Dec
13
Thu
Free 2 B @ Strut, 3rd Floor, Group Room 2
Dec 13 @ 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.

Not Another Candle! Workshop on Easy DIY Holiday Gifts! @ Strut 3rd Floor.
Dec 13 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Not Another Candle! Workshop on Easy DIY Holiday Gifts! @ Strut 3rd Floor.  | San Francisco | California | United States

Not Another Candle!: workshop on easy DIY holiday gifts.

Bath Bombs! Scrubs! And other cute stuff made by queers!

Join us for this free workshop on how to make cheap easy gifts for your friends and family for the holidays! Queer POCS and Trans POCs don’t always have the easiest time during the holidays, and usually the holidays are expensive for everyone. Come learn how to make some great gifts to give to your family and chosen family.

Are you broke? Are you a queer person of color? A trans person of color? Come on over and make some pretty queer stuff with us!

QTPOC at Strut is our weekly night at Strut where we focus all our services and programming to our most marginalized communities.

Dec
14
Fri
DREAAM Drop-In Fridays @ Strut
Dec 14 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
DREAAM Drop-In Fridays @ Strut | San Francisco | California | United States

Due to a staff event DREAAM Drop-In will be cancelled Friday December 14th. Please join us the following week on December 21st for our Annual Ugly Sweater Party. Thank you!

DREAAM Drop-In Fridays, our weekly space from 5 PM – 8 PM at Strut in the Castro. Eat some food, chat, get information about our community and make new friends. DREAAM Drop-In Fridays is open to all LGBTQQI young people of color and their allies, ages 30 and under.

Come out and join in the fun!

Castro Harm Reduction Night @ Strut Group Room 2
Dec 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Castro Harm Reduction Night @ Strut Group Room 2 | San Francisco | California | United States

Due to a staff event Castro Harm Reduction night will be cancelled on Friday December 14th. Please join us the following week on December 21st. Thank you!

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.

Dec
17
Mon
Strut Book Club Reads “My Brother’s Husband” Vol 1 and 2 @ Strut
Dec 17 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Strut Book Club Reads "My Brother's Husband" Vol 1 and 2 @ Strut | San Francisco | California | United States

Let’s Talk Queer Lit! Come get your book on with us!

For the month of December 2018, we are taking a break from poetry and novels and reading two graphic novels!
Join us Monday, December 17 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 books 
We are reading both volumes of “My Brother’s Husband” by the legendary Gengoroh Tagame! These graphic novels are a manga series that follows the relationship between single father Yaichi, his daughter Kana, and Mike Flanagan, the Canadian husband of Yaichi’s estranged and recently deceased twin brother. The series, which focuses on themes of homophobia, cultural difference, and family, has been noted as a significant departure from Tagame’s previous works, which focus on erotic and sadomasochistic subject material. My Brother’s Husband has been widely praised by critics, winning an Eisner Award, a Japan Media Arts Award, and a Japan Cartoonists Association Award.

About the Author 
Gengoroh Tagame is an openly gay Japanese manga artist, one of the most influential creators in the field of manga for gay male readers. The bulk of his work has consisted of bara-themed erotic stories depicting BDSM and graphic high energy sex between large sexy bear men. He has won several awards for his large collection of published works, and has traveled the world sharing his work in readings and conferences.

Dec
18
Tue
Covered California Drop-In Hours @ Strut
Dec 18 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Covered California Drop-In Hours @ Strut | San Francisco | California | United States

Have questions about health insurance? Sign up during Open Enrollment, October 15, 2018 – January 15, 2019, and stop by to talk to a certified enrollment counselor to get your questions answered and sign up for a plan that’s right for you.

Health insurance helps pay for PrEP, HIV meds, hormone therapy, surgeries, and other medical needs. It’s time to sign up for Covered California, the marketplace for affordable health insurance in California.

Sign up at coveredca.com before December 15 for health insurance coverage that starts January 1, 2019. You can apply until January 15 for coverage that starts later.

Hablas Español? Todos los servicios para ayuda con Covered California estan disponible en Español. Visita coveredca.com/espanol o llama 415-437-3450 para mas información.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Call 415-437-3450 or email prep@sfaf.org.

STONEWALL Reading and Discussion Group: When Things Fall Apart @ Strut Third Floor Group Room 1
Dec 18 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
STONEWALL Reading and Discussion Group: When Things Fall Apart @ Strut Third Floor Group Room 1 | San Francisco | California | United States

This group works with various authors and writings over time to explore topics related to harm reduction, healing, and overall well-being.

This cycle we explore the question of how do we live our best lives when continually overcome by fear, anxiety, and pain. Chödrön offers tools for transforming suffering and negative patterns into “habitual ease and boundless joy.”

Facilitators Kyle Temple & Sharleen Phillips.

About the Book: This guide aims to appeal to everyone. It argues that there is a fundamental opportunity for happiness right within our reach, yet we usually miss it – ironically, while we are caught up in attempt to escape pain and suffering. The author shows: ways to use painful emotions to cultivate wisdom, compassion and courage; ways to communicate that lead to openness and true intimacy with others; practices for reversing our negative habitual patterns; methods for working with chaotic situations; and ways to cultivate compassionate, energetic social action.

Castro Smart Drinking Group @ Strut Group Room 2
Dec 18 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Castro Smart Drinking Group @ Strut Group Room 2 | San Francisco | California | United States

Want to change your drinking habits? Find your way to safer drinking, controlled drinking, reduced drinking or quitting with us at the Castro Smart Drinking Group.

With Facilitators: Rich Lugo and Ed Diaz.

Dec
19
Wed
STONEWALL: DAMN, DADDY! Real Talk About Getting Older As A Gay Man @ Strut Third Floor Group Room 1
Dec 19 @ 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)
Dec 19 @ 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.