FREE AND ANONYMOUS RAPID HIV ANTIBODY TESTING SITES
There are currently fewer sites for HIV testing than there have been
in the past. Note listings beyond Sonoma County may charge a fee for testing.
Call the phone numbers listed to confirm hours and fees.
10 to 11 AM
Santa Rosa Free Clinic
465 "A" Street
12 TO 5:30 PM
Drug Abuse Alternatives Center
2403 Professional Drive, Suite 103
(Near the County Administration Center)
544-3295, Ext 342
1 TO 4 PM
Face to Face, 873 Second Street, Santa Rosa
11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
St. Vincent's Kitchen
610 Wilson Street,
5 TO 7:30 PM
Drug Abuse Alternatives Center
DAAC provides drop-in confidential or anonymous HIV and Hepatitis C testing
at low or no cost at 2403 Professional Drive in Santa Rosa
every Monday from 12:00 to 5:30 p.m., and Friday evenings from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
You do not have to be a treatment client to receive testing services at DAAC.
You can call (707) 544-3295 x342 for more information
and to find out about its mobile testing services.
Marin AIDS Project
Free, confidential rapid HIV testing is available at Marin AIDS Project.
The entire rapid testing process takes about twenty minutes
with the results provided at the end of the session.
The results will either be negative or "preliminary positive."
If someone tests "preliminary positive,"
they need to return a week later for a confirmatory test result.
Testing is done on Tuesdays from 4:30 to 7:15 p.m.
Appointments are recommended.
For more information about rapid HIV testing,
and/or to schedule an appointment, please call (415) 499-7515
Marin Health & Human Services
Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Services
3260 Kerner Blvd
San Rafael, CA 94901
STD Reception Line: (415) 473-4400
STD Clinic Drop-In Start Times:
Mondays at 1:00 - 3:00 PM
Wednesday at 4:30 - 8:00 PM
Fridays at 8:00 - 11:00 AM Men & Women
Men & Women
As the medical component of the STD Prevention and Control Program,
the clinic provides confidential services to clients, including:
testing for STD's, diagnosis, treatment, examination,
counseling/case management, partner follow-up, and certain family planning services.
This is a drop-in clinic with no appointments.
Drop-in clinic services are offered on a first-come, first-served basis
with a limited number of spaces each day.
We encourage you to arrive before the start of the clinic
and cannot guarantee that everyone will be seen that day.
Please call 473-4400 for current cash pay prices on STD services and testing.
Testing includes: Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Syphilis, HIV,
and cultures of any present sores or lesions.
Services are free for ages 12-17.
Mendocino County Health Department
1120 South Dora Street, Ukiah, CA
HIV Testing and Counseling
Provides free anonymous and confidential HIV testing
and counseling services to individuals upon request.
The schedule may vary, so please call 472-2700,
800 734-7793 or 964-4713 for information and an appointment.
Services are provided at the Mendocino County Health Department
and at drop-in sites throughout the County.
For HIV testing and counseling in Ft. Bragg,
Laytonville and Covelo call 962-0350 for info
The HIV/AIDS Education, Prevention and Planning Project provides HIV/AIDS
education and prevention outreach to groups and individuals
in the community to reduce the spread of HIV/AIDS. The Lake County HIV Prevention
Community Planning Group Coordinates and plans the HIV/AIDS education
and prevention efforts in the county and is open to all Lake County residents.
Monday 9:00-11:00 in Lakeport at 922 Bevins Court
Michele Paulet, RN, Coordinator
707-263-1090 or 707-994-9433
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
922 Bevins Court, Lakeport CA
Napa County Health & Human Services Agency
2344 Old Sonoma Rd. Bldg. G, Napa, Ca.
Drop-in anonymous HIV antibody testing is on
Thursdays - 1 pm to 3 pm.
Results are available two weeks later on Thursdays - 3 pm to 4 pm.
STD testing by appointment only is on Mondays and Wednesdays
$5.00 for visit and fee varies if medication needed.
Solano County Health Department
HIV Testing Clinics: For information on Solano County Health Department HIV test
sites and availability of Spanish speaking counselors call 707-553-5557.
2101 Courage Drive, Fairfield, Ca.
5 to 7PM on the first and third Wednesdays of each month.
355 Tuolumne, Vallejo, Ca.
5 to 7PM on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month.
DUE TO STATE BUDGET CUTS HIV TESTING AT THE FAIRFIELD AND VALLEJO CLINICS
MAY CHANGE AT ANY TIME. CALL PETER TURNER AT 707-553-5557
FOR THE CURRENT STATUS OF TESTING IN THESE CLINICS
AND ANY TESTING BEING DONE BY PUBLIC HEALTH IN THE COMMUNITY.
STD Testing Clinics: Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD)
Screening and Treatment is available through Family Health Services
at the Solano County Health Department clinics listed below.
The clinics are drop-in. $20 is requested for exam and medicine given that day.
2101 Courage Drive, Fairfield, Ca.
Thursdays 1:00 - 4:00 PM
355 Tuolumne, Vallejo, Ca.
Fridays 1:00 - 4:00 PM
Confidential testing for HIV and other STDs.
Planned Parenthood offers OraQuick® rapid HIV testing.
Results the same day!
OraQuick® is an FDA approved rapid point-of-care oral fluid test
used to aid in the diagnosis of HIV-1 and 2 infection.
For more information on rapid testing google "rapid HIV testing."
Call the clinic closest to you for times and fees (if any):
1325 Travis Blvd., #C, Fairfield, Ca.
Vacaville Health Center
600 Nut Tree Rd., Suite 340, Vacaville, Ca.
990 Broadway, Vallejo, Ca.
CONTRA COSTA COUNTY
Community HIV Counseling & Testing Services
Appointments are not necessary.
Patients are seen on a first come, first served basis,
and clinic registration is held during the first hour of each clinic until it is full.
Schedules are subject to change.
To confirm days and locations, call 925-313-6771. (Updated April 2011)
STD Line: 1-800-479-9664
9:30 - 11:30 a.m. Home Depot
11939 San Pablo Avenue
10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Todos Santos Plaza
Willow Pass Road
2 - 3:30 p.m. Near Amtrak Station
1st Street at "I" Street
1 - 3:30 p.m. Neighborhood House of North Richmond
820 23rd Street
6 - 8 p.m. Rainbow Community Center
3024 Willow Pass Road (Rear entrance)
|"The people HAVE the power. All we have to do is remind them that they have the power." - John Lennon
|The Black Cat Cafe on
Montgomery Street became
home in the 1950's to a Gay
drag revue starring Jose Sarria.
Sarria was born in San
Francisco and performed each
Sunday afternoon for fifteen
years to full houses of 250 or
more, using his role as Madame
Butterfly to sermonize about
homosexual rights and leading
a sing-along of “God Save the
When it finally closed in 1963,
The Black Cat had broken the
barriers that prevented overtly
Gay bars from existing freely.
A 1951 California Supreme
Court decision banned the
closing down of a bar simply
because homosexuals were the
Manuel Castells convincingly
argues in The Grassroots and
the City that The Black Cat had
also established an important
cultural precedent for the Gay
community: fun and humor.
As the community developed, feasts,
celebrations, street parties, public and
private bars, and bathhouses and sex
clubs, became the important forms of
cultural expression and sociability,
which in turn strongly influenced other
communities in San Francisco and
beyond. - Chris
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Before & After Harvey
Sonoma Boys Night Out
The Information, Event & Community Site
For Gay, Bi & Questioning Men in the San Francisco North Bay Area
JULY 25 IN SAN RAFAEL
Spectrum's Monthly Mixer
THURSDAY IN SANTA ROSA
Men's Sex Addicts
Support Group Meets
The next Pizza Happy Hour for the
LGBT community in Solano and
5:30 PM to
7:30 PM at
Pizza , 2401
Suite A, in
This is a great way for you to meet,
relax, socialize, and have fun with
new and old friends.
This is a no-host event.
JULY 20 IN FAIRFIELD
Pizza Happy Hour
Spectrum LGBTQ Center, based in San Rafael, is hosting groups
for LGBTQ seniors in Sonoma County.
In Sonoma the group meets the third Friday of each
month, the next gathering is Friday, July 15, with
social time from 10-10:30 AM and facilitated discussion
from 10:30 AM to Noon at the Vintage House Senior Center
264 1st Street East, in Sonoma.
On the fourth Tuesday of the month a group gathers
in Santa Rosa, social from 1-1:30 and facilitated
discussoo d from 1:30 PM to 3 PM at the Glaser Center
at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 547
Mendocino Avenue, Santa Rosa. The next gathering
is Jul 26
For more information call Coordinators: Gary “Buz”
Hermes at (707) 227-6935 or email
JULY 15 IN SONOMA / JANUARY 26 IN SANTA ROSA
LGBTQ 55+er's Meet
Outbeat Radio is the LGBT presence on KRCB Radio 91 FM, the PBS TV and radio affiliate in
Sonoma County. Every Sunday at 8 PM a different team of local LGBT producers present
programming with specific perspectives and subjects.
LIVING PROOF airs the first Sunday of each month. Hosts
Sheridan Gold and Dianna Grayer explore the ups and downs of relationships and life.
Guests share their stories about coming out and other life experiences. Each guest is living
proof that our community is diverse, vibrant, and alive. You can contact the hosts at living
OUTBEAT MUSIC – The Sunnyside,
broadcasts the second Sunday of each
month. Host Sun Bell features LGBT
recorded music, interviews, and live
performances. Tune in for giveaways
through call-ins and contests.
Musicians are invited to send in their
CDs or mp3s. Contact the host at
OUTBEAT COLLAGE – Out In the Arts, happens the third Sunday of each month. Hosts Gary
Carnivele and Mark Prell interview local LGBT artisits, filmmakers, performers, musicians
and writers about their work. The show also fatures Outbeat’s Arts and Entertianment
calendar. Contact the hosts at email@example.com.
OUTBEAT NOW! Airs on the fourth Sunday of each month. Hosts Jeff Basham, Joel Bellagio,
and Greg Miragalia present a contemporary public affairs program covering current
issues and events impacting the LGBT community. The show includes, Outbeat Youth
featuring stories for and about queer youth. Contact the hosts at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have news to share or ideas for future shows, eMail Outbeat at email@example.com.
To stream KRCB click on the Outbeat Salon banner below.
SUNDAYS ON KRCB
Outbeat Radio Brings LGBT News,
Entertainment to the North Bay
The Billys (nee, The Billy Club) are a growing family of
friends and neighbors, mostly gay men (but not all)
centered in Northern California. Many live in the country,
some Billys would like to,
and others enjoy the
a retreat in nature
for just the weekend.
The Billys are NOT . . .
the Goat Herders
a radical splinter group
of police baton fetishists,
a sex club, a gaggle of Lady Holiday's enraptured fans,
or a lesbian tennis team.
The Billys include a diverse range of ages, body types,
ethnic backgrounds, occupations and interests. Many
would claim to be spiritually oriented, and this spirit may
manifest in different ways: Pagan, Episcopal, Jewish, Sufi,
Buddhist or nature worshiper, for starters. Mostly, they
enjoy each others' company, and the things they cook up
when they bring their energy and talents together.
The group puts on several large gatherings throughout
the year, and smaller local social potlucks, with an
abnormally large number of attractive and fascinating
men at each and every one! Gatherings are created and
sustained by Billy energy. A gathering is set up and run
smoothly by the loving intention of a Billy volunteer staff.
Every step of the way, participation is needed. That means
that helping in the kitchen and the dish sink are part of
the gig for everyone - plus its a way to meet cute guys and
be an important part of Billy energy.
There is usually a bunch of organized activities.
Workshops, classes and self-discovery groups are
offered by Billy teachers. Outrageously ridiculous
No-Talent shows are created. The realm of ritual and
is explored. Billys sit gently together in Heart Circle,
revealing their fears and beauty, telling tales of horror
and wonder from the rich and colorful quilt that is woven
out of everyone's individual lives. And there's also a LOT
of just hanging out.
Gatherings are times to slow down, relax, de-pressurize,
make new friends, yack and gossip, hug a lot, run around
naked if you want, and enjoy being intimate with other
The Billy headquarters have moved from Ukiah
to metropolitan Santa Rosa where they are ensconced,
camped out, and, um, maybe " billyted" at
1100 Coddingtown Center, Suite 3.
For more information call the office at 707.545.1044, email
at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit Billyclub.Org
WHO ARE THE BILLYS
. . . And Why Do
They Have A Club?
The next Senior Men's Brown Bag Lunch Discussion is
Thursday, Juky 14, from Noon to 1:30 PM at the Spahr
Center, 910 Irwin Street San Rafael.
The group meets the second
Thursday of each month.
For more info contact Jennifer Malone
415-472-1945 for more information
JULY 14 IN SAN RAFAEL
Men's Brown Bag Lunch
"It Gets Better" Campaign
On the Internet
An openly Gay Ft. Worth Texas
city councilman's address to
the council on bullying in
schools now has over 2 million
hits on You Tube reaching
out to teenagers. YouTube
also carries a variety of
videos interviewing the
councilman including NBC,
MSNBC and CNN. Burns can be
Ft. Worth councilman Joel Burns (left)
and his long time partner J.D. Angle
Welcome to Sonoma Boys Night Out
SBNO is a not-for-profit site, which accepts no advertising, and exists solely to promote a variety of events and activities
in the San Francisco North Bay area of interest to Gay, Bi & Questioning men
It's Your Community . . . .
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July 10 - OUTBEAT LGBTQ RADIO - 8 PM
July 14 - Men's Brown Bag Lunch - San Rafael
July 15- 55+ LGBTQ'ers Meet - Santa Rosa
July 29- LGBTQ Pizza Happy Hour - Fairfield
Sex Addicts Anonymous offers meetings in the
North Bay focusing on men and their issues.
If you are a sex addict, or
think you may be one, you
are welcome to attend.
Meeting formats vary, but all meetings are open
to those who have a desire to stop addictive
Sonoma Boys Night Out
was developed as an information, event
and community site for Gay, Bi and Questioning
men in the San Francisco North Bay Area.
After a period of inactivity
we are updating the site to include features
and articles of a more diverse interest and hope
you will bear with us as the transition occurs.
Jaason's Restaurant, 300 Drakes Landing Rd
Greenbrae, CA is home for this monthly mixer,
Monday, July 25, from 5:30 - 8 PM.
Join up for an evening of socializing with LGBTQ
peers and advocates in the community to support the
The Spahr Center.
It’s just $20 for a drink and lots of great hors d’oeuvres!
Any questions should be directed to Andy Fyne
It's 1957 in Hillton, a small, agricultural
town in Northern California where variety
store owner Stan Welch leads a quiet life
among vineyards and hop vines, farmers
and townies. One day, someone
awakens something in him that will
change his life forever.
A lot of people, even today, speak of “Tales of the City”
as if it’s some kind of utopian fantasy - that people don’t
actually relate to each other in this way. The truth is that
even 20 years ago I had relationships that paralleled
those in “Tales of the City.” I had a number of straight
male friends and straight female friends. I didn’t know
as many lesbians as I do today because in those day
s the Gay culture was very rigidly split. Men and women
had not come together in the way that they have today,
But the world I was writing about in San Francisco
did exist and has existed in San Francisco for a long
time. And what’s thrilling about it is that the world is
finally catching up with the City. What we wrote about
20 years ago, what I wrote about 20 years ago, is coming
true across the country. And that’s why the stories are
so popular today.
There is a certain nostalgia quality that they offer. But I think they are very powerful because they are
describing how people today are beginning to live and they provide sort of a blue print for how that can
- Armistead Maupin (1998), author, “Tales of the City”
"Tales of The City" As Documentary