Light A Candle With Glide For A Brighter World This Holiday Season


Powered by unconditional love and acceptance, we celebrate our shared humanity at GLIDE. Together, we cast light upon the difficult and shadowed road to justice and inspire one another to renewed hope on this continuing journey. Through connecting communities and bridging differences, we enable San Francisco’s most vulnerable to make meaningful changes in their lives as they struggle to break cycles of poverty, hunger, violence and addiction.”

                                                                        Janice Mirikitani, Co-Founder and Founding President

No one is alone here at GLIDE. Because of our community, our donors, our partners who ignite the light of HOPE, we can walk together to heal a world with justice and unconditional love.”

                                                            Rev. Cecil Williams, Co-Founder and Minister of Liberation

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Old Navy Shopping Spree

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By Ben Lintschinger, Program Manager, GLIDE V.R.P. Engagement, Education and Advocacy

The financial challenge faced by working families in the City is greater than ever before and the holidays are never an exception. In fact, meeting their children’s needs and wishes during this season can present parents with tough choices: doting or self-discipline, saving or celebrating. It’s hard for parents to have to choose and it’s hard for children to understand because while they may be rich in love, kids see their peers and others around them receiving the shiny, new and indeed wonderful gifts we’ve come to expect. It can be a heart-ache for a family in need.
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A Balm in Gilead: GLIDE World AIDS Day Celebration 2015


World-AIDS-DayMarvin K. White’s “A Balm in Gilead: A Prayer, Poem and Sermon”

for Glide’s World AIDS Day Celebration 2015



The God of the FDA and of my Combination Drugs.

The One True Atripla and Combivir God.

The Epzicom of Prayers.

The First Trizivir and The Last Truvada.

The Great Fuzeon Lord of the Entry and Fusion Inhibitors.

Mother and Father Nucleoside and Non-Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors.

My Rescriptor, my Sustiva God, and my Viramune God.

The one they call Ziagen and the Trizivir of Peace.

The Epzicom sample and The Videx Hope.

My Emtriva waking and my Epivir sleeping God.

The Bottle Twister of my Zerit and The Sweet Coating of my Viread.

The Deliverer of my Retrovir.

The God of Opportunity in Opportunistic Infection.

God of the Living Rifadin.

The True Ambisome Shining.

The Zitthromax Light.

The Pill Giver.

The Most-High Radiess.

My Biaxin Keeper and The One Whose Date Does Not Expire.

My Liposomal God.

The Mysterious Dissolving One.

The one they call Marinol of Oakland, Baraclude of Atlanta,

Procrit of New York, Etopophos of Jackson, Toposar of Chicago and Diflucan of DC. Read more ›

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By: James Lin, GLIDE's Co-Director of Human Resources and Organizational Integration. He arrived at GLIDE just before Thanksgiving in 2004.
In my immigrant family in the 1970’s, Thanksgiving was probably the holiday that was the easiest to understand. My mother, who had lived through the bombing and occupation of her home cities in China during WWII, understood the gratitude of having family together and safe. My father, a Depression baby, appreciated the celebration of abundance that made possible enough food on the table to share with those you love. Only my brother really ever mastered the whole turkey thing, but we got the essentials down, and I could eat canned cranberry sauce year-round.

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“Tell Me What LOVE Is”

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By: Lillian Mark, GLIDE program team member since 2004

This year I celebrate 10 years on GLIDE staff not including the 3 semesters I spent here as an intern prior. During my tenure at GLIDE the people in my life and the people I meet have had many questions: Did you always know you wanted to help people? Why would you choose to do this? Why would you choose to work there? What makes you stay? My response to those questions change as I am changed by this place every day.

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Celebrating 75 Years with 75 Hours of Service: Bi-Rite & GLIDE’s “Breaking Bread” Dinner

By: Sam Mogannam, Owner, Bi-Rite Family of Businesses

September marked the 75th anniversary of Bi-Rite’s original market in the Mission, which my family has owned for more than 50 years. The anniversary presented us with an important moment to reflect on our history, celebrate our accomplishments, and thank the community that helped us achieve our mission of Creating Community Through Food.

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We Can Do Better…


There is much disturbance in response to a video circulating depicting the SF police handling of Black man with a prosthetic leg. He was behaving in ways that caused potential threat to harming himself and others. To many, the video depicts careless and humiliating treatment of a disabled individual. The images of 14 or more police officers attending to the event fearful of a hostile crowd, brings up images from our country’s racialized history and current events. From the police perspective they followed legal and correct protocol, and while they may believe they acted with much restraint, WE CANNOT ACCEPT THIS APPROACH AS NORMAL POLICE BEHAVIOR as we go forward. We want more for our city.

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"To be bad is to be bold, to speak your truth, be yourself fiercely, and move from backstage to center stage."--Janice Mirikitani "Pain creates the opportunity to change again and again." --Janice Mirikitani We threw the surprise party on Wednesday but TODAY is Janice Mirikitani's actual birthday! Happiest of birthdays to GLIDE's loving and fierce Founding President! GLIDE's blog is alive and thriving. Read our latest post by Rev. Theon @theonj3

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