Magnet has moved!

Find us at Strut, 470 Castro St.

You’ll still get the best sexual health services for gay, bi and queer men in the Bay Area. More appointments for more people, more cultural and social events, and more men, sex, health, life.

Under Your Hood

Magnet offers you more than clinical services  throughout the week to keep your engine running. Depending on the day you'll find services such as acupuncture, massage, and mental health counseling, offered by local practitioners and partner agencies. All for free!


Every Other Tuesday

2:30 - 5:30 PM

Chair Massage   by Peter Pagliuca

Tuesday and Friday


Stonewall Project Counseling

Want to talk to somebody about what's going on in your life? More information about drop-in and by appointment counseling below.


3:00 - 5:00 PM

 Acupuncture by Michael Barrett, L.Ac



Acupuncture with Michael Barrett, L. Ac.
Wednesdays, 3:00 - 5:00pm

Tune-up midweek with a stop in the window at Magnet for acupuncture with local favorite Michael Barrett. He'll put those needles anywhere he can, without disrobing (a little, if you must). We care about your health and well being.



Stonewall Counseling 
Tuesday and Friday Afternoons

Want to talk to somebody about what's going on in your life? The Staff from the Stonewall Project, a sister program of the San Francisco AIDS Foundation, are ready and able to listen. Call Magnet to schedule a 40-minute counseling session, for up to four sessions, on Wednesdays and Friday. Drop-in or by appointment. We suggest appointments. You can make one by Magnet's front desk at (415) 581-1600. Please be sure to specify that you would like to make a Stonewall appointment. 

The Stonewall Project is a counseling program dedicated to providing alternative harm reduction-based treatment to gay men, transmen who have sex with men, and other men who have sex with men with drug and/or alcohol concerns. We welcome participants at all stages of readiness, and we do not require abstinence to receive services. The goal of the Stonewall Project is to create a safe space where gay men and other men who have sex with men (MSM) who use crystal meth, crack cocaine, powder cocaine, alcohol and/or other drugs can come to deal with issues of concern to them without stipulations, conditions or judgment.

The Stonewall Project provides a full range of counseling services that integrate substance use, mental health, and HIV from a participant-centered perspective. If you are interested in Stonewall or want more information about the program, visit our website or call (415) 487-3100. Besides the Stonewall services available at Magnet, free drop-in individual and group counseling services are available at the Stonewall main office, with no requirements or commitment.

Have concerns about crystal and are more comfortable online than in person? Check out andñol (in Spanish) for information about crystal meth; there's even a Forum where you can pose and/or answer questions with other guys who do or did crystal.



Chair Massage by Peter Pagliuca

Every Other Tuesday 2:30 - 5:30 PM


Peter has extensive experience working with clients from his varied multidisciplinary background,  which include BSN RN since 1982 for 15 years with inpatient, homecare & research experience, Certified Health/Fitness Instructor with previous ACSM certification and approximately 900 hours of basic massage training which was completed in San Diego in 2001. Currently a California licensed Certified Massage Therapist working part-time on an out-call basis and volunteering to provide chair massage at Magnet on most Tuesdays from 1:30 to 4:30 PM.







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