Tommi Avicolli Mecca's Blog – June 2014 Archive (2)

SF pride is right to ban the military

by Tommi Avicolli Mecca

SF Pride’s recent decision to ban military recruiters from setting up tables at the fair that follows the annual parade is the right thing to do. The military is not a fit vendor for an event that celebrates all that we can be.

Pride’s rationale for banning the recruiters is threefold: the military may welcome lesbians, gays and bisexuals, but it still discriminates against transgender people; it uses…


Added by Tommi Avicolli Mecca on June 18, 2014 at 8:06am — 4 Comments

I never wanted to be my father's son

by Tommi Avicolli Mecca

My father’s birthday is this week. Father’s Day is later this month.

That’s twice I’ll be thinking of him, that larger-than-life, small-statured, conservative southern Italian man who contributed half of my genetic material. The man Mama chose because she said he made her laugh. Mama was a beauty, she had many courters. She always said she could have married men who had an easier time supporting their families.…


Added by Tommi Avicolli Mecca on June 2, 2014 at 7:30am — No Comments


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Notes From Earth Day

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Earth Day

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The Big One

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Vũng Tàu

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