OurTownSF Nonprofit Expo 2017

Largest LGBTQ+ Nonprofit Expo Ever to be Held in San Francisco

Over 100 local nonprofits serving the LGBTQ+ community, including arts groups, athletic organizations, and entertainers, come together for a day of fun and community building in the Castro


SAN FRANCISCO - August 10, 2017:


On Saturday, October 14, OurTownSF along with the Eureka Valley Recreation Center and TurnOut will host over 100 SF LGBTQ nonprofit service agencies at the Eureka Valley Recreation Center for the 2nd annual OurTownSF Nonprofit Expo.


The event is free and considered the largest LGBTQ+ nonprofit expo ever in the city. Categories of participating organizations include: arts, athletic, community, fundraiser, legal, political, recovery, well-being & spiritual.


Co-Emcees:

MIA SATYA - 2016 SF Pride Grand Marshall

KHMERA ROUGE - Absolute Empress 50 of Imperial Council of SF

GREGG CASSIN - Facilitator of Shanti Life Program & Honoring Our Experience

PATRICK B. SMITH - Board Secretary at the Castro Country Club


The event’s lineup of entertainment includes: award-winning drag kings MADD-DOGG 20/20 and DONNY MIRASSOU, reigning SF Faux Queen MISS SHUGANA, X-Factor finalist Jason Brock, violinist KIPPY MARKS, flamenco dancer DAMIEN ALVAREZ, the BARBARY COAST CLOGGERS, and the SAN FRANCISCO LESBIAN/GAY MARCHING BAND.

Expositions and tutorials will include: crowd interactive performance by CHEER SAN FRANCISCO, queer video game exposition by GAYMERX, a drag makeup tutorial by QUEENS OF THE CASTRO, a queer zine library and workshop by BAY AREA QUEER ZINE FEST, readings by queer comic book artists from the QUEER COMICS EXPO, pick-up kickball games by VARSITY GAY LEAGUE and

Pétanque lessons by TEAM SF and Manuel Picaud, co-chair of the GAY GAMES in Paris.


Food and beverages will be served from over a dozen Castro eateries (do not miss the giant cake blessed by the SISTERS OF PERPETUAL INDULGENCE). Participants can also adopt a pet from FAMILY DOG RESCUE, register to vote with ALICE B. TOKLAS DEMOCRATIC CLUB, register for health insurance with API WELLNESS CENTER, receive a chair massage from POSITIVE BEING or get tested for HIV with AIDS HEALTH PROJECT. For the weekend athlete there will be a climbing wall, skateboarding and BMX biking in the tennis courts.


Time: Saturday, October 14, 12:30PM-4:30PM

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

Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/893596604114024/

Our sister site OurTownLA is having similar event the same day - OurTownLA Nonprofit Expo

MEDIA CONTACT:

Paul Margolis

Phone (415) 606-6925

Email otsanfran@gmail.com


Note: OurTownSF’s sister organization OurTownLA will be holding an LGBTQ+ nonprofit expo in Los Angeles the same day. To learn more about this event, please visit: http://bit.ly/2hOGkS7.


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.