Magnet is pleased as punch to be celebrating 12 years of men, sex, health & life! And the Bridgemen have been invited to be part of the celebration!
Magnet opened its doors on July 1, 2003, and in the last twelve years, more than 100,000 men have walked through those doors and received top notch sexual health services.
Magnet has also featured nearly 140 artists on our gallery wall, laughed at dozens of open-mic nights, heard numerous local authors read from their books at the book club and celebrated major milestones in the diverse queer community!
Magnet has harnessed the strength of hundreds of volunteers and incredible staff whose hearts and souls are the secret sauce that makes this space so unique! And of course, its work would not be possible if it weren’t for the THOUSANDS of gay, bi and trans men who believe that by taking care of their health, they are also improving the health of our community.
Please join us for cake, champagne and a special 12-year anniversary souvenir on Thursday, July 9, 2015 from 8 – 10pm.
The Bridgemen will be wearing Bridgemen stickers or Bridgemen T-shirts, so make sure to stop by and say hello, sign in, and get your sticker to represent our fun group at this event!
Thursday, July 9 | 8:00 - 10:00 PM
Magnet:[masked]th Street (18th and Castro)
Join BRIDGEMEN at this month's gallery opening and artist's reception at Magnet. This month Mike Shriver will be the featured artist. Mike's photography is mysterious and fun.
Mike's work features the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence as they "face up." His goal for this show is to capture the transition from their everyday persona to the created persona. Mike reveres the sisters as superheroes of our community and uses his work to pay homage to their hard work and dedication.
This event will be a great way for guys to meet members of Bridgemen in a fun and social environment. Feel free to bring friends... the more the merrier.
We will be passing out Bridgemen stickers, so make sure to look for anyone wearing a sticker and come say hello. Our event host for the July Art Opening is John David.
Friday, July 10 | 8:00 - 10:00 PM
Magnet: 4122 Eighteenth Street (18th and Castro)
Artist Presentation & Roundtable Discussion
The House of Bangy Cunts: Kiki Ballroom in New York
Anja Matthes presents The House of Bangy Cunts, a photo-documentary project about the underground Kiki Ballroom scene in New York, followed by roundtable discussion with Anja Matthes, Grahame Perry, Mike Hickey (Shanti Project), and Jorge Hernandez (Health Eduactor and Public Coordinator, La Clinica de la Raza).
The event also includes an art exhibit focused on long-term survivors.
Bridgemen will meet on the sidewalk outside of the SF Camerawork building at 5:30 PM. We will go inside as a group promptly at 5:45. Please look for guys wearing Bridgemen T-Shirts or wearing Bridgemen stickers. If you have a Bridgemen T-shirt, feel free to wear it!
If you have any questions or can't find us, feel free to text or call Michael on his cell at 415.987.5120.
For more information about the exhibit, please visit The Long-Term Survivor Project website.
Tuesday, July 14 | 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
SF Camerawork - 1011 Market St, 2nd Floor
Interested in learning more about Bridgemen and what we do? Join us every 3rd 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!
RSVP now or just show up and come be part of something great.
Wednesday, July 15 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
The Lookout -[masked]th Street (at Market & Noe)