THRU AUGUST 2021

NOW SHOWING AT THE LEFT WINDOW AT ATA (21st + Valencia Street)

Presented in the ATA window on Valencia Street in San Francisco is a stuffed, human-sized rendition of fnnch’s Honey Bear. It has been decapitated by a guillotine. Glittery blood streams from its severed neck. We say FUCK FNNCH and all gentrifying forces in the City.
 
Fnnch’s “cute art” is not the innocent beautification of the urban landscape; its autonomy as art-for-art’s-sake is illusory and deceptive. It’s all a public relations smokescreen disguising dispossession, displacement, and destruction that benefits investors, developers, and other capitalists (AKA YIMBYs, the State’s BFFs).
 
Artwashing is a direct product of the complicity of people like fnnch and his fans[/stans] in the weaponization of art by real estate interests. They do this to increase property values, which forces out low-income renters of color, many of them trans or queer. We have seen it in Boyle Heights in LA; we have seen it across Manhattan, NY; we have seen it around the world, displacing tenants and houseless people with skyrocketing rents and evictions, while delivering prime real estate to developers. We see it now in the beady gaze of each Honey Bear peering out the window of a techie’s flipped TIC, each koi fish spray-painted on a sidewalks in front of hostile architecture, each mural decorating privately-owned, gated parklets built on “public” stolen Ramaytush Ohlone land.
 
Gay Shame says enough. Off with their heads!
 
GAY SHAME is a virus in the system. We are committed to a trans/queer extravaganza that brings direct action to spectacular levels of confrontation. We work collectively outside boring and deceptive non-profit models to fight white supremacy, capitalism, ableism, cops, settler-colonialism and all forms of domination. Liberals think we are frivolous decorations and mainstream gays want us gone. Against them and with each other we instigate, irritate, and agitate to build cultures of devastating resistance.

NO COPS / NO FEE / MAKE BART & MUNI FREE

An old MUNI FastPass ticket's text is replaced: "No cops no fee make BART & MUNI free. Mask up and come out SEP 25, 3-4 PM, 16th St. BART. gay shame."

NEW STICKERS ARE HERE. >GET AT US< IF YOU’RE IN THE BAY AND NEED/WANT SOME


JULY 2021

NEW ZINE: STEAL THIS HOUSE

Steal-This-House-Chronological-Order



INDIGENOUS SELF-DETERMINATION & LAND RETURN: GET INTO IT


SAVE THE WEST BERKELEY SHELLMOUND

(fuck all condo developers, but especially the ones trying to build on top of the shellmound)

& support the INDIGENOUS PEOPLES’ DAY 5

(who the Catholic Church is coming for in court right now)


RE: GAY SHAME MATERIALS. DON'T ASK. TAKE WHATEVER YOU WANT.

CONTACT: GAYSHAME@RISEUP.NET

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