Thursday, June 26, 2014

Fab Black Trans Activist Veronika Fimbres Blesses My Campaign

What a terrific way to spend part of my Pride Thursday, reading my girlfriend Veronika Fimbres' letter in the Bay Area Reporter today endorsing my effort to win the District 8 seat on the Board of Supervisors, under the headline "Give D8 candidate a second look".

(My fab friend, right, on her wedding day in June 2013, with her handsome hubby Randy Dolphin, smile for the camera. Courtesy photo.)

Veronika, who's been acting up for decades on behalf of so many constituencies - black people, LGBT folks with a special focus on our trans sisters and brothers, military vets, people living with HIV - had this to say to BAR readers:

In a district where there are so many new evictions, poor treatment of minorities, and the homeless being ousted, there is one clear choice currently running for supervisor – Michael Petrelis. Wait, Petrelis? Are you serious? Yes, I am. I say that you should give him a second look.

The face of AIDS and the ability to get expedient trials and medicines to the populace; Petrelis helped make that happen – in New York's ACT UP, and here in San Francisco, as well as across the nation.

He easily finds out, and tracks, the city's money: Where it is going and not going? Did you know that Pride gets the least money from the city, while bringing in the most revenue? Why is this? Where is the city's money going, and why? Petrelis knows those answers and many more.

I urge you to give Petrelis another look, and support him in his bid for District 8 supervisor. He'll work for you.

Thank you so much, Veronika, for your vote of confidence and thanks to the BAR folks for running her letter today. Huge Happy Pride wishes to Veronika and her husband Randy!

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