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World AIDS Day March & Candlelight Vigil

Join us this year for World AIDS Day on the steps of San Francisco city hall to remember those we’ve lost to the HIV/AIDS crisis and to issue a call to action for justice for our communities.

We will have a series of speakers to lift up the voices of people living with HIV and to visibilize the challenges our communities still face 40 years after the onset of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Please bring a photo of loved ones you’d like to remember. We will provide candles for the candlelight vigil.

Following our speakers at City Hall, we will march together from City Hall to St. John’s the Evangelist Episcopal Church for the AIDS Memorial Quilt display, dinner and Revival Dance.

Speakers include:

Rickey Beard, Black Brothers Esteem (BBE) member and leader of the Goodwill Team.

Ms. Billie Cooper, TransLife Founder and community activist.

Monica Gandhi MD, MPH, Infectious Diseases doctor, Professor of Medicine and Associate Chief in the Division of HIV, Infectious Diseases, and Global Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF); Director of the UCSF Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) and the Medical Director of the HIV Clinic (“Ward 86”) at San Francisco General Hospital; with research focusing on HIV and women and adherence measurement in HIV treatment and prevention and most recently, on how to mitigate the COVID-19 pandemic.

Nikos Pecoraro, HIV Advocacy Network (HAN) activist and harm reduction advocate.

If you have any questions or accessibility needs please reach out to Ande Stone (

**COVID Guidance**
This will be an outdoors event. We will have masks available and ask that everyone please wear a mask.

The 22nd Annual Transgender Day of Remembrance

Join us for an event to mourn and celebrate our community members who passed this past year. Masks and proof of complete vaccination are required to enter the venue.

BBE 25th Anniversary and Bench Dedication

On behalf of Black Brothers Esteem (BBE), a program of the San Francisco AIDS Foundation, we cordially invite you to the BBE 25th Anniversary at bench dedication at the National AIDS Memorial Grove

Oct 10, 2021

1pm – 4pm

Please join us for a memorable afternoon including inspirational speakers, artistic performances, and participant testimonies honoring BBE’s past and welcoming our collective future.


AIDS/LifeCycle is a fully supported, 7 day, 545-mile bike ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles, co-produced by and benefiting San Francisco AIDS Foundation and the Los Angeles LGBT Center. The event raises awareness about the ongoing HIV/AIDS epidemic and funds services such as HIV testing, prevention, care, and much more.

Santa Skivvies

Santa Skivvies is an annual holiday underwear fun run/walk and fundraiser benefiting San Francisco AIDS Foundation. The route weaves throughout the streets of the iconic Castro neighborhood, starting and ending at LOOKOUT on Noe and 18th.

When you sign up, we’ll send you a free pair of the iconic red Santa Skivvies underwear. Whether you choose to walk, run, scooter, skip, or skate the one-mile course, we have you covered… well, almost! Come wearing this year’s skivvies, festive holiday attire, or whatever makes you feel fabulous! We welcome every body.

Every participant will receive their own fundraising page with tools and guides to help everyone raise money for the cause. We make it easy to help support the life-saving services of San Francisco AIDS Foundation. After all, this event is more than just prancing around the Castro in your skivvies! San Francisco AIDS Foundation is a pillar in the community, providing STI/HIV testing and treatment, PrEP navigation, mental health and substance use services, and much more. So thank you for going the distance in the name of health justice.