I have to ask this question about the City of San Francisco: Are they nuts out there, hypocrites, or both?
Looking at the following two stories, I have to say it's the third option.
First, we have to ask that if San Francisco is a supposed liberal utopia, then why do they have so many homeless people? Could it be because far too many of the do-as-I-say-and-not-as-I-do progressives can't be bothered to actually help them out and prefer to leave it to “the government” to handle? Oh, wait, they are the government in San Francisco! I guess we can see how far progressive compassion really goes when they find they have to spend their own money rather than someone else's money to provide the services they believe is owed to the downtrodden, even when they're the ones who helped make them downtrodden in the first place.
Second, if the City by the Bay is so tolerant and supportive of homosexuals, then why did a staff member of museum hosting an exhibit of a well known lesbian artist ask a lesbian couple to leave because they were holding hands? That's not very tolerant, is it? Would they have asked a heterosexual couple to leave as well? Does the museum have a no PDA (Public Display of Affection) rule, or were they merely offended by a lesbian couple holding hands?
Reading the comments to the first linked post is telling, if for no other reason that a number of denizens of the Bay Area commented that San Francisco is not as friendly or as tolerant as advertised. Color me surprised.