Feb
19
Tue
The Doctor Is In: “HIV Cure Research – A Participants Perspective” @ Strut Third Floor
Feb 19 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
The Doctor Is In: “HIV Cure Research – A Participants Perspective” @ Strut Third Floor

Join us for another Doctor Is In!

Doctor Is In is Positive Forces’s bi monthly physician led discussion group.

This event’s theme is “HIV Cure Research – A Participants Perspective” presented by Matt Chappell.

Dinner is served at 6:30pm, presentation is at 7pm

Positive Force is a program for people living with HIV and their partners.

The event is free.

If you have any questions about Positive Force and their events and services please contact pforce@sfaf.org

Feb
20
Wed
STONEWALL: DAMN, DADDY! Real Talk About Getting Older As A Gay Man @ Strut Third Floor Group Room 1
Feb 20 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
STONEWALL: DAMN, DADDY! Real Talk About Getting Older As A Gay Man @ Strut Third Floor Group Room 1  | San Francisco | California | United States

Damn, Daddy!

This group provides space for gay, bi, & trans men 50 & older to explore & celebrate the achievement of aging and making the most
of it. We talk about sex, drugs, health, family, and anything else that’s on our minds as we navigate getting older with dignity and
pride.

Facilitators Peter Carnini & Kyle Temple. #50isthenew30 #MatureMenRock

Healthy Works @ Strut, Conference Room 1-A (First Floor)
Feb 20 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Healthy Works @ Strut, Conference Room 1-A (First Floor) | San Francisco | California | United States

No-judgement access to full-service safe injection and consumption supplies.

Michael DeLaRosa from The Stonewall Project provides syringes, brillo, works kits, overdose prevention and Narcan, fentanyl test strips, disposal supplies, and more.

Michael also provides information and linkage to other services, including hepatitis C testing and cure, wound care, counseling, and opiate replacement services.

Feb
21
Thu
Free 2 B @ Strut, 3rd Floor, Group Room 2
Feb 21 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Free 2 B @ Strut, 3rd Floor, Group Room 2 | San Francisco | California | United States

We are a drop-in group for gay, bi, queer and trans men of color. We support the lived experiences of Black, Asian, Latinx, African American and other queer men of color—and provide a safe, welcoming space free from judgement.

Join us on Thursdays if you’re thinking about making changes to your drug or alcohol use, want to explore ways to reduce the harms from using drugs and drinking, or want to connect to a community of queer men of color interested in changing their substance use.

FREE 2 B is a group provided by The Stonewall Project. Our counseling, treatment and support services are based on the principles of harm reduction. We welcome you wherever you are at in your journey to reaching your substance use goals, and will help you reach the goals that are right for you. We do not require you to be abstinent in order to access services.

Want more information? Click here to contact one of our Stonewall counselors.

QTPOC and EFNIKS presents When ‘POC’ is Not Enough: Anti-Blackness in LGBTQ Communities @ Strut Third Floor
Feb 21 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
QTPOC and EFNIKS presents When 'POC' is Not Enough: Anti-Blackness in LGBTQ Communities @ Strut Third Floor

Join us at QTPOC at Strut every Thursday!

A panel looking at anti-Blackness in the LGBTQ communities; the threat faced by Black queer and trans people and how anti-Blackness shapes these queer and trans experiences.

This event is being held at Strut (470 Castro St) at the third floor lobby. Sexual Health Services and PrEP Enrollments from 5pm-6:30pm. Panel from 6:30-8pm. Text us at 474747 if you have any questions! QTPOC at Strut is every Thursday and is focused on serving queer and trans folks of color with programming and testing.

About EFNIKS
EFNIKS.com is a digital magazine focusing on Queer & Trans People of Color. Centered around a rotating monthly theme, this QTPoC platform publishes scholarly articles and community essays, supports short-story fiction and visual art, and hosts a paid internship program for young QTPoC writers. The platform is reliant entirely on donations and is managed by a volunteer team seven remote staff members. Soon, EFNIKS will be moving into event organizing in order to fulfill its mission of creating safe spaces–both digital and offline–for the QTPoC community

Feb
22
Fri
DREAAM Drop-In Fridays @ Strut Third Floor
Feb 22 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
DREAAM Drop-In Fridays @ Strut Third Floor

Kick back with DREAAM every Friday at Strut.

At DREAAM Drop-In Fridays, LGBTQQI people of color and their allies (age 30 and under) meet for a social and wellness group. Join us for food, raffles & prizes, music, good conversation and to meet new people.

Questions about this program and other DREAAM related events please contact Terrance Wilder at twilder@sfaf.org 

Castro Harm Reduction Night @ Strut Group Room 2
Feb 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Castro Harm Reduction Night @ Strut Group Room 2 | San Francisco | California | United States

A fun, friendly, welcoming place for gay/bi/trans/MSM men interested in exploring their relationship to drugs, alcohol, sex, dating and other topics. Come as you are, high, low or in between.

With facilitator Rich Lugo.

Feb
23
Sat
Farm Boy by Mark Abramson. Reading and Signing @ Strut
Feb 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Farm Boy by Mark Abramson. Reading and Signing @ Strut

Join us February 23rd for a night celebrating Mark Abramson‘s new book “Farm Boy” there will be a reading and signing. This event is free, all are welcome!

About the book:
In this engaging prequel to Minnesota Boy, Mark Abramson’s “coming out” memoir of his college years, he reaches further back in Farm Boy to write about growing up gay in rural America. Stories of farm life through blazing hot summers and icy winters are interspersed with old recipes and commentary on Minnesota foods. He explores his love of music and cooking as well as his earliest awakenings of his interest in other farm boys and yes, he really did raise a pet fox.

About the Author

San Francisco writer Mark Abramson is the author of the seven volume Beach Reading mystery series, set in the present-day Castro district as well as the nonfiction books: “For My Brothers, an AIDS memoir”, “Sex, Drugs & Disco – San Francisco Diaries from the Pre-AIDS Era”, “MORE Sex, Drugs & Disco – San Francisco Diaries from the Pre-AIDS Era”, and “Minnesota Boy”. His upcoming books soon to be released are “Castro Street Diaries” and “River Days, River Nights.”
to learn more go to https://markabramson.net/

Feb
25
Mon
Strut Book Club reads Giovanni’s Room by James Baldwin @ Strut Second Floor
Feb 25 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Strut Book Club reads Giovanni's Room by James Baldwin @ Strut Second Floor

Let’s Talk Queer Lit!

Come get your book on with us! Join us for our February book club meeting of 2019! Monday, February 25th at 7:30 PM on the second floor of Strut for some wine, little snacks and great conversations about literature. Please make sure to read the entire book beforehand and come ready to discuss your thoughts.
Don’t forget, folks: we get a discount at Dog Eared Books in the Castro!

About the Book
Baldwin’s haunting and controversial second novel is his most sustained treatment of sexuality, and a classic of gay literature. In a 1950s Paris swarming with expatriates and characterized by dangerous liaisons and hidden violence, an American finds himself unable to repress his impulses, despite his determination to live the conventional life he envisions for himself. After meeting and proposing to a young woman, he falls into a lengthy affair with an Italian bartender and is confounded and tortured by his sexual identity as he oscillates between the two. Examining the mystery of love and passion in an intensely imagined narrative, Baldwin creates a moving and complex story of death and desire that is revelatory in its insight

Feb
27
Wed
STONEWALL: DAMN, DADDY! Real Talk About Getting Older As A Gay Man @ Strut Third Floor Group Room 1
Feb 27 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
STONEWALL: DAMN, DADDY! Real Talk About Getting Older As A Gay Man @ Strut Third Floor Group Room 1  | San Francisco | California | United States

Damn, Daddy!

This group provides space for gay, bi, & trans men 50 & older to explore & celebrate the achievement of aging and making the most
of it. We talk about sex, drugs, health, family, and anything else that’s on our minds as we navigate getting older with dignity and
pride.

Facilitators Peter Carnini & Kyle Temple. #50isthenew30 #MatureMenRock