Mission Statement

The San Franciscan is a fiercely independent magazine that celebrates the diverse subcultures of San Francisco and the Bay Area through humor and criticism, but always with utmost sincerity and pride.

Amanda Legge & Erica Messner, co-founders of The San Franciscan


About Us

The San Franciscan is a small independent magazine — no advertisements, no corporate interests, and no super PACs. Your support is crucial to our existence. There are many ways to show your love, including: 

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  • Contribute your own written and artistic talents.
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