Tag Archives: Sean Chapin

Harvey Milk Day – Hope

Video by Sean Chapin. “What came to be called ‘The Hope Speech’ was initially conceived as a stump address, wherein Milk attempted to embolden a strong GLBTQ nationalism within the Castro, while also appealing for an alliance with other disenfranchised groups and straight folks,” wrote Jason Edward Black and Charles E. Morris III in their anthology An Archive of Hope: …

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SAN FRANCISCO: Activists Handcuffed At City Hall Valentine’s Marriage Protest

Fourteen activists were handcuffed in San Francisco yesterday after a marriage equality sit-in at City Hall.  The group was taken out of the building and released without citations. Same-sex couples tried to get marriage licenses Thursday at the county clerk’s office at San Francisco City Hall as part of a symbolic Valentine’s Day protest against California’s ban on gay marriage. …

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SF Chorus: A Tribute To Harvey Milk

Yesterday was the 34th anniversary of Harvey Milk’s assassination. JMG reader Sean Chapin writes with a description of the clip below: The video follows an original chorus member (Robert Rufo) who was at the chorus’ first-ever public appearance, which was at the candlelight vigil on the steps of City Hall the night when Harvey Milk was assassinated. Robert Rufo remembers …

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Sean Chapin – Marry Them

Sean writes: “Marry Them is an original song about a straight husband who sings to his wife about how he’s changed his mind toward supporting marriage equality.”

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San Francisco 49ers Become First NFL Team To Join It Gets Better Campaign

Via press release from JMG reader Sean Chapin: The San Francisco 49ers have become the first NFL team to join the It Gets Better Project, an online video project where thousands of videos condemning anti-gay bullying are curated. The 49ers’ video comes after a successful petition drive, led by fan Sean Chapin, who rallied more than 16,000 people to sign …

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Major League Baseball Adds “Sexual Orientation” To Union Agreement

More good news in the world of sports. Major League Baseball, which saw Jackie Robinson break the color barrier in 1947, today will announce incremental progress in another civil rights issue. The new Collective Bargaining Agreement adds “sexual orientation” to its section on discrimination, a person with direct knowledge of the agreement told the Daily News. Article XV, Section A …

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