Inside Alice this Month! ~ February Membership Meeting: February 11, 2013 ~ Co-Chair Column: Seneca Falls To Selma to Stonewall ~ Alice Dates: Febr


Inside Alice this Month!

~ February Membership Meeting: February 11, 2013
~ Co-Chair Column: Seneca Falls To Selma to Stonewall
~ Alice Dates: February Events


Alice February Membership General Meeting

February 11, 2013 6:30 PM, LGBT Center, Room 301

Come hear Supervisor Campos present his proposal to name the San Francisco International Airport in honor and recognition of Harvey Milk. It should be a lively discussion which will highlight the important historical significance Harvey Milk played in San Francisco and across the world.

The Board will also provide an update on its recent retreat and the major events coming up this in year in Alice!


Reese Aaron Isbell, Alice Co-Chair

Co-Chair Column

Seneca Falls To Selma to Stonewall

Seneca , Selma, Stonewall...

When I heard those words from President Obama, I knew I had worked a lifetime for them. For all of us who have been actively fighting for our LGBT rights for a long time, the Inauguration ceremony on January 20th was an historical moment. Thank you to everyone who worked so hard to have those become the most beautiful political words we have heard in decades.

2013 will be a great year. I am really looking forward to working with Co-chair Ron Flynn and our fabulous board of 35 active, and 30 emeritus board and former co-chairs who make up the full Board of Alice this year. We will have met on Saturday, Feb 2nd for a full day retreat and I look forward to working on some really exciting ideas for programs and policy work this year. Everyone on the Board is a talented and dedicated activist in the LGBT political community. I am honored and excited that I get to work with each one of them.

Ron and I have been very busy from the first week, writing letters supporting Supervisor Scott Wiener to the BAR and stating our support for a Harvey Milk Airport. Before we move any further in our advocacy of renaming our airport, the board invited Supervisor Campos to address our club at our General Meeting on Feb 11th at 6:30 in room 301 at the LGBT Center. We appreciate Supervisor Campos taking the time to come to address the Club and we hope to see you all at this important meeting.

Otherwise, we look forward to a year where we can build membership, connect all of you to key events, and produce great programs every month. We have an election for City Attorney and Treasurer in November. Some say it should be a quiet year politically in San Francisco, but I know this city too well to believe that !

Finally, I want to acknowledge the great work of our previous co-chair, Reese Isbell. It is always difficult to get a club through our Mayor and Supervisor races. Reese navigated those treacherous waters with a special genius. He is a gifted manager of people and one of the hardest workers in our community. I learned so much from him last year. Thanks for everything you did for us, my friend.

Martha Knutzen


City Hall Freedom to Marry Day Event

Date: Thursday, February 14th, 2013
Time: 12 PM
Location: San Francisco City Hall, South Light Court

Love and equality are in the air!

On Valentine's Day, February 14, 2013 at 12:00 Noon at San Francisco City Hall, loving, committed same-sex couples, accompanied by their friends and supporters, will ask for marriage licenses as part of Freedom to Marry Week. The annual event has never been more important or appropriate given that the United States Supreme Court will rule on Proposition 8 and the Defense of Marriage Act in June. From Seneca Falls to Selma to Stonewall, this Valentine's Day promises to be more romantic than ever!

George Gascón, Debt Retirement Event

Date: Thursday, February 21, 2013
Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Location: Offices of Pearson, Simon, Warshaw & Penny, 44 Montgomery Street, Suite 2450, San Francisco, CA 94104

Please join us to learn about the innovative programs District Attorney Gascón
has implemented, and help to retire his campaign debt. Please RSVP to Mary Martell at or (415) 692-3556.

Meet Newly Elected Out U.S. Representative Mark Takano

Date: Saturday, February 23rd, 2013
Location: TBD

Newly elected Rep. Mark Takano -- California's first openly gay member of Congress -- will be holding a fundraiser and a dinner in San Francisco. Takano is also the first-ever LGBT person of color to serve openly in the U.S. House. If you'd like to attend or help organize, or for more information, please contact Alice board member Bob Michitarian at 415-939-7555.


San Francisco Democratic Party Breakfast Save the Date!

Date: Friday, March 8, 2013
Time: 8:00 AM
Location: TBD

Mayor Ed Lee and the San Francisco Democratic Party cordially invite you to a breakfast honoring past accomplishments and building a promising future. For more information or to RSVP, please contact Ally Hergenraeder at (415) 626-1161 or email

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