Almost 10 years ago I got involved with an effort to save San Francisco’s premier LGBT community center, the Castro Country Club (CCC). Founded in 1983, this sober space, located in the heart of the Castro, engages tens of thousands of people each year. From the café, to meeting space, to drag pageants that have welcomed my Ma (and countless others) on many occasions, the CCC is an integral part of what I love about the Castro.
And because I love the Castro Country Club, I am participating in this year’s AIDS Walk to help raise money for this incredible community-based organization.
I had the honor of serving on the Board of the CCC during a recent challenging period and am thrilled how well this agency has emerged as such a vibrant, joyful entity. The CCC is home to a wide variety of 12-step meetings and has developed a wildly successful work re-entry program for individuals who are working to put their lives back together. As a communitarian who, over three decades, seeks out community space to engage with my peers, a really appreciate that the CCC is still here after all the years.
Thank you for anything you can donate to help keep the CCC to remain firmly rooted in the Castro.