My Video Log: Reprsenting the community all over San Francisco!
Recent Interviews:

SF Homeless Project: Gay man launches new homeless nonprofit by Matthew S. BajkoWednesday, Jun 27, 2018 “… Amid his duties as an honoree at last weekend’s Pride celebration, Shaun Haines was overseeing the public debut of a new nonprofit aimed at giving homeless people in San Francisco a leg up. San Francisco Impact Partners, which Haines founded last year, organized a care package pop-up Saturday afternoon at the Episcopal Church of Saint John the Evangelist on 15th Street between the city’s Mission and gay Castro districts. Volunteers handed out packs filled with personal hygiene products like toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, and mouthwash…”

How I See San Francisco: Community Activist Shaun Haines
Jun 19, 2018 – A leader in helping the underserved in San Francisco, Shaun Haines is being recognized at this year’s Pride as a Pride Community Award

African-American Groups Convene Candidate Forum“When he looked over the calendar, Shaun Haines, President and Founder of San Francisco Black Community Matters, noted that various demographics were holding events that focused on their key issues. “We’ve seen the LGBT community do that. They’ve had multiple forums. I’ve seen the Latino community do that,” Haines said. “We’re seeing that now with the Asian-American community.” Something was missing. Where was an event highlighting the concerns of San Francisco’s African-American communities? On Saturday, Haines will help fill that gap with “Facing the Voters: A Candidate Forum,” in partnership with his peers at two other groups: San Francisco Black Leadership Forum and Black Young Democrats of San Francisco.”

2018 San Francisco Pride Community Grand Marshals and Honorees
For outstanding service to LGBTQ communities. Shaun Haines, the founder of San Francisco Impact Partners, works to produce events to support and provide resources for our community. He serves on the LGBT Cultural Heritage Strategy and Economic Development Committee, the Police Chief’s LGBT Forum, Castro Community on Patrol and the Stop the Violence Campaign.

Honored to be included in this voter education piece on Ranked Choice Voting. San Francisco is having a historic ranked choice voting (RCV) election for mayor this June 5! If you’re a voter in SF, tell us about your experience during this election. Thank you to our friends Lila Carrillo, Eric Mar, Tom Ammiano, Rose Aguilar, Shaun Haines, Tom Temprano, and Charlotte Hill for appearing in the first video! If you live outside the Bay Area, tell us what you think about RCV and what it would mean for your community. #rankedchoicevoting #rankyourvote Contact us at or upload a short video at #HainesForSF Discussing some of the challenges of being a person of color in the Castro with friends Merry Peter and Rev. Dr. Megan RohrerFull Story   Had a great time at the New Conservatory Theatre Center for “This Bitter Earth” discussing how I found my activist voice, meeting other black queer activists and learning about this new play by Harrison David Rivers directly responds to the personal and political impact of racial tensions in our country today. video Harrison David Rivers, playwright of THIS BITTER EARTH

Jay-Marie Hill, artist & musician
Kwesi Wilkerson, Poet
Shaun Haines, Bayard Rustin LGBT Coalition
Moderated by Jewelle Gomez, author, and playwright (LEAVING THE BLUES)

Honored to have been invited to Bay Area Video Coalition, SFComms “The Close The Deal Show” discussing the work of San Francisco Impact Partners, the non-profit organization I founded this year to focus on issues surrounding poverty and homelessness. Video

Quoted in Recent Press Coverage:

Full Story Here: SAN FRANCISCO, CA (10/9)- The LGBTQ Credit Union Coalition has been established in San Francisco, California with its mission to, “To advance the creation of fair & equal financial services-including culturally competent service and targeted financial products–which can enable LGBTQ consumers, businesses, their communities obtain and maintain their economic independence, security, and vitality….”

Full Story Here: WASHINGTON D.C. (10/4)- One day before the FBI – Federal Bureau of Investigation is supposed to turn over investigative information regarding Supreme Court of the United States nominee Brett M. KavanaughFull Story Here: SAN FRANCISCO, CA (8/3)-On Labor Day, labor unions gathered in solidarity with hotel workers calling for an increase in wages for hotel workers. The hotel workers protest was organized by the San Francisco Labor Council and UNITE HERE!Unite Here! Local 2initially outside the San Francisco Marriott Marquis but quickly moved up to Union Square, San Francisco and covered The Westin St. Francis, covering the cable car tracks, along Geary.

Full Story Here: WASHINGTON D.C. (8/7)- According to Jesus “Chuy” Garcia, “Today, August 7th, is the last day to submit public comments about the proposed content in the 2020 U.S. Census. This spring, Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross added a citizenship question to the Census, which will likely deter immigrant communities across the country from taking part in the count. Join me in telling the Trump administration NO to the citizenship question…” California Secretary of State Alex Padilla and civil rights leaders echoed that sentiment and urge Californians to submit public comments in opposition to the proposed citizenship question on the 2020 Census questionnaire.