I woke up this morning to a tidal wave of texts and missed phone calls: the Supreme Court of the United States of America has ruled that same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marriage—love wins.
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Growing up, most boys probably feel like their dad is larger than life, for me that was actually true. Jack Shucart was a legend in his own time; warrior, wanderer, hippy, hero, criminal, con-artist, rebel, revolutionary, brother, lover & father… if half the stories he told were true, he’d lived ten lives by the time I was born. Figuring out which half was the tricky part—my dad played as hard and loose with truth as he did with everything else.
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On Wednesday June 17, a 21-year-old white man named Dylann Roof attended a prayer meeting at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, a largely Black house of worship in Charleston South Carolina. After prayer and Bible study Roof pulled out a hand gun given to him by his parents and brought an end to the lives of nine people who had just spent the last hour and a half baring their souls before each other, Roof, and their God. And despite what some would have you believe, please make no mistake—this was a politically motivated act of terror.
Continue reading Madness, Terror, Guns, & The Specter of Race War
Tonight, from 6-8pm at the Lookout Bar in San Francisco, Project Inform is hosting the official kick-off party for the SF AIDS Walk. If you are in town I’d for you to come down, enjoy the finger-food, and—of course—help us raise money to support life-saving services for people living with HIV.
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