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Tom Ammiano (born December 15, 1941), a Democrat, is a member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors representing District 9, which encompasses parts of the Mission District and the Bernal Heights and Portola neighborhoods. He was elected to the city-wide Board in 1994, and re-elected in 1998, when he became Board President. His efforts to have the Board elected by district instead of city-wide succeeded, and, running as a resident of Bernal Heights, he was elected to the new Board in 2000 and 2004. In August 2006, he announced his intention to run for the 13th District seat in the California State Assembly in 2008. December 15 is the 349th day of the year (350th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the movie, see 1941 (film). ... The Democratic Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. ... Nickname: Location of the City and County of San Francisco, California Coordinates: , Country United States of America State California City-County San Francisco Government  - Mayor Gavin Newsom Area  - City  47 sq mi (122 km²)  - Land  46. ... Mission Theatre on Mission Street The Mission or the Mission District is the name of a neighborhood in San Francisco, California. ... The Bernal Heights neighborhood, familiarly called Bernal, lies to the south of San Franciscos Mission District. ... There are approximately 90 neighborhoods in San Francisco, California, USA. Main article: Alamo Square Main article: Anza Vista, San Francisco, California Ashbury Heights is a neighborhood on the hill to the south of the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood, east of Stanyan Street, north of Belgrave Avenue and west of Clayton Street. ... The California State Assembly chamber California State Assembly Chamber in the State Capitol The California State Assembly is the lower house of the California State Legislature. ...

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Personal life

Ammiano grew up in Montclair, New Jersey. He received a bachelor's degree in communications from Seton Hall University in 1963 and a master's degree in special education from San Francisco State University in 1965. He taught English to children in South Vietnam as part of a Quaker program until 1968, when he left shortly after the Tet Offensive. Map of Montclair Township in Essex County Montclair is a township in Essex County, New Jersey, United States. ... A bachelors degree (Artium Baccalaureus, A.B. or B.A.) is usually an undergraduate academic degree awarded for a course or major that generally lasts for three, four, or in some cases and countries, five or six years. ... The term communications is used in a number of disciplines: Communications, also known as communication studies is the academic discipline which studies communication, generally seen as a mixture between media studies and linguistics. ... “Seton Hall” redirects here. ... “M.S.” redirects here. ... Special education is instruction that is modified or particularized for those students with special needs, such as learning differences, mental health problems, or specific disabilities (physical or developmental). ... San Francisco State University (commonly referred to as San Francisco State, SF State, and SFSU) is a public university located in the southwestern San Francisco, California, bordering Lake Merced and Lowell High School, near Fort Funston and Daly City. ... Official language Vietnamese Capital Saigon Last President Duong Van Minh Last Prime Minister Vu Van Mau Area  - Total  - % water 173,809 km² N/A Population  - Total  - Density 19,370,000 (1973 est. ... The Religious Society of Friends, commonly known as Quakers, or Friends, is a religious community founded in England in the 17th century. ... Combatants Republic of Vietnam, United States of America, South Korea, New Zealand, Australia National Liberation Front, Democratic Republic of Vietnam Commanders William Westmoreland Võ Nguyên Giáp Strength 50,000+ (estimate) 85,000+ (estimate) Casualties 2,788 KIA, 8,299 WIA, 587 MIA 1,536 KIA, 7,764 WIA...


Ammiano is a former public school teacher. In 1975, he became the first gay public school teacher in San Francisco to make his sexual orientation a matter of public knowledge when the Board of Education voted against including sexual orientation in the district's nondiscrimination clause; a year later the Board reversed its stand. In 1977 he fought the so-called Briggs Initiative, which would have prevented gays and lesbians from teaching in California's public schools. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... The Briggs Initiative can refer popularly to one of two pieces of legislation sponsoned by California politician John Briggs: California Proposition 6 (1978), a failed initiative which would have prevented gays and lesbians from teaching in Californias public schools Another 1978 law which did pass, which expanded the types...


Aside from his teaching and political activities, Tom Ammiano has been a stand-up comedian since 1980. Sometimes called "The Mother of Gay Comedy," he hosted open-mike comedy at the Valencia Rose cabaret in San Francisco which featured, but was not limited to, lesbian and gay male comedians. He also appeared in the Oscar-winning documentary The Times of Harvey Milk. Richard Pryor hits the money line A stand-up comedian or stand-up comic is someone that performs in comedy clubs, usually reciting a fast paced succession of amusing stories, short jokes and one-liners, typically called a monologue. ... It has been suggested that Open spots be merged into this article or section. ... For Harvey Milk High School Harvey Bernard Milk (May 22, 1930 – November 27, 1978), an American politician and gay rights activist, was the first openly gay city supervisor of San Francisco, California. ...


Ammiano was in a 16-year domestic partnership with a fellow schoolteacher, Tim Curbo, who died of complications from AIDS in 1994. He has one daughter and is now a grandfather. Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome or acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS or Aids) is a collection of symptoms and infections resulting from the specific damage to the immune system caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). ...


San Francisco Board of Education

In 1980 and 1988, Ammiano ran for the San Francisco Board of Education, and was elected in 1990. He was subsequently elected its vice-president in 1991, and then president in 1992.


As president of the Board of Education, Ammiano was successful in his efforts to include a gay and lesbian sensitivity curriculum for all students in the San Francisco Unified School District. He helped to make the San Francisco Public Schools District sexual education curriculum the most diverse and inclusive in the United States. In the San Francisco Public schools sexual diversity training begins in kindergarten.


San Francisco Supervisor

Among his accomplishments on the Board of Supervisors is the creation of the San Francisco Health Care Security Ordinance, which was passed by a unanimous vote of the Board of Supervisors and signed by Mayor Gavin Newsom on August 7, 2006. This makes San Francisco the first city in the nation to provide universal healthcare access. [1] [2] [3] Ammiano is also the main architect of the city's Domestic Partners Ordinance, which provides equal benefits to employees and their unmarried domestic partners. It also requires companies that do business with the City and County of San Francisco to provide the same benefits. Gavin Christopher Newsom (born October 10, 1967) is the 42nd Mayor of San Francisco, California. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ...


1999 mayoral campaign

In the San Francisco mayoral race of 1999, Ammiano mounted a successful write-in campaign in the November election, preventing the incumbent Willie Brown from achieving a victory without a run-off. While he lost that second election in December, Ammiano's campaign galvanized progressive voters in San Francisco and had a major impact on the composition of the new, more liberal Board of Supervisors the next year. Ammiano ran for mayor again in 2003, but did not win enough votes to make that run-off after Superversior Matt Gonzalez entered the race, splitting the progressive vote. Willie Lewis Brown, Jr. ... Matt Gonzalez (born June 1965) is a former district supervisor, president of the Board of Supervisors, and mayoral candidate in San Francisco, California. ...


Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence Controversy

In 1999, Ammiano came into conflict with some in San Francisco's Catholic community when the Board of Supervisors, at Ammiano's urging, granted the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, a charity group of drag nuns, a street-closure permit for Castro Street for their 20th anniversary celebration on Easter Sunday.[1][2] Said Roman Catholic Archdiocese spokesman Maurice Healy, "While we are offended by what they do, we're simply asking 'Please don't do it on Easter Sunday, the holiest day of the Christian year.'" An Archdiocese newspaper compared the Sisters' event to neo-Nazis celebrating on the Jewish holiday of Passover.[3][4][5] Some believe the controversy, which was repeatedly brought up by Ammiano's Catholic detractors, may have hurt his mayoral bid among San Francisco Catholics. This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... Easter (also called Pascha) is generally accounted the most important holiday of the Christian year, observed March or April each year to celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus from the dead (after his death by crucifixion; see Good Friday), which Christians believe happened at about this time of year, almost two... The terms Neo-Nazism and Neo-Fascism refer to any social or political movement to revive Nazism or Fascism, respectively, and postdates the Second World War. ... Pasch redirects here. ...


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References

  1. ^ Catalyst. Retrieved on 2006-10-08.
  2. ^ Catholic San Francisco. Retrieved on 2006-10-08.
  3. ^ Sistory (history on The Sister's main site. Retrieved on 2006-10-29.
  4. ^ Editors (1999-03-29). "Supervisors’ vote: Reactions varied, passionate and in large numbers". Catholic San Francisco.
  5. ^ Editors (1999-04-10). "Mock Nuns Hold Easter Party Despite Protests". Catholic World News.

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Tom Ammiano at AllExperts (626 words)
Tom Ammiano (born December 15, 1941), a Democrat, is a member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors.
In 1999, Board President Ammiano was criticized by leaders of San Franciso's Catholic community when the Board of Supervisors granted the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, gay drag queens who dress in nuns' habits, a permit to close a block of Castro Street for a street party on Easter Sunday.
Ammiano was in a 16-year domestic partnership with a fellow schoolteacher, Tim Curbo, who died of complications from AIDS in 1994.
Tom Ammiano - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (892 words)
Tom Ammiano, as president of the Board of Education, was successful in his efforts to include a gay and lesbian sensitivity curriculum for all students in the San Francisco Unified School District.
As President of the Board of Supervisors, Ammiano came into conflict with the leaders of San Franciso's Catholic community when the Board granted the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence a permit to close a block of Castro Street for a street party on Easter Sunday.
Brown did defeat Ammiano in the subsequent December 14 run-off election, but the whole process galvanized progressive voters throughout the city and had a major impact on the compostion of the new Board of Supervisors the next year.
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