Monthly Archives: June 2011

Stand up for LGBT youth

The theme for the 41st annual San Francisco Pride parade and festival is “Stand up for LGBT Youth.” My warmest best wishes to Dan Savage and everyone who has helped with the “It Gets Better Project.” As they say on their website, “Many LGBT youth can’t picture what their lives might be like as openly gay adults. They can’t imagine a future for themselves. So let’s show them what our lives are like, let’s show them what the future may hold in store for them.” This is my 34th parade in San Francisco. I marched with a handful of Midwestern folks in Chicago when I was a kid. I survived. We’ve got so much to celebrate. So much left to do. Happy Pride everyone!

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Emergency community meeting on violence

There have been several incidents of violence this past week that are of concern to the community’s health and safety. Supervisor Jane Kim would like to have a community conversation around the subject.  The Luggage Store on Market Street  (1007 Market St.) has generously offered their space on Thursday, June 23 from 5-7 pm to have this conversation. Continue reading

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Community Stabilization Policy heads to Board of Supervisors

Supervisor Jane Kim’s resolution to support the historic balance of affordable vs. market rate housing and retain a healthy percentage of jobs in the Western SoMa community planning area cleared the Land Use Committee today and will be voted on by the full Board of Supervisors on June 14. Supervisors Eric Mar and Scott Wiener voted to move it forward without recommendation. Supervisor Malia Cohen voted against the measure. Continue reading

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