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Mar 28, 2012
FOLSOM STREET EVENTS ANNOUNCES MAJOR AND SUPPORTING BENEFICIARIES FOR 2012 EVENTS SEASON
Net proceeds from upcoming leather and fetish events to benefit local charity work

San Francisco, CA - Wednesday, March 28, 2012 - The Board of Directors of Folsom Street Events announced this year's line up of its Major and Supporting beneficiaries today. Net proceeds from five key San Francisco leather and fetish events (Bay of Pigs™, Up Your Alley®, Magnitude®, Folsom Street Fair®, and DEVIANTS™) will be donated to local charities working in public health, human services, and the arts. Last year, Folsom Street Events donated over $330,000 to local and national charities in need.

Demetri Moshoyannis, Executive Director, said, "The economy is still devastating our nonprofit sector. Many local agencies are suffering from the severe cutbacks in government funding, particularly in HIV/AIDS services. Folsom Street Events hopes to fill many of the funding gaps." Jacob Richards, Board President, added, "We are incredibly proud to announce this year's line-up of Major and Supporting beneficiaries. These organizations are supporting our community with emergency financial assistance, employment services, housing, legal services, basic needs fulfillment, critical healthcare delivery, and, of course, the arts. We are extremely happy with the results of our grant review."

This year's eleven (11) MAJOR beneficiaries are:

  • AIDS Emergency Fund
  • AIDS Housing Alliance
  • AIDS Legal Referral Panel
  • Frameline
  • Maitri
  • Mission Neighborhood Health Center
  • Pets Are Wonderful Support
  • Positive Resource Center
  • Project Open Hand
  • Queer Cultural Center
  • Shanti Project
This year's six (6) SUPPORTING beneficiaries are:
  • Breast Cancer Emergency Fund
  • Dolores Street Community Services
  • Lyon-Martin Health Services
  • San Francisco LGBT Community Center
  • Transgender Law Center
  • Westside Community Services

Sponsorships for 2012 are still being finalized. To date, sponsors are: PRESENTING RECON.com, Steamworks, Mr. S Leather, Kink.com, and GLOSS; PREMIER 9x6 Lubes, and Blow Buddies; CHARTER Gold's Gym, Factory Video, and ExtremeRestraints.com; SUPPORTING Powerhouse, Orchid and Serpent, Timeless Trends, Past Curfew, and, Priape; MEDIA SF Bay Guardian, SCRUFF, Frontiers, and GayCities; and, HOST HOTELS Kimpton Hotels, SF Marriott Marquis, and Renoir Hotel. Folsom Street Events receives support from SF Grants for the Arts for its top entertainment.

Save These Dates

Bay of Pigs - Saturday, July 28, 2012
Up Your Alley - Sunday, July 29, 2012
Magnitude - Saturday, September 22, 2012
Folsom Street Fair - Sunday, September 23, 2012
DEVIANTS - Sunday, September 23, 2012

About Folsom Street Events

Folsom Street Events is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization that creates world-class leather and fetish events that unite adult alternative lifestyle communities with safe venues for self expression and exciting entertainment. Our events raise funds to sustain San Francisco Bay Area-based and national charities.

For more information, please visit: www.folsomstreetevents.org or contact Demetri Moshoyannis at 415.777.3247

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