33 posts categorized "SAN FRANCISCO"
The familiar face from many of our feeds is urging others in San Francisco and elsewhere to be super cautious, and while he is going through hard times reliving the incident, he is still okay with receiving support.
Keep reading for this and more of the day's hottest links, including Trump's continuing Russian collusion scandal, the death of an HRC employee and Osteen's response to criticism over his flood snub ...
Seth Rosenberg, a Facebook vet and venture capitalist — who is all of 27 — is flexing his financial muscle to help expand the Rainbow Railroad, a Canadian outfit that helps provide safe passage for LGBTQ people from hostile countries.
Keep reading for how he has launched American Friends of the Rainbow Railroad and more of the day's hot links ...
Via Crime Watch Daily: In the case of Oakland man Amer Sinan Alhaggagi, prosecutors have released transcripts of recorded conversations with him in which he allegedlyexplicitly stated his desire to blow up a gay club in San Francisco and wreak havoc throughout the city.
Alhaggagi allegedly said in one recording (not sure if he literally stated “lol,” but that's what's noted):
OMG Blog: This trailer for Anything, showing Matt Bomer as a trans prostitute, is PAINFULLY awkward.
Most honest people I know are not under FBI investigation, let alone two. https://t.co/UcSmSA5aTj— Kellyanne Conway (@KellyannePolls) October 29, 2016
ABC News: UPS shooter had reportedly fired a grievance over excessive overtime, had mental illness history.
ExtraTV: YouTube star Austin Jones arrested on two counts of child-porn production for soliciting sexual videos from minors.
Crime Watch Daily: Actor Corey Sligh indicted on federal child-molestation charges stemming from incidents in two states.
YouTube @ Bryan Hawn: Bryan Hawn unveils a dramatic Wonderful World that could play during a Hunger Games procession, after the jump ...
Gilbert Baker, the creator of the internationally recognized — and reviled, by villainous conservatives! — rainbow flag, has died at 65 at home in Manhattan.
Baker's death from natural causes was confirmed by publicist Jay Blotcher.
Along with inventing the flag, unveiled June 25, 1978, Baker also imbued each color on the flag with meaning:
Red = life
Orange = healing
Yellow = sunlight
Green = nature
Turquoise = magic/art
Blue = serenity/harmony
Violet = spirit
Baker served in the army from 1970-1972, depositing him in San Francisco at a fortuitous moment in gay history. His time in the military was recorded in Conduct Unbecoming: Gays and Lesbians in the U.S. Military (St. Martin's Press, 1993) by the late Randy Shilts.
Baker taught himself to sew, often creating banners and flags for marches against the war and for gay rights. He created flags for Mayor Dianne Feinstein of San Francisco and for various heads of state in his career. His mile-long rainbow flag, displayed for the 25th anniversary of Gay Pride in NYC in 1994, was carried by 5,000 marchers, breaking a record as the world's biggest flag, a record he topped in 2003.
According to Blotcher, Baker's final creation was a rainbow flag with nine colors — lavender was added to signify diversity. His new flag was designed to celebrate the 39th anniversary of the rainbow flag, and will be on display in San Francisco during Gay Pride.
He is survived by his mother and his sister.
SFGMC: Kathy Griffin will be honored at Crescendo, the annual San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus charity event. Also at the gala: Jinkx Monsoon, Chely Wright.
Alternet: WaPo broke Sessions story, framed it to minimize political fall-out.
Update from HuffPost: Sessions recused.
The Wrap: The Oscars' veteran stage manager juicily describes incompetence of the PwC accountants!
Kenneth in the (212): Lena Dunham is matching donations to an LGBTQ center in Detroit. You go, Girls.
Gay Times: BBC forced to explain why it de-gayed a cover of Lady Gaga's “Born This Way” on the TV show Let It Shine.
After the jump, watch the bowdlerized “BTW” ...