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Michael Petrelis Spends GLBT History Museum Opening Zapping Anyone + Everyone

Well it wouldn’t be a gay-themed event in San Francisco without Michael Petrelis stirring things up, now would it? At last night’s opening of the GLBT History Museum on 18th Street, Mayor Edwin Lee, appointed by the Board of Supervisors after Gavin Newsom departed to become lieutenant governor, “had just cut the ribbon outside the storefront museum, and was no more than 4 feet away from me when I zapped his media-op. My loud message that he could not ignore: ‘No more back room deals! No more backroom deals!’ The mayor was not happy with me. … That massive ego Cleve Jones tried to approach and speak with me, but I shooed him away with both of my limp wrists blowing outward and he smartly moved on.”

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  • Nick

    Will somebody who remembers their youthful activism better than I remind me what zapping is?

  • Henry Holland

    That massive ego Cleve Jones

    Pot, kettle, you’re both black.

  • Dave

    He’s all for transparency, except when it applies to himself. When he called out a number of gay leaders for failing to donate money to the anti-Prop 8 effort, I took a look at the donor database and discovered that his name wasn’t on it. Same thing for Maine. Not even a tiny donation to either one. So I commented on his blog to ask him why he was so outraged at the failure of others but silent on his own failure? He never let the comment be posted and has never acknowledged the issue. What a hypocrite.

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