People brought their signs, support and voices as they gathered en-masse in front of City Hall. Most signs read something such as, "We Still Support Sam" and "Apology Accepted." Others reflected this reporter's sentiments with "Transportation is an issue. Homelessness is an issue. The economy is an issue. And all you want to talk about is SEX? Go F*ck Yourselves!"
This sign most likely addressing the corporate media which was also present. Signs also displayed the GLBTQ community's disdain for Just Out, which called for the mayor's resignation. Signs said, "Just Out doesn't speak for me." and "Just Out of Touch."
Despite what corporate media suggested, there was not a large contingent of people against Adams. There five people. I counted. Three of them were silently holding their signs, engaging in conversations with the pro-Adams, anti-witch hunt crowd. However, one man chose to wear a biblical quote on a sandwich board and yell, "Fudgepackers!" from his bullhorn. However, the mad ravings of this bigot were quickly silenced by a loud speaker box pumping out dance tunes.
Cars drove by, mostly honking in support of the rally but there were a few fingers against Adams as well. However the crowd maintained it's spirit through cheering, dancing and general comradery. Personally, I have never been to a mayoral support rally. I only went to this one because of the issues surrounding it. I was overjoyed to be yelling and cheering with my brothers and sisters. We need to take it to the streets more often.