OurTownSF Nonprofit Expo 2018

"Largest LGBTQ+ Resource Fair Ever to be Held in San Francisco"

Theme: "Over the Rainbow"

Over 100 local groups serving the LGBTQ+ community

come together for a day of fun and community building in the Castro


SAN FRANCISCO - August 10, 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 SF LGBTQ nonprofit service agencies and over $1,000 in door prizes.

From 2016 to 2017 the Expo grew from 56 to 105 groups participating

and attendees increased from a few hundred to over 1000


Time: Saturday, October 20, 12:30PM-4:30PM

Location: Eureka Valley Recreation Center 100 Collingwood at 18th St.

Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1988951171146000/


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

This year's lineup of entertainment includes:
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, Dance Radio top 10, 2017 most notable drag
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

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
Drag Makeup & Makeup tutorial courtesy of the Queens of the Castro
Self-defense training courtesy of Castro Community on Patrol


Food and beverages will be served by the sexy men of the 2019 BARE CHEST CALENDAR from over a dozen local eateries including The Castro Fountain, Five Star Truffles, Flore, Hot Cookie,
Kasa Indian Eatery, La Mediterranee -Noe, Lookout, Oz Pizza, Project Juice, Starbuck's, Super Duper Burger & Trader Joe's.


Attendees can also adopt a pet from FAMILY DOG RESCUE, register to vote with ALICE B. TOKLAS DEMOCRATIC CLUB, register for health insurance with SAN FRANCISCO COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER formerly API WELLNESS CENTER, receive a chair massage from POSITIVE BEING or get tested for HIV with AIDS HEALTH PROJECT.


MEDIA CONTACT:

Paul Margolis

Phone (415) 606-6925

Email otsanfran@gmail.com


OurTownSF.org is an online reference guide to San Francisco’s LGBTQ+ nonprofit service agencies, arts and athletic organizations. We feature over 300 local LGBTQ+ groups in order for the public to connect and become new volunteers, clients and donors. Learn more at at www.OurTownSF.org.


Eureka Valley Recreation Center is part of the San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department, located at 100 Collingwood St. in San Francisco. Together, the staff of the SF Recreation and Parks Department work to provide enriching recreational activities, maintain beautiful parks and preserve the environment for the well-being of our diverse community.


TurnOut’s mission is to connect volunteers with LGBTQ+ causes and to promote volunteerism and community engagement among LGBTQ+ people and allies. We work with LGBTQ+ focused nonprofits across the Bay Area to ensure they have the support they need to provide the vital services our communities depend on. Learn more at www.turnout.org.