It was another unforgettable night at Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts. An evening of fun and celebration of our diverse community, all in support of local queer leaders and Queer LifeSpace’s vital programs and services. Please check out the gallery of photos from the special night!

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We are excited to announce a supporting grant from the SF Foundation to provide mental health services to the LGBT communities.

We also received a grant from the Horizons Foundation to support the work we do with Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Women. This money will enable to continue our support group for queer women, “Intersection of Identities”.

We appreciate the work both of these organizations do to promote services that provide for the well being of the LGBTQQI communities.

It was a magical evening at the Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts celebrating local heroes and raising much needed funds for those in need of affordable queer-focused therapy.   Please check out the gallery of photos from the special night!

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Innovative San Francisco hair salon, Oxenrose, is hosting a pre-Pride event benefiting Queer LifeSpace. Please come join us for a wonderful night of fun and community partnership!

This first annual event will host guests on Saturday, June 21, 2014 from 8pm – 11:30pm at Oxenrose Salon in Hayes Valley, San Francisco. As an SF Gay Pride Week kickoff, Oxenrose x Pride for QLS will be the perfect party for guests to enjoy a night of mingling with the community and it’s supporters, dance to the music of DJ Sissyslap and taste delicious libations provided by Skyy Vodka. Oxenrose Salon will be transformed into a perfect backdrop for the start of anyone’s Pride Week as event guests will also enjoy fun and festive activities including live performances by local Bay Area drag queens Per Sia, San Cha, Vain Hein and Mystress Inculcate!

Oxenrose x Pride for QLS will donate all proceeds through event tickets, raffles and auction items to Queer LifeSpace, a San Francisco nonprofit counseling agency that seeks to bring sustainable mental health services to the LGBTQQI community. As a local organization that provides a vital service to the community, Queer LifeSpace is the perfect partner and beneficiary to spotlight through this event.  Follow this link for more details on tickets, etc.!

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paul_D_board_smWe are extremely proud to announce another great addition to our Queer LifeSpace Board of Directors!

Paul joins us with a sincere concern and passion for solutions around mental health issues that our queer community faces as well as a host of current and previous board and foundation experience.

Welcome Paul!

“A designer and educator based in San Francisco, Paul’s work focuses on sustainable design solutions for the fashion industry. He is the Vice President, Head of Global Product Innovation and Premium Design at Levi Strauss & Co, and is a member of the Levi Strauss Foundation’s Board of Directors.

In addition to his work as a designer, Paul serves as designer-in-residence for the Rhode Island School of Design. Previously, he served as faculty and a Beaumont Fellow at the Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis, and is a member of the School’s National Council. Paul is a guest lecturer and critic for the California College of Art’s Fashion Design program, and a member of the College’s Advisory Committee.

Born in Tacoma, Washington, Paul received his BFA in Fashion Design from Washington University in St. Louis. After graduation he moved to Italy as the first Fulbright Scholar for the study of fashion design. He earned a Master of Fine Arts from the Domus Academy in Milan. Paul is a fellow at the Aspen Institute’s Business & Society program. “

We are excited to introduce you to the latest interns we have brought on to serve our local LGBTQQI mental health needs.

Brendan Neff-Hall, MFTI (79159) Supervised by Nancy Heilner, LCSW (LCS 21410)
Georgia Hill MFTI, (78071) Supervised by Nancy Heilner, LCSW (LCS 21410)
Daniel Buskirk, MFTI (64020) Supervised by Nancy Heilner, LCSW (LCS 21410)

 

 

 

We are very proud to announce our new partnership with the Doing It For Ourselves (DIFO) program. It’s a wonderful San Francisco Bay Area community health program for lesbian and bisexual women over 40. Check out the details if you are interested! They will be holding their program sessions here at Queer LifeSpace. Please see our Facebook post for more information!

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Meet our amazing team of clinicians!
We here at Queer LifeSpace have worked hard to create a warm and welcoming space to heal. Please come by and say ‘hello’ and check out our new home!
real badWe are extremely honored to accept a $21,000 donation from Grass Roots Gay Rights West (GRGR/West) as part of a 2 year grant. This financial support will be crucial as we continue our work to provide low-fee, queer affirming mental health and substance abuse therapy to our local community. Thank you to all who helped with the event and do so much for grass roots organizations like us!
ascendLet’s get sweaty!
Ascend Body is generously donating 25% of all proceeds made at their November and December Boot Camps to benefit Queer LifeSpace.
Join them on Saturday mornings for a smart, sweaty hour of movement exercise. Leave feeling vibrant & energized!
Event: A BOOT CAMP to Support Queer LifeSpace
When: Every Saturday in December  Time: 9:00 am ­- 10:00 am
Cost: Suggested Minimum Donation $45
Location: Ascend Body, 2973 16th Street, Suite 400 San Francisco
***1/2 a block from 16th Street & Mission BART

Mr. Daddy’s Barbershop is having their very first annual Mr. Daddy’s Leather Contest at The SF Eagle and Queer LifeSpace is the thankful recipient of the proceeds from an auction full of SO many wonderful items! Come out and join the fun in the sun!

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In honor of Queer LifeSpace’s 2nd Anniversary, we had a wonderful evening celebrating and thanking all past and present interns, trainees and board members! Thank you so much to all who have helped us get here and the beautiful community that holds us up!
From Senator Leno to Peaches-we did it all! Over 40 folks came out to represent and volunteer for Queer LifeSpace. What a day. Thanks so much to everyone!
bennie_mQueer LifeSpace is very proud to introduce you to the latest addition to our Board of Directors! Bennie J. Mackey-welcome aboard!
Bennie is a San Francisco Bay Area native, raised in East Palo Alto, where he learned firsthand about the role that social, racial, and educational disparities play in the division of communities. He has worked ever since to help bridge such divides.
Bennie is a member of the California and New York Bar Associations. He received his J.D. from Santa Clara Law School and his B.A. from Pitzer College. Both of his alma maters taught him importance of being a socially responsible individual. Some of his longstanding work with community-based organizations includes working as an attorney for the Legal Services for Entrepreneurs program at the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and interning for the Northern California Innocence Project at Santa Clara Law School. Bennie is also a proud member of Bay Area Lawyers for Individual Freedom (BALIF) and the Alice B. Toklas LGBT club.
It was a wildly successful day at the pop-up bakery! Not only did they raise awareness around serious mental health issues, they also raised over $500 for Queer LifeSpace! The love and baking talent was just amazing. Great thanks to Shannan Klein Rapoport, Jane Reyes, and their team of amazing bakers. Also big thanks to Miss Prick for her great energy and fun tunes she brought to this event! Enjoy the pictures!

 

Great news!!
Queer LifeSpace has partnered with the creators of The 8 Movement!!
It is a combination of 8: The Movie and The 8 Equality International Film and Music Festival.
Learn more about The 8 Movement on Facebook.

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It was a great day of talking to people about Queer LifeSpace services and celebrating Pride in style!

 

We have FINALLY passed the $12,000 mark towards our $15,000 goal!
We are raising funds for our relocation/expansion to provide more affordable mental health services for queer community members in financial need.
4 more days to go!  Thank you all SO SO much for being a part of the solution. We know from our own personal experiences how unattainable queer-safe and affordable help in a crisis can be.  The construction has begun!
What an amazing night! We raised $3,000 towards our relocation expenses! There was great musical performances-great food donated from the always delicious Green Chile Kitchen and La Med-and an action packed auction of WONDERFUL things donated by local community members and businesses! So many wonderful Queer LifeSpace supporters came together to do this. Thank you!!

We have officially SIGNED A LEASE FOR A NEW LOCATION in the Castro! PLEASE watch this video on to help Move A Queer and see how you can be a part of sustaining our queer community through supporting queer focused mental health. EVERY little bit helps!

Please come visit us on Facebook to see how we are working with the local community to create affordable and queer-informed mental health and substance abuse therapy since opening our doors July 6th, 2011.