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11/15 Gay Shame? Nah, Gay Rage

Posted by novoscene on November 12, 2008

I’m not sure what surprises me more, the fact that Prop 8 actually passed or that the people who supported it don’t understand why there’s all this anger being shoveled there way.  What, you just thought you’d deny an entire segment of the population access to equal rights and everything would be cool-“Hey dude, sorry I voted to dissolve your marriage and not give you equal legal protection, but I just can’t have your gay lifestyle getting in the way of my traditional values.  No hard feelings, huh? Let’s go get a beer.”

No, dudes and dudettes of CA. If you voted against Prop 8 I do not, in fact, want to get a beer with you.  My rights are intact but dammit, I’m pissed on principle.

And of course so are a lot of other people.  Here’s a letter written by Oakland poet and musician Dillon Westbrook to supporters of Prop 8, and here’s a link to a new initiative started by The Town’s-DJ fflood on engaging African American straight men, one of the main supporters of Prop 8.

Come out to the protests in Oakland and San Francisco this Saturday beginning at 10:30 and find more info on organizing efforts here. -kwan

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Livenation Show Calender: Oasis, Adele, Madonna and more

Posted by novoscene on October 27, 2008

Soul crooner Maxwell plays Oakland’s Paramount Theatre Oct. 28 and 29

Here’s the latest batch of upcoming concerts from the folks over at Live Nation, the promoters behind such hits as Rock the Bells, U2, and just about everything Jay-Z produces from now through the foreseeable future.  There’s a lil’ something here, for every musical pallete.  I’m all about the Maxwell, Adele and Cheech and Chong shows, and who knows, maybe I’ll get a little Oasis while it’s going around too.-kwan

MADONNA: The Sticky & Sweet Tour

Saturday, November 1, Doors 7:00PM/ Show 8:00PM
Sunday, November 2, Doors 7:00PM/ Show 8:00PM
Tickets are $390.00, $195.00, $120.00 and $70.00 for reserved seating plus applicable charges

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