Manny Yekutiel. Photo by Julian Mark

On Thursday, Mission Local sat down with Manny Yekutiel, founder of a forthcoming space dedicated to civic engagement at 16th and Valencia. Previously, Yekutiel has done a lot of work in LGBT advocacy, including working in the White House for Obama’s LGBT advisor and studying gay rights movements around the world. What does Pride mean today? Is it too commodified? How do other cultures celebrate? Have a listen!

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Julian grew up in the East Bay and moved to San Francisco in 2014. Before joining Mission Local, he wrote for the East Bay Express, the SF Bay Guardian, and the San Francisco Business Times.

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