VIDEO: ‘The Pride of San Francisco’

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By 21WIRE contributor Benny Wills:

This weekend the largest gathering of LGBTQ people and allies in the US will congregate in Northern California for the 47th Annual San Francisco Pride festival and parade.

I attended last year’s event and took one picture.

Yep. That’s a pile of what appears to be human excrement soaking in the sun next to a discarded homeless person’s cardboard sign.

This picture pretty much summed up my experience at this supposed celebration of “progress.” Then I went home and wrote a poem about it. A poem that I was lucky enough to share at last month’s Alternative View (AV9) conference in England.

See Benny’s full presentation and many others from this year’s AV9 Conference HERE