San Francisco AIDS Foundation’s board announced yesterday that they have unanimously voted to create San Francisco’s first-ever home for gay and bisexual men’s health and wellness in San Francisco. They will be co-locating Magnet, Stonewall Project and STOP AIDS Project to a new space in the current Superstar Video location across from the historic Castro Theatre.
Due to the size and scale of the project, which will include the first and second floors of the building with the exception of Blush Wine Bar, the foundation must first receive approval from the San Francisco Board of Supervisors and identify significant philanthropic support from the community in order to ensure programmatic success.
“San Francisco has made great progress against HIV/AIDS, but our work is far from over—
especially among gay and bi men,” said Neil Giuliano, SF AIDS Foundation’s CEO. “It’s become increasingly clear that co-locating our sexual health, substance use counseling, and community prevention efforts in the same space is critical to further reducing new HIV infections in San Francisco and improving health. This one-stop shop for gay and bi men is the beginning of a new era in the foundation’s long history of creating pioneering programs that respond to the needs of our community.”
via SF AIDS Foundation and reader Corey S.