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Video – San Francisco Mom Freaks Over Field Trip To The Castro – Choosy Moms Choose Homophobia

A San Francisco mother was so upset over the fact that her child’s school were taking the 8 year old second graders on a field trip to the Castro as a part of series of multi-cultural and historical trips to learn about thge different San Francisco neighborhoods that included the Mission section and Chinatown.  The woman not only complained to the school and kept her child home but also called a local newstation and flipped out on television.  (And even brought her central casting gay friend along to prove she wasn’t a homophobe……  even though she really is.

By her reactions you’d think that the kids were taking a trip to EROS Bathouse or Dore Alley,”Up Your Alley” Leather Street Fair instead of a short tour of the neighborhood and  a visit stopping at the Harvey Milk Elementary School.

Between the “I have a gay friend” which is a well known catch phrase used  to cover her homophobia and Michael the “gay friend” going on television speaking such misinformed information and ill regarding the  LGBT community and education is just sad.. Because that shame of gay and everything gay is still very much part of who he is, and worse, he’ll promote and encourage the brand of bigotry with heterosexuals he befriends.

Even sadder is the fact that there’s little doubt that Mommy dearest will pass all her fears onto child and because of her he will grow thinking that something inherently wrong is with gays. This is exactly how trauma makes its way into hatred and then homophobia.

Dustin Lance Black Responds to the HRC Moving A Gift Shop Into Harvey Milk’s Camera Store: "Its An Outrage"

“Harvey Milk spent the last years of his life fighting not only for rights for gays and lesbians across the nation, but also against the idea that the only way to achieve those rights is to lobby the government and financially support so-called ‘straight allies’. Harvey believed the best way to secure our rights was through grassroots action, coalition building and the election of LGBT people to office at all levels of government. He encouraged people to come out of the closet and be vocal about who they were and why they deserved full equality, not partial equality or crumbs. For the HRC leadership, which still advocates a piecemeal, wait-and-see approach to try and co-opt and profit from Harvey’s legacy is an outrage.” – Dustin Lance Black lambasting the Human Rights Campaign for planning to move in and have a gift shop at the late San Francisco activist’s Castro street camera shop

I couldn’t agree more.

3 People Shot, One Critically Wounded In San Francisco Castro District During Gay Pride "Pink Saturday" Event

FOX40- KTXL Sacramento and SFGate are reporting that that 3 to 4 people were in the Castro late last night during Pink Saturday celebrations.

Police responded to reports of multiple gunshots fired at Castro and Market Streets along the 2300 block in front of “The Cafe,” a popular gay nightclub. A teenage male sustained life-threatening injuries and two other individuals were wounded.  A 19-year-old man was taken into custody in connection with the shooting and a weapon was recovered, KGO-AM reported.

Saturday evening’s shooting was a flashback to a similar incident that occurred during a public event on Halloween in 2006. The shooting, believed to be gang-related, led to the cancellation of future Halloween events in San Francisco’s predominantly-gay Castro district.

PLEASE be aware and be careful out there everyone……