Bil Browning

A Bilerico Mixer in San Francisco!

Filed By Bil Browning | November 27, 2009 6:00 PM | comments

Filed in: Site News
Tags: Bilerico meetup, Gay & Lesbian Leadership Conference, Kimpton Hotels, Sir Francis Drake, Victory Fund

Jerame and I will be flying to San Francisco early next week to cover the Victory Fund's 2009 International Gay & Lesbian Leadership Conference. Starlight-Room-View.jpgWhile we're there talking to our upcoming roster of LGBT politicians, we thought we'd take the opportunity to meet some of our area readers and contributors! We're going to have another Bilerico get-together!

Kimpton Hotels has generously donated the space for our soiree. Alcohol will be served, but since it's an open area you don't have to be 21+ to attend.

Bilerico's San Fran Mixer

Sir Francis Drake Hotel
The Starlight Room
450 Powell Street - San Francisco, CA
Friday, December 4, 2009
5:30pm - 7:30pm

Hundreds of Projectors have come to Bilerico get-togethers when we've been out on the road in Detroit, Denver, and Washington DC. Neither Jerame nor I have been to San Fran, so come help us celebrate our first trip to Gay Mecca!

There's only room for 250 people at the Starlight Room (unlike DC's Halo Lounge where we had room for 400), so be sure to RSVP today if you want to attend.

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Hi there Bilerico folks - how do we rsvp?

You can either RSVP on Facebook - (the link is in the article above) or if you're not the Facebook type, just leave us a comment here and let us know how many to expect.

bigolpoofter | November 23, 2009 2:55 PM

OMG! You're going up against the reception at the German counselate... what's a Gay man to do??!!

According to Victory Fund, ours will go later than the Berlin Mayor's reception. ;)

I'll be there...can't wait to see you boys out here in SF!

miss wild thing | November 23, 2009 3:46 PM

Well if Kip is going to be there, I must attend also.

Well if Kip is going to attend, I have to be there, too.

Michael @ | November 23, 2009 4:14 PM

1. Good News - you're finally visiting the City Beneath the Rainbow. No, do not pack shorts.

2. Good News #2 - you'll have a chance to see "Beach Blanket Babylon." Trust me.

3. Bad News - there's a conference event with two of the most shameless Obambots on Planet Earth in the same room at the same time. Do pack your non bullshit permeable ponchos and your favorite anti nausea medications.

So close to L.A.! So close to L.A.! Are you coming?!

No. :( Just San Francisco, this trip. Are you coming?

sigh. I tried to tell my wife it was a work related trip but she didn't buy it.


I realize this town is not the Center of the Queer Universe like SF is, but do you plan to ever have a Bilerico Mixer in Indianapolis?

Or maybe Chicago?

Neither Jerame nor I have been to San Fran, so come help us celebrate our first trip to Gay Mecca!

Travel tips for Jerame and Bil

If you take a walking tour of the Castro, don't forget to notice these sites:

(1) A new plaque honoring Leonard Matlovich on the corner of the apartment building where he lived at 18th and Castro (if you were to stand in middle of intersection and face up Castro Street toward the Castro Theatre, the apartment building is on the corner to your right; then find the entry to the apartment building on 18th Street and the plaque is to the left of the entry).

(2) Then, starting from the same intersection, go in the opposite direction on Castro Street toward 19th Street, and find the plaque in the sidewalk that marks the location where Harvey Milk's camera shop once was. (About in the middle of the block --- if you can't find it, ask a local to help you.)

(3) Finally, from the Harvey Milk marker, jaywalk across Castro Street to the little Chinese carry-out place --- I think the business is called Dim-Sum. Buy some sweet-and-sour chicken or pork (or whatever your favorite Chinese is) because that place serves the best Chinese food I've ever tasted.

P.S. 2a) and 3a) As you face up Castro Street toward 19th, the Harvey Milk marker is on left side of street and the Chinese place is on the right side.