Gay Stories: San Francisco Supervisor Bevan Dufty on Bullying



GuestbloggerNathan Manske and Marquise Lee just finished a 4 month, 50 state tour of the United States collecting stories for their I'm From Driftwood site. We'll be sharing some of the stories they collected along with some of the insight into what they saw. They're still encouraging people to submit their written stories via IFD.

Manske says: Driftwood

Harvey Milk was the inspiration for creating “I’m From Driftwood” so being in San Francisco was a special moment on the Tour. We met Supervisor Bevan Dufty, who represents the same district Harvey Milk did, after he finished meeting with some folks from his district to talk about some local issues. Listening in on the public event through the church’s doors, it was charming hearing him talk with his constituents about garbage pick-up issues, reminding me how Milk scored a lot of points by focusing on every day issues like cleaning up dog poop in the park.

Bevan shared a story about bullying he experienced when he was in 3rd grade, and I couldn’t help but wonder what Harvey would have to say about all the bullying and suicides going on today.