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San Antonio summer: Stroll on River Walk, dine of fajitas, defend existence against Adam McManus

by Jeremy Hooper

 Good As You Images Picture-8-25-2In 2006, San Antonio radio host Adam McManus made a bug fuss when a local grocery store chain decided to support the area's gay pride parade.

In 2007, he gunned for that year's grand marshall of the parade, Police Chief William McManus (no relation), suggesting that the chief only should have been there if his intention was "to arrest people for indecent exposure."

In 2009, he's doing this:


1. Call San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro at 210.207.7060 to object politely to his decision to become the first Mayor in San Antonio history to serve as the Grand Marshall of the San Antonio Homosexual Pride Parade on July 4th. (If you are having difficulty getting through, you can also call Castro's Chief of Staff Robbie Greenblum at 210.207.7067)

2. Send Mayor Julian Castro a polite e-mail objecting to his decision to serve as Grand Marshall in the Homosexual pride Parade on July 4th: mayorjuliancastro@sanantonio.gov

And cc the following people on his immediate staff: robbie.greenblum@sanantonio.gov, ruby.a.perez@sanantonio.gov, jaime.castillo@sanantonio.gov, jed.maebius@sanantonio.gov, jeanne.russell@sanantonio.gov, patti.puente@sanantonio.gov, tina.blanco@sanantonio.gov

3. Send Mayor Julian Castro a polite letter objecting to his decision to serve as Grand Marshall in the Homosexual pride Parade on July 4th:: Mayor Julian Castro, P.O. Box 839966, San Antonio, TX 78283.

4. E-mail me at adam@kslr.com and let me know if you made the phone call or e-mailed San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro.

Adam McManus Show [KSLR]

So you heard him, peeps: You too should probably Contact Mayor Castro. But of course we will THANK HIM for supporting the local LGBT community, and for standing against those whose yearly pride obsessions are as annoying as they are peculiar.

Then feel free to email Adam as well. Tell him that condemning gays is not like watermelon or wearing white: Summer will go on without this particular rite of passage!

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Your thoughts

I'm jealous of all the attention. Our mayor gave us a proclamation and no one got upset.

Posted by: a. mcewen | Jun 11, 2009 6:33:15 PM

Do they really cal it the Homosexual Pride Parade?

Posted by: Bearchewtoy75 | Jun 11, 2009 6:36:56 PM

All done EMAILS out to all except bigots. Thanking them for supporting Gays, Allies, Friends, Co Workers, Employers, and Parents, Children, Siblings and Cousins of Gays!

Posted by: LOrion | Jun 11, 2009 10:18:36 PM

I sent my e-mail in to the Mayor!

Posted by: Ezra Horne | Jun 11, 2009 11:43:45 PM

@ Bearchewtoy75
It is actually called the San Antonio Gay Pride Parade mcmanus just added the homosexual as his own form of scare quotes.

Posted by: Kitt | Jun 12, 2009 12:57:02 AM

McManus is a perpetual embarrassment to San Antonio. He has a nice list of his positions to his web site, pretty extensive lists of hate.

But what really shocked me was to find that two of his SPONSORS are businesses that I frequent. That will stop right now!

They are - INDIA PALACE on Fredricksburg Road and Too Good To Be Threw second hand stores all over town. I also sometimes buy Promise Land Dairy Cream - No more.

McManus regularly harasses businesses that support GLBT events. Why not do the same for his radio station's supporters?
Especially Indian Palace and the 2nd Hand stores. They both have many GLBT customers and sympathizers that would stop shopping there

Posted by: MAX FRISSON | Jun 12, 2009 9:14:45 AM

MAX I hope you sent in a LTE to local paper or something like that announcing these great civil disobedience tactics. Hotel in San Diego is still having cancellations from supporting Prop H8.
Support hate and bigotry and just see where it will get you. The good old American BUYCOTT!

Posted by: LOrion | Jun 12, 2009 11:50:06 AM


that's great he provided us with all the contact info we needed to show our support of the mayor!

I forwarded a copy of that email to Adam, just to show my appreciation for doing all that work to find addresses, emails, and phone numbers. LOL

Posted by: keltic | Jun 12, 2009 12:50:35 PM

"Adam's Army"? What an enormous ego to cram into such a confined skull.

Posted by: Baldran | Jun 12, 2009 12:55:00 PM

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