Keeping up with my 2016 DCCC campaign promises, 2017 was a lot of focused work staging our success for 2018. 2018 is shaping up to be another community centered year, for me. I will be focusing a lot of time on coalition building around common social justice concerns, health impacts to communities of color, working with allies in helping to create a pipeline out of homelessness, organizing learning and community leadership opportunities -- inviting you to become engaged in making our world a better place. I hope you will join me!

I’m a social justice fugitive and there’s a warrant out for my arrest! Will you bail me out to help our community stand strong?

My crime: Ensuring safety, dignity, and opportunity for ALL. To that end, I’m here to recruit you. In many organizations I serve, we’re helping to create jobs, improving our safety, and restoring dignity to our families. Fight with me preserve our city’s vibrant heritage, culture, diversity, and spaces. As community OUTLAWS, together we’ll help San Franciscans succeed.

Are you with me?
Donate for Bail

Ducal Jail for Bail
Saturday, March 17 at 1 PM - 4 PM
Jane Warner Plaza, Castro District San Francisco

Proceeds benefit organizations that help create safety, dignity, and opportunity:

  • Larkin Street Youth Services
  • Success Center SF
  • PAWS
  • Castro Country Club
  • Raphael House of San Francisco 

In 2014, I wrote of the changing face of San Francisco.
Published in the San Francisco Bay Times

"The city I love, and the people that make San Francisco a place to leave one’s heart, are going away. Where are we headed? Some of us, a prevailing minority, are “moving on up” and replacing the rest, a diminishing majority who are headed “down and out.” I’ve heard this problem labeled as an “affordability crisis.” Over the years, I have observed a jagged prosperity. This growth is rapidly reshaping our city, society, culture, politics, and economy. My only hope is that this prosperity becomes more evenhandedly managed.

In the last several years, I have observed waves of an exodus. At this time, I am observing my third, and perhaps most devastating, wave. These waves are eroding our city’s foundational culture, heritage, and spirit. I have watched our loved ones being washed out by the imbalances present in our city’s evolution. Through this tidal action, deposited on our shores, are a lot of new people from all over the U.S. and abroad.

It is apparent to me, and many old timers, that the latest waves of people that are coming to San Francisco are not doing so for the same reasons as many of those who arrived during the last several decades. Most of the latter were seeking acceptance, opportunity and a place to build a home. They wished to engage in a common culture and to connect with our accepting community. Now, there is little loyalty to, or preservation of, these important foundational characteristics. Our differences are leading to clashes over policy and limited resources.

The streets tell this story, for those willing to listen. Stenciled on the pavement in black ink is “5%”. This indicates the population of Blacks estimated to reside in the city. Also stenciled are words like “clusterf**k.” I feel that these, and other such statements, underscore the overwhelming consensus that we are in a predicament that will not be resolved easily. The streets are filled with many such references for those willing to take a moment to see, and to understand, what is happening in our world. Sadly, everybody is working so hard that few have time for community, art, local culture, or to become actively engaged in our common fight for survival.

The job and housing markets are oversaturated, as are our social service systems. The cost of living and minimum wage are light-years apart. There are more exclusionary roadblocks to opportunity and prosperity than there are programs and incentives to ensure equality and a nondiscriminatory playing field.

As I reflect on my own experiences and interact with other residents, the general sentiment is that even while the city prospers, many things are becoming worse than ever before. The situation, in my option, is unsustainable. I find that we are all on the razor’s edge. I’m facing the same hardships and misfortunes that are affecting countless others. That is why I am here to recruit you into the work that we must do to change our course." Are you with me?

#HainesForSF San Francisco Black Community
San Francisco Black Leadership Community 

Future Events:

I am honored to be one of your hosts.

Please join us for an evening of fun, refreshment, and entertainment. 

A Free Community Event Celebrating the Lives of Black LGBTIQQ People
Friday, Feb.16, 6pm - 9pm
SOMArts Cultural Center
934 Brannan St, San Francisco, CA

  • Raffle Prizes
  • Entertainment
  • Art Gallery
  • Food
  • Music
  • Free STD/HIV Testing

Get your free tickets here:

February 7th Breaking the Silence

Sat 1 PM · City College 1800 Oakdale, SF, CA 

I am honored to be one of your hosts.

We are excited to invite you to 2018 Black HIV Awareness Day.  Please join us for an evening of fun, refreshment, and entertainment. This is a great opportunity to learn about how you can help prevent the spread of HIV in San Francisco's Black community. See you then. 

Thank you!

February 5th
Sacred Cocktails: SF Black LGBT Leadership History

Join us on Monday, Feb 5th to celebrate Black History Month for a conversation with Ken JonesTroy Brunet and Shaun Haines about San Francisco's Black LGBT Leadership history. See you at The Lookout.

Gathering begins: 6:30pm
Conversation starts: 7:00pm
And ends: 8:00pm

LGBTQ Strategy- Economic Opportunity & Equity- Prioritization

February 12
Ensuring new opportunity. In our committee, our work is helping to create jobs and restoring dignity to SF's LGBTQ family. Fighting injustices, our efforts preserve our city’s vibrant LGBT heritage, culture, diversity, and spaces. Are you with us?

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I was born and raised in the great city and county of San Francisco. My community roots are deep within this city, so I fully understand San Francisco’s values. Our shared values include building strong communities, providing a good education, creating new opportunities, and working to maintain and grow our city’s diversity.
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