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BAS Pride 2016: High Fantasy Clothing Swap, Anti-violence Panel, & March w/ Harvey Milk & Jane Kim

Updated: Jun 22, 2016 04:39
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Pride 2016 may be one of the most important in recent memory. Out of the tragedy of Orlando, a wave of solidarity has spread across the world and it has galvanized our community to respond with love, to speak out against our culture of violence, stand with our Latinx, Muslim, and poc brothers and sisters, and be as fucking queer as possible.

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Cleve Jones leads a march of love and solidarity to the Galería de la Raza’s El Pulso de Amor Continúa vigil on Saturday, June 18, 2016.

Every year there is hardly a dearth of things to do during the high holy days of Pride Week, but it’s all the more so this year! Be sure to check in here at BAS for events, exhibitions and actions every day this week and we’ll do our best to keep you in the big gay loop! Also be sure to look for our annual Pride retrospective photo spread next week to catch all the looks and lovin’. Happy Holigays, jotos!!!


Tuesday, June 21, 2016


One can hardly embark on the weekend ahead without having the right duds. Thankfully, plenty of local sartorial sophisticates are holding sales galore this week. Low on cash? Fret not, faeries! Gather some of your own gowns you don’t wear anymore and shuffle on down to Aunt Charlie’s Lounge tonight for their weekly, High Fantasy. In addition to the regular programming of drags and dance, they are holding a Pride Week clothing swap. You peruse the selection showcased under the soft pink neon all while sipping on a delightful glass of blackout. You can even call “first dibs” on the contingency that you can strut during the runway portion of the evening.


Speaking of strutting, the Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic has put the call out for anyone who would like to march in their contingent at the parade of Sunday. Soon to be senator and superstar, Jane Kim will be joining the club, fellow supervisorial babe David Campos, and a whole slate of progressive dynamos on the ballot this November as they ease on down the road from Beale to 8th. There will be special edition red t-shirts to match the always fashionable Kim’s campaign colours to boot! (Sign up now, before they run out!)


Also, at tonight’s General Assembly, the club will be hosting a panel, which will address the massacre in Orlando and the systemic violence against queer bodies, especially those of colour and in the trans community.


Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club June General Assembly:
Addressing Violence the LGBT Community- From Orlando to SF
Tuesday, June 21, 2016 @ 7:00 p.m.

The Women’s Building
3543 18th Street (@ Lapidge)
[Mission Dolores]


High Fantasy Clothing Swap & Midnight Runway
Tuesday, June 21, 2016 @ 10:00 p.m.

Aunt Charlie’s Lounge
133 Turk Street (@ Taylor)


March in Pride with the Harvey Milk Club, Jane Kim & David Campos
Sunday, June 26, 2016 @ 10:00 a.m.

Staging Grounds (TBA)


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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.
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