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- SF Queer Nightlife Fund Distributes Remaining FundsIn March 2020, Phil Hammack realized queer nightlife workers were going to be financially decimated by the pandemic lockdown in San Francisco. He quickly called a few friends to meet online to discuss what if anything could be done. Approximately 48 hours later, the SF Bay Area Queer Nightlife Fund (QNF) was formed. The urgencyContinue reading “SF Queer Nightlife Fund Distributes Remaining Funds“
- We Did It! QNF Completes Its MissionThanks to a final surge of donations, especially as the QNF was named beneficiary of the Juanita More Pride party, we were able to offer an 8th and final round of monetary grants to workers in local queer nightlife who have struggled financially during the worst of the pandemic. QNF has just completed the distributionContinue reading “We Did It! QNF Completes Its Mission”
- Bay Area nightlife begins a slow reopen, but some queer nightlife workers are still strugglingThe San Francisco Bay Area and its queer nightlife industry are slowly beginning to emerge from the worst of the pandemic. There is light at the end of the tunnel. The Bay Area and our country overall are rolling out vaccines at a brisk pace. As of the writing of this post, 42% of SanContinue reading “Bay Area nightlife begins a slow reopen, but some queer nightlife workers are still struggling”
The purpose of the SF Bay Area Queer Nightlife Fund (QNF) was to provide resources and opportunities that promoted queer nightlife in the SF Bay Area while nightlife was closed during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. During this time, we awarded 511 financial relief grants to workers in queer nightlife and offered paid opportunities for nightlife workers at streaming events, totaling over $400,000. The QNF now maintains a platform to share information and resources related to queer nightlife in the Bay Area on Facebook, Instagram, Soundcloud, and Twitter.