Why I Love San Francisco

I read this on the Queerty webpage today. It’s quote from Korey Kuhl, an Amazing Race star and it caught my attention because what he says about San Francisco is the same as my response to the city when I arrived in 1972. Changes here have sent rents through the roof and driven out artists but it was reassuring to know the city’s essence remains intact.
Kuhl wrote “San Francisco is the only city in the world where literally everyone can truly be themselves. No matter who you are or what you’re looking for San Francisco will welcome you with open arms. When I moved there in 2011, the biggest surprise to me was just how comfortable everyone seemed in their own skin. Being from the Midwest I loved the small town feel of SF but I also loved being able to see same-sex couples walk down the street hand-in-hand. After growing up in a conservative part of the country, it was nice to see people being themselves whole-heartedly and embracing all lifestyles without limiting themselves.
One of the best things about San Francisco is how easy it is to explore due to its size, seven miles by seven miles. You can walk across it, from bay to ocean, in an afternoon. Whether you’re cruising down Castro Street, playing tourist for the day at Fisherman’s Wharf, or catching a Giant’s game at AT&T Park, you always feel like you’re in the heart of the city. It makes for a very intense experience, especially for gay men, because there are so many packed into a few square miles on the south side of the city.”

About Chuck

Ivy education, long-time San Franciscan with two dogs and two homes. Have traveled most of the world and spend my days writing.


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