DIRTY DEEDS

Gay Activist Larry Brinkin Arrest On Child-Porn Charges

SF Weekly is reporting that LGBT activist Larry Brinkin has been charged with possessing child pornography. Brinkin, 66, was arrested and booked into San Francisco County Jail on Friday, but posted bail and was released on Saturday, police said.

Until he retired in 2010,. Brinkin worked for San Francisco’s Human Rights Commission for 22 years, championing equality for the LGBT community. He was a beloved local figure—the city’s Board of Supervisors even declared the first week of February “Larry Brinkin Week.”

“It’s almost incredulous, there’s no way I could believe such a thing,” Theresa Sparks, the commission’s current executive director, told the Weekly. “He’s always been one of my heroes, and he’s the epitome of human rights activist. This is man who coined phrases we use in our daily language. I support Larry 100 percent, hopefully it will all come out in the investigation.”

San Francisco police were alerted to the situation by the LAPD, which had received from AOL an email exchange between a L.A.  member and an email address registered to Brinkin. The materials the police uncovered gave even our jaded ass pause:

The warrant claims these e-mails contained images of children as young as perhaps a year old being sodomized by and performing oral sex on adult men. [email protected]—whom the police allege is Brinkin—provided graphic commentary on the photos of interracial adult-child sex. Comments included “I loved especially the nigger 2 year old getting nailed. Hope you’ll continue so I can see what the little blond bitch is going to get. White Power! White Supremacy! White Dick Rules!”

The AOL e-mail account was also linked to Yahoo! Groups centering around discussions of child porn, according to the search warrant. Investigators say they additionally found e-mails sent from Brinkin’s now-defunct city e-mail account to [email protected]

We really want to believe this is the work of right-wing takedown artists, but it doesn’t look good.

Photo: SFPD