You Are Our FAMILY

We share solidarity, grief and love with the victims, friends and families of the Orlando shootings at the Pulse nightclub. In this PRIDE month, when we will celebrate the love of our LGBTQ family, we know well that the targeting of a gay club was not incidental.

06_15_16_STAND_W_ORLANDO_BLOG_R3Almost all of us have shared in the fear and outrage of being singled out for violence because we are queer, of color or otherwise different. And so we at GLIDE make sure that the world knows: You cannot single us out, because we stand together. This is what our Founders, Rev. Cecil Williams and Janice Mirikitani, did in helping found the first gay youth organization, Vanguard, whose members led the Compton Cafeteria riots against police harassment in 1966, at 101 Taylor Street right here in the Tenderloin. Putting the power of GLIDE and the church behind those who are all too often targeted for violence and discrimination empowers all of us to resist hatred, to love openly and to be free

There will be time in the coming days to take on the issues that are highlighted by these killings – gun violence and the use of assault weapons, entrenched homophobia, extremism, and community mental health. For now, we focus on those directly affected by this terrible assault and say: We stand with you, and you are our family.

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Do you care about building community and advancing social justice in San Francisco? Are you searching for ways to serve and advocate for our city's most vulnerable people? The GLIDE Legacy Committee is recruiting new members through November 3! .
Join a group of motivated young professionals who are committed to GLIDE's mission to create a radically inclusive, just and loving community mobilized to alleviate suffering and break the cycles of poverty and marginalization. To apply or request more info, please send your resume and a statement of interest to Moses Ike and Kevin Pong via youngprofessionals@glide.org .
We look forward to hearing from you! #unconditionallove #community @glidesflegacy @wyattmm @brentongieser @amygardner9 @lauranthom @like_theres_no_tamara @krayjay_ @msemmyhelene @sublimerubbish @alissagrier @just_faffing @sldowd Check our homepage for a message of hope and recovery from GLIDE's leadership team. Link in profile. #northbayfires #recovery #disasterrelief #wednesdaywisdom TOMORROW, 2:00 pm, Freedom Hall: Join the GLIDE community for a free performance by Golden Thread Productions of "Oh My Sweet Land." Check out our interview with the director, Torange Yeghiazarian, to learn about this moving and timely story and why she chose GLIDE as a venue (link in profile)! Following the performance, there will be home-cooked Syrian food and community conversation. All are welcome! 
#sftheatre #bayareaarts #realtalk #community #discussion #syrianconflict #middleeast #refugeecrisis @cuttingball @zendesk @tndcsf @stanthonysf @projectopenhand @counterpulse @odcikin Did you know that October is #domesticviolenceawarenessmonth? Stay tuned for news on how GLIDE recognizes and addresses this important issue. #repost from @anewyearsrevolution  #takeastand

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