Thursday, September 25, 2008

Folsom Street Fair Honored by San Francisco Board of Supervisors

When election day rolls around, and it comes time to vote on Proposition 8, I hope California voters think about the kind of people who support it, and whether or not they have any interest in the common good.

This is from the minutes of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors for September 23, 2008:


081244 [Folsom Street Fair Day in San Francisco]

Resolution declaring September 28, 2008 as Folsom Street Fair Day in San Francisco. Supervisors Dufty, Ammiano presented. ADOPTED."

Here is what goes on at the Folsom Street Fair. (Standard San Francisco obscenity disclaimer.)

The San Francisco Bay Times story of September 25 provides some context:

"Anna Damiani stood in for Assemblymember Mark Leno to praise FSE for raising over the years a total of $3.4 million and to announce an official resolution: 'Resolved that the Board of Supervisors hereby celebrates, commends, and congratulates Folsom Street Events on its 25th anniversary, and be it further resolved the Board declares September 28 as “Folsom Street Fair Day in San Francisco.”'"

“It’s wonderful to welcome this 25th year of Folsom Street Fair to what we call Our House here at City Hall,” said Supervisor Bevan Dufty. “It’s really important that we have this event because the leather community means so much – not just to the LGBT community, but to San Francisco, the history of our City, and to the traditions we hold proudly: individuality, freedom, sexual expression, and all the things that drew so many of us to this City.”

By the way, that's the same Bevan Dufty who was a welcomed speaker at Most Holy Redeemer and who was a "consultant" to Catholic Charities when the adoptions "compromise" with Family Builders by Adoption was crafted.

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