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Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Run, Ed, Run Turns Mayor Ed Lee into a Castro Street Bear

Posted By on Wed, Aug 3, 2011 at 8:29 AM

Yesterday, we reported that the Chinese community behind the curious Run, Ed, Run campaign had brought in nearly $50,000 as of July 1 -- yet they've spend upward of $70,000. Aside from paying consultants and people to collect signatures, they've apparently blown a ton of money on trying to appeal to the gay community as well.

We came across this comical Facebook photo of a fetish-dressed Mayor Ed Lee donning a leatherman's Muir cap. 

Can Ed really pull off "gay"? - FRED EDWARDS
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  • Can Ed really pull off "gay"?

The sign was placed inside a Castro storefront for all the gay bears to enjoy -- and it kinda works, considering mustaches are a big part of the bear look.

 As the photographer aptly noted, can we expect an Ed Lee with cornrows in the Bayview or a sombrero for Latinos in the Mission District?

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Erin Sherbert was the Online News Editor for SF Weekly from 2010 to 2015. She's a Texas native and has a closet full of cowboy boots to prove it.


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