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Location: Online

Queer Ancestors Project Exhibition 2021

Join us for this free Virtual Queer Art Opening!

We are excited for this virtual art opening, panel, and QnA to celebrate the exhibition of prints by Queer and Trans emerging artists who are claiming, exploring, and celebrating their ancestors.
Strut is excited to have the art of The Queer Ancestors Project back in our space! We may not be able to have a traditional art opening due to COVID but we will be showing this art virtually, on our social media, and through an online virtual art gallery (coming soon)
Featuring work by Bags, Hierba Buena, enzo c., Rawley Clark, Ess Dunye, dylan-kiyo, Menaja Ganesh, Kazayra, cairo mo, and Maria Olivia Davalos Stanton, with artistic director Katie Gilmartin.
This event is free on February 20, at 7 PM pacific time and is generously supported by the San Francisco Arts Commission, California Arts Council, Strut/ SF AIDS Foundation, Queer Cultural Center, SOMArts, and Chrysalis Studio.
Make sure to reserve your spot on EventBrite so we can send you the link the day of the show, RESERVE YOUR TICKETS HERE.
About the Queer Ancestors Project: The Queer Ancestors Project is devoted to forging sturdy relationships between LGBTQI people and our ancestors. Using history as a linchpin, we build community by providing Queer and Trans artists, age 18 to 26, free interdisciplinary workshops in printmaking, writing, and Queer and Trans history. Our exhibitions and readings provide a window on the past through which the larger community can glimpse our collective future.
Questions about Strut Community arts events contact our 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.

Strut Book Club reads “The Best of Me” by David Sedaris

Hi there Bookclubbers! HAPPY NEW YEAR!!
We’re starting out the new year with a big gay bang, a book by the legendary David Sedaris! For the month of January, we are reading “The Best of Me”!
The Strut Book Club will be meeting Monday, January 25th at 7 PM, (pacific time) 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 is holding meetings virtually due to the pandemic.
The link to the virtual book club meeting will be posted here the day of the event.
About the book:
Now, for the first time collected in one volume, the author brings us his funniest and most memorable work. In these stories, In these pages, Sedaris explores falling in love and staying together, recognizing his own aging not in the mirror but in the faces of his siblings, losing one parent and coming to terms—at long last—with the other. Taken together, the stories in The Best of Me reveal the wonder and delight Sedaris takes in the surprises life brings him. No experience, he sees, is quite as he expected—it’s often harder, more fraught, and certainly weirder—but sometimes it is also much richer and more wonderful.
To learn more about David Sedaris go to https://www.davidsedarisbooks.com/
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

Strut Book Club Reads “Spiritual Police”

Let’s Talk Queer Lit!

Hi there Bookclubbers! For the month of November, we are reading “Spiritual Police” by Youka Nitta
The Strut Book Club will be meeting Monday, December 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 due to the pandemic.
If you would like to join the book club just shoot an email over to our community events manager Baruch Porras Heranndez and he will send you the zoom link the day of the event.
“On the recommendation of one of his senior detectives, Nagatsuma, a member of a special criminal investigative unit, starts receiving therapeutic bodywork from blind masseur Aoi, a man with both skilled hands and gorgeous looks. Nagatsuma quickly becomes addicted to the relief that Aoi brings him and begins looking forward to the time they spend together. But Aoi’s got a secret he can’t ever let Nagatsuma find out… A tale of passion and obsession from the creator of Embracing Love!”
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

Cheers Queers Grupo Paso a Paso

Un grupo educacional y psicoterapéutico en Español con énfasis en reducción de daño. Duración de 6 semanas para tratar el uso y relación personal con alcohol y otras substancias, relaciones interpersonales y sexualidad para la comunidad LatinX. El contenido de las sesiones atenderá a las necesidades de la comunidad y cultura Latina de manera específica y apropiada, sin estigma ni prejuicios en un ambiente sano y seguro.

Ven y participa en una de nuestras sesiones o asiste a todas.

Si tienes preguntas o deseas avisarnos que vendrás llama al: (415) 828-4787

Walk-Ins son Bienvenidos o pide el link para ZOOM con un texto a 415-828-4787 o email rlugo@sfaf.org 


Cheers Queers Grupo Paso a Paso

Un grupo educacional y psicoterapéutico en Español con énfasis en reducción de daño. Duración de 6 semanas para tratar el uso y relación personal con alcohol y otras substancias, relaciones interpersonales y sexualidad para la comunidad LatinX. El contenido de las sesiones atenderá a las necesidades de la comunidad y cultura Latina de manera específica y apropiada, sin estigma ni prejuicios en un ambiente sano y seguro.

Ven y participa en una de nuestras sesiones o asiste a todas.

Si tienes preguntas o deseas avisarnos que vendrás llama al: (415) 828-4787

Walk-Ins son Bienvenidos o pide el link para ZOOM con un texto a 415-828-4787 o email rlugo@sfaf.org 


Cheers Queers Grupo Paso a Paso

Un grupo educacional y psicoterapéutico en Español con énfasis en reducción de daño. Duración de 6 semanas para tratar el uso y relación personal con alcohol y otras substancias, relaciones interpersonales y sexualidad para la comunidad LatinX. El contenido de las sesiones atenderá a las necesidades de la comunidad y cultura Latina de manera específica y apropiada, sin estigma ni prejuicios en un ambiente sano y seguro.

Ven y participa en una de nuestras sesiones o asiste a todas.

Si tienes preguntas o deseas avisarnos que vendrás llama al: (415) 828-4787

Walk-Ins son Bienvenidos o pide el link para ZOOM con un texto a 415-828-4787 o email rlugo@sfaf.org 


Cheers Queers Grupo Paso a Paso

Un grupo educacional y psicoterapéutico en Español con énfasis en reducción de daño. Duración de 6 semanas para tratar el uso y relación personal con alcohol y otras substancias, relaciones interpersonales y sexualidad para la comunidad LatinX. El contenido de las sesiones atenderá a las necesidades de la comunidad y cultura Latina de manera específica y apropiada, sin estigma ni prejuicios en un ambiente sano y seguro.

Ven y participa en una de nuestras sesiones o asiste a todas.

Si tienes preguntas o deseas avisarnos que vendrás llama al: (415) 828-4787

Walk-Ins son Bienvenidos o pide el link para ZOOM con un texto a 415-828-4787 o email rlugo@sfaf.org 


Cheers Queers Grupo Paso a Paso

Un grupo educacional y psicoterapéutico en Español con énfasis en reducción de daño. Duración de 6 semanas para tratar el uso y relación personal con alcohol y otras substancias, relaciones interpersonales y sexualidad para la comunidad LatinX. El contenido de las sesiones atenderá a las necesidades de la comunidad y cultura Latina de manera específica y apropiada, sin estigma ni prejuicios en un ambiente sano y seguro.

Ven y participa en una de nuestras sesiones o asiste a todas.

Si tienes preguntas o deseas avisarnos que vendrás llama al: (415) 828-4787

Walk-Ins son Bienvenidos o pide el link para ZOOM con un texto a 415-828-4787 o email rlugo@sfaf.org 


Cheers Queers Grupo Paso a Paso

Un grupo educacional y psicoterapéutico en Español con énfasis en reducción de daño. Duración de 6 semanas para tratar el uso y relación personal con alcohol y otras substancias, relaciones interpersonales y sexualidad para la comunidad LatinX. El contenido de las sesiones atenderá a las necesidades de la comunidad y cultura Latina de manera específica y apropiada, sin estigma ni prejuicios en un ambiente sano y seguro.

Ven y participa en una de nuestras sesiones o asiste a todas.

Si tienes preguntas o deseas avisarnos que vendrás llama al: (415) 828-4787

Walk-Ins son Bienvenidos o pide el link para ZOOM con un texto a 415-828-4787 o email rlugo@sfaf.org 


Cheers Queers Grupo Paso a Paso

Un grupo educacional y psicoterapéutico en Español con énfasis en reducción de daño. Duración de 6 semanas para tratar el uso y relación personal con alcohol y otras substancias, relaciones interpersonales y sexualidad para la comunidad LatinX. El contenido de las sesiones atenderá a las necesidades de la comunidad y cultura Latina de manera específica y apropiada, sin estigma ni prejuicios en un ambiente sano y seguro.

Ven y participa en una de nuestras sesiones o asiste a todas.

Si tienes preguntas o deseas avisarnos que vendrás llama al: (415) 828-4787

Walk-Ins son Bienvenidos o pide el link para ZOOM con un texto a 415-828-4787 o email rlugo@sfaf.org 


Cheers Queers Grupo Paso a Paso

Un grupo educacional y psicoterapéutico en Español con énfasis en reducción de daño. Duración de 6 semanas para tratar el uso y relación personal con alcohol y otras substancias, relaciones interpersonales y sexualidad para la comunidad LatinX. El contenido de las sesiones atenderá a las necesidades de la comunidad y cultura Latina de manera específica y apropiada, sin estigma ni prejuicios en un ambiente sano y seguro.

Ven y participa en una de nuestras sesiones o asiste a todas.

Si tienes preguntas o deseas avisarnos que vendrás llama al: (415) 828-4787

Walk-Ins son Bienvenidos o pide el link para ZOOM con un texto a 415-828-4787 o email rlugo@sfaf.org 


Black Brothers Esteem 24th Annual Kwanzaa Celebration

Join Black Brothers Esteem and TransLife for our Annual Kwanzaa Celebration and Community Awards Dinner. This event seeks to enrich connection to African cultural identity through the 7 principles of Kwanzaa. We’ll also watch videos of the 7 principles of Kwanzaa, and enjoy other entertainment.


Shut Up and Draw with Mokhtar Paki!

A relaxing afternoon to make art with fellow Queers with special guest Mokhtar Paki!
Are you a queer person who likes to draw and or make art? Take a break from the everyday rollercoaster and sit and relax and draw with us!
Shut Up and DRAW will be a nice afternoon of talking about art, making art, and a Q n A with the featured artist. Take part in the art tutorial and or use the time to just sit, draw and work on your art!
Our featured artist Mokhtar Paki will teach how to draw a self-portrait. Get your selfies or a good size mirror ready! Mokhtar Paki will explain the structure of head and the relationship between the face elements like the approximate distance and shapes. Then Mokhtar will explain two ways of drawing: Inside out and Outside In technique.
Get your sketchbooks, devices, pens and markers, or that zine you’ve been trying to finish and get ready to make art among your fellow Queers over zoom. Join us virtually on December 13th at 3 pm (PDT).
There will be Q&A, plenty of time to draw, and even a “share what you drew” section at the end if we got the time. Hosted by Baruch Porras Hernandez!
This is a FREE virtual event. Join us make sure to reserve your spot on EVENTBRITE.
Questions about Strut Community arts events contact our 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

“Beautiful Beasts” Virtual Art Opening for Mokhtar Paki at Strut

Virtual Art Opening Friday, December 4th at 8 PM!

Join us for a virtual tour of every piece of art, interview with the artist about their work, their process, and discussion about each piece, as well as a QnA with the virtual audience.

After a very long break due to COVID 19 and the quarantine because of this tragic pandemic, we are bringing back the art program at Strut, so get ready for more queer art! Unfortunately, we will not be having our traditional big party art opening, but we are exhibiting the work of the artist Mokhtar Paki on our second-floor gallery and having a Virtual Art Opening!

Join us Friday, December 4th, at 8 PM PST for our virtual art opening! We will be doing a detailed virtual tour and discussion of each of Mokhtar Paki’s art pieces that will be hanging on our wall, as well as an interview with the artist, plus a QnA with the virtual audience. Make sure to reserve your spot through EventBrite using this LINK!

The Art program at Strut was founded the same year Magnet began back in 2003 and we’ve been exhibiting the work of a different queer artist each month ever since! We had to take a break during the pandemic but we will be doing what we can to celebrate the work of queer artists while keeping our artists and community safe. Strut is still open, if you come use our sexual health services you can check out the art in person. Mokhtar Paki’s art will be at Strut during the month of December 2020.

Artist Statement: I use the format of Pardeh which in Persian means curtain, and is an image on a large strong panel that was hung on a wall and narrated by the Pardehkha. I’m interested in mythology, and like to narrate the sequences of my stories either in one Pardeh or a collection of smaller related images. Here I have two Pardehs and related smaller images concerning the beauty of nature in time and place. The first collection is about Varun, a homosexual god that was banished with other deities by a powerful Monotheism of Zoroastrianism about 1000 BC in Iran. Varun, who’s namesake is still the god of sea in India, was demonized and pictured in unflattering images by the religious institutions. The second collection deals with the present time , 2020 with the pandemic and the social unrest and the force of imposing nature in our uncertain lives.

About the Artist: Mokhtar lives in the Bay Area and works as a visual artist and an art teacher. Mokhtar creates and shows his works at his studio Firehouse Art Collective regularly. His Daily Sketches, reflecting social, cultural and political environment has been posted uninterrupted at the social medias since November 9, 2016. His illustrations had appeared in the local as well as European publications since 1980s. To learn more just visit www.mokhtarpaki.com

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.


Electionpalooza Watch Party

Come Watch the Election with Us!

Bring your voting stickers and prepare to celebrate this crazy democracy we live in! We’re in for a wild election night ride – join us as we watch the election night returns together with three fabulous and hilarious hosts! Our hosts that evening are local legend drag queen Juicy Liu! Writer, Comedian, and Playwright Luna Malbroux! As well as Strut’s community events manager Baruch Porras-Hernandez, and SFAF’s Ande Stone will be there to hold our hands (virtually), laugh and hopefully not cry!

The Electionpalooza Watch Party is from 8pm – 10pm, on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020

Don’t forget to reserve your free ticket to this Election Night Watch Party by visiting this EVENTBRITE LINK!

About the co-hosts:

Juicy Liu

Juicy Liu is a San Francisco based Drag Queen, a transplant from her native Dallas, where she learned the power of big, beautiful, blonde hair. A self-proclaimed “drag activist comedy queen,” Juicy excels at Park and Bark singing divas, having made her performing debut with the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus at one of their member retreats. After winning the GAPA Runway Pageant in 2016 and being crowned Miss GAPA (Gay Asian Pacific Alliance) 2016, she used her platform to bring more awareness and visibility to the Queer and Trans Asian and Pacific Islander community in the Bay Area and beyond. Over the years, Juicy has been able to raise over $50K for many nonprofits in the Bay Area, including the San Francisco AIDS Foundation through AIDS/Lifecycle. In 2018, she started her own monthly show, JuicyThots, at The Lookout to showcase Queer and Trans Performers of Color. She has transitioned that show to a podcast ( available at JuicyThots.com ) and livestream, Queer Thots on Chopsticks Alley every 2nd Thursday of the month at 7pm twitch.tv/chopsticksalley. Tag Juicy in your pics @juicyliurealness on IG / FB.

Luna Malbroux

Luna Malbroux was named one of KQED’s Women to Watch, and is a comic, writer, and creator of the award winning play, “How to Be A White Man”. Winner of the Comedy Hackday Grand Prize at SF Sketchfest. Luna has made international headlines as the creator of EquiTable, an app that satirically solves the wage gap by creating ‘reparations, one meal at a time.’ A regular contributor to national publications, Luna has been featured on Fusion TV, AJ+ and Refinery 29. Tastefully crude, Luna is also the host and creator of the live and recording ongoing comedy talk-show, Live Sex. Originally from Louisiana, Luna has dazzled audiences all across the United States with her Southern charm mixed with her bold humor a feature at festivals and clubs alike.

If you have any questions about Strut’s events 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

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


Head Heart + Hope Mental Health Event with Nia Hamilton – Ibu!

Part Three: Still Here, Still Healing

Join us in this final part of a three-part virtual event series focused on Queer and Trans BIPOC Mental Health with mental health professional Nia Hamilton-Ibu! Part of QTPOC at Strut!
Our final or third event is titled “Still Here, Still Healing” No matter the outcome of election night Nov 3, 2020, QTPOC people will continue to face various atrocities that plague our lives/communities. Like the mountains, the sea, and the land, although we may be oppressed and know rough times are coming, we are also still here and still healing. Nia Ibu, LCSW will teach some stress-reducing skills to support us on these journeys. During the Q&A section, we will share cultural healing tools with each other to help us weather the storms.
 Mark your calendars! And don’t forget to reserve your spot via EventBrite so you can get emailed a link to join us the day of the event, here is the LINK
To learn more about Nia Hamilton- Ibu visit her WEBSITE
If you have any questions about Strut’s events please feel free to contact our community events manager Baruch Porras Hernandez at baruch@sfaf.org
If you have questions about QTPOC at Strut feel free to reach out to the head organizer 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

Head Heart + Hope with Nia! Part Two

QTPOC Tips on Finding a Therapist in 2020

Join us for this second event, part of a three-part series focused on Queer and Trans BIPOC Mental Health, with mental health professional Nia Hamilton-Ibu! Part of QTPOC at Strut!

Our second event is titled “QTPOC Tips on Finding a Therapist in 2020! There are some off-the-chain times we wer living in and pushing us to and beyond our coping limits. Looking for a therapist or mental health specialist can be a hard process, especially the first time. Nia Ibu LCS@ will go over some of the tips about what the process is like, questions you can ask to help find what you’re looking for and explain how this relationship is different and why. Q&A time allotted.

Mark your calendars! To learn more about Nia Hamilton- Ibu visit her website!
Please make sure you reserve your spot on EventBrite so we can send you a link to join the event on Oct 29th at 7:30 PM pacific time: EventBrite Link
If you have any questions about Strut’s events please feel free to contact our community events manager Baruch Porras Hernandez at baruch@sfaf.org
If you have questions about QTPOC at Strut feel free to reach out to the head organizer 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

Head Heart + Hope! Mental Health Event with Nia Hamilton – Ibu. Part One

13 Tips on How to Survive the Rest of 2020

Join us in this first part of a three-part event series focused on Queer and Trans BIPOC Mental Health with mental health professional Nia Hamilton-Ibu! Part of QTPOC at Strut!

Our first event is titled “13 Mental Health Tips on How to Survive the rest of 2020! Event Description: Feeling oppressed, stressed out, sad, tired, scared, unmotivated, pissed off and overwhelmed? Come and join us as Nia Ibu, LCSW will go over 13 tips including coping skills, ways to incorporate them into your daily life and procedures QTPOC people should have in place to assist you with making it through these times. Let’s bring more color into our rainbows to see us through these times. Q&A time allotted. ”

Please make sure you reserve your spot on EventBrite so we can send you a link to join the event on Oct 22nd at 7:30 PM pacific time: EventBrite Link

More info to come! Mark your calendars! To learn more about Nia Hamilton- Ibu, visit her website.

If you have any questions about Strut’s events please feel free to contact our community events manager Baruch Porras Hernandez at baruch@sfaf.org

If you have questions about QTPOC at Strut feel free to reach out to the head organizer 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


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 after care 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 a actively ask question about the video as we play it. Afterwards we will also have an opportunity for some more Q & A about anything we 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
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!

Cancelled: Sex & Dating Book Club – Online

A walk-in book club for gay, bi, and trans men who have sex with men who want to maintain their substance use goals without the ins and outs of sex and dating taking them off course.  Each week we will read and discuss a chapter or selection from a different book or blog. It might get juicy.  All substance use goals welcome. Facilitated by Chris Powers and DaeSean Jones.

Please contact Stonewall at Stonewall@SFAF.org or 415-487-3100 to get Zoom info.


Sex & Dating Book Club – Online

A walk-in book club for gay, bi, and trans men who have sex with men who want to maintain their substance use goals without the ins and outs of sex and dating taking them off course.  Each week we will read and discuss a chapter or selection from a different book or blog. It might get juicy.  All substance use goals welcome. Facilitated by Chris Powers and DaeSean Jones.

Please contact Stonewall at Stonewall@SFAF.org or 415-487-3100 to get Zoom info.


Sex & Dating Book Club – Online

A walk-in book club for gay, bi, and trans men who have sex with men who want to maintain their substance use goals without the ins and outs of sex and dating taking them off course.  Each week we will read and discuss a chapter or selection from a different book or blog. It might get juicy.  All substance use goals welcome. Facilitated by Chris Powers and DaeSean Jones.

Please contact Stonewall at Stonewall@SFAF.org or 415-487-3100 to get Zoom info.


Sex & Dating Book Club – Online

A walk-in book club for gay, bi, and trans men who have sex with men who want to maintain their substance use goals without the ins and outs of sex and dating taking them off course.  Each week we will read and discuss a chapter or selection from a different book or blog. It might get juicy.  All substance use goals welcome. Facilitated by Chris Powers and DaeSean Jones.

Please contact Stonewall at Stonewall@SFAF.org or 415-487-3100 to get Zoom info.