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NYT Friedman-endowed Israel fellows issued at Stanford
It's news to me that Thomas L. Friedman and his wife Ann Friedman endow a fellowship at Stanford University through the Hillel group on campus, for students wishing to conduct research in Israel. ...
MPetrelis 04/20/2015 9 - - -
CHP emails: Anti-terror cops track #BlackLivesMatter folk
The California Highway Patrol took its sweet old time finding and releasing hundreds of documents responsive to my public records request in December, for emails sent or received by key patrol ...
MPetrelis 04/15/2015 4 8 - -
Seniors Act Up at SF Housing Authority
The video is available for viewing at two sites: http://www.facebook.com/Petrelis4Mayor/posts/731777263601742 or http://mpetrelis.blogspot.com/2015/04/seniors-act-up-at-sf-housing-authority....
MPetrelis 04/12/2015 1 2 - -
Trans Flags at half-mast in SF for #TurnUp4Taja
The good folks at the Kink.com studio at the Armory on Mission and 14th Street have lowered two Trans Pride Flags today. This high visibility and solidarity action is in response to the stabbing ...
MPetrelis 02/10/2015 4 5 - -
Gays to protest at SF Archbishop's wedding mass
Members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender activist community of the Bay Area upset over recent bigoted remarks and policies promulgated by San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone ...
MPetrelis 02/05/2015 5 - - -
Brunch at HRC store: Queer 99% to protest gay 1%
[Please promote and like this Facebook page about the action .] Queer social justice advocates will converge on the Human Rights Campaign's souvenir store on Castro Street in San Francisco on ...
MPetrelis 01/27/2015 9 10 1 -
'Sony = Censors' sign for SF protest today @ Metreon
Our group Cineastes Against Censorship is holding a rally at 5 pm today at the AMC Metreon, located at Mission and 4th Streets in San Francisco, over Sony caving in to Kim Jung un's demands to pull "...
MPetrelis 12/22/2014 4 - - -
Sony censorship prompts Xmas theatre boycott
[Please like the Facebook page about this action: http://tinyurl.com/Xmas-theatre-boycott .] Several San Francisco film-lovers have created an ad hoc group, Cineastes Against Censorship, in ...
MPetrelis 12/20/2014 26 4 - -
'74 PBS Gay Marriage Debate: Kameny v Socarides
Here's an important piece of homo history I wasn't aware of until this week when I read my friend Rick Rosendall's blog post for the Gay & Lesbian Activists Alliance of Washington, DC. On May 2, ...
MPetrelis 05/26/2014 12 8 - -
How many Sulzberger women wield power at the NY Times?
Here's something I have not seen reported in the wake of Jill Abramson's sacking from the New York Times last week.
MPetrelis 05/23/2014 2 - - -
SF taxpayer tab for City Atty to attend Sundance for Prop 8 film?
Regardless of how much we may admire liberal and progressive elected officials, we must always remember to follow the money and see how they use public funds.
MPetrelis 05/15/2014 1 - - -
'Rainbow-washing' Larry Kramer's ire at the NYT by Frank Bruni
Someone has to hold columnists at the world's most influential accountable when they seriously overlook homo history, and it might as well be me . . . you too!
MPetrelis 05/13/2014 3 4 - -
SF Mayor Lee: Lower Milk Plaza rainbow flag for Mandela
An effort is underway to have San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee lower the rainbow flag on public property at Harvey Milk Plaza. If not for Mandela, who? This giant of a humanitarian was a friend of LGBT ...
MPetrelis 12/06/2013 5 6 - -
Mary Cheney's total $$ to gay marriage foes?
According to Federal Election Commission records, the lesbian sister of Liz Cheney has made robust donations to pols and PACs who don't embrace her marriage to Heather Poe. I've gathered the list of ...
MPetrelis 11/19/2013 3 3 - -
Sign SF Symphony petition: Dedicate concert to gay Russians
Your signature is needed on my first online petition effort.
MPetrelis 09/09/2013 8 11 - -
S.F. May 17 IDAHO rally: Bradley Manning = Pride Grand Marshal
Please share this info far and wide. For more details, visit my blog .
MPetrelis 05/14/2013 9 5 - -
S.F. DA Gascon Broke Ethics Law, Failed to Disclose Gift
Local law requires the San Francisco District Attorney to file a gifts of disclosure form before accepting a trip from outside sources. George Gascon didn't follow the law.
MPetrelis 04/09/2013 2 1 - -
SF AIDS Fdtn's director's pay is how high?
This diary is cross-posted to my blog, where you'll find additional info about IRS 990s and other AIDS Inc groups, along with posts about fiscal transparency .
MPetrelis 03/07/2013 22 6 - -
Sully's Dish omits gay left from Socarides accountability post
This diary is cross-posted to my blog, where you'll links to the 3-page memo penned by Socarides and George Stephanopoulus in 1996 and links to other source materials .
MPetrelis 01/10/2013 2 2 - -
NRA annual report: Whites only, no blacks in photos
This diary will make more sense to readers if you check out the cross-posting to my blog, where I've posted several images from the NRA Foundation's annual report which are discussed here.
MPetrelis 01/05/2013 20 18 - -
NRA ED's pay fell 45% in 2011
This diary is cross posted to my blog, where I've posted two pertinent pages from the 2011 tax filing of the NRA .
MPetrelis 01/04/2013 13 11 - -
$300K-plus Club: 12 Gay & AIDS executives' pay
This important diary is cross-posted to my blog, where I've embedded lots of links to the IRS 990 forms where I gleaned the fiscal info from.
MPetrelis 09/04/2012 27 2 - 131
NYT: Silence = Death button is a top historical object
This dairy is cross-posted to my blog, where I've posted the image of a scratched Silence = Death button that was used in the Times, along with links to the NYT feature, the Village Voice and the ...
MPetrelis 09/03/2012 4 6 - 70
SPLC: $238M assets, Bermuda acct, co-owns foreign $$ firms
This diary is cross-posted to my blog, where I've posted three pertinent pages from the latest IRS 990 from the SPLC. I also link to the full SPLC tax return.
MPetrelis 08/27/2012 42 1 - 579
AIDS Walk SF Pledge to Cut 58% Stat for Expenses
I was asked by the EDGE Media web site to pen an article about the expenses of the annual high-profile AIDS Walk in San Francisco, and while researching the piece discovered that more than half of ...
MPetrelis 08/18/2012 4 2 - 32
Romney trustee Brad Malt wants Obama donation refunded
I've cross-posted this diary to my blog, where I've posted the screengrab from OpenSecrets.org showing Malt's donation to Obama .
MPetrelis 07/18/2012 13 5 - 208
Mary Cheney's $2,500 donation to Romney for President
This diary is cross-posted to my blog, where I've posted the screengrab from OpenSecrets.org showing the donation in question along with links to that site, the Political MoneyLine and the FEC sites .
MPetrelis 07/03/2012 10 3 - 115
SF Global LGBT Pride Video needs funding
This is an unapologetic request for contributions large and small for an important international lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender solidarity and bridge-building project.
MPetrelis 06/12/2012 1 - - 14
SF lowers UN & US flags for Day Against Homophobia
I've cross-posted this diary to my blog, where you'll great photos of the lowered UN and US flags marking IDAHO, along with a terrific video of our fabulous speakers .
MPetrelis 05/18/2012 3 3 - 39
UN's LGBT vid: Punish violence & hate - not love!
This diary is crossposted to my blog, where I've posted the UN's video that I hope everyone will watch .
MPetrelis 05/08/2012 2 4 - 21
Full English text of Russia's anti-gay law
This diary is cross posted to my blog .
MPetrelis 04/11/2012 13 4 - 66
FL prosecutor in Trayvon death = McCain & Rubio donor
This diary is cross-posted to my blog, where I've posted a screen capture of Corey's FEC file showing the donations in question and the link to that file .
MPetrelis 04/09/2012 22 - - 208
Russian gays arrested over new law; Full text of statute
This diary is comprised of two posts originally posted at my blog. Click here to view compelling photos from the gays in Saint Petersburg of their powerful protest . Part 1 is about the arrest and ...
MPetrelis 04/08/2012 1 15 - 84
Sisters' Hunky Jesus flesh fest in SF on Easter
This diary is cross-posted to my blog , where I've put up the official Sisters poster for their activities over Easter weekend.
MPetrelis 03/27/2012 8 9 - 124
US embassy in Iraq 'strongly condemns' gay & emo killings
This diary is cross-posted to my blog . Also, on Wednesday, March 14, from 4pm to 6pm, Gays Without Borders will hold a vigil at Castro and 18th Streets in San Francisco for Iraqi gays, emos and ...
MPetrelis 03/12/2012 6 4 - 87
LGBTI activists promote UN March 7 debate on violence
This diary is cross-posted to my blog, where I've posted photos of several LGBTI folks murdered around the world in recent years .
MPetrelis 03/05/2012 1 - - 19
Outed GOP AZ sheriff gave to anti-gay pols: FEC files
This diary of mine is cross posted at my blog, where you'll find a great photo of Babeu, Gov Jan Brewer and an unidentified muscle hunk law enforcement official snagged from Brewer's Flickr account ,
MPetrelis 02/19/2012 16 27 - 205
Bain: $66B in assets; Firm's charity got $1.3M
This diary is cross-posted to my blog where several links to pertinent documents and sources can be ...
MPetrelis 01/16/2012 5 2 - 61
Occupy the Castro's General Assembly; 12/17 in SF's Milk Plaza
Hi all, Next Saturday's event at Harvey Milk Plaza is a followup to our Occupy the Castro actions last weekend,when 100 gays, lesbians, bisexuals, transgenders and our allies staged a 90-minute ...
MPetrelis 12/10/2011 2 4 - 30
US State Dept affirms opposition as Uganda's 'kill the gays' bill looms
You can find the letter we sent to Secretary Johnnie Carson at my blog . And this diary is crossposted my ...
MPetrelis 09/05/2011 3 9 - 62
SF's Castro needs separate, but equal rainbow flag at the gay center?
This diary is cross-posted to my blog, where you'll find lots of background about the battle over the public flag in the heart of the SF gay community , ...
MPetrelis 08/31/2011 6 2 - 127
Medal of Freedom for gay icon Kameny gathers support
This diary was created from two posts at my blog, here and ...
MPetrelis 08/19/2011 1 5 - 35
Rachel Maddow straightens Mark Hatfield's closet
This diary is cross posted to my blog , where I've embedded the image from the book "Straight News" and the vid from ...
MPetrelis 08/14/2011 6 3 - 246
Can gays attend $12M fed-funded CA marriage classes?
This diary is cross-posted to my blog here , where you'll find links to several pieces of sources, ...
MPetrelis 05/15/2011 4 6 - 85
Mark 'No Town Halls' Leno getting ACT degree
This diary is cross-posted to my blog , where you'll find other criticism against CA State Senator Mark Leno.
MPetrelis 05/14/2011 2 - - 78
Gay immigration reform for couples only?
This diary is cross-posted to my blog , where you'll find lots of posts on related gay topics.
MPetrelis 05/12/2011 9 - - 84
Feb 3 S.F. rally for David Kato & gay Ugandans
The February 3 rally in S.F. has run into a problem with Castro district's business group. Click here to read ...
MPetrelis 02/01/2011 4 5 - 35
3 corrupt lez pols get cushy 6-figure Schwarnzenegger jobs
This diary is cross posted to my blog, where you'll other criticism against corrupt gay politicians and Gay Inc orgs .
MPetrelis 01/07/2011 121 1 - 70
SF Supe: Inmate Ed Jew 'gets more black cock' than gay pol
This diary is cross-posted to my blog, where I've posted a photo of the nutty SF politician who made the ...
MPetrelis 01/06/2011 60 3 - 86
SF almost-mayor Ed Lee: $5K to Gavin Newsom
This diary is cross-posted to my blog, where I've posted a pic of Ed Lee with Gavin Newsom, and links to the ...
MPetrelis 01/05/2011 12 - - 63
WikiLeaks & gays: Sarkozy lobbied Putin over Moscow march
This diary is cross-posted to my blog, where you'll find links to the cables cited here.
MPetrelis 12/24/2010 5 10 - 75
Partying like we're at peace: Rummy, Rice + Kissinger
This diary is cross-posted to my blog, where I've posted a screen grab of the photo of Jim Baker, Condi ...
MPetrelis 12/22/2010 11 5 - 37
NYT's Nagourney on omission of homeless LA voices
This is cross-posted to my blog, which I hope you'll visit and check out my posts on other subjects .
MPetrelis 12/14/2010 2 3 - 32
The List: Who wants HRC's Solmonese to resign?
This diary is cross-posted to my blog, where you'll find a number good comments and suggestions about HRC ...
MPetrelis 12/12/2010 25 11 - 38
SF gay rally over UN vote: 12/11 noon, United Nations Plaza
Please come out for a much-needed protest against an anti-gay UN vote and show support for gays everywhere. Weather forecasts call for sunshine in SF on Saturday, which should entice a few more ...
MPetrelis 12/10/2010 5 4 - 42
Jamaican transgender killed; 12/11 noon protest; SF's UN Plaza
This diary is crossposted to my blog, where you're find more info on global gay issues and the recent UN vote deleting gays from a statement against ...
MPetrelis 12/08/2010 3 5 - 54
Gays to protest UN executions vote in SF on Dec 11
This diary is crossposted to my blog, where you'll lots of background on this upcoming protest, and other global gay issues .
MPetrelis 12/06/2010 4 5 - 22
Honoring Dr. Joseph Sonnabend on World AIDS Day
This diary is crossposted to my blog, where I've posted a great color photo of the good doctor himself . Be sure to check it out. ...
MPetrelis 12/01/2010 1 - - 56
Southern 'Poverty' Law Center's Cayman Islands bank account
This diary is crossposted to my blog, where you'll find lots of links to the SPLC IRS 990 and other sources, ...
MPetrelis 11/26/2010 141 10 - 217
HRW must apologize for labeling people with AIDS as 'victims'
This diary is crossposted to my blog, where you'll find links pertinent to this story.
MPetrelis 11/21/2010 7 - - 31
Gay icon Frank Kameny won't receive 2010 Medal of Freedom
This diary is crossposted to my blog, where I've posted a great photo of Frank with one of his historical ...
MPetrelis 11/20/2010 10 13 - 38
Gay liberation doesn't equal warships
This diary is cross-posed to my blog, where you'll find lots of links and images to enhance the diary .
MPetrelis 11/18/2010 44 5 - 37
Only 3.2% of HRC's '09 budget was to lobby Congress
This is cross-posted over at my blog, where you'll find links to relevant docs at Open Secrets on the HRC .
MPetrelis 11/14/2010 9 12 - 82
Human Rights Campaign: 17% revenue decline
This diary is cross-posted to my blog, where I've embedded links to the HRC IRS 990, the HRC Foundation IRS ...
MPetrelis 10/26/2010 13 1 - 90
GLAAD's ex-chair warns: Group's 'imminent demise'
This diary is cross-posted to my blog, where you'll find links to the foundations that are decreasing their ...
MPetrelis 09/21/2010 7 - - 58
Gay Inc endorses Oct 2 March on Washington
This diary is cross-posted to my blog , where I've posted the ONWT photo of Rangel and have included links to ...
MPetrelis 09/06/2010 64 4 - 129
Frank Kameny, gay hero/vet, deserves Medal of Freedom
I've cross-posted this diary to my blog, where you'll find a great photo of Kameny with one of his historical picket signs, along with a video interview with him ...
MPetrelis 05/31/2010 4 17 - 91
June 15 = Malawian Trans-Gay Unity Day in NYC, Pretoria, SF
I've cross-posted this diary to my blog, where I've posted a photo of Tiwonge and Steven that has not received wide exposure . Please spread the word about ...
MPetrelis 05/28/2010 2 7 - 39
Raw Story: FBI probed Milk, Moscone prior to their deaths
As we approach May 22, Harvey Milk's birthday, more light is being shed today on how he and Moscone were being probed by the FBI.
MPetrelis 05/21/2010 8 8 - 36
White House logs: Charm offensive for voting blocs
This diary is cross-posted to my blog, where you'll find lots of links to source info from the visitor logs .
MPetrelis 05/10/2010 4 1 - 24
State Dept: Why Vatican is omitted from human rights reports
This diary is cross-posted to my blog where I've linked to various State Dept pages , mentioned below.
MPetrelis 04/21/2010 11 3 - 101
Puff profile of ACLU's gay leader Anthony Romero
This diary is cross-posted to my blog, where you'll find links to the CA Lawyer piece and Kaminer's blog pos t.
MPetrelis 04/19/2010 8 - - 46
One sentence began US-Vatican relations; Only Helms objected
This diary is cross-posted to my blog, where you'll find lots of links, to the Christian Science Monitor story and the decision by the appeals court, and other ...
MPetrelis 04/18/2010 18 6 - 21
Org behind Palin talk = $3M in govt grants: Sunshine now!
Over at my blog, where this diary is cross-posted, you'll find links to the three-years' worth of IRS 990 for the foundation in question, and links to FEC files ...
MPetrelis 04/16/2010 8 21 - 24
US revokes visas of 5 Jamaican hate singers
Will keep my fingers crossed that more info behind the decision is released by our embassy or the State Dept in DC.
MPetrelis 04/02/2010 21 17 - 110
Gay angle: FBI opens 'special file room'
This diary is cross-posted to my blog, where you'll find lots of background on my interest in FOIA.
MPetrelis 03/29/2010 17 21 1 30
Obama HIV plan: Ready by midterm election or 2011?
This diary is cross-posted to my blog, where you'll find I've posted a pic of the President meeting his AIDS adviser in the Oval Office, along with links to the ...
MPetrelis 03/28/2010 16 2 - 25
Over FOIAs, I'm in Secret Service director's reports
Thanks to the Freedom of Information Act, sunshine over our federal government expands every day, and a web site rummaging around the government's archive is sharing lots of documents.
MPetrelis 03/25/2010 16 16 2 24
IRS 990 Filing: HRC's Solmonese flies first class
This diary is cross-posted to my blog, where I've shared 4 pics of A-gay Solmonese, living the high life .
MPetrelis 03/21/2010 10 3 - 110
NIH's $3.9M HIV prevention video game irks conservatives
This diary is cross-posted to my blog, where you'll find links to the CNS story, the Yale sites and a great pic of a joystick. Check it ...
MPetrelis 02/28/2010 11 4 - 9
Jamaican hate singer: 'People should hear' my murder music
This diary is cross-posted to my blog, where you'll find lots of background on Jamaica's murder music singers and the violence faced by gay Jamaicans.
MPetrelis 02/27/2010 18 16 - 24
FOIA: FBI's file on Dan White, Harvey Milk's assassin
For more info on FOIA, click here .
MPetrelis 02/26/2010 14 9 - 9
State Dept HIV PEPFAR plan omits gay men
This diary is cross posted to my blog, where I've linked to the Dip Note blog post, the PEPFAR document, ...
MPetrelis 02/22/2010 9 5 - 1
NYT names gay man as national editor
This diary is cross-posted to my blog, where I've linked to the the Times story, and Google links showing ...
MPetrelis 02/21/2010 11 12 - 13
Does the FBI have a file on Harvey Milk?
I recently created a diary about the GetMyFBIFile site, ...
MPetrelis 02/19/2010 18 6 - 11
GetMyFBIFile.com: An Evaluation
I was recently made aware of two sites that make it very easy to generate Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), ...
MPetrelis 02/10/2010 8 8 - 9
Anti-gay reggae singer's Humboldt concert canceled
This diary is cross-posted to my blog, where you'll find links to the other concert dates for homo-hating singer ...
MPetrelis 02/06/2010 24 27 - 24
Only in SF: Patty 'Tania' Hearst Bike Ride
This diary is cross-posted to my blog, where you'll find the poster promoting the ride, along with pics ...
MPetrelis 02/02/2010 9 1 - 11
SF DPH: Gay STDs declined in 2009
This diary is cross-posted to my blog, where you'll find links to the reports mentioned, and lots of background ...
MPetrelis 01/31/2010 6 2 - 22
Clinton's State Dept town hall: Gay staffers' partners
This diary is cross posted to my blog, where you'll find lots of background on global gay issues, my ...
MPetrelis 01/29/2010 5 14 - 33
HRC leader's White House meetings: Axelrod, Jarrett, Gaspard
This diary is cross-posted to my blog, where I've posted a great pic of Hilary Rosen, along with lots of ...
MPetrelis 01/16/2010 24 7 - 18
State Dept: Top issue in 2010? Gay human rights?
This diary is cross-posted to my blog, where you'll find background on my other gay advocacy directed at ...
MPetrelis 01/10/2010 4 3 - 13
Blogger gets courtroom media pass for Prop 8 trial
Please visit my blog, where this is cross-posted, and have a look at the actual media pass .
MPetrelis 01/08/2010 17 28 - 27
NYT: 10% of military sex abuse = male-on-male attacks
This diary is cross-posted to my blog, where you'll find lots of other gay-related content.
MPetrelis 12/29/2009 18 21 - 99
HRC's $15K to Gutierrez = No gays in immigration bill
This diary is cross-posted to my blog, where you'll find lots of links to HRC, Immigration Equality, Windy City ...
MPetrelis 12/28/2009 36 17 - 73
HRC: $10K to DCCC: And gays have what to show for it?
This diary is cross-posted to my blog, where you'll find links to source materials, including the HRC PAC ...
MPetrelis 12/18/2009 10 6 - 58
SF protest for gay Ugandans; Mayor says halt homo-hate
Please visit my blog, where is cross-posted, and where I've posted several great photos from our action.
MPetrelis 12/10/2009 5 7 - 31
Dec 10: Chicago, London, SF vigils for gay Ugandans
This is cross posted to my blog, where you'll find more background on the plight of gay Ugandans.
MPetrelis 12/07/2009 3 13 - 18
Uganda's Hollywood consult = Christian movie producer?
This diary is crossposted to my blog, where I've posted a pic of Crouch, along with lots of links to sources ...
MPetrelis 12/06/2009 24 12 - 31
EQCA collaborating w/Courage, LHC for gay marriage?
This diary is cross-posted to my blog, where I've linked to the groups' sites mentioned here.
MPetrelis 12/02/2009 4 4 - 82
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