“Not unexpectedly, given grumbles in recent years over SF Pride’s increasing reliance on corporate help to balance its annual $1.7 million budget, many suspected that the about-face might have been due to pressure from one or more of its corporate sponsors, among them Bank of America, Wells Fargo, AT&T, Bud Light, and Clear Channel Media.”
We’re Here, We’re Queer, We’re All Tied Up in Knots [SF Mag]

“Clients who made it past the Federal Lifeline approval process have had difficulty receiving their cell-phones because many different providers and third parties must rubber stamp their application.”
CPUC Hearing on New Lifeline Phone Programs [BeyondChron]

“The network has given an eight-episode order to the untitled project, which revolves around three friends in San Francisco (Frankie J. Alvarez, Murray Bartlett, Jonathan Groff), who explore the fun and sometimes overwhelming options available to a new generation of gay men.”
Michael Lannan & Andrew Haigh’s Gay Friends Dramedy Gets Series Order At HBO [Deadline]

Hunger charities to serve 6,000 meals in disaster event [Biz Times]

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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