What we're about

BRIDGEMEN is for gay, bi and trans men who want to give back to our community. We organize fun and relevant social events and community-service projects that provide leadership opportunities and create friendships. Our goal is to make San Francisco a safe and happy place for everyone—by building bridges between our many social networks.


Upcoming events (5+)

VOLUNTEER: Ready, Set, BIKE! AIDS/LifeCycle Day Zero

Cow Palace Arena & Event Center

DISCLOSURE: THIS IS A VOLUNTEER EVENT, NOT AN OFFER OF EMPLOYMENT. AIDS/LifeCycle (ALC) is a fully-supported, 7-day bike ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles to raise money and awareness in the fight against HIV/AIDS. It is the largest annual fundraiser for San Francisco AIDS Foundation. AIDS/LifeCycle 2019 will take place June 2-8, 2019. Every year, this landmark ride through beautiful California delivers a life-changing experience for thousands of participants from all backgrounds and fitness levels united by a common desire to do something heroic. Day Zero is Orientation Day, when thousands of cyclists and roadies will pour into the Cow Palace to begin their 2019 AIDS/LifeCycle experience. It takes over 400 volunteers to ensure that the day runs smoothly and efficiently. Volunteers help all over Day Zero doing various tasks. The Bridgemen will be helping out with event check-in on Day Zero. So if you weren't able to join the ride this year as a cyclist or roadie, help do your part to end HIV/AIDS by volunteering your time at this event! ALC-branded volunteer T-shirts will be provided to all volunteers for the event. Once you RSVP, you’ll be requested to provide your first and last name and email address, which will be entered into a separate ALC volunteer database. Every volunteer will also need to sign a waiver. ALC understands and respects your privacy; your info will not be shared outside of the organization. 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 Committee Meeting

San Francisco AIDS Foundation

PLEASE NOTE: WE ARE ORDERING FOOD FOR THE GROUP AND NEED AN ACCURATE HEADCOUNT. PLEASE ONLY RSVP FOR THIS EVENT IF YOU'RE 100% COMMITTED TO ATTENDING. 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 the evening, enjoy some complimentary 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].

TFTATFW: Lunch + “Queer California” @ Oakland Museum

>> PLEASE READ THIS EVENT DESCRIPTION COMPLETELY! << >> PLEASE DO *NOT* RSVP FOR THIS EVENT UNDER *BOTH* BRIDGEMEN AND 50-PLUS! << For the TFTATFW (The First Thursday After The First Wednesday) event for the months of June and August, the Bridgemen and 50-Plus will be meeting in Oakland for lunch and a visit to the Oakland Museum, all compliments of Bridgemen/50-Plus! NOTE: This event is limited to 20 members of either group for each month. Members will only be allowed to attend ONCE. OUR ITINERARY: -- We will meet in front of the Wells Fargo (12th St & Broadway) at the 12th Street / Oakland City Center BART station. Members are responsible for their own transportation expense to the meeting point. After assembling, we will walk 4-5 blocks to Buffet Fortuna (800 Broadway) to enjoy lunch together, compliments of Bridgemen/50-Plus. This is an all-you-can-eat buffet restaurant offering Chinese, Japanese and American food. -- After lunch, we’ll walk 8-9 more blocks to the Oakland Museum of California to view the “Queer California: Untold Stories” exhibition. Bridgemen/50-Plus will cover the cost of admission to the museum. You can read more about the exhibition here: http://museumca.org/exhibit/queer-california-untold-stories -- After the museum visit, we’ll walk 2 blocks to the Lake Merritt BART station for those who are taking BART to return to San Francisco or other destinations. 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]

VOLUNTEER: Doggy Style with PAWS

Hotel Fairmont San Francisco

DISCLOSURE: THIS IS A VOLUNTEER EVENT, NOT AN OFFER OF EMPLOYMENT. Since 1974, Shanti has trained more than 20,000 individuals in the Bay Area and 600 organizations around the world in compassionately providing emotional and practical support to clients grappling with life-threatening illnesses and poverty. Shanti supports over 2,000 underserved San Francisco residents with HIV/AIDS, women with cancer, LGBT seniors and adults with disabilities, and helping out those who need support with their companion animals through our PAWS (Pets Are Wonderful Support) program. Petchitecture is Shanti’s annual gala for PAWS. This event is unlike any other in San Francisco, bringing together humans, animals and premier Bay Area architects to create a spectacular evening of pet-friendly fun and fundraising, celebrating the human-animal bond! The Bridgemen will be assisting Shanti/PAWS at Petchitecture at the registration table and with various other event tasks. 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]

Past events (610)

VOLUNTEER: H4H: Queer Eye on Gilman Playground

Gilman Playground

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