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BAS PRIDE 2017: WEARS YOUR PRIDE?; STUD IS BIG, GAY & FREE; DISCO DADDY DO IT TO ME

Buenos días Pride-landia!  Whether your just waking up or haven’t quite made it to bed yet, Pride Sunday is finally here.  The only question remaining is, What is one to wear??

If you plan on taking in the march/ parade or are participating, we would highly suggest comfortable shoes and some sort of head dressing.  Though much of late Pink Saturday was shrouded in fog and icy sea breezes, Pride Sunday has a habit of leaving the fairer set less sun kissed and more sun mutilated.

In terms of color scheme, well, let’s face it, multicoloured is the traditional route to go, with pink and lavenders coming in a distant second.  However, if one was to look to the resistance contingent, black would be the color du jour.  And lest on think it to far afield from mainstream tradition, even our newly anointed icon seems to embrace it, que no?

As of publication time, two pride items in particular seem to employ both the message and the hue.  One would be the Harvey Milk Dems’ shirts  with the classic Danny Nicoletta windswept necktie motif that debuted this past Harvey Milk Day.

May 22 screening of the Times of Harvey Milk. Photo courtesy of Shot In The City Photography.

The other one comes to us via social media and is the product of Ammo Eisu, Art & Science instructor at CASA and colleague of Persia who we kicked off our Pride coverage with.

Much like the children they teach already realize, this Pride 2017 offering proudly exclaims, “The future is non-binary.”  The simplicity is where the beauty lies.  There are a great many things that can be speculated about what the future is or isn’t, but it is the generations growing about us today who have wisely figured out that this is a truism.  Even as it seems like the world is cascading in fire.  It is the purest ideas and actions like these that are the beacon we look to.  As Will Wonka once said, “So shines a good deed in a weary world..”

@choctawdiva Anna Heredia and i silkscreened these limited edish tees!!! we're selling these, and the proceeds go to…

Posted by Ammo Eisu on Thursday, June 22, 2017

From Ammo Esiu’s social media.

If you recognize his style and t-shirt oeuvre, its because you might remember his other Pride line which he debuted last year in support of then senatorial candidate, District 6 supervisor, and all-around bad ass, Jane Kim.

Both onyx toned wares are available for purchase at the parade staging grounds for the #resist Contingent on Spear Street and Market at 9 a.m. today or you can contact both folks respectively here and here.  Proceeds from the former help to fund the club’s political action, and the latter is going straight to TGI Justice, which brings everything full circle, right?

ON THE ROSTER TODAY

Well, we here at BAS want you to simultaneously have the gayest time of your life and not waking up the next day several dollars lighter.  If you must take a spin through the festival, by all means do so, but don’t drink there.  The margaritas are sugar swill and the beer/ heat/ outhouse nomination is an exercise in torture.  Food, meh?  It’s overpriced and those garlic fries are pretty surefire way to kill your chances of love-tumbling, but this particular writer has a weakness for those drippy meat sticks (zing!), so who am I to judge?

Drinking and boogie wise, we would like to suggest the following however.

Duke of the Discos, Bus Station John has returned once again to Pride with his party pater noster, Disco Daddy.  BSJ is a senior statesmen amongst the dj set, and if you cam to SF wanting some good old fashioned sweaty, funky rug cutting replete with chest rugs, then this your jam.  Plus it’s at the Eagle, which is probe about one of the best bargains in terms of getting a buzz.

Another might just be the Stud.  Speaking of old-fashioned San Francisco, this is not only a venerable pleasure pit of yesteryear, but true to similarly analog values, now a co-op.  In order to save one of SF nightlife’s crown jewels, a bunch queerdos pulled their resources and bought a club.  And not only are they activists, but they are also generous babes, hosting one of the only FREE Pride parties your likely to come across.

And, if you really need a breather.  You can find no other place more perfect for a time-out than the serene Castro Theatre.  Although it will be awash in gliterati for the closing night party, during the day you can relax with a bag of popcorn and take in the al the Fun In Girls/ Boys Shorts series.

Fun in Boys Shorts, Frameline 41


Disco Daddy’s Pride Sunday!
7 PM- 2 AM
SF Eagle
398 12th Street (@ Harrison)
[South of Market]
SF
$5

STUD- Big Gay Pride
NOON- 4 AM
The Stud
399 9th Street (@Harrison)
[South of Market]
SF
12-9 FREE/ 9- 4 $10

Frameline 41
VARIOUS SHOWTIMES
Castro Theatre
429 Castro Street (btw 17th & 18th)
[Castro/ Eureka Valley]
SF
$14/ $13 SENIORS

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Stephen's early years were spent in a boxcar overlooking downtown Los Angeles. From there he moved around the state with his family before settling under the warm blanket of smog that covers suburban Southern California. Moving around led to his inability to stay in one place for very long, but San Francisco has been reeling him back in with its siren song since 1999.
By trade he pours booze, but likes to think he can write and does so occasionally for the SF Bay Guardian, Bold Italic and 7x7. He also likes to enjoy time spent in old eateries, bars and businesses that, by most standards, would have been condemned a long time ago.