Leather community steps up
Beneficiaries from this year's Folsom Street Fair and related events celebrated Tuesday, November 19 as checks totaling $358,779 were distributed at a party at the Armory in San Francisco. Folsom Street Events Executive Director Demetri Moshoyannis said in a news release that the charitable giving this year means that the organization shattered the $5 million mark for its 30-year giving history. "This year's amount is equivalent to nearly $1,000 a day for a full year," Moshoyannis said. "Not quite, but close." The vast share of the checks went to 17 major and supporting beneficiaries but combined, Folsom Street Events is supporting nearly 75 charities in San Francisco and around the U.S.