Who We Are

The home for health & wellness

Strut is the home for health and wellness in the heart of the Castro. San Francisco AIDS Foundation opened Strut in January 2016 to promote health and wellness, to strengthen our diverse communities, and to reduce the impact of HIV in San Francisco.

We recognize that health has physical, emotional and social elements. Strut is a community place to find experts and support to manage all the aspects of health and build meaningful social connections.

We are a diverse community and our diversity makes us stronger. We all have the right to health regardless of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender orientation, HIV status, age or economic status. We share the responsibility for our individual health, the health of our partners and the health of our community.

Our Services

We offer an array of free clinical services, behavioral interventions and community-building groups to enable you to be the best version of yourself.

Our Core Values

Self-Determination
We believe we have the right to make our own decisions regarding health and well-being. We should always be at the forefront in matters that affect us as individuals and as a community. We share responsibility for our individual health, the health of our partners, and the health of our community.

Access
We believe everyone has the right to access information and resources about our health and well-being in a dignified, respectful, and affirming manner. Beyond physical access, this includes access to information and resources that are culturally appropriate, meaningful, and available regardless of ability to pay. We have a right to access information that is current, relevant, and accurate.

Sexual Expression
We have a right to satisfying sex lives free from guilt and shame. We believe our sexuality is an integral component in how we define ourselves as individuals and as a community. Healthy sexual expression involves both our bodies and our minds. We share a responsibility for sexual health–for ourselves, our partners, and our community.

Diversity
We believe in the value of diversity and that our diversity makes our community stronger. By examining our differences as gay men, we improve our understanding of each other. Only through actively exploring the differences in our experiences such as those based on race, ethnicity, age, HIV status or economic status can we create a more just community. Across all of our differences, we affirm our commitment to treat each other with dignity and respect.

Leadership
We must be leaders in decisions that affect us and our community. In order to improve our lives, we must take chances and learn from our mistakes. Leadership involves a willingness to speak to what we feel to be true, even if it is unpopular. We value a sense of celebration, humor, and irreverence, which have brought us to our current place in history and will take us to the next.

Our Staff

Strut is the result of specially-trained, impassioned individuals who believe in supporting a healthy community. We know that the best way to achieve that is by providing personalized support. Learn more about who we are on our staff directory.

Learn more about career opportunities at Strut on the careers page of the San Francisco AIDS Foundation website.

Accessibility Information

We welcome the opportunity to make this event more accessible! If you or someone you know attending the event is in need of interpretation services, please contact contact the event organizer as indicated on the event’s page.

Please refrain from wearing scented products, so that people with chemical sensitivities can join us.

The venue is wheelchair accessible.

  • To arrive at Strut from the underground MUNI Castro station, the MUNI elevator will take you to the NW side of Castro Street. There is also an escalator that will bring you to the SW corner of Castro Street, the same side where Strut is located.
  • Strut has 3 floors. There are stairs and an elevator.
  • There are 26 steps from the 1st floor lobby to the 2nd floor where the sexual health clinic is held. The second floor has 1 wheelchair accessible bathroom and two others.
  • There are 48 steps from the first floor lobby to the 3rd floor. There are 2 bathrooms on the third floor, one of which is wheelchair accessible.
  • All the bathrooms in the building are all-gender single stall bathrooms.

If the 3rd floor lobby  event is held on the 3rd floor lobby, it is lit by overhead fluorescent lights and we will frequently be use microphones and overhead speakers to amplify the voices of the panelists and facilitator.

If applicable, we will offer reserved seating at the front of the presentation or event for folks who need more mobility access and/or are hard of hearing.