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.

Upcoming Events

Artists and Art Lovers!

Our annual art show will take place later in the year this year. Applications for the next Openhouse Art Show will be available September 5th. We welcome all LGBT artists age 60+ of all experience levels and genres to submit an application. Applications are sliding scale (donation) with no one turned away. Your ability or in-ability to donate will have no bearing on the status of your application. We want to see your art!
Last year “Vantage Points,” A Lifetime of Perspective by LGBT Elders” boasted over 50 artists and an opening that packed the SF LGBT Community Center. Please contact Fairley Parson to be sent an application. Please include the title “Art Show Application Request” in the subject line if you are using email. If using the phone, please indicate if you would like to complete your application online, or via the U.S. Postal Service. Include your email (if you have one), phone number, and physical address (if requesting USPS application).
Thanks for your interest! Email Fairley or call (415) 728-0193

Recurring Events

Health and Wellness “Fourth Fridays”

When: Session 1: Friday, August 22nd at 2:30 pm & Session 2: Friday, September 26th at 2:30 pm
Where: Openhouse Community Room, 1800 Market Street, Room 306 – Map
What: Please join Redwing Keyssar, Director of the Palliative and End of Life Care Program, Jewish Family and Children’s Services and Openhouse to:

Learn about being an advocate for yourself and others; learn about options for advance directives
Implement a meaningful personalized plan
Voice the plan to those who need to understand your feelings and wishes
Engage others to live fully, knowing that the greatest gift we give our loved ones is to have our wishes discussed, put in writing, and assured

Session 1 will offer: Session 2 will offer:
Basic overview of Healthcare advocacy Guidance and assistance in creating or revising an Advance Directive for Healthcare. Completed documents will be notarized for free
Overview of Advance Directives for Health Care You will: Receive different types of legal Advance Directive documents
Healthcare decisions as we age Understand the difference between an Advance Directive for Healthcare, a Living Will, a Durable Power of Attorney, a POLST form, and a DNR order
Palliative Care—what is it; where do we get it? Be encouraged to ask questions and complete your own paperwork

RSVP by calling Openhouse: (415) 728-0193 or email: fairley@openhouse-sf.org
You are encouraged, but not required to attend both sessions.

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 Suzi Kalmus at 415-296-8995  x310

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!