San Francisco Supervisor Bevan Dufty, whose district includes the Castro, said the No on 8 campaign was not “culturally competent.” Dufty said the campaign should have gone into “places where it isn’t as easy to be gay or queer,” like Visitacion Valley and Chinatown.
“I was a foot soldier going where people asked me to go,” the supervisor said. “The focus was really misplaced.”
It was redundant to campaign against Prop. 8 in the Castro, which overwhelmingly opposed the measure, he said. “It’s kind of like if the freedom riders of the ’60s never left Harlem.”
Another reason I like Bevan. He’s a politician who keeps exhibiting dangerous common sense.