Jul
19
Thu
Free 2 B @ Strut, 3rd Floor, Group Room 2
Jul 19 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Free 2 B @ Strut, 3rd Floor, Group Room 2 | San Francisco | California | United States

Join us on Thursdays to talk through anything and everything related to sex, drugs & the nature of skin. We are a group for gay, bi, queer, trans, heteroflexible, DL, and other men who have sex with men. This group is for men of color.

Find inclusive, authentic support so that you can be Free 2 B your best self.

QTPOC Open House at Strut @ Strut Third Floor
Jul 19 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
QTPOC Open House at Strut @ Strut Third Floor  | San Francisco | California | United States

QTPOC Open House at Strut!

Please join us for a special open house for LGBTQ people of color – a space dedicated for our vibrant communities to come together and celebrate. Come meet our diverse staff and learn more about this new initiative at Strut.

Jul
20
Fri
DREAAM Drop-In Fridays @ Strut
Jul 20 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
DREAAM Drop-In Fridays @ Strut | San Francisco | California | United States

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
Jul 20 @ 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.

Transgress Press presents Jack and Jacob. @ Strut Second Floor
Jul 20 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Transgress Press presents Jack and Jacob. @ Strut Second Floor  | San Francisco | California | United States

Come help us Celebrate Trans Literature!

Join local publisher Transgress Press in celebration of acclaimed trans authors, Jacob Anderson-Minshall (Deputy Editor, The Advocate) and Jack Kaulfus, and their literary achievements: “Swimming Upstream: A Novel” and “Tomorrow, Or Forever.” Eat, drink and schmooze with Jack and Jacob as they take you into the worlds of their LGBTQI characters where nothing is at it seems and landscapes of seeming certainty are constantly dissolving and evolving.

About the Authors
Jack Kaulfus is a trans writer living in Austin, Texas. Jack holds an MFA from Texas State University, and teaches high school English and Creative Writing.

Anderson-Minshall is queer-identified transgender man, and the coauthor of the award-winning memoir, Queerly Beloved: A Love Story Across Genders, with his co-conspirator Diane, about surviving the transition from lesbian couple to man and wife. They also coauthored the Blind Eye Detective mysteries (Bold Strokes Books).

Jul
21
Sat
Castro Comedy at Strut! @ Strut
Jul 21 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Castro Comedy at Strut! @ Strut  | San Francisco | California | United States

Come Laugh With Us!

Join us at Strut for a Gay Comedy showcase hosted by Wonder Dave!! Castro Comedy is a gathering of the bay area’s funniest gay comedians. This show promises to be full of laughs from tops and bottoms.
Hosted by comedian and writer Wonder Dave. WobderDave’s comedy has been featured at burlesque shows, bowling alleys, comic book and science fiction conventions across the United States!

Featuring the comedy from Justin Lucas, Marcus Williams, and more!

Jul
22
Sun
Heauxs of Color: EFNIKS Kickback Panel Discussion @ Strut Third Floor
Jul 22 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Heauxs of Color: EFNIKS Kickback Panel Discussion @ Strut Third Floor  | San Francisco | California | United States

There’s more than one way to do it.

Strut and EFNIKS are hosting a QTPoC community conversation on intimacy–all the ways we do it, and everything that comes with it. The July theme for EFNIKS is all about “touch”, and with a panel of speakers and audience participation, this sex positive conversation will bring people of color into focus, and show us how we can have better experiences and take ownership of our sexual health–the QTPoC way

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.

Jul
23
Mon
MagneKink @ Strut
Jul 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
MagneKink @ Strut | San Francisco | California | United States

Race Bannon, Jared Hemming, Alex Ray and Strut invite you to MagneKink, a social event for San Francisco’s queer leather/fetish/kink community. All are welcome!

 

This will be our 5th annual event, and is being held in honor of Up Your Alley weekend. Before you dive into that busy weekend of events, we hope you can join us to socialize with your fellow queer leather/fetish/kink enthusiasts. This is a great chance to catch up with old friends, meet some new ones and to square up your plans for the weekend festivities. So whether you’re new to kink or a seasoned pro, come out and socialize with your fellow kinksters!

This year’s event will feature:

Live DJ!

Impact and bondage scenes!

Raffle prizes from Mr. S Leather, Folsom Street Events, Chaps and others!

Complimentary refreshments!

Complimentary clothes check!

We look forward to seeing you there!

Jul
24
Tue
The Velvet Rage Book Club @ Strut at Group Room 2
Jul 24 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
The Velvet Rage Book Club @ Strut at Group Room 2 | San Francisco | California | United States

Part of the San Francisco AIDS Foundation’s Stonewall Project, this book club explores the complexity of gay identity and culture, HIV, substance use, healing relationship trauma, shame, internalized homophobia and much more. Facilitators Wade Smith and Christopher Zepeda.

The Book: The Velvet Rage

Despite the progress made in recent years, many gay men still wonder, “Are we better off?” The byproduct of growing up gay in a straight world continues to be the internalization of shame, rejection, and anger―a toxic cocktail that can lead to drug abuse, promiscuity, alcoholism, depression, and suicide. Drawing on contemporary psychological research, the author’s own journey, and the stories of many of his friends and clients, Velvet Rage addresses the myth of gay pride and outlines three stages to emotional well-being for gay men.

The Author: Alan Downs

Alan Downs is a clinical psychologist in private practice located in Beverly Hills, California. He is the author of seven previous books and continues to write and hold workshops across the United States. He is actively involved in dialectical behavior therapy and is a member of the Beverly Hills DBT Team.

Castro Smart Drinking Group @ Strut Group Room 2
Jul 24 @ 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.