May 16, 2011

San Francisco's Castro District -- "up your butt edition"


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photo by Donald Kinney

Well, I wasn't really expecting such a lop-sided vote in yesterday's poll. I'm not sure the photo deserved so many "wow" votes, but I guess I shouldn't have been surprised by two "boring" and two "stinks" ratings -- I thought homophobia was a thing of the past; I guess not.

The Rainbow Flag was designed in 1978 by Gilbert Baker. You can read more about it's history and what it stands for here.



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So there I was, doing my little walk-around with my camera in the Castro District -- I spotted these advertising cards at my feet. A few minutes later I noticed them being swept up by a clean-up person who is hired by the community to keep the area tidy.



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This specialty store has a complete assortment of EVERYTHING a person can shove up their butt. Not exactly MY cup of tea, but memories of my last colonoscopy DID sort of flash through my noggin.



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Naw, I don't party. Oh, in a prior life I abused alcohol and drugs but these days I mostly get my jollies behind the lens of my camera. I DO, however, have a cat and we love each other very much. We all need love but we all seem to find it in a different manner. I think acceptance is the key.



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2 comments:

sfmike said...

Dear Donald: Interesting tour. By the way, "party" is code for crystal methedrine use, at least in the gay community.

Tomate Farcie said...

Nope, homophobia is still around. And all sorts of other kinds of [insert a minority here] phobia. Lots of work still to do to get people to broaden their view point a bit, I guess.

The flag shot is so bright, so vibrant, that it deserves a "wow" vote, in my opinion. I should vote retroactively for that shot.

 
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