Mark your calendar and bring your friends!

https://www.facebook.com/events/2165897586962052/

- see photos from 2018 Expo below


October 19, 2019 12:30-4:30pm
at Eureka Valley Recreation Center 100 Collingwood at 18th St.



On October 19th, the 4th Annual OurTownSF Nonprofit Expo, the largest LGBTQ resource fair ever in San Francisco, will take place at Eureka Valley Recreation Center. It’s a great chance to get to know and connect with over 150 Bay Area resource groups as a new client, volunteer, or donor.


The OurTownSF Nonprofit Expo, which brings together arts, community, fundraising, health, legal, political, recovery, service & spiritual groups serving the LGBTQ community is FREE to attend! Enjoy food served by Bare Chest Calendar Team 2020, entertainment including the Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band and operatic drag chanteuse Vanessa Bousay , a blessing by the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, and a chance to win a dozen fabulous door prizes. Head upstairs to play in the new gaming room hosted by Queer Gaming Day of SF, East Bay Gaymers and Geeks, and Oakland LGBTQ Community Center Gaymers. 


ALERT! This event is always super gay - and fabulous. 


This year’s Expo features decorations by Comfort and Joy, a photo booth, a magician, dog adoptions by Family Dog Rescue & Muttville Senior Dog Rescue, a huge silent auction, and a panel from the Names Project AIDS Memorial Quilt. There’s also an opportunity to register to vote, apply for Covered California or Medicare, or have a quick medical check-up by a chiropractor, podiatrist, dentist, and dermatologist. HIV and Hep-C testing will also be available. 


Book signings will take place in the lobby by Cleve Jones, author of When We Rise: My Life in the Movement; 2017 Lambda Literary Award Winner, Anand Vedawala, Executive Director of SF Zine Fest; Toni Newman, best-selling author of her memoir I Rise -The Transformation of Toni Newman; and Jim Provenzano, the author of six novels including Lambda Literary Award Winner (Gay Romance) Now I'm Here and Every Time I Think of You.


Join the fun at 100 Collingwood St. from 12:30pm to 4:30pm. The OurTownSF Nonprofit Expo is hosted by OurTownSF, Eureka Valley Recreation Center, and TurnOut.


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DETAIL: NEW in 2019:

*NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt 
*Health area for dental check-up, dermatology, podiatry, chiropractic, fitness, Gainswave and SculpSure services 
*Art Saves Lives - art by local artists
*Entertainment: SWAG - the vocal ensemble,  The San Francisco Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band
* A Queer Gaming Day will take place upstairs facilitated by Queer Gaming Day of SF 
and East Bay Gaymers and Geeks

*One, Two, Smile! Photo Booth - have your photo taken weather or not you choose to wear one of their props.  A 4x6 high quality photo is printed immediately + emailed to you. 

MEDICAL CONSULTS AND CHAIR MASSAGE:
1/ Spine Exams & Injury Consultations by SF Spine Pain Relief Ctr
2/ Oral Exams by UCSF School of Dentistry - Gender & Sexual Diversity in Dentistry
3/ Personal Trainer Consultations by David Ames of DRAFitness
4/ Skin Checks by Dermatology Center of San Francisco
5/ Castro Podiatry - Wayne Rash DPM
6/ Gainswave and SculpSure services: Golden Gate Urology
7/ Chair Massages: Positive Being
8/ HIV testing courtesy of St. James Infirmary
9/ Hepatitis-C testing by San Francisco Hep-C Task Force


Dog Adoptions: Family Dog Rescue, Muttville Senior Dog Rescue
Videography: Archive Productions
Patrol: Castro Community on Patrol
Voter Registration: Alice B. Toklas LGBT Democratic Club
Health Insurance Assistance: SF Community Health Center 
Covered California & Medicare coverage assistance by Dr. Linda Wright 

The Chaga Company will serve the highest antioxidant chaga mushroom teas, chocolate and snacks.


Book Signing:
1/ Cleve Jones, author of "When We Rise: My Life in the Movement" - 2017 Lambda Literary Award Winner
2/ Anand Vedawala - Executive Director of SF Zine Fest.  He publishes zines about relationships, identity, cultural expectations, racism and queerphobia
3/ Toni Newman - best selling author of her memoir I Rise -The Transformation of Toni Newman. The memoir has been featured in Ebony and Advocate magazines, and nominated for the prestigious Lambda Literary award
4/ Jim Provenzano -  is the author of 6 novels including  'Now I'm Here,' the Lambda Literary Award winner (Gay Romance) & 'Every Time I Think of You,'

Documentary table: Through the Windows - about Twin Peaks Tavern, the bar that changed the face of the gay community in the 70's by opening its windows

Major Sponsor: Bon Apetit Management Company, Golden Gate Business Association, Uber

Media Sponsor: MXD Magazine, SF Bay Times

Sponsor: AT&T, Blackbird, CVS Pharmacy, Dermatology Center of SF, Dignity San Francisco, Elizabeth Taylor 50-Plus Network, Gilead, Golden Gate Urology, Horizons Foundation, The Logo Show, Maitri Compassionate Care, Mark D. McHale-Vanguard Properties, Metropolitan Community Church, NorCal Cannabis, Positive Being, Rainbow Grocery, Reproductive Science Center, Shanti, St. James Infirmary, UCSF AHHA & Anchor Studies, Until There's a Cure, Walgreens, Wallbeds 'n More

Community Sponsor: The Academy, AIDS Legal Referral Panel, Archive Productions, Blackbird, Blowbuddies, Cliff's Variety, Product 54, Richmond/Ermet Aid Foundation, Steamworks, Super Duper Burger



Expo 2018 was a success with 130 groups participating & over 2,000 attendees


Here's what we heard from those who attended the Expo in 2018:

From participant Lonna D: Wow, we walked out with 9 new patients to help. Excellent event and we were well fed by our host Paul Margolis.

From attendee Steve C: Hallo, I volunteer with the Elizabeth Taylor 50+ group at SFAF, and I just finished at Positive Resource Center taking their 6 month rather 6-week admin course. I thought the Expo was fantastic, found out information about Night Ministry, and volunteering with seniors. I just thought overall it was great. From the band,to the food, to many different groups giving information, all under one roof.

Just wonderful, thank you.

From media sponsor MXD Magazine: Thanks for hooking us up at the best expo I’ve been in ever!

From Expo volunteer Pablo N: What an outstanding event! An amazing array of compassionate, dedicated, and lovely individuals and their organizations. Love, love, love.






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