SF LGBT Community Center & Openhouse Offices (3rd Floor)

1800 Market Street @ Octavia – MAP

The mission of the San Francisco Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender (LGBT) Community Center is to connect our diverse community to opportunities, resources and each other to achieve our vision of a stronger, healthier, and more equitable world for LGBT people and our allies.

 Recurring Events

Health and Wellness “Fourth Fridays”

When: Friday, March 28th – 3:00 to 4:30PM
Where: Openhouse Community Room, 1800 Market Street, Room 306 – Map
What: Aging Gaily – w/Rabbi Elliot Kukla and the Bay Area Jewish Healing Center

All people have the need for wholeness, dignity, and a sense of connection to something larger than ourselves. As LBTQ people we may have unique spiritual paths that grow out of our experiences with coming out, (or not), gender transition, stigma, pride and chosen family building. In this session we will explore the way aging stimulates spirituality and the spiritual needs of LGBTQ elders.

The Bay Area Jewish Healing Center provides spiritual care to those living with grief and illness regardless of ability to pay. Rabbi Elliot Kukla is rabbi and the director of the agency’s Kol Haneshama, a Jewish spiritual care Hospice program. He has written extensively on LGBTQ issues and spirituality and he has lectured on the topic in the US, Canada, Israel and England. For additional information on Bay Area Jewish Healing Center including Rabbi Elliot Kukla please visit jewishhealingcenter.org.
For more info, call Scott at 415-296-8995, Ext. 303.

Drop-In Men’s Group

When: Every Monday from 2:00 to 3:30 pm
For more information, contact Scott at 415-296-8995 x303

Rainbow Lunch

When: 2nd & 4th Wednesday’s from 12:00 to 1:30 pm
Please RSVP with Scott Haitsuka at 415-296-8995  x303

Tai Chi Chih w/ Community Member John Wherry

When: On hiatus for the month of April
Where: Openhouse Community Room, 1800 Market Street, Room 306
What: T’ai Chi Chih (pronounced tie chee chuh or tie chee cheh) is a non-martial form of Tai Chi. It’s a form developed in the United States and is easy—no balancing on one foot! T’ai Chi Chih is a series of 19 gentle movements and one pose that work to stimulate, circulate and balance a form of internal energy called Qi (“Chee”). The practice is said to bring energy into balance for a feeling of well being and good health. T’ai Chi Chih can be enjoyed by almost anyone and has many of the same benefits at the more traditional Asian forms. John Wherry is a practitioner of T’ai Chi Chih and will use a video of certified T’ai Chi Chih instructors who will teach you T’ai Chi Chih. John will lead you as you learn the practice and gain the many benefits of T’ai Chi Chih.

Group for Mature Transgender and Transsexual Women

When: 3rd Thursdays of the month – 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Where: Openhouse Community Room, 1800 Market Street, Room 306
What: Confidential, caring concern and connection for mature female-identified transwomen.  For more information, contact Bertie by email bertieb1970@gmail.com.

Games Day

When: Every Saturday from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
Game day is pleased to announce the arrival of new games: Loaded Questions and Balderdash. Loaded Questions asks players to answer questions ranging from “What do you often make fun of?” to “What profession do you admire, but would never want to do?”  It’s a funny, engaging game that allows players to get to know others, all while having a riotous good time.  In Balderdash, players create fake definitions of real English words and then guess the correct definition.  Players gain points by getting the correct definition, or by having others choose theirs.  Playing Balderdash reliably ensues in hilarity and new social connections.   So come join the fun, every Saturday.  You are also welcome to bring a game to share! Board Games, cards, dominos and GREAT COMPANY!