News & Events

Mental Illness Awareness Week

Each year, millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental health condition. However, mental illness affects everyone directly or indirectly through family, friends or coworkers. Despite mental illnesses’ reach and prevalence,...

Trump administration halts visas for same-sex partners of diplomats

he Trump administration on Monday began denying visas to same-sex domestic partners of foreign diplomats and United Nations employees, and requiring those already in the United States to get married by the end of the year or leave the country. The U.S. Mission to the...

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...