his campaign for District 8 Supervisor on Saturday, determined to unseat his nemesis Supervisor Scott Wiener. If you recall, the duo made headlines a few years ago after Wiener got…
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News, The Snitch Local Blogger Arrested for Trying to Photograph Supe. Wiener's Wiener Gets Stay-Away Order

Local Blogger Arrested for Trying to Photograph Supe. Wiener's Wiener Gets Stay-Away Order

Michael Petrelis, the activist blogger who attempted to snap a lewd photo of Supervisor Scott Wiener, has been ordered to stay away from the city supervisor at all times. Petrelis appeared in court yesterday where he pleaded not guilty to…
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News, The Snitch Blogger Arrested for Trying to Photograph Supervisor Wiener's Wiener Heads to Court

Blogger Arrested for Trying to Photograph Supervisor Wiener's Wiener Heads to Court

Last week, we told you about the ballsy local blogger who admitted online to trying to snap a photo of Supervisor Scott Wiener's wiener while in the men's bathroom at City Hall. After being arrested for the indecent act, Michael…
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News, The Snitch Scott Wiener Bathroom Photo: Law Prof Calls Blogger's Account "Public Confession"

Scott Wiener Bathroom Photo: Law Prof Calls Blogger's Account "Public Confession"

Earlier today we reported on gay activist and blogger Michael Petrelis' arrest stemming from an incident in which he photographed Supervisor Scott Wiener in a City Hall men's room, then posted the picture on his blog. The arrest was referred…
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News, The Snitch Local Blogger Arrested for Trying to Photograph Supervisor Scott Wiener's Wiener

Local Blogger Arrested for Trying to Photograph Supervisor Scott Wiener's Wiener

(Update): Supervisor Scott Wiener issued a statement regarding the wiener drama at City Hall. Read his side of the story after the jump.Local blogger Michael Petrelis says he was arrested yesterday after he snapped a photo of his San Francisco…
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News, The Snitch Who Owns The Castro Rainbow Flag?

Who Owns The Castro Rainbow Flag?

Don't like the way the Castro's iconic rainbow flag is administered? Go get your own! That's the message from Steve Adams, the president of the Merchants of Upper Market and Castro (MUMC). It's his group that pays for the oft-replaced…
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News, The Snitch Chron Hardly 'Outed' Judge Vaughn Walker

Chron Hardly 'Outed' Judge Vaughn Walker

Same-sex marriage advocates are chagrined by Chronicle columnists Matier and Ross' piece yesterday that "outed" U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker -- the federal decision-maker in the same-sex marriage case. San Francisco's top gay newspaper, the Bay Area Reporter, wrote a…
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News, The Snitch Local Blogger Takes (Some) Credit For FBI Release Of Michael Jackson Files

Local Blogger Takes (Some) Credit For FBI Release Of Michael Jackson Files

via flickr by Bernissimo Sunshine act​The FBI finally released hundreds of pages of classified documents related to pop star icon Michael Jackson, who died in August, detailing various investigations, including threats of a terrorist attack against Jackson. And…
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News, The Snitch Muggings and Beatings on the Bus, Oh My! Bevan Dufty Plays Wizard of Muni

Muggings and Beatings on the Bus, Oh My! Bevan Dufty Plays Wizard of Muni

The winners of the Top-3 Most Dangerous Muni Routes are: the 14-Mission, the 9X-San Bruno Express, and the 38-Geary. In that order.But be not afraid: Supervisor Bevan Dufty is on it (or so he'd like you to think). The supervisor…
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News, The Snitch Town Hall Meeting to Address Prop 8 SNAFU Could Get Ugly

Town Hall Meeting to Address Prop 8 SNAFU Could Get Ugly

Almost four months after voters stripped gays of their right to marry in California, a Town Hall-style meeting addressing what went wrong will finally happen. Supervisors Bevan Dufty, Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, and Senator Mark Leno will all apparently be there, as will ball-busting gay…
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Staph Infection Coverage Generates Gay Health Hysteria

After an outcry by gay activists and a pointed editorial in the Bay Area Reporter, a queer weekly newspaper, UCSF apologized for a recent press release about a new study claiming that gay men were disproportionately more likely to contract…
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Secret Service As you may or may not have noticed, our Dog Bites column has a relatively new MC -- the incomparable Matt Palmquist -- who has over the last few months filed its teeth, added new comic features, and…
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Letters to the Editor

Secret Service (from editor John Mecklin) As you may or may not have noticed, our Dog Bites column has a relatively new MC -- the incomparable Matt Palmquist -- who has over the last few months filed its teeth, added…
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News, Matt Smith Vicious Cycle

Vicious Cycle

David Evans, the slight, soft-spoken program director of the Castro's Stop AIDS Project, and the group's publicist, Shana Krochmal, share a couch in Evans' closet-size office, reflecting upon their bizarre season of stardom. There were the calls from Big Media,…
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Battle Stations In Ellen McGarrahan's profile of AIDS activist Michael Petrelis ("Petrelis the Pest," Bay View, April 10), she describes how his fits, fomentation, and agitation about AIDS issues have earned him the respect and enmity of AIDS researchers and…
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Petrelis the Pest

It's a weekday afternoon at a sidewalk cafe in the Castro, and Michael Petrelis is being polite. It is not his everyday demeanor. "I'm convinced that the nice approach has a place," Petrelis is protesting. At 37, he is stocky…
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