Gay Pride and Bradley Manning

Hi Phil,

If you can find people to do this, I think it's a great idea!

Warm regards, Michael

We'd probably get more takers if we made a cut-out people could fondle.

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The cast:

Our Staff
Chief Executive Officer Earl Plante

Photo Credit: Todd Franson
Earl is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of SF Pride. Mr. Plante oversees the annual production of SF Pride Celebration & Parade, and is responsible for the overall administration and
management of programming and personnel, which includes an extensive
array of contractors. The CEO is the main link to the media, the LGBT
community, and the general public. In consultation with the Board, the
CEO ensures strict adherence to bylaws and strategic direction. The CEO
is also the primary contact between partner organizations and
stakeholders in the civic & philanthropic community, acting as
spokesperson and goodwill ambassador in accordance with guidelines and
principles set by the governing Board.
Mr. Plante was the Development Director of the Latino Commission on AIDS; prior to the Commission, he was Executive Director of One Voice PAC, an organization committed to electing progressive candidates to Congress. Prior to One Voice PAC, he was employed by the National Black Justice Coalition, a national LGBT nonprofit organization where he was the Chief Operating Officer, in which he managed the $1.3 million budget, along with its
finances, technology and human resources. Prior to NBJC, Earl was
Development Director at the National Minority AIDS Council where he administered all aspects of its $7 million budget. Earl has also held previous senior management positions at Union Settlement Association, Gay Men of African Descent, Funders Concerned About AIDS, and the Empire State Pride Agenda.
Earl attended Dartmouth College, majoring in History. Mr. Plante has worked his entire professional life as a passionate
advocate for social and economic justice, which is fundamental to
combating societal barriers of prejudice and discrimination in our
various communities through public education, advocacy, and increased
visibility. His passion for this progressive work stems from his belief
in the power of grassroots organizing to mobilize and educate people to
make positive changes in public policy; Earl ultimately envisions a
world where all individuals are fully empowered to participate safely,
openly, and honestly in family, faith, and community regardless of race, gender-identity, or sexual orientation.
Elected Board affiliations include:
  * Treatment Action Group (TAG)-Currently Board Member
  * Jim Owles Liberal Democratic Club-Past Vice President
  * One in 10: Washington DC LGBT Arts Organization-Past President & Treasurer
  * Bronx Community Pride Center: Bronx LGBT Center-Past President
  * National Black Justice Coalition-Past President
  * New Festival: New York City LGBT Film Festival-Past President
  * Queer Economic Justice Network-Founding Board Member
Membership affiliations include:
  * Civil & Human Rights groups: American Civil Liberties Union; National Association for the Advancement of Colored People; People for the American Way; and Southern Poverty
Law Center
  * HIV/AIDS groups: American Foundation for AIDS Research; National Association of People with AIDS; and the National Minority AIDS Council
  * LGBT-specific groups: Alice B.
Toklas LGBT Democratic Club; Bayard Rustin Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual,
Transgender & Questioning Coalition; Gay Games; Harvey Milk LGBT
Democratic Club; Human Rights Campaign; Lambda Legal Defense &
Education Fund; National Black Justice Coalition; National Gay and
Lesbian Task Force; Queer Economic Justice Network
  * Women’s rights groups: Emily’s List; National Abortion Rights Action League; National Organization for Women; and Planned Parenthood
  * Other Interests: Assn. of Fundraising Professionals; Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee; Mother
Jones; The Nation; The Progressive; Sierra Club; SPCA International; and World Wildlife Fund
Community Relations Manager Joshua Smith
More information coming soon.
Office/IT Manager Lucky Gutierrez
Lucky Gutierrez began working at San Francisco Pride in
July 2010, bringing 20 years of program support and technology management experience
with him. His primary responsibilities include ensuring the Board, Staff and Contractors have the necessary resources and support to produce a
world-class event, as well as smooth functioning of the online features
of SF Pride, including the website, online applications and ticket
payment systems.
Prior to working at SF Pride, Lucky worked at Stanford
University for 20 years, as a Student Affairs Specialist and later as a Computer Information Systems Analyst for the Career Development Center. In those positions he developed
and implemented web applications for event registration and management,
e-commerce solutions, and served as webmaster. Lucky has lived in the San
Francisco Bay Area since 1982, volunteering for and supporting numerous community
organizations. Since 2002, he has been a volunteer with the San Francisco Society
for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA), serving as a volunteer
mentor and trainer. He regularly introduces animals to potential adopters,
gives tours and played a key role in implementing the SF/SPCA's first
volunteer management software system.
Board of Directors

Lisa Williams, President
Lisa Williams is President of One Source Public Affairs,
a boutique consulting firm that specializes in the management of state,
local and national political campaigns and strategic programs for
non-profit organizations.
Since 2006, Lisa has served on the San Francisco
Pride Board and currently serves as Board President. As President, she
has recruited diverse community leaders to implement new ideas and
programs that enhance the success of San Francisco Pride.
Lisa holds various leadership positions in numerous
community organizations including the African American Democratic Club
(Vice President), Black Women Organized for Political Action (State
Board), African American Voter Awareness Project (President), and the
Alice B. Toklas LGBT Democratic Club (Board Member, PAC Committee).
Lisa is a native San Franciscan with deep ties to the community and
active in the local music scene as a promoter of musicians and DJs in
San Francisco and Oakland.

Davace Chin, Vice President
More information coming soon.

David Currie, Treasurer
David is a General Managing Partner at Match Point Global, a serial entrepreneur, an international technologist and a startup
catalyst. David serves on several corporate boards, as the Treasurer for The Marin School, and has volunteered for The Courage Campaign and
Barrack Obama’s 2008 Presidential Campaign. David resides with his
partner of five years, two kids and their scruffy dog, and enjoys global economics, history, genealogy, traveling, mountain climbing, scuba, and movies.

Lou Fischer, Secretary
Louise (Lou) is a technology and finance professional with over 25
years of industry experience. She was the co-founder of multiple
start-up firms specializing in networking and information management and has held leadership positions at Fortune 500 companies in Engineering,
Product Development, Finance and Operations. Lou has served in
leadership and community advocacy roles in many non-profit and political organizations and is currently the Finance Co-Chair of the Alice B.
Toklas LGBT Democratic Club. Lou is active in the entertainment and
arts communities and participates as a stage manager, technician,
photographer, and promoter for local musicians and music festivals
throughout the Bay Area.

Shaun Haines
Shaun is a San Francisco native Information Technology
professional with over 10 years of experience. Shaun has witnessed the
city and the world evolve, the landscape and people change. He realizes
that our hopes, dreams, and issues have remained the same. Freedom and
Equality, Respect and Acknowledgement and Social Philanthropy are our
goals. Shaun is committed to inspiring others to participate in the
change and in making the effort to advance these goals so they can be
realized for all.

Lord Martine
Lord Martine, 41, resides in San Francisco. An accomplished
writer, editor, producer, fashion/costume designer and marketing consultant – he finds balance in
volunteerism, sobriety and healthy living. A former columnist from The San Francisco Chronicle, he now
focuses on writing his first book: Withholding Court; designing T-shirts; editing GLOSS Magazine; and directing the sales and
marketing for the LGBT market with Pacific Wines and Spirits.

Kirk Linn-Degrassi
Kirk Linn-DeGrassi came from Fresno, California to San
Francisco to live the Harvey Milk experience. To be out to be Proud. It
is his hope that during his tenure that he will be able to bring his
sense of the Community Activism through Community Outreach and reminding the Community that "This is Your Pride". He has an Associates in Social & Behavioral Sciences. He is married to his husband, and can't wait to see prop. 8 and DOMA in the dustbin of history..

Justin Taylor
Justin works for Hilton International, is a proud member of
Local 2 and a long standing community activist with a background in
economics. Justin has served in leadership positions within many
community non-profits and activist groups. Justin has held program
management positions for HIV/AIDS prevention, queer youth counseling,
and political advocacy for LGBT issues. Justin has volunteered for a
large variety of causes including working with the Diversity Center,
Santa Cruz and Santa Barbara's AIDS walks, Pacific Pride Foundation and
the “No on 8” campaign. He worked for UNITE H.E.R.E.’s 2012 Obama
campaign in Reno, NV. Justin also holds the distinction of being one of
San Francisco’s Good Samaritan award recipients. In his free time Justin enjoys political engagement, macro-economic monetary policy, music
venues and swimming.

Javarré Cordero Wilson
Javarré Cordero Wilson is the Director of Programs for
BCA/Rafiki Wellness—a nonprofit organization in San Francisco dedicated
to reducing health disparities in the Black community, particularly the
spread of HIV/AIDS. With over 7 years of experience as a public health
professional, he works with the underrepresented and marginalized
members of the community and has designed a group-level intervention
which focuses on educating and empowering inmates for successful
reentry. Mr. Wilson holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Black Studies with a
concentration on African Contributions to the World and a Master’s
Degree in Public Health with a concentration on Promoting Health and
Social Justice in the Urban Communities. He is a fellow of two
distinguished leadership programs—in NYC and San Francisco—aimed at
identifying and addressing inequities among the LGBTQ community and
communities of color. In his free time, Javarré enjoys tennis, biking,
world traveling, and now focused on writing his first book.