Angels at the Front: A Kickback with the Border Angels


Hosted by Monica Bocanegra • Poetry from Flavia Mora • A discussion with Gabrielle Scharaga and Britt Atilano from Border Angels • Trans asylum stories from VisibiliT • Music by DJ La Femme Papi • Catered tacos from Castro Republic • And a donation drive for Casa Arcoiris, the LGBTQI+ shelter in Tijuana


Color Bloq is collaborating with the Bay Area chapter of Border Angels to bring you a special night of sharing, learning, and building for our LGBTQI+ migrant family. This event is free and open to the public. We want you to enjoy a great time with community.

Come and mingle with music and food for a casual reception on the third floor beginning at 5:00pm. Strut will also be offering HIV / STI testing and treatment, PrEP signups, and more, on the second floor.

Programming (poetry, discussion, etc) begins on the third floor at 6:30pm.

At the conclusion of our event at 8pm, make your way to QBar (just a few doors down from Strut), the only intentionally inclusive bar in the Castro.


WHEN: Thursday, September 19, from 5pm to 8pm

WHERE: Strut, 3rd Floor, 470 Castro Street, San Francisco (map)

COST: Free


ATTIRE: Casual; come as you are

ACCESSIBILITY: Entrance and lobby are at street level. The building has three floors; there is a stairwell with handrails and a wheelchair accessible elevator. There are 26 stairs from the lobby to the 2nd floor and 48 stairs from the lobby to the 3rd floor.

About the Border Angels

Below is a list of suggested items that will be accepted as donations. Please note that we cannot accept used clothing.

Tooth paste

Toilet paper


Body lotion


New men’s and women’s underwear

Sleeping pads


Lightly used shoes




New makeup

Hair care products

Shampoo and conditioner



Childrens toys

Art supplies

Books in Spanish

New kids underwear

Kids socks

Lightly used kids shoes

Mobile School Supply Needs

Kids and teen sized aprons

Wax cloth table clothes

Construction paper

Kids size scissors

Art supplies

Craft supplies

Workbooks and curriculum plans in Spanish

Books in Spanish

Coloring books


Table top white boards

Large white board on wheels

White board pens and erasers

Sidewalk chalk

Sports equipment


Mindfulness curriculum for children

Dish soap

Laundry soap

Tooth brushes

Body wash



We cannot accept used clothing

You can also support by donating to the Border Angels at: