GLIDE, a San Francisco-based social justice group, has faced backlash for a tweet celebrating the “achievements and resiliency” of drug users.
“Today is International Drug Users Day, where the global community of people come together and celebrate the achievements and resiliency of people who use drugs,” GLIDE said Monday in the tweet, which has since been deleted.
deleted, but the List comes for all, @GLIDEsf.
— Siraj Hashmi (@SirajAHashmi) November 2, 2021
- Shellenberger noted that GLIDE’s homelessness services have received millions of dollars of funding from San Francisco, which has been at the center of a national spike in drug overdoses.
As Shellenberger recalled, last March, San Francisco Supervisor Catherine Stefani successfully demanded the city remove billboards that encouraged drug use “with friends” in the name of preventing overdoses.
This billboard sends the wrong message. City funds should not be used for this purpose. Take it down. pic.twitter.com/G8PKLJUDQW
— Supervisor Catherine Stefani (@SupStefani) March 5, 2020