Wednesday, March 18, 2009

homelessness & community in SF

Last week, I visited the San Francisco GLBT Historical Society's Polk Street: Lives in Transition exhibit, which chronicles the complex lives and circumstances of those who seek and have sought comfort, acceptance, hope and a home in the Polk Street & Tenderloin neighborhoods through the years. You can learn more about the exhibit here, and in this week's Guardian read a story about a few of the people whose stories are shared in the exhibit. One of those people is my friend and San Francisco clergy colleague, the Reverend Megan Rohrer. Megan is an important part of today's Polk Street area and through the Welcome Ministry is seeking to respond to poverty in San Francisco one person, one sidewalk at a time. The Human Rights Campaign shares some of Megan's inspiring story here.

3 comments:

Travis Kennedy said...

The exhibit at the LGBT Historical Society was eye opening indeed. I feel that we (the younger generation of LGBT people) are living in an era of unprecedented tolerance; however because of this we are losing sight of those who didn't have the same opportunities. Just ten or fifteen years ago being gay meant being an outcast, even in San Francisco. Polk and the Tenderloin stand as reminders that many are still living as outcasts and need compassionate hands reached out to them from within the community.

Rev. Megan M. Rohrer said...

Late pastor looks nice ;-) Look forward to seeing you on Thursday!

art said...

yes i totally agree with u mr travis kennedy