Mark your calendar and bring your friends! - see photos from 2018 Expo below
October 19, 2019 12:30-4:30pm
at Eureka Valley Recreation Center 100 Collingwood at 18th St.
"The largest LGBTQ resource fair ever in San Francisco"
over 150 groups serving the Bay Area LGBTQ community expected
FREE entrance, food, door prizes, gaming, entertainment & more fun!
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
4th annual resource fair of arts, athletic, community, fundraiser, health, legal, political, recovery, service & spiritual groups come together
for a day of fun and community building in the Castro
WARNING! This event is always super gay.
NEW in 2019:
*HIV testing courtesy of St. James Infirmary
*NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt
*Art Saves Lives - art by local artists
*Entertainment: SWAG - the vocal ensemble, Breanna Sinclaire - acclaimed transgender opera singer, 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.
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/ Heather Jacks - award-winning author of Sister Stories…in their own words - 200 page coffee-table book, consisting of personal interviews and stunning photos of select
San Francisco Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence.
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,'
Major sponsor: Bon Appétit Management Company, Uber
Media sponsor: Cong. Sha'ar Zahav, MXD Magazine, SF Bay Times
Sponsor: Blackbird, Dignity San Francisco, Gilead, Golden Gate Urology
Community level sponsor: Academy of Friends, AIDS Legal Referral Panel
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.