OurTownSF LGBTQ Nonprofit Expo 2020

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

THEME: Halloween - the ultimate gay holiday
It’s all about dressing up & having fun - flamboyant costumes encouraged!  
Visit our photo booth - FREE 4x6 high quality photo printed immediately + emailed to you  

- see photos from 2019 Expo below -


What people said about OurTownSF Nonprofit Expo 2019:

Natalie Y.:

Paul and OurTownSF team, thank you for having Community Initiatives. We were so happy to meet so many people and organizations leaving this world a better place than they found it. Thank you for the hospitality and for the wonderful gathering!

Nate B. from The Academy:

Met so many amazing people and organizations today! Congrats Paul Margolis on creating a wonderful space to build community.

Okan S. from The LGBT Asylum Project – Center for Immigrant Protection:

Thank you OurTownSF for a phenomenal LGBTQ+ Nonprofit Expo! We had a great time connecting with volunteers, nonprofit supporters, and other organizations. Can’t wait for next year!

press release for Expo 2019

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 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.


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