Justin's HIV Journal

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Justin HIV Journal: Justin Goes to San Francisco

Justin's HIV Journal Went on travel to San Francisco. Justin and his partner Phil decided to go to San Francisco because the NBJC National Black Coalition was holding their annual Black Church Summit there. It was Justin's first time there and he had a blast. So check out the video and get a glimpse into Justin's life

I had never been to San Francisco until March 27th it was great. There was so much to do and go. It was hard to fit the whole trip into 10 minutes. 10 minutes is all YouTube.com allows you to have when uploading videos. I've seen videos that have been very long and I'm wondering how people do it, please someone let me know.

So when we first got on the plane I've never flowned Virgin America. It was great that airline has to be my favorite. It had leather seating and an interactive television seat in the seat in front of you so you could watch TV and movies. Okay I admit I watch the L Word like twice on the plane. Also if you wanted food there were buttons you could push to order a specified kind of food. The television in front of you was a touch screen. And all this in coach!!!

The first site I saw of San Francisco that morning was Market Street. I wasn't convinced that this was the only part of San Francisco. I was supposed to meet up with my friend Kengi Carr, but he was not feeling to well. Little did I know my partner had it planned out. He has been to the west coast and he knew what I would like to go see.

Okay yes I thought it was awesome the way the bathroom's worked, only because in DC we don't have that. If you look at the video you will see what I'm talking about.

So we started off in downtown and road a couple trolleys to some stores. Lets just say I did "some shopping" while I was there. Then headed towards the beautiful Castro district. The Castro District known as the gay district but since it's San Francisco it's almost gay everywhere. As I was walking in the Castro I noticed that on the theatre there was a sign. It read,"This weekend the Gay Porn Awards". As the night got later and later and later. More and more people filled the streets. There were dressed and ready to kill. I met up with some porn actors and had a great time. They were really nice and friendly.

We saw City Hall and I was very proud to go to some of the same place that Harvey B Milk did. He was an inspiration to the Gay Rights Movement across the country. Harvey Bernard Milk (May 22, 1930 – November 27, 1978) was an American politician and the first openly gay man to be elected to public office in California, as a member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. Milk served 11 months in office and was responsible for passing a stringent gay rights ordinance for the city. On November 27, 1978, Milk and Mayor George Moscone were assassinated by Dan White, another city supervisor who had recently resigned but wanted his job back.

Quiet Time

We went to go see Muir Woods, where the Redwood trees are and it was beautiful. . When my partner and I walked in Muir Woods for the first time, it felt like magic. I felt at home in the woods, so I really appreciated it for what it was. I loved it. I saw a beautiful hummingbird that was moving way to fast for my camera and a cute forest mouse that was building himself a home. We walked the trail and took a lot of pictures.

Next it was time to go to Twin Peaks. Twin Peaks is the highest elevation you can go and see all of San Francisco in it's glory. I could see if it was nighttime why it would be a romantic spot for lovers. It was beautiful. In Castro there was one of the biggest flags I'd ever seen and you could see it from Twin Peaks.

Another attraction was the Golden Gate Bridge. Of course I had to see it before I left. It looks so beautiful and breathe taking.