Bridgemen is for gay and bi guys who are looking to give back to our community. We organize fun and relevant community service projects and social events that provide leadership opportunities and create friendships. Our goal is to make San Francisco a safe and happy place for everyone—by building bridges and tearing down the walls that divide us. In the past year, we have reached out to all corners of our city, making a lasting impact through all of our service projects.
Bridgemen believe in taking care of one another. Whether you join us at one of our many volunteer projects or social events, or you’re just out and about in the community, it’s important to treat others with kindness and respect. That’s what Mr. Manners is all about. He’s encouraging guys in our community to smile, say hello, open the door, and put down their phones to have face-to-face conversation with other guys. Small acts of kindness can make a person’s day better, and the ripple effect creates a happier, healthier, and more enjoyable San Francisco for everyone.
Mr. Manners thinks it’s hot when you work to build a better community!
Douglas helped serve holiday meals to hundreds of LBGT seniors in partnership with Openhouse. Bridgemen dished out food, shared friendship with our elders, and built stronger bridges between generations in our community.
Dennis helped to collect and deliver toys to children and teenagers living with HIV/AIDS who are hospitalized at UCSF. Toys gathered by Bridgemen also went to the siblings of the kids, making the holidays much brighter for families in need of some joy.
Mike helped to restore a critical salmon habitat at Muir Beach. He and other Bridgemen brought in hundreds of indigenous plants to help endangered Coho salmon follow their natural patterns from the creek into the ocean. When Mother Nature needs a little help, she can count on Bridgemen.
Obay helped to build a 36-unit condominium building for low-income families in Daly City through Habitat for Humanity. By reaching out to communities in need, Bridgemen tear down walls between gay and straight, young and old, rich and poor. We are making San Francisco a better place to live for everyone.