News & Events

October Events

The Spahr Center is participating in the following events in October Bi-national Health Fairs Binational Health Week (BHW) is a nationwide program to improve the health and well-being of the underserved Latino population, with federal, state and local government...

SF combats rise in HIV infections among homeless

“Fourteen percent of our new diagnoses are homeless and the national guidelines say that that proportion should be no greater than 5 percent as our goal,” Dr. Susan Buchbinder, director of the Health Department’s Bridge HIV, a branch of the department dedicated to HIV...

Suicide Prevention Week is Sept. 9 – 15, 2018

During this week, individuals and organizations around the country join their voices to broadcast the message that suicide can be prevented, and then work to reach as many people as possible with tools and resources to support themselves and those around them. This...

A Picture Book Talk & Signing

We hope you'll join the author of Phoenix Goes to School: A Story to Support Transgender and Gender Diverse Children for a book reading by the authors which will be followed by a short talk on gender and diversity topics. Kids are welcome and encouraged to attend....

The New York Times ~ Rites of Passage

My Voice Got Deeper. Suddenly, People Listened. My feminist mother taught me to speak up. Now, as a trans man, I am trying to make space for women to be heard. A few months after I began injecting testosterone, I discovered that one of the...

LGBT Activist Wins Apology, Full Payment from U.S. Navy

Melanie Nathan was excited to speak during Pride Month before a military audience at two Southern California naval bases last month. Nathan, a well-known speaker and writer based out of San Francisco, was eager to relate the history of the long, ongoing struggle for...

Aiming for Miss Universe and Universal Transgender Rights

Asked when she first realized that she was a girl, Angela Ponce answered with her own question: “And when did you first know you were a boy?” After winning Spain’s national beauty contest last month, Ms. Ponce will become the first transgender woman to...