“San Francisco is 49 square miles surrounded by reality.”~Paul Kantner
One week ago, I sat in a room with thousands of students, LGBT community members, and social-justice seekers to hear the incredible, uplifting words of Orange is the New Black actress and transgender activist Laverne Cox. Cox reminded us how, though we may feel this is the reality, San Francisco surpasses the rest of the world when it comes to our ideals of justice. We tolerate, we accept, we love. In many cases that makes us an unreal, untouchable community in these 49 square miles.