August news & events updates from our Coalition’s fight for fair & equal financial services.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Announcing the San Francisco Bay Area Leather Alliance as the Coalition’s 501(c)3 Fiscal Sponsor & Leather Alliance joins the Coalition as its first member organization.
The Coalition achieved a major milestone in July in its mission to organize the first nationwide Federal Credit Union focused on offering fair & equal financial services to economically empower LGBTQ consumers, businesses, and organizations.
The Coalition is pleased to announce that organizers have executed a Memorandum of Understanding which designates its organizing and fundraising activities a fiscally sponsored project of the San Francisco Bay Area Leather Alliance, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
Photo Credit: Liz Highleyman
June 12th a throng of celebrants gathered at the historic Stud Bar to mark the birth of San Francisco’s Leather & LGBTQ Cultural District, which honors the contributions of leather and kink communities to the culture and history of San Francisco. Some, notable personas who assisted with the cutting of the studded-leather ribbon included Cultural District organizers Bob Goldfarb, Rachel Sullivan, and Rachel Ryan, as well as renowned figures such academic and sexual-critic, Gayle Rubin, and leather icon Race Bannon.
It has been a long road thus far for queer communities on the road to economic, political, and social equality. In spite of our victories, the long road to equality continues.
Nearly fifty years ago, rampant persecution of our communities ignited a movement which drove politics out of the cloistered bars and into the streets. Closet doors for queer folks across the country, particularly for gays and lesbians, were obliterated in a wave of political fury rejecting our longtime invisibility in greater society.
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