“KPFA Evening News spoke to Kate Raphael, Harvey Milk Club member, and host of KPFA’s Women’s Magazine, whom former Grand Marshal Joey Cain nominated to serve as a Pride Grand Marshall in 2004, after she had been arrested protesting the apartheid wall in Palestine and then traveled to Iraq. Kate was elected, much to her surprise, after returning to Palestine, but decided her first obligation at that time was to stay there, as a “Grand Marshal in Absentia” during the parade.”
Former Grand Marshal Kate Raphael on Bradley Manning and the future of SF Pride [KPFA via IndyBay]

“SF Pride’s decision concerning the election process of Bradley Manning as Grand Marshal being consistent with SF Pride’s long standing Grand Marshal election policy is firm. Thus, the discussion of that matter is closed for this year.”
S.F. Pride Facebook Post Causes Uproar [SFist]

“Diagnosed with breast cancer at age 41, Barbara soon left the practice of law to take the helm of Breast Cancer Action (BCA) a Bay Area grassroots organization perhaps best known for causing all of us to rethink pink. Barbara is credited with coining the term “pinkwashing” to describe the monsoon of pink that drenches everything from cosmetics to football jerseys in the month of October, yet often promotes the very products that contribute to environmental hazards causing cancer in the first place.”
Barbara Brenner, San Francisco-Based Health Activist, Dies at 61 [BeyondChron] [Biz Times]

“In February, outgoing U.S. Federal Communications Commissioner Robert McDowell testified to Congress in a joint U.S. House subcommittee hearing on international Internet governance that U.N.’s ITU Internet plans ‘must be stopped.'”
U.N.’s ITU pursues Internet control — again — this week [ZDNet]

“As every aspect of our daily lives has become hyperconnected, some people on the cutting edge of tech are trying their best to push it back a few feet. Keeping their phone in their pocket. Turning off their home Wi-Fi at night or on weekends. And reading books on paper, rather than pixels.”
Disruptions: Even the Tech Elites Leave Gadgets Behind [NYT]

“Christopher Guest could create an Oscar-winner about San Bruno Chili’s on Mother’s Day after church, provided he could find enough Raiders hats.”
Tourist Trapped: Boneless Bottomless Chili’s [Chron]

the author

Eve Batey is the editor and publisher of the San Francisco Appeal. She used to be the San Francisco Chronicle's Deputy Managing Editor for Online, and started at the Chronicle as their blogging and interactive editor. Before that, she was a co-founding writer and the lead editor of SFist. She's been in the city since 1997, presently living in the Outer Sunset with her husband, cat, and dog. You can reach Eve at eve@sfappeal.com.

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