San Francisco police have arrested veteran gay rights advocate Larry Brinkin in connection with felony possession of child pornography. Brinkin, 66, who worked for the San Francisco Human Rights Commission before his retirement in , was taken into custody Friday night. He spent the night in jail before he was released on bail, according to a spokeswoman for the sheriff's department. The district attorney's office will decide Tuesday whether to file charges. Police say that Brinkin had pornographic images, some that appear to show children as young as 1 and 2 or 3 years old being sodomized and performing oral sex on adult men, in e-mail attachments linked to his account, according to a search warrant served by San Francisco police.
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In a since-deleted Facebook post Thursday, the gay bar announced that it would not be reopening and, instead, a different bar will take its place later this year, reported SFist. The roomy dance floor drew young bar-hoppers moving to Top 40 remixes and Madonna. Badlands originally opened in as a country bar, according to the Bay Area Reporter, and transitioned into a video bar in under current owner Les Natali. The bar has faced criticism in recent months regarding past accusations of racism. In , state investigators cleared Natali of allegations that he discriminated against customers and potential employees because of race and gender. Janelle Bitker is a San Francisco Chronicle staff writer. Email: janelle.
The city itself has, among its many nicknames, the nicknames "gay capital of the world" and "the gay Mecca", and has been described as "the original 'gay-friendly city'". These transient and diverse populations thrust into a relatively anarchic environment were less likely to conform to social conventions. For example, with an unbalanced gender ratio, men often assumed roles conventionally assigned to women in social and domestic settings.
Originally a Spanish later Mexican mission and pueblo, it was conquered by the United States in and by an invading army of prospectors following the discovery of gold in its hinterland. The Gold Rush made San Francisco a cosmopolitan metropolis with a frontier edge. The great earthquake and fire destroyed much of the city but barely slowed its momentum; San Francisco barreled through the 20th century as a center of wealth, military power, progressive culture and high technology. The first inhabitants of the San Francisco area arrived around B. By the 16th century, when the first Europeans sailed along the California coast always missing the Golden Gate due to fog , the area was inhabited by the Ohlone-speaking Yelamu tribe.