As one of the few dance parties where the music is the draw, not the scantily clad patrons, every party is meaningful in its own way. The common thread is the tumultuous ambiance, fueled by free thinkers, wrapped in wide range of DJing styles and sounds.
Not only does this T-Shirt carry a powerful message, 100 percent of the proceeds go to the Trevor Project--helping GLBT Youth at risk of suicide get through today so they can understand for themselves, it does get better!
One thing is certain, I’ve never staid sober for any length of time during my 18 years in San Francisco. My biggest concern of being sober, aside from the word ‘sober’, having some really negative connotations if you look at the definition, is that I’d have to give up the things I enjoy so much about San Francisco—the parties, the disco, and the carrying on.
Perhaps, sobriety will become my new bad habit and zeitgeist addiction. Like watching a salmon swim upstream, I don’t know that I’m going to make it. What I do know is that there is a pool of creativity and new experiences waiting for me at the end of this journey. Ironically, if a bear (that would be me) doesn’t eat my intention (staying sober) all should go according to plan.
SF Gate's Unzipped featured my photo from when I walked for Walter Van Beirendonck in Men's Fashion Week. YAY! A huge thank you to Walter for giving all of us bigger bearded guys the opportunity of a lifetime by letting us walk for him, first in Berkeley, and then in Paris.