Tag Archives: Earthquake

Did the Gays crack the Washington Monument?


It’s official. The world’s tallest stone building, the rock-hard phallic symbol of the United States of America, cracked in yesterday’s rare east coast earthquake. Satirical website ChristWire has scooped the “real” religious extremists in blaming the gays. They write: “Tremble and cower, nation of perverse homosexual communist fecal fetish meisters. Do you think you can lustfully revel in the mucky glory hole of a skippy-dee-doo-dah gender denier and then get away from God’s wrath, gays?” Well…we can TRY!

Living on a Fault Line: SF Shibari Relief – Kinky Artists to benefit Quaked Japan

Last year, Chile. Last month, New Zealand. Last week, Japan and now its aftermath, ongoing. What next? Who knows. What now? Do what we each can. In that spirit, a loose group of kinky artists in San Francisco are presenting Shibari Relief: “We know what it’s like to live on a fault line.”

From their website: “Mark I Chester and Patti Beadles are organizing Shibari Relief. There will be a silent auction/sale and raffle of BDSM art, sexual art and other related items. There is no door fee, but a suggested $20+ donation can be given at the door. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. 100% of the proceeds will go to the American Red Cross earmarked for disaster relief in Japan.

As a special added bonus, anyone making a donation at the door will get a ticket to get two free digital pix taken by San Francisco gay radical sex photographer, Mark I Chester at his studio at 1229 Folsom St., just 1/2 block from Wicked Grounds, from 3-5pm during the fundraiser.”

Shibari Relief takes place in San Francisco at the kink-oriented Wicked Grounds Cafe at 289 8th St. on Sunday, March 27, 2011 from 2 – 5 pm.This is an all orientations and genders event. Artists who may be of particular interest to readers of this site include Mark I. Chester, Charles Gatewood and Michael Rosen.

Artists interested in contributing to the relief effort can contact Mark I. Chester through his website.

Earthquakes, Chile and Queer Spirit: Aidan Dunn preaches at MCCSF.

The following is from Aidan Dunn of San Francisco. Aidan is a junior in Religious Studies at Stanford University and has recently returned from a semester in Chile, where he worked with MOVILH – the Movement for the Integration and Liberation of Lesbian Gay and Transgender People in Chile.

Dear Friends,

I have agreed to preach at the Metropolitan Community Church of San Francisco (MCCSF) about my experiences (spiritual and otherwise) in Chile, pre-and post-earthquake, on Sunday, 11 April, 2010. It would be great to see you there! Services are at 11am and 7pm…

MCCSF is located at 150 Eureka St, x 18th St., in the Castro, San Francisco. For directions, or more information about the church, please go to www.mccsf.org.

MCCSF is an interfaith queer spiritual community. The 11am service is more “traditional” Christian worship with traditional hymns; the evening is more high-energy, gospel-style music, and more interfaith. It would be great to see you at either one; please let me know if you can come! I hope I can put together a sermon that will make the trip worth your while…

Best Regards,

Aidan Dunn