Tag Archives: san fran

Hipster or Homeless?

27 Jul

‘Hipster or Homeless’ was created in San Francisco, to make fun of hipsters AND to bring awareness to the homelessness problem in San Fran. It’s really fun to go though the photos! Enjoy.

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San Francisco Pride 2011

28 Jun

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So I have been to LA Pride, and it’s always a blast so I figured why not check it out AND take my first trip to San Fran all in one weekend!? Done. My first impression of San Fran was how slow paced it is. This might, in part be due to the fact that I was staying with my stoner/law student friend who is pretty relaxed – but everyone else seemed to be on the same agenda: Sleep in, walk to grab coffee, take your time, laugh. It’s really nice to slow down sometimes. It’s also super chilly there, so it’s totally acceptable to throw on some sweats, a flannel and hit the town.

Saturday was Dyke March, the entire day is devoted to the lesbian community as a way to take back Pride from the very commercialized, very gay-male heavy, Sunday parade. People hang out all day in the park and then gather to march to the Castro. No men allowed. It was a blast and a great way to see the city. Lots-o-nudity (which I failed to capture in the above photos). Sunday was the parade, and I would say LA has San Fran beat. The parade was more like a crazy fair, and I couldn’t even see the parade because it was so crowded – not really worth your time. We bounced and spent the afternoon day drinking at a bar in the Castro.

Such a fun trip :).

Frisco to Ban Male Circumcision?

27 Jun

According to the San Fransisco Examiner, a movement to ban male circumcision (on babies) may be on the ballot this November. And you know what? I kind of agree with it. I mean babies are helpless innocent little people who just got tossed into this crazy world. I don’t know if it’s anyone’s right to physically alter them in a way that’s irreversible – right?

Myths about uncircumcised guys having issues with hygiene etc. have long been dispelled. Yet, we as a society impose our idea of normalcy on our little baby boys every day. So I get that some people do it for religious reasons, but are the rest of us just doing this so that our kid has the best shot at fitting in with his peers? If so, that doesn’t seem like a great reason to me! What do you think?