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News, The Snitch Facebook Real Names Policy Divides SF Pride Board, Money Wins

Facebook Real Names Policy Divides SF Pride Board, Money Wins

Facebook will be allowed to sponsor and march in the San Francisco Pride Parade this year, despite its refusal to change the "real name" policy that drag queens and trans people say discriminates against them. The reason Pride is…
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News, The Snitch Why Do So Many Left-Wing, Gender-Nonconforming Queers Love Disney?

Why Do So Many Left-Wing, Gender-Nonconforming Queers Love Disney?

For decades, the Walt Disney Company has been one of the most powerful influences on childhood development, shaping young minds from a very early age. It's cute that we all remember the lyrics to those fairytale songs still today,…
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News, The Snitch Sisters Of Perpetual Indulgence Swear to God There Will Be a Second Coming of Hunky Jesus

Sisters Of Perpetual Indulgence Swear to God There Will Be a Second Coming of Hunky Jesus

In an upsetting turn of events this Easter, the Sisterhood's annual Hunky Jesus contest was cancelled, thanks to a holy (and long overdue) downpour. Easter in San Francisco includes a contest with stripped-down savior impersonators strutting their beards and robes…
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News, The Snitch Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence to Perform a Trash Exorcism on Dolores Park for Easter

Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence to Perform a Trash Exorcism on Dolores Park for Easter

As you adults already know, Easter isn't just about chocolate bunnies, it's also about queer nuns. Although the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence -- who formed their queer sisterhood on that sacred Sunday in 1979 -- are always devoted to helping…
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News, The Snitch San Francisco Has Some of the Gayest Buildings in America

San Francisco Has Some of the Gayest Buildings in America

Recently, California Home+Design decided to honor gay and lesbian history by creating a gallery of the "Gayest Buildings in America." No, the buildings themselves aren't gay, but they do hold special meaning for our LGBT community.  Inspired by the panel…
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News, The Snitch Alleged Cock Ring Patrol Upsets Castro Nudists

Alleged Cock Ring Patrol Upsets Castro Nudists

Believe it or not, being a nudist doesn't always make for a liberating life. Just ask the naked folks of the Castro, who claim San Francisco cops are on unofficial "Cock Ring Patrol" in the Castro, which is exactly what…
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News, The Snitch Marijuana Is Career Poison for Olympic Athletes Who Are Not Named Michael Phelps

Marijuana Is Career Poison for Olympic Athletes Who Are Not Named Michael Phelps

While he never raced against Jim Thorpe in the decathlon and never competed against the color barrier, American swimmer Michael Phelps can nonetheless lay claim to the title of most decorated Olympian. His 22 medals won over three separate games…
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News, The Snitch Eliminating the "Crazy" Stigma, One Photograph at a Time

Eliminating the "Crazy" Stigma, One Photograph at a Time

A local grassroots nonprofit launched a new campaign last month to eliminate the stigma that still shrouds mental health.The "Stomp Out Stigma" campaign, also referred to as the SOS campaign, is spearheaded by a locally based organization, Youth In Mind.…
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News, The Snitch Bay Area Gay Dog Owners: Will Someone Please Throw Them a Bone?

Bay Area Gay Dog Owners: Will Someone Please Throw Them a Bone?

Only hours remain until the Meetup.com group Bay Area Gay Dog Owners disappears forever. The group's name alone has kept us asking the same question: Are the dogs gay, or just the dog owners? After a cursory investigation, we learned…
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News, The Snitch "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" HBO Documentary: Free Premiere Tonight

"Don't Ask, Don't Tell" HBO Documentary: Free Premiere Tonight

Next Tuesday is a big day for gay and lesbian members of the armed forces. But HBO documentary filmmakers Randy Barbato and Fenton Bailey want to celebrate a little early -- with the world premiere of their documentary, The Strange…
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News, The Snitch BART to Get Its Gay on for Pride

BART to Get Its Gay on for Pride

Remember when The Daily Show made fun of San Francisco for getting, ahem, topped by Minneapolis as the gayest city in the nation? Well, perhaps BART is helping us try to make a comeback, just in time for Gay Pride.…
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News, The Snitch Newspaper Editor Yanks "Homophobic" Column After Staff Backlash

Newspaper Editor Yanks "Homophobic" Column After Staff Backlash

Following staff backlash, the editor of the Annapolis-based The Capital newspaper reportedly yanked a column apologizing for a Mother's Day article featuring lesbian parents.In support of editor and publisher Tom Marquardt's decision, the San Francisco based group COLAGE: People With…
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Pat Robertson: Married Women Get Abortions to Be Like Lesbians

Let's come out and say it: Pat Robertson is not a huge fan of San Francisco. Or California generally, whose affinity for same-sex marriage led the famous televangelist to, in 2008, compare the state to "a city in the ancient…
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News, The Snitch LGBT Contributions Could Soon Be Read in Textbooks

LGBT Contributions Could Soon Be Read in Textbooks

Students, please open your textbooks to the chapter on Harvey Milk and cue the PowerPoint on Heklina: A bill by state Senator Mark Leno (D-San Francisco) to include gay history in mandatory education requirements passed the state Senate today. And…
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News, The Snitch Week in Gay: Ted Haggard is Bisexual and Anderson Cooper has a 'Companion'

Week in Gay: Ted Haggard is Bisexual and Anderson Cooper has a 'Companion'

This edition of The Week in Gay is a potpourri (either a miscellaneous collection of stories or a mixture of dried flowers and spices) of four categories - plus an extra special bonus!Included are updates on the repeal of Don't…
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News, The Snitch State of the Union for Gays: Cannon Fodder Only!

State of the Union for Gays: Cannon Fodder Only!

Obama speaks from the heart, but what about the gays?​President Obama has a very special message for LGBT Americans: Sign up for military service. That is all.Actually, that message comes with a few asterisks. First, don't go to…
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News, The Snitch New Year Brings Us The Same Ol' Gay Hot Potato: Marriage

New Year Brings Us The Same Ol' Gay Hot Potato: Marriage

Where did we leave off?  In December, a (sort of) repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell was passed by the Senate and signed by the President. I predicted a long, slow and agonizing death of the policy while John McCain…
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News, The Snitch DADT Is Dead! Long Live DADT!

DADT Is Dead! Long Live DADT!

On Saturday, following months of gyrations, the U.S. Senate repealed the military ban on open service by gays and lesbians known as Don't Ask Don't Tell.Sort of.This policy has been under heavy scrutiny since the end of President George W.…
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News, The Snitch Harvey Milk's Camera Shop Defiled, and Other Outrages

Harvey Milk's Camera Shop Defiled, and Other Outrages

There's an emerging pattern in Gayville lately. It's not a new thing -- not new to the gays or the general population either for that matter -- but it's still disconcerting. It's called whorishness.Does everything good have to be sold…
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News, The Snitch The Year in Gay, 2010 Edition

The Year in Gay, 2010 Edition

What a year it was​Who Will Be The Uppity Fag Of The Year?Let's face it -- this was a messy, messy year for the gays. Much of the news was good, ultimately, but shit dragged on! There were…
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