Location: Strut

StrutBook Club Meeting with a Visit from the Author Carlos Allende!

Calling all Queer Booklovers!

Join us for our first in-person book club meeting of 2022!

For the month of May, we will be reading a brand new book titled “Coffee, Shopping, Murder, Love” by Carlos Allende, with a special appearance by the author himself!

The book has not officially come out yet, so for this very special BookClub meeting, the author has graciously offered to send us some copies of this book, and digital copies for everyone that isn’t able to snag a physical copy. Email the book club facilitator Baruch Porras Hernandez at baruch@sfaf.org to reserve a copy today! The day of the event we will be meeting at 7 PM to discuss the book for an hour, then at 8 PM, the author, Carlos Allende is going to join us for a chill interview with Baruch, and then a Q&A with the book club members. You must RSVP on Eventbrite to join the event here is the LINK

ABOUT THE BOOK: Set in Los Angeles, a year before same-sex marriage became legal, the novel follows the misadventures of two gay men for whom it didn’t get better: Jignesh Amin, an overweight, angry Indian-American working as a bookkeeper, and Charlie Hayworth, a socially inept white guy from Leitchfield, Kentucky. After Jignesh murders the beautiful office intern because she insults his writing, and Charlie starts dating Jignesh because he wrongly believes he’s rich, the two men embark on a madcap journey that includes a few other deaths, a money-laundering scheme, a gay cruise, and an ass-backward trip to Los Cabos, Mexico. COFFEE, SHOPPING, MURDER, LOVE will leave you cackling while also weeping at what shame does to the psyche, how social media demolishes the spirit, and how much fun it is to conjure abject moral decrepitude.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Carlos Allende is a media psychology scholar and a writer of fiction. He has written two previous novels: Cuadrillas y Contradanzas, a historical melodrama set during the War of Reform, in Mexico, and Love, or the Witches of Windward Circle, a horror farce set in Venice, California. Based on his research on narrative persuasion and audience engagement, he developed the course The Psychology of Compelling Storytelling that he teaches in the Writers’ Program at UCLA Extension. He lives in Santa Monica with his husband.

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

If you have any questions about Strut and or The San Francisco AIDS Foundation and our services please visit sfaf.org

Accessibility: There are no stairs to enter the lobby level at Strut from the street level. The building has three floors, and there is a stairwell with handrails and a wheelchair-accessible elevator. There are 26 steps from the lobby to the 2nd floor and 48 steps from the lobby to the 3rd floor.


Juicy & SNJV’s Most Excellent QTAPI Kiki!

Join us for Juicy & SNJV’s Most Excellent QTAPI Kiki! The Official Kickoff For QTAPI Week!

Date: Sunday, May 29, 2022 6-8pm, doors open at 5:30pm

Location: Strut-3rd Floor

Free Tickets, Advance Registration Required on Eventbrite! RSVP HERE!

Hosted by: Juicy Liu + SNJV , join them for this Campy Drag-filled talk show focusing on queerness, performance, and queer API community empowerment! Special Celebrity Guest: Lana Patel ! Plus A Few More Surprise Celebs!


Trans Voices! Hosted by Pearl Teese!

JOIN US FOR ANOTHER TRANS VOICES! IN MAY 2022!

Trans Voices brings you poetry, comedy, and music by Trans artist from all over the bay area. Hosted and curated by Pearl Teese, this show always brings you performances by some of the most exciting and talented Trans artists around!

The show is free and in-person, happening May 20th, at 7PM on the third floor of Strut, 470 Castro Street, San Francisco CA 94114

This event is in person, we will checking vaccination cards at the door, please don’t forget your masks, we are a health facility so folks will be politely asked to wear a mask when inside our building. Also you must RSPV to enter the space so don’t forget to RSV on Eventbrite using this LINK!

Trans Voices was created by Kay Nilsson and Julien Shendelman back in 2016 and we’ve been bringing you dynamic shows by Trans artists eversince!

Featuring: Kay Nilsson! Lotusboy! Elio Ervin! Adriana Roy! Lisa Evants! and Natasha Dennerstein! Hosted by Pearl Teese! 

Accessibility: There are no stairs to enter the lobby level at Strut from the street level. The building has three floors, and there is a stairwell with handrails and a wheelchair-accessible elevator. There are 26 steps from the lobby to the 2nd floor and 48 steps from the lobby to the 3rd floor.

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


“Reflections” Art Opening for Edgar-Arturo Camacho-González

Join us for another queer ART OPENING AT STRUT!

Friday, June 3rd we are inviting you to help us celebrate the work of Edgar-Arturo Camacho-González! The Art Opening starts at 8 PM and will go till 10 PM.

This is an in-person event so we are limiting the number of folks that are allowed in the building, RSVP now before space runs out, only folks that RSVP on Eventbrite will be allowed to attend, we will be asking attendees to wear masks the entire time, and proof of vaccination cards will be needed at the door. Please use this link to RSVP.

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!

ARTIST STATEMENT: “Reflection” centers communities of color and aims to disrupt the narrative that this country and political system have enacted on BIPOC. It is the counter-narrative to the anti-immigrant, anti-women, anti-BIPOC, anti-LGBTQ+ sentiment that marginalized communities face daily. I want to show other queer people and people of color that they are not alone and that they belong in all spaces, so I paint portraits of people who are making a positive difference in our community. It is when one sees themselves reflected within spaces that one feels welcome. Reflection” is an invitation to challenge myself and others to reflect on their own stories and the ones of those around them because they are all connected in some way. Storytelling is a powerful way to come together. My work is a symbol of who I am and the unwillingness to compromise the elements which make me, me — my culture, my queerness, my brownness, my indigeneity, my community, all of me.

ABOUT THE ARTIST: Edgar-Arturo Camacho-González is a queer Indigenous Xicanx community activist, artist, and poet living on occupied Ohlone land in Vallejo, CA. He is committed to making the communities he is part of safe, vibrant, and welcoming for all by creating work that celebrates who he is without compromising his identity. His work is a celebratory ode of representation of queer people and people of color. Edgar-Arturo’s work has been published in several anthologies, and he has exhibited throughout the West Coast and is currently the Artist-in-Residence with the ACLU, NorCal. Edgar-Arturo is a co-founder of El Comalito Collective Cultural Arts Center in Vallejo, CA, and was awarded the “Artists and Cultural Practitioners Grant, 2020” from the California Arts Council.

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

Accessibility: There are no stairs to enter the lobby level at Strut from the street level. The building has three floors, and there is a stairwell with handrails and a wheelchair-accessible elevator. There are 26 steps from the lobby to the 2nd floor and 48 steps from the lobby to the 3rd floor. All our bathrooms are gender neutral and we have restrooms that are accessible to people who use wheelchairs.


Ibeji Resource Fair

Ages 16+ QTPOC Event with DJ Lamont (Fingersnaps Media) spinning! Free Jamba Juice bar and food. Comedian Cynthia O (Cynthiainpublic) will have us rolling. Resources tables by Code Tenderloin, City College SF, Positive Resource Center and more. Free Raffle. And $25 Visa gift cards for folks who receive STI/HIV testing.


Ibeji Resource Fair

Ages 16+ QTPOC Event with DJ Lamont (Fingersnaps Media) spinning! Free Jamba Juice bar and food. Comedian Cynthia O (Cynthiainpublic) will have us rolling. Resources tables by Code Tenderloin, City College SF, Positive Resource Center and more. Free Raffle. And $25 Visa gift cards for folks who receive STI/HIV testing.


The Ibeji Resource Fair

Ages 16+ QTPOC Event with DJ Lamont (Fingersnaps Media) spinning! Free Jamba Juice bar and food. Comedian Cynthia O (Cynthiainpublic) will have us rolling. Resources tables by Code Tenderloin, City College SF, Positive Resource Center and more. Free Raffle. And $25 Visa gift cards for folks who receive STI/HIV testing.
Ibeji is a group for younger queer folx(16+) who are interested in connecting to share lived experiences, race, gender, various identities. Designed for queer folx of color, all our welcome.

Foglifter Queer Literary Journal Volume 7.1 Reading

Join us at Strut for another event with Foglifter Press! IN PERSON!
Foglifter Press is celebrating the new issue of their literary journal—a biannual compendium of the most dynamic, urgent queer and trans writing today. Based in San Francisco, Foglifter publishes queer and trans writers from around the world. It’s a space to celebrate, mourn, rage, and embrace.
Chris Siders
Briana Grogan
T.L. Pavlich
Dior J. Stephens
Alberto Quintero
Brandon Logans
david padula
shah noor hussein
This event is in person and we cannot wait to hear the queer writers words in at our event space on the third floor but you must RSPV to enter the space so don’t forget to RSV on Evetnbrite using this link: FOGLIFTER
To learn more about Foglifter visit their website HERE
Accessibility: This event will have ASL Interpreters during the readings. There are no stairs to enter the lobby level at Strut from the street level. The building has three floors, and there is a stairwell with handrails and a wheelchair-accessible elevator. There are 26 steps from the lobby to the 2nd floor and 48 steps from the lobby to the 3rd floor.
For questions about Strut Community arts events contact our events manager Baruch Porras Hernandez at baruch@sfaf.org

Queerstory! Staged Reading with Left Coast Theatre Co.

Join us for a Stage Reading with Left Coast Theatre Co.!

We are excited that Left Coast Theatre Company is returning to Strut for their next staged reading: “Queerstory: Forgotten Figures and Events from Queer History.” This is an anthology of original shorts exploring people and moments that have helped shape the LGBTQ+ community, but have been buried or nearly lost in history. This will be a free reading, and Left Coast will be inviting the audience to provide feedback on the pieces.

This is an in-person event so we are limiting the number of folks that are allowed in the building, RSVP now before space runs out, only folks that RSVP on Eventbrite will be allowed to attend, wearing masks the entire time is mandatory since we are a health facility and proof of vaccination will be needed at the door.

Make sure to reserve your spot on Eventbrite by following this LINK

The event is Monday, April 4th at 7 PM on the third floor of Strut. Hope to see you there!

Left Coast Theatre Company is a non-profit organization that promotes the artist work of the LGBTQ+ and allied communities in order to promote diversity, encourage dialogue, and provide an opportunity for unique voices to be heard. To learn more, please visit their website.

If you have any questions about Strut/ San Francisco AIDS Foundation’s events and or Trans Voices please feel free to contact our community events manager Baruch Porras Hernandez at baruch@sfaf.org To learn more about the San Francisco AIDS Foundation/Strut visit sfaf.org

Accessibility: There are no stairs to enter the lobby level at Strut from the street level. The building has three floors, and there is a stairwell with handrails and a wheelchair-accessible elevator. There are 26 steps from the lobby to the 2nd floor and 48 steps from the lobby to the 3rd floor. There are wheelchair-accessible bathrooms on the floor where the event is taking place. All bathrooms are gender-neutral.


Queer Ancestors Project: Artist Panel & Print Sale!

Lets celebrate art by Queer and Trans emerging artists!

We love the art created by the Queer Ancestors Project! Join us for an Artist Panel & Print Sale! Thursday April 21, 2022, 7-10 PM, In Person! at Strut 470 Castro Street, San Francisco CA 94114
The Queer Ancestors Project presents prints by Queer and Trans Emerging Artists:
Cairo, daney gomez espiritu, indigo, Jasmine Pomar, Jason Mai, Karishma, Naseem, Ray Tsukayama, Rawley, & Sasha, with artistic director Katie Gilmartin
Join us for a fun evening full of conversations about queer art, queer ancestors, and a chance to get to know more about the artist’s process and the experience of being part of the Queer Ancestors Project.
There is limited seats available at this event, reserve your spots now before it sells out. Only folks who RSVP to this event on Evenbrite will be allowed to enter the building. So don’t wait, reserve your spot now, this is a FREE but Limited-Capacity Event. RSVP Here!
Mask & Proof of Vax Required since we are a sexual health clinic.
To learn more go to QueerAncestorsProject.org
Generously supported by The San Francisco Arts Commission, California Arts Council, Grants for the Arts, Queer Cultural Center, SOMArts, STRUT, Chrysalis Studio, & Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
To learn more about Strut and our programs please visit sfaf.org Questions about this event or other community events please reach out to Baruch at baruch@sfaf.org
Accessibility: The building and bathrooms are Wheelchair accessible. ASL Interpretation provided at artist panel. There are no stairs to enter the lobby level at Strut from the street level. The building has three floors, and there is a stairwell with handrails and a wheelchair-accessible elevator. There are 26 steps from the lobby to the 2nd floor and 48 steps from the lobby to the 3rd floor

Medical Aesthetics Pop-Up

The Trans Care team is partnering with North Bay Aesthetics for this two part pop-up for transgender and gender nonconforming folks and their cis allies.

Paid Botox Pop-Up:

  • Service is offered to all clients.
  • Botox will be offered at $15/unit.
  • For every unit of Botox purchased at this event, North Bay will donate $1 to SFAF’s TransCare program.
  • Treatment areas include:
    • Forehead and frown (average of 30 units used)
    • Chin (average of 8 units used)
    • Bunny lines (average of 4 units used)
    • Crows feet (average of 12 units used)
    • Lip flip (average of 8 units used)
    • Masseter for TMD (TMJ) (average of 1,000 units used)

Free Gender-Affirming Facial Fillers:

  • Service is for trans and gender nonconforming clients.
  • Fillers can help achieve more angular facial structure, softer features, plumper, fuller lips, reduction in deep lines, stronger jawline or cheekbones.
  • Must complete virtual consultation appointment with North Bay prior to scheduling.
  • 8 appointments for pre-authorized SFHP patients and 8 appointments for folks who are uninsured or are insured with another carrier.

Please contact North Bay for more information or to schedule an appointment at: https://northbay.co/sfaf-pop-up/


Medical Aesthetics Pop-Up

The Trans Care team is partnering with North Bay Aesthetics for this two part pop-up for transgender and gender nonconforming folks and their cis allies.

Paid Botox Pop-Up:

  • Service is offered to all clients.
  • Botox will be offered at $15/unit.
  • For every unit of Botox purchased at this event, North Bay will donate $1 to SFAF’s TransCare program.
  • Treatment areas include:
    • Forehead and frown (average of 30 units used)
    • Chin (average of 8 units used)
    • Bunny lines (average of 4 units used)
    • Crows feet (average of 12 units used)
    • Lip flip (average of 8 units used)
    • Masseter for TMD (TMJ) (average of 1,000 units used)

Free Gender-Affirming Facial Fillers:

  • Service is for trans and gender nonconforming clients.
  • Fillers can help achieve more angular facial structure, softer features, plumper, fuller lips, reduction in deep lines, stronger jawline or cheekbones.
  • Must complete virtual consultation appointment with North Bay prior to scheduling.
  • 8 appointments for pre-authorized SFHP patients and 8 appointments for folks who are uninsured or are insured with another carrier.

Please contact North Bay for more information or to schedule an appointment at: https://northbay.co/sfaf-pop-up/


The Queer Ancestors Project 2022 Exhibition

The Queer Ancestors Project 2022 Exhibition

Strut is excited to have new art from The Queer Ancestors Project!

Join us, in person, for this free Art Opening by emerging Queer and Trans artists! Mask & Proof of Vaccination will be required at the door. Space is limited so in order to attend, you must RSVP here on Eventbrite. Only folks that have RSVPed on Eventbrite will be able to attend.

Please RSVP here on Eventbrite: LINK 

Queer Ancestors Project will be exhibiting the work of: Cairo, daney gomez espiritu, indigo, Jasmine Pomar, Jason Mai, Karishma, Naseem, Ray Tsukayama, Rawley, & Sasha, with artistic director Katie Gilmartin
Artist Reception, Print Sale, & Button-Making:
Saturday, March 26, 2022, 7:00- 10:00 pm
Accessibility: There are no stairs to enter the lobby level at Strut from the street level. The building has three floors, and there is a stairwell with handrails and a wheelchair-accessible elevator. There are 26 steps from the lobby to the 2nd floor and 48 steps from the lobby to the 3rd floor.
About QAP: 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.
For questions about Strut Community arts events contact our events manager Baruch Porras Hernandez at baruch@sfaf.org 
Generously supported by The San Francisco Arts Commission, California Arts Council, Grants for the Arts, Queer Cultural Center, SOMArts, STRUT, Chrysalis Studio, & Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

Name and Gender Change Clinic

Join us for our name and gender change clinic! Come start the process of how to change your legal name and gender markers through the San Francisco County Superior Court of California. You’ll also learn how to begin the process of updating info on your passport, California driver’s license or ID, and additional support with submitting documents and processing fees.

To make an appointment or for more information, email TransHealth@sfaf.org or call 415-437-3456. Limited walk-in appointments will also be available.

Presented by San Francisco AIDS Foundation & Transgender Law Center


Abstinence Support Group

This group provides a safe environment for those with an abstinence goal to support one another, share knowledge, and learn skills that will help them to achieve and maintain abstinence from all substances. All are welcome wherever you are in your journey with abstinence.  

To attend this group meeting and/or find out more about Stonewall groups, please reach out to us at 415-487-3100 or by emailing stonewall@sfaf.org . A full list of Stonewall groups and Zoom guidelines can be found on our Stonewall Services Schedule HERE.

 


Abstinence Support Group

This group provides a safe environment for those with an abstinence goal to support one another, share knowledge, and learn skills that will help them to achieve and maintain abstinence from all substances. All are welcome wherever you are in your journey with abstinence.  

To attend this group meeting and/or find out more about Stonewall groups, please reach out to us at 415-487-3100 or by emailing stonewall@sfaf.org . A full list of Stonewall groups and Zoom guidelines can be found on our Stonewall Services Schedule HERE.

 


Abstinence Support Group

This group provides a safe environment for those with an abstinence goal to support one another, share knowledge, and learn skills that will help them to achieve and maintain abstinence from all substances. All are welcome wherever you are in your journey with abstinence.  

To attend this group meeting and/or find out more about Stonewall groups, please reach out to us at 415-487-3100 or by emailing stonewall@sfaf.org . A full list of Stonewall groups and Zoom guidelines can be found on our Stonewall Services Schedule HERE.

 


Abstinence Support Group

This group provides a safe environment for those with an abstinence goal to support one another, share knowledge, and learn skills that will help them to achieve and maintain abstinence from all substances. All are welcome wherever you are in your journey with abstinence.  

To attend this group meeting and/or find out more about Stonewall groups, please reach out to us at 415-487-3100 or by emailing stonewall@sfaf.org . A full list of Stonewall groups and Zoom guidelines can be found on our Stonewall Services Schedule HERE.

 


Abstinence Support Group

This group provides a safe environment for those with an abstinence goal to support one another, share knowledge, and learn skills that will help them to achieve and maintain abstinence from all substances. All are welcome wherever you are in your journey with abstinence.  

To attend this group meeting and/or find out more about Stonewall groups, please reach out to us at 415-487-3100 or by emailing stonewall@sfaf.org . A full list of Stonewall groups and Zoom guidelines can be found on our Stonewall Services Schedule HERE.

 


Abstinence Support Group

This group provides a safe environment for those with an abstinence goal to support one another, share knowledge, and learn skills that will help them to achieve and maintain abstinence from all substances. All are welcome wherever you are in your journey with abstinence.  

To attend this group meeting and/or find out more about Stonewall groups, please reach out to us at 415-487-3100 or by emailing stonewall@sfaf.org . A full list of Stonewall groups and Zoom guidelines can be found on our Stonewall Services Schedule HERE.

 


Abstinence Support Group

This group provides a safe environment for those with an abstinence goal to support one another, share knowledge, and learn skills that will help them to achieve and maintain abstinence from all substances. All are welcome wherever you are in your journey with abstinence.  

To attend this group meeting and/or find out more about Stonewall groups, please reach out to us at 415-487-3100 or by emailing stonewall@sfaf.org . A full list of Stonewall groups and Zoom guidelines can be found on our Stonewall Services Schedule HERE.

 


Abstinence Support Group

This group provides a safe environment for those with an abstinence goal to support one another, share knowledge, and learn skills that will help them to achieve and maintain abstinence from all substances. All are welcome wherever you are in your journey with abstinence.  

To attend this group meeting and/or find out more about Stonewall groups, please reach out to us at 415-487-3100 or by emailing stonewall@sfaf.org . A full list of Stonewall groups and Zoom guidelines can be found on our Stonewall Services Schedule HERE.

 


Abstinence Support Group

This group provides a safe environment for those with an abstinence goal to support one another, share knowledge, and learn skills that will help them to achieve and maintain abstinence from all substances. All are welcome wherever you are in your journey with abstinence.  

To attend this group meeting and/or find out more about Stonewall groups, please reach out to us at 415-487-3100 or by emailing stonewall@sfaf.org . A full list of Stonewall groups and Zoom guidelines can be found on our Stonewall Services Schedule HERE.

 


Abstinence Support Group

This group provides a safe environment for those with an abstinence goal to support one another, share knowledge, and learn skills that will help them to achieve and maintain abstinence from all substances. All are welcome wherever you are in your journey with abstinence.  

To attend this group meeting and/or find out more about Stonewall groups, please reach out to us at 415-487-3100 or by emailing stonewall@sfaf.org . A full list of Stonewall groups and Zoom guidelines can be found on our Stonewall Services Schedule HERE.