Tuesday, September 10, 2013

SFist: Jennifer Newsom's Gay Russia Solidarity at SF Opera Gala

(Credit: Drew Altizer.)

Over at the SFist site this morning, editor Brock Keeling brought new attention to our Gays Without Borders vigil at the season opener of the SF Opera:

During Friday's SF Opera gala, hordes fancy-smelling types sporting their finest threads showed up at City Hall to kick off the opera company's newest season. Jennifer Siebel Newsom, documentary filmmaker/wife of Lieutenant Governor of California Gavin Newsom, however, took time to pose in front of a gaggle of gays protesting the treatment of the LGBT community in Russian.

Of the men protesting here include local activist Michael Petrelis (at right, to the left of Siebel Newsom). Never thought we'd live to see the day when Petrelis appeared in a Drew Altizer photo, but there you have it. Delightful. 

Thanks, Brock!

Please take a moment to sign the petition to Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony, asking them to dedicate the September 11 performance of gay Russian composer Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky's piano concerto to LGBT Russians. Add your signature to the Change.org petition here.

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