no justice, no pride no justice, no pride on “pride” day, join gay hsame on market between 7th and 8th for a parade-side judging ceremony and demonstration (and potluck), starting at 10am and continuing throughout the parade, where we will “score” the floats according to their level of corporate responsibility, their commitment to real social change, and an all-inclusive queer agenda. “gotta give ‘em hope?” pride ’03 fact sheet: the parade- while the procession showcases groups and individuals that fight for social justice and corporate responsibility, it is also simply a marketing tool for numerous alcoholic beverage companies (but not tobacco, of course), big business-friendly politicians, and the brutal sfpd, which in the past year has murdered numerous people of color and beaten and arrested thousands of activists. the sponsors- media conglomerate clear channel, the hearst family’s SF chronicle, union busting united airlines, and imperialistic starbucks spends thousands of dollars to promote their products. sadly, while local businesses are conspicuously absent from the list of sponsors, pride-goers are bombarded with advertisements for alcohol. show your pride, get loaded! the cost- how much did you pay for your pride? just as social services and education spending dwindles, the city spends hundreds of thousands to put on this year’s events. (not to mention the millions of dollars queers pay to party and to express their “pride.”) the theme- “gotta give them hope!” huh? innocent people in the middle east continue to suffer, corporate and conservative influence increases, american consumption and consumerism is on the rise, homeless people and children suffer, and gavin newsom’s mayoral campaign is gaining speed. surely harvey is spinning in his grave! we want action not hope!!!!

placate - annihilate - legislate assimilate! san francisco pride 2006 —— this pride tm, celebrate with the hot, new, thirst quenching sensation *compton cafeteria cosmo* ingredients 1 rainbow/USA flag hybrid: (soaked, overnight, in 2 oz. of top-shelf comcast kerosene) 1 nottle smirnoff twist cranberry premium liquor 1 box joie de vivre hospitality matches (single strike, preferred) how to make: 1) stuff rainbow/usa flag deep in the nreck of the bottle, leaving a bit of excess draping out. 2) shake well to ensure flavors marry. 4) serve warm in original bottle. 5) garnish with lit match. 6) enjoy! savor a *compton cafeteria cosmo* with anyone of pride tm’s fine corporate sponsoers gay shame: a virus in the system www.gayshamesf.org

pride is prejudice (a pun on jane austen’s classic novel, pride and prejudice)  the theme of this year’s pride, appears to be a statement of inclusion.  does that meanthat the newly homeless people with aids will have a float in the parade?  what about homeless queer youth?  even if they had a float in the parade, it would be meaningless. all that is provided for them is a culture of corporate addiction, based on mutual alienation. every year SF pride parade and celebration coerces queer by the thousands into an abusive relationship with prie’s capitalistic sponsors with violent force.  what does this violence look like? it’s people with aids being evicted from the castro, homeless youth being targeted by police and business owners, and the body fascist fear of trans folks. institutions founded by gays such as larkin street youth services do not create spaces for trans bodies——— rather, they exists in order to make urban spaces acceptable for “american family values” by making them invisible. similarly, gay shame recently held a direct action to hold gay real estate agency zephyr accountable for profiting off properties where people with aids have been evicted.  so anyway, jane. if everyone were ruling class like jane austen they might be able to live in the castro. is that the message of this year’s pride parade? unlike jane, pwas, queer youth and trans folks struggle to gain access to healthcare and housing. in the face of this deprivation, the spectacle and consumerism of pride is offensive. don’t get us wrong, gay shame is not asking that the picture of people holding the giant check be more diverse, but rather, insisting that queers reclaim public space from corporations.  www.gayshamesf.org