We are gay, bisexual and trans men in San Francisco age 50 and older. We have disproportionate rates of anxiety, depression, loneliness, and isolation. Those of us coming out as gay bisexual or trans men (GBT) in past decades were often shunned by family and society. We came to San Francisco for community. Whether HIV-negative or HIV-positive, we have survived the HIV/AIDS epidemic that killed nearly two-thirds or those who were diagnosed. Consequently our community has been fragmented and scattered. Many of us have experienced the stigmatization of being GBT, and are still being traumatized by the HIV epidemic. Now we are considered too old for the pop youth culture.
We strive to empower ourselves, using affirming psychology and psychosocial approaches. We embrace the philosophies that are we are not pathologies, we are not broken, and we do not need to be fixed.
We meet every week in San Francisco. Get the details by calling us at 415-487-3123. Or send us an email at 50Plus (at) sfaf.org.
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