Press & News

(August, 1, 2017)—On Saturday August 26, 2017, the San Francisco Fillmore Merchants Association will host the second annual Shop OUT Day, a day-long fundraising event to benefit the SF LGBT Center.
Ten percent of all sales on that day at participating stores will fund critical services for the LGBTQ community. The event is also a chance for merchants to recognize and celebrate the rich history of the LGBTQ community in San Francisco while giving back to those most in need.
Shop OUT Day started in 2016 as an evening event during Pride.
This morning Donald J. Trump announced on Twitter that the U.S. military would no longer allow transgender individuals to serve in any capacity.
Statement from SF LGBT Center Executive Director Rebecca Rolfe:
“Mr. Trump’s utter disregard for the 15,000 transgender people who are currently serving in the military is reprehensible and appalling.

(San Francisco, CA, March 15, 2017)-A group of community organizations, led by the Trans Employment Program

First-of-its-kind PSA campaign will be seen on SFMTA Muni buses, trains, and platforms, and in BART stations.


(San Francisco, CA, February 6, 2017) The SF LGBT Center has been awarded a grant for $5,000 from The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation (ETAF) in partnership with Macy’s. The grant will be used for the Center’s Youth Program, which connect homeless and disconnected LGBTQQI youth ages 16-24 with onsite HIV testing and prevention programs, case management, mental health counseling, health education, job seeking support, and information and referrals on healthcare, housing, and shelter, during its weekly Meal Night.