Anna Conda Runs for District 6 Supe – By Paul E. Pratt

For some, news that a drag queen threw her wig into the political arena, seeking election this fall to the District 6 (SOMA) seat on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, could have come as a shock. To those that know Glendon “Anna Conda” Hyde, though, the decision might have been far less surprising.

Over the course of the final years of her long-running, award-winning drag show Charlie Horse, Anna grew increasingly politically-minded. Involvement with Prop. 8 protests soon turned into vocal rallies against the gentrification of Polk Street to the exclusion of gays and HIV/AIDS funding cuts.