Public health officials issued a "stay-at-home" order to be in effect until further notice. We've closed our office at 1035 Market Street and only offering essential services at Strut and the 6th Street Harm Reduction Center. Learn more.

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HIV Advocacy Network Ballot Party

The upcoming 2020 election is shaping up to be the most important in memory. Your vote is your power and together we can fight to make the economic, social and political changes necessary to ensure health justice for all.

Join us as we hang out and swap knowledge about important ballot measures on the 2020 California state ballot. If you’d like to sign up to be part of the fun and share back on a ballot measure, plug in your name in the sheet below next to the ballot measure you’ll research!

Ballot Measure Sign-Up Sheet


End the Epidemics Voter Mobilization Training

The upcoming 2020 election is shaping up to be the most important in memory. Your vote is your power and together we can fight to make the economic, social and political changes necessary to ensure health justice for all.

Join the End the Epidemics coalition, to learn more about the tools we’ve been developing to register, inform and mobilize health justice voters to exercise our power in the 2020 election.

We’ll discuss:

  • EtE Voter Action Center – Online voter hub where voters can check their registration, register to vote, find their polls, and download our EtE 2020 Voter Guide.
  • EtE Organizational Toolkit – Best practices and tools for organizations and frontline staff to register and mobilize voters.
  • EtE Social Media Toolkit – Amplify the message, make sure our community is registered and ready to exercise their right to vote!

Please note: This event will be geared towards frontline workers and nonprofit partners working to get-out-the-vote. We’ll send a reminder email the day of the event with the link to the training to everyone who’s registered.


Get to the Point: Needles for Beginners

Join QTPOC at Strut for Get to the Point: Needles for Beginners

This class will go over several different “points”. We will be going over needle play basics including safety, blood buzz (aka blood high), and aftercare of your human pincushion. From there we will flow into some recorded needle demos as I walk you through what I’m doing. You can actively ask questions about the video as we play it. Afterward, we will also have an opportunity for some more Q & A about anything we went over. If you got your needles bring em! If there is time we can walk through a self poke. Mistress Bettie Bondage is a Professional and Lifestyle Player, BDSM Educator, and Fetish Performer based in Los Angeles. She identifies as a Sadist, known for her interest in heavy Needle Play and dedication to the art and ritual of Blood Play. She has been active in the BDSM Community for close to 10 years.
Her journey in BDSM has lead her to educate. She has taught multiple classes (varying on Basic Needle Play, Decorative Needle Play, Blood Cupping etc.) at several locations, events and filmed.
You can each Bettie at BettieBondage@protonmail.com IG Bettie_Bondage Cash App $BettieBondage Venmo @BettieB
Make sure to reserve your spot for the event on Eventbrite! Go to this LINK!
Questions about Strut Community arts events contact our events manager Baruch Porras Hernandez at baruch@sfaf.org
Questions about QTPOC at Strut events during shelter in place contact Esteban Cuaya-Munoz at ecuaya-munoz@sfaf.org
Strut is still open, but Walk-in clients are not being seen at this time. Please call the clinic at 415-581-1600 for instructions, or go to sfaf.org for more information.
Text QTPOC to 474747 if you have any questions about our Thursday nights!

Frameline Screening: Killing Patient Zero

We’re proud to be co-presenting Killing Patient Zero as part of the 44th Frameline Film Festival. This groundbreaking documentary about a public health panic shines an empathetic light on a generation traumatized by a virus and by society’s blame. Join us in the Frameline digital screening room, Sun 9/20 at 4pm for the suggested digital viewing! Get your tickets at frameline.com/festival/tickets.


Not Today Miss Rona!

Join QTPOC at Strut for Not Today Miss Rona!

 

Did Miss Rona get in the way of your fitness journey? No access to a gym or weights? We got you!

 

Join us for a limited/no-equipment workout that will be a circuit-style conditioning workout that includes a dynamic movement warmup, core, balance/coordination, and some body-weight strength training exercises. A mat and towel are recommended, but not needed. Water is always needed.

 

Questions about Strut Community arts events contact our events manager Baruch Porras Hernandez at baruch@sfaf.org

Questions about QTPOC at Strut events during shelter in place contact Esteban Cuaya-Munoz at ecuaya-munoz@sfaf.org

 

Strut is still open, but Walk-in clients are not being seen at this time. Please call the clinic at 415-581-1600 for instructions, or go to sfaf.org for more information.

 

Text QTPOC to 474747 if you have any


Trans Voices!

Join us for our next Virtual Trans Voices! The show is FREE, and will feature performances by trans artists!
Sunday, November 8th at 7PM PDT
We are doing a virtual Trans Voices which will feature poetry, comedy, and music. Hosted by Pearl Teese!
Click GOING on Facebook, and make sure to go to this link to reserve your spot on EventBrite.
Trans Voices was created in collaboration with Strut by Julian Shendelman, and Kay Nilsson back in 2015 and Strut has been doing Trans Voices focused on the Trans arts Community ever since.
Questions about Strut or San Francisco AIDS Foundation events please contact the community event manager Baruch Porras Hernandez at baruch@sfaf.org
Strut is still open, but Walk-in clients are not being seen at this time.
Please call the clinic at 415-581-1600 for instructions, or go to sfaf.org for more information

ACTivate Fundraising Lunch

Save the date for our virtual fundraising lunch, ACTivate, on Tuesday, December 1 at 12pm. Stay tuned for more details. For more info, please contact Jacob Ittycheria, Major Gifts Officer, at jittycheria@sfaf.org.


Shut Up and Draw: Drawing Your Gender with MASCellaneous

Shut Up and DRAW welcomes Kevin Seaman with MASCellaneous to help lead us through this creative workshop that will help queers look deep inside!

What is your gender? What does it look like?

Regardless of whether you’re firmly planted in your gender identity or at the beginning of your gender journey, this session will be a great way to deepen your relationship with your unique gender identity. This 90-minute creative workshop led by Baruch Porras-Hernandez and Kevin Seaman will guide participants through a series of drawing prompts. All drawing levels welcome!

**Participants should expect to spend time drawing in this workshop and are encouraged to join with their preferred drawing implementations (pencil, pen, paper, digital drawing device, etc.)**

In order to take part in the workshop, you must reserve your spot by visiting EVENBRITE.

About MASCellanous:
MASCellaneous is a series of creative workshops and discussions exploring the intersections of queer masculinities. We provide nuanced, community-based events to engage in creativity and discussion around contemporary representations of masculinity. While we center cis and trans male and masculine of center non-binary experiences, we welcome people of all gender expressions.


Strut Bookclub Reads “Lot” by Bryan Washington

For the month of September, we are reading the book of stories titled “Lot” by Bryan Washington.
          The Strut Book Club will be meeting Monday, September 28th at 7 PM, (pdt) virtually!
Please make sure to read the entire book beforehand and come ready to discuss your thoughts. This queer book club has been around since 2003 and currently are holding meetings virtually. The link to the virtual book club meeting will be posted here the day of the event.
          About the book: Named one of the best books of 2019 in the New York Times by Dwight Garner, A New York Times Notable Book of 2019. In the city of Houston – a sprawling, diverse microcosm of America – the son of a black mother and a Latino father is coming of age. He’s working at his family’s restaurant, weathering his brother’s blows, resenting his older sister’s absence. And discovering he likes boys. Around him, others live and thrive and die in Houston’s myriad neighborhoods: a young woman whose affair detonates across an apartment complex, a ragtag baseball team, a group of young hustlers, hurricane survivors, a local drug dealer who takes a Guatemalan teen under his wing, a reluctant chupacabra.
           If you have any questions about Strut’s events and or this Queer/Gay Book Club please feel free to contact our community events manager Baruch Porras Hernandez at baruch@sfaf.org
          Strut is still open, but Walk-in clients are not being seen at this time.
Please call the clinic at 415-581-1600 for instructions, or go to sfaf.org for more information

Black Love Literary Workshop with Tanea Lunsford Lynx

We are doing another Black Love Poetry/Literary Workshop with the amazing Tanea Lunsford Lynx!
Bring your notebooks, writing pads, pens paper, or laptop to this virtual poetry and literary workshop with writer and educator Tanea Lunsford Lynx! Black Love is normally a variety show focused on the voices of Queer Black performers but we’ve been doing writing workshops with Tanea and we’d like you to join us for the next one before the show.
The workshop is from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
the Black Love Variety show is from 7:30 to 9ish. Both are Free!
To reserve your spot please go to EventBrite!
About the facilitator:Tanea Lunsford Lynx is a writer, abolitionist, and fourth generation Black San Franciscan on both sides. She is a proud alum of Voices of Our Nation (VONA) and the Lambda Literary Retreat. In 2018 she co-curated ‘Still Here VI: Existence as Resistance’, a performance featuring queer Black San Franciscans as a part of the National Queer Arts Festival. Tanea has been awarded an individual artist grant from the San Francisco Arts Commission as well as residencies at the Headlands Center for the Arts, The San Francisco Public Library (in collaboration with RADAR), Mesa Refuge, the Rising Voices Fellowship at Vermont Studio Center, Ox-Bow, the Erica Landis Scholarship at Squaw Valley Community of Writers, and the Grace Paley Fellowship at Under the Volcano. In 2018 her work was published in Foglifter, the Lambda Literary Anthology, and in “Nothing to Lose But Our Chains: Black Voices on Activism, Resistance, and Love”.

Questions about Strut or QTPOC at Strut programming please contact Esteban Cuaya-Munoz at ecuaya-munoz@sfaf.org Questions about Strut community events please contact Baruch Porras Hernandez the community events manager at baruch@sfaf.org

Strut Limited Clinical Services:
Tuesday through Saturday, 10 am – 4 pm
Walk-in clients are not being seen at this time.
Please call the clinic at 415-581-1600 for instructions


QTPOC at Strut presents Black Love!

Join us for another virtual Black Love Variety Show! Part of QTPOC at Strut
October 9th, at 7:30 PM (pdt) Free!
Join us for some music, poetry, comedy and more!
Black Love was created in collaboration with Strut by Na’amen Gobert Tilahun, and Beatrice L. Thomas back in 2016 and Strut has been doing the performance series ever since!
This season of Black Love is curated by Tanea Lunsford Lynx!
Info about performers coming soon!
To see the show please reserve your spot on Eventbrite by going to this LINK
QTPOC at Strut is a committee of SFAF staff and community members  that are queer and or trans people of color who create events, space, and community for and by Queer and Trans People Of Color at the San Francisco AIDS Foundation.
Strut is still open, but Walk-in clients are not being seen at this time.
Please call the clinic at 415-581-1600 for instructions, or go to sfaf.org for more information. Strut Limited Clinical Services: Tuesday through Saturday, 10 am – 4 pm
Questions about Strut or San Francisco AIDS Foundation events please contact the community event manager Baruch Porras Hernandez at baruch@sfaf.org

Virtual Chat & Chew

Join the DREAAM Project every Tuesday from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm for a virtual chat & chew. There will be special quest speakers, games, hot topics, and more!!

Email Terrance (twilder@sfaf.org) for access details.


Virtual Chat & Chew

Join the DREAAM Project every Tuesday from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm for a virtual chat & chew. There will be special quest speakers, games, hot topics, and more!!

Email Terrance (twilder@sfaf.org) for access details.


Virtual Chat & Chew

Join the DREAAM Project every Tuesday from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm for a virtual chat & chew. There will be special quest speakers, games, hot topics, and more!!

Email Terrance (twilder@sfaf.org) for access details.


Virtual Chat & Chew

Join the DREAAM Project every Tuesday from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm for a virtual chat & chew. There will be special quest speakers, games, hot topics, and more!!

Email Terrance (twilder@sfaf.org) for access details.


Virtual Chat & Chew

Join the DREAAM Project every Tuesday from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm for a virtual chat & chew. There will be special quest speakers, games, hot topics, and more!!

Email Terrance (twilder@sfaf.org) for access details.


Virtual Chat & Chew

Join the DREAAM Project every Tuesday from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm for a virtual chat & chew. There will be special quest speakers, games, hot topics, and more!!

Email Terrance (twilder@sfaf.org) for access details.


Virtual Chat & Chew

Join the DREAAM Project every Tuesday from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm for a virtual chat & chew. There will be special quest speakers, games, hot topics, and more!!

Email Terrance (twilder@sfaf.org) for access details.


Virtual Chat & Chew

Join the DREAAM Project every Tuesday from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm for a virtual chat & chew. There will be special quest speakers, games, hot topics, and more!!

Email Terrance (twilder@sfaf.org) for access details.


Virtual Chat & Chew

Join the DREAAM Project every Tuesday from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm for a virtual chat & chew. There will be special quest speakers, games, hot topics, and more!!

Email Terrance (twilder@sfaf.org) for access details.


Virtual Chat & Chew

Join the DREAAM Project every Tuesday from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm for a virtual chat & chew. There will be special quest speakers, games, hot topics, and more!!

Email Terrance (twilder@sfaf.org) for access details.


Virtual Chat & Chew

Join the DREAAM Project every Tuesday from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm for a virtual chat & chew. There will be special quest speakers, games, hot topics, and more!!

Email Terrance (twilder@sfaf.org) for access details.


Virtual Chat & Chew

Join the DREAAM Project every Tuesday from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm for a virtual chat & chew. There will be special quest speakers, games, hot topics, and more!!

Email Terrance (twilder@sfaf.org) for access details.


Virtual Chat & Chew

Join the DREAAM Project every Tuesday from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm for a virtual chat & chew. There will be special quest speakers, games, hot topics, and more!!

Email Terrance (twilder@sfaf.org) for access details.