This past week, an open letter from the gay Jamaican group JFLAG was issued, heavily the boycott of Jamaican liquor and beer in San Francisco's gay bars.
I believe the letter received great editorial and distribution assistance from Scott Long, the gatekeeper of all global gay issues, who operates from a plush office on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan.
The letter contains the usual Long fingerprints of demanding all international activism immediately halt, while offering absolutely no alternative course of action, such as a letter writing campaign.
In response to a brief email I circulated to JFLAG and others, Jason McFarlane, wrote a reply, which received a response from gay SF Supervisor Bevan Dufty, a key supporter of the boycott.
Since a few readers have complained about the length of my blog posts, I'm going to try breaking up my posts, and putting things like the correspondence mentioned above, in the comments section.
I've also made a second comment, this one containing the letter Supervisor Dufty has sent to all of the gay bars in San Francisco.
His letter mentions bars that were not on the original list of participating bars at the boycott's launch, and Dufty has emailed me the names of other bars joining the boycott.
An updated list of the expanded number of local bars boycotting Jamaica rum and Red Stripe beer will be released in a few days.
In the meantime, check out the letters and all in the comments.