Sunday, June 17, 2007
Don't Cry For Me, San Francisco
Six hours after the "Support Ed Jew Rally" on City Hall's stairs, another identity politics group assembled for the unfurling of the Rainbow Flag from the Mayor's Balcony to initiate Gay Pride Week or Fortnight or Month or whatever it's being called these days.
State Assemblyman Mark Leno and San Francisco Supervisor Tom Ammiano met each other in front of City Hall for an amused conversation.
Inside City Hall, in front of the Mayor's Office on the second floor, there was a small crowd of gawkers and VIPs...
...waiting to be serenaded by a small band...
...and a contingent from the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus.
There was a slightly larger crowd outside who presumably wanted to see the unfurling of the rainbow flag over a Celebrity Panel from the AIDS Quilt.
California State Senator Carole Migden looked like she was going to climb out onto the flagpole to sing a rendition of "Don't Cry For Me, Argentina," but I didn't stay long enough to find out if she actually did so.