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

"The largest SF LGBTQ resource fair ever held in San Francisco"
over 125 groups participating





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

(Scroll down for 2018 photos)



Here's what we've heard from those who attended:

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.


"The largest SF LGBTQ resource fair ever held in San Francisco"

The 3rd annual resource fair of arts, community,
fundraiser, health, legal, political, recovery,
service & spiritual groups serving the LGBTQ community
come together for a day of fun and community building in the Castro







PRESS RELEASE for 2018 Expo


San Francisco - September 2018


On Saturday, October 20, OurTownSF along with the Eureka Valley Recreation Center and TurnOut will host the 3rd annual OurTownSF Nonprofit Expo. This free event features
over 100 service providers to the SF LGBTQ community and over $1,000 in door prizes.  

From 2016 to 2018 the Expo grew from 56 to 105 groups participating 
and attendance grew from a few hundred to over 1,000.  

Time: Saturday, October 20, 12;30pm-4:30pm
Location: Eureka Valley Recreation Center 100 Collingwood at 18th St.  
Media sponsors: Left Magazine, MXD Magazine, SF Bay Times, Pride Radio,

SPONSORS: Alto Pharmacy, Dermatology Center of San Francisco, Dignity San Francisco, Elizabeth Taylor 50+ Network, Gilead, Granite Solutions Groupe, Kevin Ho and Jonathan McNarry of Vanguard Properties, Maitri Compassionate Care, Mark D. McHale of Vanguard Properties, Positive Being, Reproductive Science Center, Attorney Roger Gross, St. James Infirmary, UCSF AHHA Study & Anchor Study, Until There's A Cure, Walgreens, Wallbeds "N" More, Wicked Grounds


NEW THIS YEAR - RESOURCE AREAS hosted by collaborating partners:
1/ Kids & Family Area in the playground near the entrance hosted by Our Family Coalition
2/ HIV & Aging Resource Area hosted by Elizabeth Taylor 50+ Network & Shanti
3/ Women's Resource Area hosted by Richmond/Ermet Aid Foundation
4/ Latino Resource Area hosted by Aguilas
5/ Youth Resource Area hosted by TurnOut
6/ Transgender Resource Area hosted by San Francisco Community Health Center
ALSO:
Face Painting courtesy of SF Department of Recreation & Parks
Deaf Interpreters courtesy of Deaf Counseling, Advocacy & Referral Agency (DCARA)
Book Signing by CLEVE JONES, author of "When We Rise: My Life in the Movement"-2017 Lambda Literary Award Winner

Co-Emcees:
DONNA SACHET - drag personality, singer, emcee, fund-raiser & hostess at "Sunday's a Drag" at the Starlight Room
Toni Newman - development director at Maitri Compassionate Care
Race Bannon - leather columnist in the BAR, blogger at Race's Bar
Natalie Summers - mission engagement manager at Openhouse

ENTERTAINMENT:
San Francisco Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band - the "Official Band of San Francisco" & the first openly gay musical organization in the world
Bebe Sweetbriar - billboard recording artist at Hit Save Music and host of "It's Everything with Bebe Sweetbriar"
Sundance Saloon - our community’s premiere country-western dance club - join in, no partner needed
Cheer San Francisco - the official cheer-leading team of SF
Leanne Borghesi - a solo-performer specializing in the creation and performance of comedic ‘theatrical cabarets.’ Her shows blend the magic of theater with the music and setting of cabaret shows
Emjay Mercury - one of the reigning SF Drag Kings winners

SOUND: Sound Productions https://soundproductions.wordpress.com/
VIDEOGRAPHY: Archive Productions
PHOTOGRAPHY: Jouke Lanning
BLESSING: Rose Mary Chicken of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence
PET ADOPTIONS: Family Dog Rescue
CHAIR MASSAGES: Positive Being
HIV TESTING: UCSF Alliance Health Project
HEALTH INSURANCE ENROLLMENT ASSISTANCE: SF Community Health Center (formerly API Wellness)
VOTER REGISTRATION: Alice B Toklas LGBT Democratic Club
DRAG MAKEUP & MAKEUP TUTORIAL: Queens of the Castro 
SELF-DEFENSE TRAINING: Castro Community on Patrol

Other services:
Dermatology Center of San Francisco
SF Spine Pain Relief Center - spine exams and injury consultations
Skin On Market - face mapping
Awakening Stillness - introduction to craniosacral therapy
Gender & Sexual Diversity in Dentistry at the UCSF School of Dentistry - oral health screening

Spunk Salon

Food and drink provided by:
The Castro Fountain, Five Star Truffles, Flore, Hot Cookie,
Kasa Indian Eatery, La Mediterranee -Noe, Oz Pizza, Project Juice, Starbuck's, Super Duper Burger, Trader Joe's