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.

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Upcoming events (5)

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, by email at [masked] or by cell phone at[masked]

Get Out Thursday: Lunch + Tenderloin Museum Tour

Chanvi Eatery

>> PLEASE READ THIS EVENT DESCRIPTION COMPLETELY! << >> PLEASE DO *NOT* RSVP FOR THIS EVENT UNDER *BOTH* BRIDGEMEN AND 50-PLUS! << For the Get Out Thursday (f.k.a. TFTATFW) event for September, members of the Bridgemen and 50-Plus will have lunch together and then visit the Tenderloin Museum, all compliments of Bridgemen/50-Plus! Thanks for member Bob Bragman for arranging this event for us! NOTE: This event is limited to 20 members from each group. OUR ITINERARY: -- We will first meet at Chanvi Eatery (1063 Market St) for a tasty Indian lunch, compliments of Bridgemen/50-Plus. -- After lunch, we’ll walk 4 blocks to the Tenderloin Museum (398 Eddy St) to view the current exhibits and then take a walking tour of the Tenderloin. Bridgemen/50-Plus will cover the cost of admission to the museum and the tour. You can read more about the museum here: http://www.tenderloinmuseum.org/ 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- 50-Plus Coordinator Dusty Araujo here on Meetup, by email at [masked] or by work phone at[masked]

Strut Art Opening - “Greetings from Dadville” by Justin Hall

The Art at Strut program has been exhibiting the work of local and international gay or queer artists every month since Magnet was founded in 2003, and has always been an important part of Magnet. We are excited to announce that for the month of September 2019 we are exhibiting the work of Justin Hall in his show titled “Greetings from Dadville.” ABOUT THE ART: Cartoonist Justin Hall presents original art from three comic book and illustration projects. The first, “Greetings from Dadville,” is a series of illustrations of hot daddies in their natural settings: sprawling in lawn chairs, getting burnt at the beach, eating hot dogs, etc. The second, “Full Moon,” is a story created for the queer horror comics anthology “Theater of Terror: Revenge of the Queers.” It spotlights a young man’s difficult decision upon arriving to San Francisco to either join a were-pup pack or a crew of Sailor Moon queens. The third is a series of pages from Hall’s graphic novel-in-progress “Castle and Creek” about the S.F. National Guard Armory and the Mission Creek that runs through its basement, the gay porn industry, Daddy/boy relationships, addiction, closeted ghosts, the Golden Age Wonder Woman, aliens from the future, and other really queer shit. ABOUT THE ARTIST: Justin Hall is the creator of the comics series “Hard to Swallow” (with Dave Davenport), “True Travel Tales,” and “Glamazonia.” He has work in the “Houghton Mifflin Best American Comics,” “QU33R,” “Best Erotic Comics,” and the “SF Weekly,” among others. He edited the Lambda Literary Award-winning, Eisner-nominated “No Straight Lines: Four Decades of Queer Comics,” which he is now producing as a feature-length documentary film. He is a Fulbright Scholar, an Associate Professor of Comics at CCA, and the Co-Organizer of the Queers & Comics Conference. He lives in San Francisco with his husband and their pet snake. The Art Opening runs 8–10 PM. Free drinks and light snacks will be provided. If you have any questions, please contact our Community Events Organizer Baruch Porras Hernandez at [masked].

Oakland Pride Lunch & Festival

Buffet Fortuna

>> PLEASE READ THIS EVENT DESCRIPTION COMPLETELY! << >> PLEASE DO *NOT* RSVP FOR THIS EVENT UNDER *BOTH* BRIDGEMEN AND 50-PLUS! << Please be aware that for the month of September, THERE WILL BE NO MONTHLY MEETUP ON THE 2ND WEDNESDAY. Instead, please join us for a day of fun and community in the East Bay as members of the Bridgemen and 50-Plus have lunch and attend the Oakland Pride festival! NOTE: This event is limited to 25 members from each group. OUR ITINERARY: -- We will meet in front of Buffet Fortuna (800 Broadway) where we will enjoy lunch together, compliments of Bridgemen/50-Plus. This is an all-you-can-eat buffet restaurant offering Chinese, Japanese and American food. The nearest BART station is 12th Street / Oakland City Center, 4 blocks away. Members are responsible for their own transportation expense to the meeting point. -- After lunch, we’ll make our way back to the Pride festival main entrance at Broadway and 20th Street, and enjoy the festival together. 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- 50-Plus Coordinator Dusty Araujo here on Meetup, by email at [masked] or by work phone at[masked]

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