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Join us as we turn 31 at the famous KINK.com Armory for
LEATHER and FEATHERS
Hosted by Donna Sachet and Sister Roma
Special Performance by Billboard Recording Artist, BRIAN KENT!
Hosted on Thursday, September 26, 2013 by KINK.com in their opulent and theatrical grand salon in The Armory, AEF turns 31: XXXi will allow our guests to express their inner selves, experiment with drag or fetish wear, or create and show off their alter egos. As guests enjoy one of a kind cocktails and scrumptious appetizers, we’ll have secret judges moving through the room to select winner in a series of silly and outlandish categories! Guests will also enjoy VIP tours of The Armory.
Your ticket includes: Open Bar, Passed Food, VIP Tour of The Armory, Program, Special Performance, Admission to VIP Afterparty at The Armory Club.
The Board of Directors of AIDS Emergency Fund has announced its choices for honorees at its 2013 annual event, “LEATHER and FEATHERS: AEF turns 31” to be held at the Armory on Thursday Sept. 26 at 6 pm. Representing a cross-section of donors, volunteers and activists, the list continues a tradition dating back to 1987 of highlighting community heroes in the fight against AIDS. This year’s honorees are:
• Empress Marlena (Garry McLain,) who has been active in the community for nearly 40 years, first as Empress of Modesto in 1976 and then as the 25th Empress of San Francisco. Retired owner of Marlena’s bar, she has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for HIV/AIDS and LGBT causes over the decades.
• Troy Brunet, outgoing president of the Castro Lions, proud member of Mama’s family and tireless fundraiser for AEF and other causes. Disabled by HIV/AIDS and along-time client of AEF, Troy make’s it his life’s calling to speak about his life on disability and to provide a face and voice for the marginalized in our community
• Cynthia Hester, who recently stepped down after nine years of board service to AEF and BCEF – six as President. Prior to Board service, Cynthia had nearly a decade of operations experience captaining volunteer teams for the AIDS Ride and Avon Breast Cancer Walks.
• Neil Figurelli, who has led AEF’s Christmas Eve Dinner committee for 25 years, and has recently completely nine years of Board service to AEF. Among his many accomplishments, Neil created This Old Bag, BCEF’s largest annual fundraising event.
Tickets are limited!
Doors open at 6:00PM - 1800 Mission Street, San Francisco
*MUST BE 21 YEARS OR OLDER AND BRING YOUR PHOTO ID*
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*tickets are non-refundable* - Your ticket is tax deductible
When & Where
AIDS EMERGENCY FUND
For thirty-three years, AIDS Emergency Fund (AEF) has been a financial lifeline, providing more than $34,000,000 to help tens of thousands of San Franciscans disabled by HIV/AIDS avoid eviction or utility shut-off and live stably and independently in our community.
There is great hope these days that new medical interventions, coupled with political and financial will, can result in fewer new infections, possibly even an end to the spread of AIDS.
While the thought of an AIDS-free generation is a great step forward, it is cold comfort to those already infected. People who have battled HIV/AIDS for a decade or more — those who have experienced the permanent and debilitating side effects of the illness or its treatments — will not suddenly fully recover and re-enter the work force. Thousands disabled by HIV/ AIDS will still need financial help from AIDS Emergency Fund, supportive services from our community partner agencies, and specialized (and expensive) medical care.
While AEF joins in anticipating a bright future for HIV prevention, we remain committed to being a beacon of hope for low-income San Franciscans already disabled by HIV/AIDS. We are honored to operate in a city that values all its residents, thankful for a community of donors who share our vision, and committed to helping our clients live with dignity until there is a cure.