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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Leather Fashion Show Benefit in a Week and a Half

I'm definitely planning to attend this event myself - There are no conflicting events that I'm aware of, and it's an extremely worthy cause. I've known MANY men who have benefited from Being Alive's efforts over the years, and they continue to need our help in order to help others. 

Kurt (the gentleman who contacted me about helping him get the news out about this event) is a new brother among us in San Diego. He's the one on the left in this picture, and he is a very charismatic man who is going to make a huge difference in San Diego's community. I spent a few hours with him today, and we need many more good men like him who are willing to step forward and make a difference!

San Diego's HIV/AIDS Organization Holds Inaugural Fashion Show Fundraiser – October 24
San Diego, California – Being Alive San Diego will host its first fundraising event titled Being Alive in Leather.  The event will be held at 5PM, on Sunday, October 24 at The Center at 3909 Centre Street. Cost is $30 per person for VIP tickets and $20 per person for supporter tickets. All proceeds from the event benefit Being Alive services, which provides mutual support, access to information, public advocacy, and public interaction for people living with HIV/AIDS.
“Being Alive the only local community center that is fully-focused on support for people living with HIV/AIDS, and we feel the work we’re doing is critical in the community,” said Shannon Wagner, Executive Director of Being Alive. “I think this new event promises to be a very enjoyable evening and it comes just in time. In the past year, our funding has been drastically cut, so we hope it will generate some much-needed income. All of the proceeds from the evening will help Being Alive continue to provide services and support through the rest of 2010.”

Being Alive in Leather will feature a fashion show, hosted bar, silent auction, hors d'oeuvres and dessert. The fashion show includes a large selection of leather clothing, clubwear, fetish gear and underwear all modeled by community volunteers. Garments featured in the show are provided by The Crypt on Park Boulevard, plus original designs by local designer, Sasha Lippman. All items on the runway will be available for bid in the silent auction, which will also feature many products and services donated by community businesses.

The evening's emcee is comedienne Shann Carr, who has 26 years of exclusively gay standup experience at her hip, is listed as one of the top 10 stand-up entertainers by Curve magazine, has been featured on Logo, and is a past winner of International Ms. Leather. Attendees will also experience high-energy music by DJ Rob Klaproth, a top 24 finalist in's nation-wide DJ Talent search, creating a fun and energetic vibe.

Major Sponsors of Being Alive in Leather are: The Crypt, Redwing Bar & Grill, Priority Pharmacy, San Diego Leather pride and GSGRA - San Diego Chapter and Beyond Fierce designs. The hosted bar and volunteer bar staff are donated by the Golden State Gay Rodeo Association-Greater San Diego Chapter. The event location at The Center is underwritten by San Diego Leather Pride.
Being Alive San Diego is a non-profit organization whose mission is to deliver quality, compassionate services to people affected by HIV/AIDS; and to provide education and referral services to those in need. Being Alive is a volunteer organization enhancing the personal dignity and quality of life of people living with HIV/AIDS. For more information, please visit or call (619) 291-1400.                # # #

1 comment:

  1. Leather Jackets are always in style. as a leather jacket gets old, the better it looks. A man with a stylish leather jacket on radiates confidence and cool appeal.