Larry Brinkin, a local gay rights advocate, was busted on child porn charges Friday. According to reports, the man was an "icon" of sorts within the LGBT community; however, this is the first we're hearing of his name. Brinkin, 66, who worked for the San Francisco Human Rights Commission up until 2010, was arrested on Friday night for child porn attached to his AOL account. The Chronicle notes: "Police say that Brinkin had pornographic images, some that appear to show children as young as 1 and 2 or 3 years old being sodomized and performing oral sex on adult men, in e-mail attachments linked to his account."
The AOL account in question, [email protected], penned some horrific commentary attached to inexcusable child-rape imagery, allege authorities. One particularly depressing comment, as reported by SF Weekly, reads, "I loved especially the nigger 2 year old getting nailed. Hope you'll continue so I can see what the little blond bitch is going to get. White Power! White Supremacy! White Dick Rules!" And with that, we cannot help but loathe humanity just a touch more today. Anyway, SFPD says that the AOL address is linked to Brinkin's IP address to which "he is owner of the account and paid for AOL service with his credit card."
As for his advocacy work, the Board of Supervisors approved a resolution proclaiming the week of Feb. 1, 2010, "Larry Brinkin Week" in San Francisco, noting that his "dedication to advance the civil rights of all people has never stopped." Former Supervisor Bevan Dufty who, as the Chronicle goes on to point out, authored the board resolution, responded to Brinkin's arrest thusly, "I have admired and respected his work for the LGBT community...I respect and am confident that there will be due process."