Anti-Milk Presser in SF
This is one of those experiences when I have to admit a mistake, because I didn't have all the details at my fingertips when writing a post, and the correction really expands on the point I wanted to make.
Until I watched the KTVU news at 10PM last night, I didn't know another gay man had loudly challenged the hate show put on in the afternoon at Civic Plaza by Save California's Randy Thomasson and a crew of haters. They came to town to denounce lots of things about Harvey Milk and gay men, and to spread a few lies.
What the KTVU segment shows, and really gives me pleasure, is a gay man named Dan Barber also didn't like the hate being spewed by Thomasson, so he hurled a few comments in his direction. Clearly Barber did his thing and left before I arrived on the scene and did my zapping. Yep, there were two gays directly challenging the lies of homo-haters, something that must be done by more of us in more places, every time haters lie about us.
Thanks, Dan Barber, for your individual zap at the presser. And let's also extend thanks to Rafael Mandelman and Laura Spanjian, of the Harvey Milk and Alice B. Toklas Democratic clubs, who were in the crowd of onlookers, spoke to reporters, and were more diplomatic in rebutting Thomasson's stupidity to the press.
Yesterday was a good example of diverse LGBT people each in their own unique capacity, and without any pre-planning, standing up for the truth and dignity of our community.
Check out KTVU's story here. The zaps of Thomasson start at the 1:40 mark.