X-Men in San Francisco

Who knew? Not me. I gave up reading them after Chris Claremont did such awful things to Jean. But apparently everyone’s favorite mutants are now based at Starfleet Academy on the Marin headland. It makes a lot of sense. As this Chronicle article explains, San Francisco is the one place in the world where social outcasts can hope for a welcome.

So in coming plot lines we will see furious demonstrations in San Francisco because Barney Frank and the HRC say they might be able to swing enough votes to include transgender people in ENDA but including those weirdo muties would give Congress a fit.