Friday, July 16Seriously, whether you are queer or straight, male or female, does it matter what Matt Gonzalez invites you to, as long as he invites you to an event, any event???
Matt Gonzalez invites you to the Nader/Camejo 2004 Kickoff Campaign Rally. Come hear independent presidential candidate Ralph Nader and vice-presidential candidate Peter Camejo of the Green Party explain why they are running. They say, "End the U.S. occupation of Iraq! Money for schools not jails! Junk the Patriot Act! End corporate welfare! Fund national health care for all! Stand up for more democracy!" $5-$25 admission, sliding scale. 7pm. Mission High School Auditorium, 3750 18th St., SF. firstname.lastname@example.org. www.votenader.org.
If any Bay Area reader of Critical Montages is attending the event, I'd love photos -- of Matt, more than Ralph and Peter, of course (though it must be admitted that Ralph at least does not have the problem of a receding hairline like David's).
Not only is the Nader/Camejo 2004 campaign the most politically important -- opposing the occupations of Iraq and Palestine, defending civil liberties, putting workers' rights and universal health care squarely on the national agenda, and bucking the domination of the Four Millionaire White Male Candidates -- with the most intriguing racial combination of Arab and Latino backgrounds; but it has now acquired the Most Gorgeous Green in the Nation as the face of the campaign, infusing much needed libidinous energy into it.
Libido against capitalism, anyone?
Matt at the photographic exhibit "Catching up with the Cockettes" at the Jon Sims Center for the Arts. Photo by Chet Helms
At a candidate's forum, September 2003. SF Weekly photo by Paolo Vescia
Matt Gonzalez, March 2002. Peace flags by Melina Finkelstein and photo by Kara Wood
Marchers have a dream / 12,000 gather in S.F. to honor King