Skip to comments.Larry Brinkin, S.F. Gay Rights Icon, Arrested on Child Porn Charges
Posted on 06/25/2012 5:48:53 PM PDT by Our man in washington
Police say they arrested 66-year-old Larry Brinkin, the high-profile gay activist, on possession of child pornography on Friday night.
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“Police say they arrested 66-year-old Larry Brinkin, the high-profile gay activist, on possession of child pornography on Friday night”
Not exactly a surprise. Who doesn’t think that why they are in such a hurry to be accepted? They want legal access to the kids.
This guy needs to have the book thrown at him. But, being a celebrity in San Francisco, he’ll probably get off when his lawyer presents the poor dear as being the target of a witch hunt. Just watch.
I wasn't asking for one, but understood that this sort of topic was of interest to you.
Will this San Francisco liberal get the Jerry Sandusky treatment?
I just did a search on the “zack3737” profile that he was apparently in contact with. This is what I came up with. Good grief! :-/ Sick!!!!!!!
I wonder if he performed for the children that get brought to the Gay Parade (just held two days ago) and the Folsom St. Fair.
What gets done in front of those kids in broad daylight would have (correctly) put you in prison for decades when there was a moral compass in this country.
Nah... Me + Hammer + 48 hours. I need a workout
Sorry, for the mess-up! Got it wrong. the “Zack” account is apparently Brinkin.
I am glad the abuse stopped with you. I hope you’ve had a good and full life since then.
A survey of homosexual men done in the 90’s demonstrated that 90 percent had been molested as boys.
When a homosexual molestor is married, or has a beard, they name him heterosexual even though his sex drive is homosexual. This deception reduces the numbers of boys ravished by homosexual...they name the real operators who takes on a wife as a disguise, heterosexual.
Yup. It's had its ups and downs, but I wouldn't trade it. There are thousands of scholars who've labored their entire lives to discover but one of the several discoveries I've been privileged to find. In fact, I don't quite know what to do with it all. There are millions of parents who would be thrilled to have but one of my daughters, but I have two such girls. Most of the whole world would feel privileged to live where I do, yet our land is the purest native plant restoration in the region and perhaps on the continent.
So yes, I've been blessed and challenged. A loving wife, a good dog, a couple of hot chainsaws and a 4X4 dump truck. What more could a man want?
As time goes by, more and more, we will be convinced of this.
Absolute evil to the core. This guy has NO soul, whatsoever.
Veteran Civil Rights Activist Larry Brinkin Retires
By Dennis McMillan
Published: February 4, 2010
In 1975, Larry Brinkin was an activist in civil rights, anti-war, womens movements, and the organization Bay Area Gay Liberation. In 1982, he fought back when he filed the first lawsuit in U.S. history seeking domestic partner benefits from an employer. In 1991, he stood next to Mayor Art Agnos when the San Francisco Ordinance providing health insurance coverage to City employees domestic partners was signed into law. In 1997, he got his Masters Degree. In that same year his son Ben was born. And in 2008, he and Wood Massi celebrated their 25th anniversary by finally, legally getting married. Now, on Feb. 1, 2010 he officially retired from 21 years of service to the Human Rights Commission; so his colleagues and friends threw the senior manager of the San Francisco Human Rights Commission a huge retirement party in City Hall. In the back of the South Light Court were many, many easels displaying various news pieces about Brinkin and his accomplishments.
Connie Champagne served as the lively emcee for the event, opening by singing her rendition of The Sunny Side of the Street. Champagne had the honor of working with Brinkin on the Community United Against Violence (CUAV) LGBTQ Speakers Bureau for several years.
Framed proclamations to Brinkin were presented by representatives from the offices of Senator Tom Ammiano, Senator Mark Leno, and Mayor Gavin Newsom (declaring it Larry Brinkin Day). Supervisor Bevan Dufty appeared in person, giving his testimony of the many times he has called on Brinkin to solve problems in the past. Supervisor David Campos said, Its not just the work Larry did for the LGBT community that we applaud; its what hes done for so many other communities. As an example, Campos spoke of Brinkins work with immigration and sanctuary in San Francisco. San Francisco government will never be the same without you, he said. The Board of Supervisors officially declared it Larry Brinkin Week. SF Human Rights Commission presented a certificate of recognition as well. Brinkin received as a retirement gift two tickets to the Mexican Riviera aboard the Sapphire ship. You know, Ive done a lot of cruising, but Ive never been on a cruise, Brinkin jested.
Cecilia Chung, chair of the SF Human Rights Commission, spoke directly to Brinkin, calling him the uncle I never had. She said his smile was infectious and highly disarming, even those times I didnt agree with you. She said she first met Brinkin in 1993, when SFHRC was holding a hearing about transgender people in which Brinkin was a fierce advocate and transgender people had doors opened to them. Chung additionally lauded him for his advocacy for LGBT people, Native Americans, and inter-sex people. She added, Without Larry, we wouldnt have domestic partnership and the equal benefits ordinance, setting these great examples for the rest of the country. She concluded, Larry, you are a great teacher and a visionary.
Theresa Sparks, executive director of the SFHRC, has known Brinkin for approximately 12 years. She credited Brinkin for several accomplishments: getting equal benefits for elevator operators and repairers, which is now nationwide for domestic partners; making sure immigrant youth had protected civil rights; assuring queer homeless have a place to sleep at night; dealing with environmental racism in the Bayview; and securing transgender city employees with health benefits. Sparks said Brinkin helped form a subcommittee to deal with how 50% of all violence against transgender people in the City had been conducted at the hands of law enforcement. This is a person who changed the lives of millions of people, she said of Brinkin.
Cynthia Goldstein, executive director of the San Francisco Board of Appeals, worked with Brinkin for many years. I know that Larry is fond of things that are quirky and unusual, so I decided to deliver my comments in a limerick, she announced, and then joked, For those of you whose minds immediately went to the gutter, I want to reassure that nowhere in my comments will the word, Nantucket, appear. She then proceeded to cleverly rhyme her praise. One line in example: This is just one of his battles of the many false chains that hes rattled; with his justice at hand, hell jump up, take a stand, and prejudice he will dismantle. She called him an out, proud pioneer.
Brinkin had a son, Ben Kelly-Blum, with two mothers, Debra Kelly and Laura Blum. Ben gave a brilliant summation of his father, the hot-shot leader, saying Brinkin always did the best job at everything, including being a dad. No matter what the situation, who hes with, or where hes at, you will always know what he thinks, he said. He also knows some pretty cool, interesting people, who most of you here are.
Brinkin wiped away tears of joy, and then made his remarks. I cant read all your nametags, so I cant thank everyone Id like to thank, he joked. He mentioned how proud he was that Sparks and Chung were two transgender women leading the Human Rights Commission of San Francisco. They are both good friends and mentors to me, he said. He had all the present and former staff of SFHRC stand up to be thanked and appreciated. He said Goldstein and he had worked together for 18 years, through lots of very difficult times and lots of wonderful victories. He said, I love this woman to the depths of my soul. Those are just a few of the many people Brinkin gave thanks to.
He especially thanked his partner, Wood Massi now his legal spouse as always so loving, brilliant, supportive, and strong. Brinkin said, When I was a little boy, I dreamed of growing up and meeting someday a man who was really, really smart and really aware of issues and great political, social values; and Wood is my dream man. Brinkin also acknowledged his son Ben as almost perfect, so sweet and kind and loving and so smart and perceptive. He thanked the two moms for the way Ben turned out as a testament of their excellent parenting.
He concluded with his long list of plans after retirement too numerous to write here. But he said, Ive always wanted to earn my living working for human rights, and this has been my dream job. He said, Most of us toil as activists and get no payment at all; but Ive been able to earn a good living helping further the cause of civil rights for so many wonderful colleagues both at work and in the community. He said, I feel I am so fortunate to have been given that opportunity.
Closing the ceremony, Champagne led everyone in singing Brinkins husbands favorite song, Somewhere Over the Rainbow with those special words: the dreams that you dare to dream really do come true.
Found this, too.