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  •  I was there! (20+ / 0-)

    Marched with you guys from the Federal Building to the Castro, then the cops chased us and penned us inside first the Elephant Walk, then The Pendulum.  I remember calling some friends collect in NYC just to tell them the police were holding me prisoner in a gay bar!

    So many people in those early demonstrations died before the "cocktail" came along ....   Not a single one of the guys I was protesting with lived past 1992.  

    Thanks for bringing back what is really a good memory- the spirit of those of us marching and pinned up in those bars was remarkable.

    Still enjoying my stimulus package.

    by Kevvboy on Fri Oct 07, 2011 at 06:28:38 PM PDT

    •  LOL -- I love it: (7+ / 0-)
      I remember calling some friends collect in NYC just to tell them the police were holding me prisoner in a gay bar!

      Over the past 30-odd years, the Democrats have moved to the right, and the Republicans have moved into a mental hospital. --Bill Maher

      by Youffraita on Fri Oct 07, 2011 at 10:15:04 PM PDT

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    •  I was there too (1+ / 0-)
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      Working for domestic partners referendum (we lost that year!) and madly calling a police commissioner whose number I'd acquired to get out there and interrupt the police riot. She was clueless.

      San Fran is a strange little intimate city -- perhaps more then than now.

    •  I wasn't there, I was away at college. (1+ / 0-)
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      I had spent the last year and time before that cleaning and bringing food to people. Before it was AIDS, it was GRID, and we didn't know how it spread.

      I remember cleaning vomit on top of diarrhea in someone's hallway, with my yellow dishwasher's gloves, wondering if I was going to die. And I remember screaming my little lungs out in City Council meetings. And I remember that the Lesbian nurses, and the Lesbian community, stood beside us when we didn't know how this shit was spread, and took care of us. Nobody fucks with Lesbians where I'm around.

      Yes, there is a correlation between President Barack Obama and Neville Chamberlain. Both have brought us "peas in our time."

      by Jonathan Hoag on Sat Oct 08, 2011 at 10:27:36 AM PDT

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