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BOYS BITE BACK new works by Sean Dorsey Dance
new works by Sean Dorsey Dance
with guest artists The Singing Bois & Amir Rabiyah
Dates: Friday-Saturday, May 12-13, 2017
Times: Friday at 8pm; Saturday at 4pm & 8pm
Venue: Z Space
450 Florida Street @ 17th Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
Tickets: Fri 8pm + Sat 4pm: $15-30 sliding scale 
Sat 8pm Gala: $20-50 sliding scale
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BOYS BITE BACK is an evening of powerful performance on navigating queer & trans masculinities – featuring new works by Sean Dorsey Dance with guest artists The Singing Bois and Amir Rabiyah.
Sean Dorsey Dance‘s all-new dances offer a sneak peek of the company’s upcoming show BOYS IN TROUBLE (premieres in April 2018). As the shadow of Tr*mp’s rule falls over LGBTQ communities across the US, Sean Dorsey Dance bites back with full-throttle dance, luscious queer partnering, highly-physical theater and storytelling that celebrate expansiveness and reject compulsory conformity.
MEGA Make Contact 2017

Unique times in history call for unique collaborations.

Join organizations that represent thousands of LGBT entrepreneurs, business owners, consultants, employees and our friends from San Francisco and the Bay Area as we send a positive message to Washington DC during National Small Business Week about the incredibly powerful economic impact of the LGBT business community!

Celebrate our collective power in creating jobs, leading innovation and building community!

Special Guest
Helen Russell
Equator Coffees & Teas
2016/2017 National
Small Business of the Year

Special Guest
Justin Nelson
Co-Founder & President

Featuring music by
DJ Lamont
Media Art

The Center's 2017 BMR Bus Tour!

Are you interested in buying a Below Market Rate (BMR) home in San Francisco? Join us to view affordable housing properties in vibrant, urban residential communities of San Francisco on our Homebuyer Bus Tour. The tour will feature 1 and 2 bedroom condos available for low- and moderate-income families and individuals.

Facilitator: Diana Freeburg, Manager of Financial Services, San Francisco LGBT Community Center
Lender Participant: Hilary Byrde, First Republic Bank
Realtor Participant: Rob Belli, Home Quest Realty

Participation in the bus tour is contingent on attending the first-time homebuyers workshop series offered through the San Francisco LGBT Center or one of the HomeownershipSF affiliates. Check in begins at 2:00 pm. The tour bus will pick up participants in front of the building and will leave promptly from the Center at 2:30 pm. RSVP is required.
We thank our generous sponsor, First Republic Bank, for helping make this event possible!!!

*the units we will visit are income-restricted at the time of purchase. If you are a household of one, we are unlikely to visit any units for incomes over $96,850, households of two cannot make more than $110,700. We are unable to make any guarantees as to the exact inventory of condos that will be available to visit on the day of the bus tour.

100+ Days In - What's at Stake, What We Can Do

We hope you can join us on May 22nd, to discuss the events of the first "100+ days" of the new administration, issues at stake, and the work Project Inform and partners will be undertaking.

Information and link to RSVP above, and feel free to share!

Moderated by Scott Shafer, Senior Editor, California Politics and Government, KQED 


Dan Bernal, Chief of Staff, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi

Vignetta Charles, Chief Executive Officer, Education, Training and Research

Ernest Hopkins, Director of Legislative Affairs, SF AIDS Foundation

Monique Tula, Executive Director, Harm Reduction Coalition

Members of the Project Inform staff


Gallery Opening Reception: Pride Photo Awards

Gallery Opening Reception: Pride Photo Awards
Monday, May 2, 2017
Time: 6:00 - 7:00 PM

Please join us for a public gallery reception for the opening of the Pride Photo Award Exhibition. This opening event is held in honor of Harvey Milk Day and marks the cooperation between the City and County of San Francisco and the City of Amsterdam. Special guests: Stuart Milk, Founder and CEO of the Harvey Milk Foundation, and the Honorable Mark Leno, former California State Senator.

Pride Photo Award is an annual international photo contest focusing on sexual diversity and gender identity. Every year photographers from all over the world are invited to share their most imaginative, challenging and non-stereotypical take on gender and sexuality. An international jury of experts selects the very best work from which we make an exhibition for the world to see. The SF LGBT Center is excited to partner with the Pride Photo Award to bring a selection of winning photographs from the 2016 edition to the Center's new gallery space. The exhibition features the work of artists from 6 countries (listed below) and is on view May 22 through June 18.

Pride Photo Award contributes to a safer and more inclusive world by making sexual and gender diversity visible and creating awareness of the ‘other’. We believe that all people have the right to freely express their identity whoever and wherever they are. Moreover, it is our strong conviction that diversity should be celebrated and regarded as an asset rather than as a threat, to any society. The foundation, established in 2010, is based in Amsterdam and an initiative of COC Amsterdam, IHLIA and the Homomonument Foundation. It receives support and advice from photo museum Foam and World Press Photo.

Artists include (Artist, Country | Title of Artwork/Series):
Nobuhiro Shirai, Japan | Dinner Time of the Family
Gian Cruz, Philippines | You As Me
Kris Sanford, United States | Through the Lens of Desire
Lana Yanovska, Ukraine| Polarity
Vincent Gouriou, France | Mélanie & Her Family
Frédéric Noy, France | Ekifire
Vianney Le Caer, France | Beirut Sun Tanners
Elena Anosova, Russia | Section
Geloy Concepcion, Philippines | Reynas Delas Flores:
Manila's Golden Gays

Image by artist Frédéric Noy, France, "Ekifire"

The Prepared Renter

The workshop will be held the third Monday of every month from 6:30-8:30 pm here at the Center and will cover a number of topics including affordable rental options (such as Below Market Rate rentals,) low-income housing options through non-profits, credit preparedness for renting, the Fair Housing Act, and tenant’s rights

What To Do About Hate-Motivated Violence

Is violence on the rise against some of the country’s most vulnerable groups? What’s the threat to members of the LGBTQ community and other communities of which LGBTQ people are a part? Experts from state and national organizations will give us the latest data – from the growth of what the Southern Poverty Law Center labels hate groups worldwide to bullying in our local schools – and discuss strategies to protect those most in danger.

Kimberly Aceves, Executive Director, RYSE
Madihha Ahussain, Staff Attorney, Muslim Advocates
Brian Malte, Project Director, Hope and Heal Fund
Evelyn Schlatter, HateWatch, Southern Poverty Law Center

Moderated by: 
Rebecca Rolfe, Executive Director, SF LGBTQ Center

Homeowners Associations Workshop

What do you need to know about Homeowners Association? Learn about the basics, benefits, responsibilities, dues and assessments. Connect with free legal resources.

Do you have issues making your HOA or special assessments? Did you know HOAs can force a foreclosure sale? Learn about the San Francisco Mortgage Loan Assistance Program (MALP), which can help prevent your foreclosure.

Thu, May 25, 2017
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM PDT

Registration is free and recommended: