Tommi Avicolli Mecca's Blog – April 2013 Archive (3)

Sometimes it's hard to have pride in Pride

by Tommi Avicolli Mecca

Queer apple pie and motherhood are safe once more: Bradley Manning is no longer a grand marshall of the San Francisco Pride Parade that gets underway on the last Sunday of June. 

Manning, the person accused of giving classified military documents to WikiLeaks, a site that publishes anonymous news leaks from various sources, was chosen as a grand marshall of Pride and then rejected. A statement from Lisa L. Williams, SF Pride board…


Added by Tommi Avicolli Mecca on April 27, 2013 at 7:30am — 1 Comment

Ten reasons why Earth Day is a joke

by Tommi Avicolli Mecca

In no special order, here are ten reasons I will not be celebrating Earth Day because it is a complete waste of time:

The amount of money corporations spend to convince us they are “green” when the only “green” they understand is the green of hard cold cash, their bottom line. Earth Day started as a way of holding those corporations accountable, but now they are saving the planet, what a crock of crap.



Added by Tommi Avicolli Mecca on April 22, 2013 at 7:51am — 2 Comments

Remembering SF's greatest queer arts promoter

by Tommi Avicolli Mecca

It was hard holding back tears when Tim Redmond from the SF Bay Guardian told me Ron Lanza had died. He wanted to get a quote, but it was difficult to talk, something rare for me, as any reporter who has ever interviewed me will tell you. Finally, after fumbling through some rambling comments, I started crying.

Hadn’t I just seen Ron walking his dogs on 16th Street as I rushed to work one morning not long ago? Oh right, I was…


Added by Tommi Avicolli Mecca on April 12, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments


Greeting of the Day

Posted by Ron Powell on June 16, 2019 at 10:08am 0 Comments

Go Big or Go Home

Posted by Ron Powell on June 16, 2019 at 9:30am 2 Comments

Waiting And Seeing

Posted by Robert B. James on June 16, 2019 at 7:29am 1 Comment

Leaving the Purple House

Posted by J.P. Hart on June 15, 2019 at 9:30pm 2 Comments

As Luck Would Have It

Posted by Robert B. James on June 15, 2019 at 3:04pm 1 Comment

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