Author: Liz Highleyman

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SF Pride Elects Reformers to Board

The San Francisco Pride Committee, which has been in hot water for months due to bizarre decisions and lack of transparency, replaced a majority of its board with a slate of reformers during a long and contentious meeting Sunday, September 15. A new group, SF Pride Members for Democracy, Accountability...

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DOMA is Dead, Prop 8 Backers Have No Standing

The U.S. Supreme Court issued long-awaited decisions on two same-sex marriage cases this morning, ruling that the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional and anti-gay activists have no standing to challenge a lower court opinion on California’s Proposition 8. In time-honored fashion, San Franciscans are expected to gather en masse...

Pro Manning Graffiti outside of SF Pride's corporate offices. Photo: Liz Highleyman 15

SF Pride Final Decision-Manning Out as Marshal, Advocates Not Surprised

The San Francisco Pride board announced on Friday its decision not to recognize Pfc. Bradley Manning as a grand marshal for this year’s parade, angering but not surprising community activists. Manning, the openly queer soldier who released thousands of U.S. government documents through Wikileaks, was chosen as a community grand...

"People's board meeting" votes unanimously to reinstate Bradley Manning as SF Pride grand marshal. Photo: Liz Highleyman 7

Community Members Shame Absent SF LGBT Pride Parade Board

Approximately 60 people gathered Tuesday for a “people’s board meeting” in front of the SF Pride office at Market and Pearl Street, to protest the Pride board’s revocation of Bradley Manning’s grand marshal election and its lack of accountability to the community. As previously reported, last week more than 100...