Monday, March 15, 2010

Folsom/Dore Fairs 2010:
Permit Hearing Coming Up

(Submit favorable public comments on behalf
of the fairs, to keep this man happy.)

Demetri Moshoyannis, the terrific executive director of Folsom Street Events, the fabulous organization that puts on two wildly-popular leather/BDSM/fetish fairs, sent out an announcement recently about an important hearing about the permits and city agencies involved for the fairs. The city meeting is next week, and it's crucial that people who enjoy the fairs, or the many nonprofit beneficiaries that receive community grants from the events, attend the hearing and express strong support for fetish events.

Last year, one or two citizen complaints were lodged against the police turning a blind-eye to consensual, adult sexual expressions on the streets, and the city agencies in turn insisted the fair organizers clamp down on such expressions. If we want to keep alive the decades of proud street sexuality and cumaraderie of fetishists that embody San Francisco's community values, we have to make sure the city agencies that hold the permits hear from us.

Here's the info from Demetri:

Hi, everyone! You're receiving this email because you attended the Folsom Street Events Town Hall meeting at City Hall last year. Our ISCOTT hearing is scheduled for Thursday, March 25th at 9:00am at MTA, 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 7th Floor (right at the Van Ness MUNI stop).

If you'd like to say some kind words about the positive impacts of the fairs - e.g. sexual freedom, charity and philanthropy, sense of community - that would be much appreciated. All you have to do is sign in at the front desk and you'll be given a badge to come up to the 7th Floor. Turn right out of the elevator and go through the glass doors. You'll be directed by the MTA front desk to the hearing room.

If you have any questions, let me know. Thanks so much!

You can send questions to Demetri here: demetri (at) folsomstreetevents (dot) org

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