The San Francisco BDSM and leather/fetish community will converge in San Francisco this Sunday for the annual Folsom Street Fair. Kink.com, largest producer of online kinky adult entertainment, announced that the company is co-sponsoring the 2010 Folsom Street Fair taking place on Sunday, September 26 and the closing extravaganza Deviants from 6:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. at 525 Harrison St. in San Francisco.
“The Folsom Street Fair is part of the reason I moved to San Francisco to start kink.com. It is truly an honor to be associated with the Folsom team and to be able to help contribute to all the worthy causes they support,” says Peter Acworth, founder of Kink.com. “We look forward to a wonderful event and to accomplishing great things as we join together for a little social deviance and to work towards a greater good.”
“We appreciate the time, effort and contribution everyone involved making to this year’s event,” said Demetri Moshoyannis, Executive Director for Folsom Street Events. “San Francisco Bay Area nonprofits are being hit extremely hard by the fledging economy. Many of them are suffering severe cutbacks in local, state, and federal government funding. Folsom Street Events along with help from companies like Kink.com are having a positive impact and helping to fill many of these funding gaps.”
Last year more than $330,000 was donated to various organizations – and this year looks to be even more promising.
This year’s eleven (11) Major beneficiaries include:
- Breast Cancer Emergency Fund
- Central City Hospitality House
- Dimensions Clinic
- Dolores Street Community Services
- Mission Neighborhood Health Center
- Project Inform
- Project Open Hand
- Queer Cultural Center
- San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus
- Visual Aid
This year’s five (5) Supporting beneficiaries include:
- AIDS Legal Referral Panel
- Healing Waters
- National AIDS Memorial Grove
- Triangle Martial Arts Association
If you think Folsom Street Fair is just too short, Kink.com is also co-sponsoring Deviants, the Official Closing Party of the Folsom Street Fair from 6:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. at 525 Harrison St. in San Francisco. For more information, visit http://www.folsomstreetfair.com/leather-week.
The Folsom Street Fair is photography friendly and open to all, kinky or not.