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It’s Never Too Late (Or Too Early!) to Make a Difference

Kent first came to GLIDE as a homeless teenager in search of a hot meal and assistance navigating San Francisco’s affordable housing system. Today, he returns every Monday and Thursday morning to volunteer in the kitchen, which comes easy to

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From Serving Meals to Improving Data

We are happy to feature this reflection by Precious Listana, Public Policy Fellow at Twitter, on some of the ways that Twitter gives back to the community by volunteering at GLIDE. Many thanks to Bano, Kania, and the entire Twitter crew

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Leading with Heart: GLIDE’s Community Safety and Training Team

The following reflections are from Lillian Mark, GLIDE Community Safety and Training Manager and were originally delivered to GLIDE’s congregation on September 17, 2017.

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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

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A Gender Identity Summit at GLIDE

GLIDE hosted its first-ever Gender Expression and Identity Summit on May 5–7. The idea came from the GLIDE Pride Team and GLIDE’s pastoral intern, Todd Whitley, who designed the gathering to deepen our understanding of issues related to transgender and

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GLIDE on the Move: A Sacramento Day of Action

Last Wednesday, GLIDE joined over a thousand Californians gathered at the state’s capitol to support the passage of SB 54, “The California Values Act.” The bill was introduced by State Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de León in December, and if passed,

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Let Your Light Shine: transcript of Bishop Karen Oliveto’s final sermon as GLIDE’s Senior Pastor

From Rita Shimmin, GLIDE Executive Director: On August 14, 2016, newly elected Bishop Karen Oliveto gave her farewell sermon at GLIDE (see below). After the Sunday Celebration, we gathered to give the new Bishop a farewell party. Both her sermon

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Massive thanks to the GLIDE Pride Team and all the volunteers & donors who are making this year's Backpack Giveaway a success! Over 300 backpacks filled with school supplies being given away today. Now that's how you celebrate going #backtoschool! . Photos by the lovely @pawpawrazzi . #community #coolkids #GLIDEPride
Immense gratitude to everyone who came out to the 9th Annual GLIDE Legacy Gala last Saturday! From the awardees’ powerful speeches to the soaring vocals of the GLIDE Ensemble to the stellar dance moves seen late into the evening, it was an amazing night. We’re already lin ok’ing forward to next year! . Special thanks to our wonderful @glidesflegacy and to the two amazing women whom we honored with the 2018 Legacy Awards: Alicia Garza and Lateefah Simon. Photo credit: @alainmclaughlin . #GLIDELegacyGala #DressUpGetDown #WitnessTheLITness
Immense gratitude to everyone who came out to the 9th Annual GLIDE Legacy Gala last Saturday! From the awardees’ powerful speeches to the soaring vocals of the GLIDE Ensemble to the stellar dance moves seen late into the evening, it was an amazing night. We’re already lin ok’ing forward to next year! . Special thanks to our wonderful @glidesflegacy and to the two amazing women whom we honored with the 2018 Legacy Awards: Alicia Garza and Lateefah Simon. Photo credit: @alainmclaughlin . #GLIDELegacyGala #DressUpGetDown #WitnessTheLITness
GLIDEsf hit 3,000 followers over the weekend! Thank you all for supporting our growing Instagram community. ❤️🌈🙏#mondaymotivation #GLIDEunconditionally

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