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Voices from the front lines of GLIDE’s efforts serving those in need and advocating for change.

Jun 25, 2022

Now More Than Ever – GLIDE is Pride

Pride month is an extraordinary time, and the related festivities this June mark the first time in two years that we can all come together to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community. For decades, GLIDE has stood up for, sat in for, marched in the streets for - and opened its arms and doors widely - for the LGBTQ+ community. I am honored to be part of an organization with such a remarkable legacy of LGBTQ+ commitment and advocacy.  

During this month of Pride, I am fee...

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Aug-31-2017

The Bay Area Gives Back

A Closer Look at GLIDE’s Legacy Gala partner Bob’s Steak & Chop House The GLIDE Legacy Gala may have come and gone but who says the inspiration needs to end? Not us! The Legacy Committee wants to keep the good going and has connected with some of our partners to learn more about what ‘giving...


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Aug-30-2017

Eye on the Ball: San Francisco Renter Harassment Guide

Welcome to another edition of Eye on the Ball. This week we’re bringing you another installment on tenants’ rights. We’ll cover how to deal with landlord harassment. Renters in this inflated rent market, especially those in rent-controlled apartments, all too commonly find themselves the target of landlords seeking to cash-in on the demand for housing...


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Aug-24-2017

A look back at GLIDE’s Summer of Love: Hippie Is Necessary

“I’m not a professional photographer, I’m a political organizer. I happen to use the camera to tell the story of the work I do.” —Bob Fitch, Civil Rights photographer, former GLIDE seminary intern, and author of Hippie Is Necessary From the nostalgic perspective of this year’s 50th anniversary, San Francisco’s Summer of Love in 1967...


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Aug-23-2017

Eye on the Ball: Know Your Rights and Protect Yourself from Unjust Eviction

Welcome to Eye on the Ball’s four-part series on renters’ rights in San Francisco. This week, we’ll talk about what to do when your landlord says, “You gotta go!” First, take a few deep breaths. You don’t have to leave just because your landlord tells you to. There are rules they have to follow and...


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Aug-19-2017

"A transformative way of dealing with drug use": Paul Harkin on Safe Consumption Sites

Due to concern about HIV, Hep C and overdose deaths, there has recently been a surge in discussion both locally and nationally about creating Safe Consumption Services (or Safe Injection Facilities) where people who use drugs can take them under medically supervised conditions. These facilities would mitigate the risk of harm to folks who are...


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Aug-16-2017

It’s raw. It’s rad. It’s Radical Action Writing!

Radical Action Thursdays (RATs) are back! But because we aren’t fond of rats, we tweaked the name a bit. So what’s this whole RAW thing, anyway?...


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Aug-15-2017

"Tales from the Cured": Ending Hepatitis C in San Francisco

As members of GLIDE’s HIV & Hep C Harm Reduction Programs, the Hepatitis C navigators and I get the pleasure of being part of the City of San Francisco’s End Hep C SF initiative. End Hep C SF is a multi-sector collective-impact initiative that includes various service providers and community members working towards the elimination...


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Aug-14-2017

Photovoice – A Tool for Community Empowerment and Advocacy

I really believe there are things nobody would see if I didn’t photograph them. — Diane Arbus San Francisco is the land of invisible people—the homeless, the needy, the users, the ill, the marginalized, the undocumented. People who not only fall through society’s cracks, but who are ignored (or worse) by the middle and upper...


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Aug-04-2017

Shout out to SurveyMonkey Contribute!

A GLIDE community partner leveraging innovative technology for social good GLIDE is fortunate to have the support of many local community partners, including our friends at SurveyMonkey, one of the generous sponsors of this year’s GLIDE Legacy Gala. This Saturday, August 5, SurveyMonkey folks will be in the house for the 8th annual Gala and...


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