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Dining, SFoodie Thursday Afternoon Merriment: Rainbow Doritos and the Culture Wars

Thursday Afternoon Merriment: Rainbow Doritos and the Culture Wars

Doritos now has Rainbow Doritos. And because nothing is too banal to become a highly charged signifier in the never-ending culture wars, these Frito-Lay corn chips have electrified the antigay right. By partnering with Dan Savage’s #ItGetsBetter project —…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist 10 Reasons You Should Come Out of the Closet

10 Reasons You Should Come Out of the Closet

Last Thursday was National Coming Out Day, which I spent ooh-ing and ahh-ing over other people's coming out stories and riding public transit a lot. Somewhere along the way, this list was born. Coming out is a really thrilling process…
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News, The Snitch 49ers Make It Gets Better Video for LGBT Youth

49ers Make It Gets Better Video for LGBT Youth

The San Francisco 49ers gave their fans new reason to cheer them on. The team became the first in the NFL to make its own It Gets Better video, calling on the nation the stop bullying LGBT youth. The football…
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Watch This SFGH "It Gets Better" Video

Yesterday, San Francisco General Hospital released its own "It Gets Better" video, assuring LGBT youth that their local hospital is there for them if they need any help at all -- and they won't face bullying or discrimination.  As part…
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News, The Snitch San Francisco General Hospital to Release "It Gets Better" Video for LGBT Youth

San Francisco General Hospital to Release "It Gets Better" Video for LGBT Youth

Who's better qualified to assure LGBT teens that there's nothing wrong with them than a staff of certified doctors and nurses? Following in the footsteps of the Giants and the San Francisco Police Department, San Francisco General Hospital is releasing…
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San Francisco Cops Release "It Gets Better" Video for LGBT Youth

Following in the footsteps of the San Francisco Giants, the SFPD became the first police department across the nation to release its own "It Gets Better" video, in hopes to help put an end to LGBT bullying. The 8:28 video…
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News, The Snitch Study: Gay-Straight Alliances at School Improve Mental Health for LGBT Teens

Study: Gay-Straight Alliances at School Improve Mental Health for LGBT Teens

Not surprisingly, kids who attend high schools that offer Gay-Straight Alliances are less likely to drop out of school and to go onto college, research shows. We already know what bullying can do to LGBT teens; and gay youth tend…
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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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News, The Snitch S.F. Dating: Violence Higher for LGBT Teens

S.F. Dating: Violence Higher for LGBT Teens

A new survey of San Francisco Unified School District teens says gay middle-school boys were more than four times as likely to report being assaulted by their intimate partners than straight boys were. Gay middle school girls, meanwhile, were three…
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Giants Release "It Gets Better" Video

SF Weekly first reported that the San Francisco Giants would become the first professional sports team to produce an iconic "It Gets Better" video. Today, the World Series champs released a short video aimed to curb LGBT bullying and teen…
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News, The Snitch Will the Atlanta Braves Follow the Giants' Lead and Create an "It Gets Better" Video?

Will the Atlanta Braves Follow the Giants' Lead and Create an "It Gets Better" Video?

It isn't enough that the San Francisco Giants will be the first professional sports team to create an "It Gets Better" video for LGBT youth. What we need now is a more macho, unsuspecting, conservative group of athletes to follow…
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News, The Snitch Giants to Create "It Gets Better" Video for LGBT Youth

Giants to Create "It Gets Better" Video for LGBT Youth

The San Francisco Giants told SF Weekly today that the team will make an iconic "It Gets Better" video to encourage LGBT youth across the nation. The Giants will be the first professional sports team to join the spirited campaign…
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News, The Snitch Giants Fan Petitions Team to Create "It Gets Better" Video for LGBT Youth

Giants Fan Petitions Team to Create "It Gets Better" Video for LGBT Youth

SF Weekly readers might recall the recent Giants games against the Atlanta Braves. Yes, we got swept, but what was even more upsetting was the fact that the Braves pitching coach, Roger McDowell, accosted Giants fans, asking a group of…
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News, The Snitch Tom Ammiano Goes After Gay Bullying With New Legislation

Tom Ammiano Goes After Gay Bullying With New Legislation

Call it Assemblyman Tom Ammiano's new twist to the "It gets better" campaign. The seasoned pol, who is openly gay, is trying to truly make things better for gay teens with new legislation requiring schools to intervene when kids are…
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Friday: Castro Booze Crawl for the Trevor Project

You'd like to help kids struggling with their LGBT identity, right? And we know you like to drink. You can do both in the Castro this Friday, Mar. 4, when a group of neighborhood bars hosts a booze crawl…
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'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 Cocktober Surprise: An Indecent Urinal Proposal

Cocktober Surprise: An Indecent Urinal Proposal

The Week In GayThe biggest news this week is the new term I learned: Cocktober!  Isn't that terrific?  How have I lived on this planet for multiple decades without ever referring to this month as Cocktober??It's adorable, I tell you.…
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