San Francisco decided to push forward with its annual “Up Your Alley Street Festival” AKA weekend-long-gay-hairy-fetish-hungry-piggy-leather-BDSM-group-sex-party this past Saturday. This happened despite having recently declared a public health emergency over Monkeypox, and the fact that gay men—or “men who have sex with men” if you prefer—make up over 95% of documented cases.
If you think my description above was outlandish, take a look at how they themselves described their “festival”:
But don’t think they took this issue lightly! In the face of this incredibly specific health crisis, they took the brave stance of actively encouraging everyone to still go and engage in debauchery, while timidly offering some advice that you can take (or not!).
Infectious disease specialist Dr. Peter Chin-Hong gave his incredibly astute take on the matter by stating the obvious:
I think probably more risky things in both Outside Lands and Dore Alley will be the things that happen after the event or around the private event spaces, where people are intimate with each other.
They, incredibly, kick off their advice by emphasizing that, in no way, should the “piggy parties” be skipped:
They then go on to list way too many possibilities on how one might be able to contract such a disease:
Finally, they close out their advice by saying that even if you think you may have Monkeypox, feel free to go out anyway, just slap a band-aid or T-shirt over the diseased area:
The most incredible part of this all is the how disparate the response has been between this and COVID. For over a year, you couldn’t go to the gym, church, school, theater, or restaurants all to stop the spread.
Yet simply asking gays to keep it in their pants for a few weeks is a request so insurmountable and bigoted, we have no choice but to let it happen.
Thankfully though, there has been resistance to this creeping ideology and many opposition groups have stood up in protest of this degeneracy.