Remember how we told you last week that Chris Kohrs, aka The Hot Cop of Castro, would be joining in on the ice water challenge? Officer Kohrs followed through with the event and doffed his shirt to raise money for the Officer Down Memorial Fund. The SF Examiner compiled a slideshow of the event, while YouTube user Nathan Tatterson caught it all on video to share with the world, so you can watch Officer Kohrs get all soakin' wet AFTER THE JUMP...
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This Monday, two fantastic things will be coming your way: the Hot Cop of Castro Street and the Chilin' 4 Charity ice water challenge. This Monday, August 18th Officer Chris Kohrs will be wearing not-very-much as he prepares to be doused with ice to raise money for the Officer Down Memorial Fund. Rather than a quiet demonstration with a friend and an iPhone, this will be a full-on event at The Café, with tickets available online. Money raised from the ticket sales will all be going directly to the Fund, and each ticket buyer will be given a raffle ticket for a chance to win the honor of being the one to upend the bucket of ice, while the top three donors will help Officer Kohrs prepare...whatever that means.
Stand by for us to have no small amount of photos and videos of the event come Tuesday. If you are unable to make it to the event but still wish to donate to ODMF, you can find their website here.
A gay man named Bryan Higgins, known to friends and family as Feather Lynn, was brutally attacked over the weekend in the Castro District of San Francisco. A part of the city’s radical faerie community, Feather’s body was discovered early Sunday morning, unconscious and lacking any identifying belongings. However, after police sought help from the community in identifying the man, a family member came forward and identified Feather. From The Castro Biscuit:
Yesterday, police declared the case an attempted homicide after evidence was introduced that suggested Feather was brutally attacked which reports say led to a fatal brain aneurysm that has left him on life support. The SFPD has little details on a suspect and is asking for the community’s help in tracking down a white male in his late 20′s and early 30′s who was wearing a dark colored hoodie who was captured on Muni and surrounding businesses’ security footage around the time of the assault. If you were in the vicinity of Duboce and Church in the early morning hours of Sunday, August 10th, or have details related to the crime, please contact the SFPD at 415-575-4444 or text TIP411 with “SFPD” at the start of the message.
Feather was taken off life support today at 3:33 PM PST. A vigil was held at that same time at Duboce Park, near where Feather was assaulted, to commemorate and celebrate his life.
Feather’s husband, Brian Haggerty, spoke to The San Francisco Bay Guardian on Feather’s condition:
“Right now, we are just concerned with his spirit, and making sure everyone has a chance to say goodbye," he said. "Too many factors came together in this situation. But the truth is he has left us.”
Speaking on Focal Point, Fischer said that the the American Family Association, the hate group which he runs, is thinking about issuing an “action alert” because if Pride burgers are not contained in San Francisco, “this kind of nonsense, then it's going to be spreading across the entire fruited plain and you're going to be going to your Burger King in Des Moines, Iowa and you're going to have a rainbow color wrapper for your Whopper."
Fischer goes on to say that the Proud Burger will be a disaster for Burger King because people do not want to have to think of two men having sex when they sit down to eat a hamburger.
Watch Fischer's rant, AFTER THE JUMP...
Yesterday, Apple posted a video on YouTube covering the company's support of the 5,000 employees who took part in San Francisco Pride on June 29th.
Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook also made a surprise appearance at San Francisco Pride last week.
"On June 29, thousands of Apple employees and their families marched in the San Francisco Pride Parade. They came from around the world — from cities as far as Munich, Paris, and Hong Kong — to celebrate Apple's unwavering commitment to equality and diversity. Because we believe that inclusion inspires innovation."
Watch Apple's San Francisco Pride video, AFTER THE JUMP...
The Most Shocking Thing Bill O'Reilly Can Find at the SF Pride Parade are Drag Queens Who Love Bill O'Reilly: VIDEO
Bill O'Reilly sends his correspondent Jesse Watters to troll the San Francisco Pride parade. Watters tries to get Gavin Newsom to call 'traditional' marriage supporters bigots, suggests Mark Leno's pants are a bit tight, and tries to get a rise out of Nancy Pelosi while showcasing a few of the parade's more 'promiscuous' characters.
But Pride parades have really hit the mainstream, and the most scandalous item that Watters seems to come up with are a pair of drag queens who "love" Bill O'Reilly.
Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...