Karma Sutro: Mt Sutro Trail & Habitat Restoration1532188800000

Sutro Stewards is a project of the San Francisco Parks Alliance, and their mission is to create urban recreational opportunities in the UCSF Mt Sutro Open Space Reserve while practicing sustainable habitat conservation through stewardship. Since 2006, they have mobilized volunteers to build trails, remove invasive species, and grow and install native plants.

The Bridgemen recently enjoyed the fruits of their labor when we did an urban hike from Strut up to Mt Sutro on April 28, so we know firsthand the value of maintaining such ecological spaces for recreational purposes. Now we have an opportunity to contribute to that maintenance! We will be participating in a trail and habitat restoration workday. We will work 9 AM to 12:30 PM and then break for lunch and refreshments, compliments of Sutro Stewards and UCSF!

Gloves and tools will be provided. Please wear sturdy shoes, sun protection and clothes you don’t mind getting dirty. Please also wear a Bridgemen T-shirt. If you don’t yet have a Bridgemen T-shirt, please tell Alex your T-shirt size BEFORE 5 PM, 07/20/18, so that he knows to bring one for you.

If you have questions about this event, please contact Bridgemen Coordinator Alex Ray here on Meetup, by email at [masked] or by cell phone at[masked].

MagneKink 20181532397600000

The Bridgemen are invited to MagneKink, a social event for San Francisco’s queer leather/fetish/kink community!

This will be our 5th annual event, and is being held in honor of Up Your Alley weekend. Before you dive into that busy weekend of events, we hope you can join us to socialize with your fellow queer leather/fetish/kink enthusiasts. This is a great chance to catch up with old friends, meet some new ones and to square up your plans for the weekend festivities. So whether you’re new to kink or a seasoned pro, come out and socialize with your fellow kinksters!

This year’s event will feature:

• Live DJ!
• Impact and bondage scenes!
• Raffle prizes from Mr. S Leather, Folsom Street Events, Chaps and others!
• Complimentary refreshments!
• Complimentary clothes check!

We look forward to seeing you there!

Hoein’ for Cohen: Richard M. Cohen Residence1532797200000

The Richard M. Cohen Residence is a 10-unit residential care facility for formerly homeless people with disabling HIV/AIDS. It provides an array of services, including nursing and social work case management, 24-hour attendant care, meal services, and social activities designed to stabilize the health and enhance the well-being of its residents. The Bridgemen have volunteered at the facility a number of times, and it’s always been a very rewarding experience.

The Bridgemen will be paying yet another visit to the Cohen Residence – our first visit of 2018! As with previous service projects there, we will likely be doing a range of various tasks, from gardening to painting to cleaning. So regardless of your interest or skill level, there should be something fun for you to do!

Please wear sturdy shoes, sun protection and clothes you don’t mind getting dirty. Please also wear a Bridgemen T-shirt. If you don’t yet have a Bridgemen T-shirt, please tell Alex your T-shirt size BEFORE 5 PM, 07/27/18, so that he knows to bring one for you.

If you have questions about this event, please contact Bridgemen Coordinator Alex Ray here on Meetup, by email at [masked] or by cell phone at[masked].

Bridgemen Planning Group Meeting (@ 1035 MARKET)1533175200000

PLEASE NOTE: WE'RE MEETING THIS MONTH AT 1035 MARKET, NOT AT STRUT.

Would you like to get more involved with Bridgemen on a deeper level? Would you like to help decide what community service projects we do? Is there a nonprofit that’s near and dear to your heart that you’d like to see us work with? If so, we would love to have you join us and hear your input!

The Bridgemen Planning Group is always looking for new ideas and fresh perspectives in helping us select our projects. Come join us for an evening at Strut, enjoy some food and share your ideas for projects we can get involved with.

Here are the general guidelines we follow for selecting service projects:

1. Events will be chosen at planning meetings through consensus, and any major concerns or objections from a Planning Group member will prevent a project from moving forward.
2. Every service project must have a designated Project Lead before it can be approved.
3. Bridgemen must always work in teams.
4. All events must allow for a minimum of 15 participants, and events with larger capacities will be prioritized over smaller ones.
5. Bridgemen must not be required to attend training on a different day than the actual event.
6. Bridgemen are not responsible for supplies and will not seek donation of supplies for events. The organization will be responsible for getting supplies.
7. Bridgemen will not register participants into a database for partnering organizations. Individuals are allowed to register with partnering organizations on their own.

Please RSVP so that we can get an accurate head count.

If you have questions about this event, please contact Bridgemen Coordinator Alex Ray here on Meetup or by email at [masked].

Strut Art Opening - “Love is Love is Love” by Oth Khotsimeuang1533351600000

The Art at Strut program has been exhibiting the work of local and international gay or queer artists once a month for over 15 years. It has always been an important part of Magnet. We are excited to announce that for the month of August, we are exhibiting the work of Oth Khotsimeuang in his show titled “Love is Love is Love.”

ARTIST STATEMENT
Oth is a Lao-American cartoon artist born in a refugee camp in Nong Khai, Thailand, outside of Vientiane, Laos. He was named after a chubby Cambodian man at the camp with a horrible sense of humor. Oth works as a freelance Illustrator & Visual Development Artist in Animation and Children's Books.

ABOUT THE ARTIST
The show "Love is Love is Love" is a continuing body of work about celebrating the small fleeting moments of life. The work is also about increasing visibility of positive gay imagery with tenderness, humor, and emotion, which is often absent in the sea of overtly sexual/body shaming propaganda that targets gay culture.

The Art Opening starts at 8 PM sharp, and will go until 10 PM. Free drinks and light snacks will be provided.

Please contact our Community Events Organizer Baruch Porras Hernandez at [masked] if you have any questions.

The Hunger Gaymes: SF-Marin Food Bank1533409200000

The mission of the SF-Marin Food Bank is to end hunger in San Francisco and Marin Counties. Every year, about 225,000 people rely on their assistance, a figure which includes 30,000 families, 44,000 children and 29,000 seniors.

Join the Bridgemen for an evening of putting together wholesome, nutritious food items for those in need in San Francisco and Marin counties. We will work in teams to sort and pack the food donations they receive and get them ready to be sent out to distribution locations.

DRESS CODE: All volunteers must wear closed-toe shoes and will not be allowed to enter the building if wearing open-toe shoes or sandals. Please wear a Bridgemen T-shirt if you have one.

If you have questions about this event, please contact Bridgemen Coordinator Alex Ray here on Meetup, by email at [masked] or by cell phone at[masked], or Point Man Matt Hall here on Meetup or by cell phone at[masked].

Bridgemen Monthly Meetup!1533780000000

Interested in learning more about Bridgemen and what we do? Join us at the Lookout every 2nd Wednesday of the month for a bit of fun, FREE FOOD and camaraderie in the Castro!

This is your chance to meet new and returning members alike. So come get connected, whether it's your first time or fiftieth time! Surround yourself with an amazing group of guys that are here to have fun and make a difference!

If you have questions about this event, please contact Bridgemen Coordinator Alex Ray here on Meetup or by email at [masked] . See you there!

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