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The Archives & Research Center was created by the GLBT Historical Society to collect and record the entire history of common people as well as leaders of various communities that were either Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual or Transgenders. With more than 800 personal documents, interviews, photographs of various individuals, you can come by with an appointment to research in detail.
This African Orthodox church has been serving the community for a very long time and has also received recognition from the California State Legislature for their magnanimous work. The church was founded by Archbishop Franzo King and Reverend Mother Marina King who got divine inspiration, after watching John Coltrane performing live. The institution is actively involved in monetary donation drives and provides food, clothes and toys to the needy.
Art Now SF is an art space and a gallery that showcases some of the finest art works in this massive 9500 square feet (882.57 square meters) gallery. From ground space to a small balcony that faces the ground floor, this space can be used for private events as well. The art gallery is normally used for photo/movie shoots, staging areas, band rehearsals and classes for yoga/dance, etc.) They have a full fledged kitchen, a dining area, conference room, bath with showers, recording studio, private rooms, etc. They also have a basketball hoop, ping pong and table tennis tables.
Glide Memorial Church is a United Methodist Church in San Francisco that was opened in 1929. It is said to be one of the most liberal churches in the US. Since the 1960's it has provided various services for the poor like three meal servings daily, AIDS testing, mental and primary health care, women's programs, literacy classes, free legal services for the homeless and many more. Visitors from all over the world attend the Sunday celebrations and the funds got from these are used for the church.
This A-frame temple dating from the 1960s is the North American outpost of the Konko religion. The congregation moved from Japan to the United States over seventy years ago. Konko Church itself is a masterpiece of simplicity. The north and south walls are glass made to resemble rice paper. The lines of the pale wood sanctuary are clean and elegantly proportioned, making it a lovely place for quiet meditation. Over the altar is the Japanese character for gold, a metaphor for the golden light that emanates from a spiritual heart.
Often known as the "first neighborhood" of San Francisco, the Mission District is one of the favorite places of the people of the city. The district has its own share of fun places, restaurants, theaters and bookstores and is a hugely popular destination for avid foodies. Spend a day at Dolores Park or admire the colorful murals on the buildings throughout the district.