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Please join us this Wednesday for an important public forum on getting older with HIV, for community members, providers—and folds who didn't expect to make it this long. Thanks to the improved treaments, people are living longer with HIV.

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Coming up this Month
February 4, 2011

New Work by Felix d'Eon Opening Reception
8pm - 10pm

Felix d'Eon is very interested in mysticism, history, myth and mythology, and in antique illustrations. His work draws in all of these themes, but always in reference to his homosexuality - a gay mysticism, gay history, gay myth and mythology. He often feels that his feelings, emotions, and desires are not sufficiently represented, and so his work is an attempt to discover that in these themes and address it. But always through a lens of sensuality - the hook to draw the viewer in. That is why he uses the male nude so much - for the beauty and sensuousness of the gay and male body, as a lure, as a vision, and often, as a beautiful end in itself. Because of his own Mexican and European heritage, he draws on Greek and Roman traditions of art, literature, myth and their hidden traditions of homoerotic and same-sex love, as well as those of my Mexican, and especially Aztec, heritage.

The reception is free and open to all ages.

February 12, 2011

Salsa Dancing with
7:00 - 9:00pm

Same Sex Dance Party with fun lessons. Doors Open at 7pm with a basic lesson from 7 - 7:30pm. Social free-dancing from 7:30 - 9pm.

Music upon request, same-sex environment but always

February 16, 2011

Smack Dab Open Mic feat. Sam Sax »
7:30pm - 9pm

Magnet's free, all-ages monthly open mic night occurs on the third Wednesday of each month. Sign-up starts at 7:30 with performances beginning at 8pm. This month's featured artist is Sam Sax.

"sam sax is a queer, jewish, cissy-gendered performance poet, who recently just started running the new poetry mission and a writer's workshop at the berkeley slam. a representative of the 2010 san francisco poetry slam team he has performed or facilitated workshops at a variety of queer [youth] performance spaces, smryc, about face, homo ago go, university of texas austin, university of tuscon, as well as numerous poetry slams, open mics, and university shows. he toured the united states and canada for a little under a year. now he does the occasional writing/poetry workshop with lyrical minded and is currently working on his first manuscript hella gay notes from underground."

Featured Artist

Meet San Francisco nativeThomas Haley in partnership with Project Inform, Women Organized to Respond to Life-Threatening Disease (WORLD), Bay Area Positive Women's Network and...

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Featured Event

Magnet Book Club - "Salvation Army" by Abdellah Taia »

Tuesday, January 25
7:30pm - 9pm

Your New Year's resolution is to be more well-read in 2011? We got you covered. Our monthly BOOK CLUB meets on the last Tuesday of the month to discuss the latest, most buzzworthy titles popular in the LGBT community.

Grab your copy at A Different Light, mention the Magnet Book Club and get 10% off! Then come discuss the book at Magnet Health Clinic (4122 18th Street) on January 25.

"Taia's autobiographical coming-of-age story begins in poverty in Salam, Morocco, where young Abdellah reports on the impoverished town's doings. As a young adult, he falls for an older man who introduces him to Europe and the possibility of leaving home and its repressive social mores behind."

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Welcome Volunteers!

It is an exciting time to colunteer at Magnet as we move toward offering services 6 days a week! We are also continuing to grow out community programs and non-clinical events, and are looking for folks who love to work events and share Magnet's mission with others.

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