As San Francisco entered the 2020 Pride season, the SF Bay Area Queer Nightlife Fund (QNF) was lucky to have a generous corporate partner helping add to QNF’s fundraising totals in a substantial way so that we can continue to help workers in local queer nightlife impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
PLUS Products was impressed with the work we are doing and approached QNF wanting to partner with us for their annual giving back to the LGBTQ community by donating one dollar from the sale of each of their Limited Edition Pride Gummy tins. In past years, PLUS has donated money from the sale of their Pride branded tins to The Trevor Project and the SF LGBT Center.
Last week PLUS delivered its final payment to QNF from this year’s Pride Gummy tin sales. We are happy to announce that the payment brings their overall donation this year to QNF to $56,880.
This generous donation will go a long way in helping struggling queer nightlife workers as they continue to be challenged by a local nightlife landscape with many event venues closed and bars operating at limited capacity utiliziing makeshift outdoor service areas. In spite of a reopening of many San Francisco businesses, queer nightlife remains mostly hobbled by the ongoing threat COVID-19 poses and the necessary protocols and restrictions we must take until public health official deem venues safe to open again.
Thanks to all of our generous donors, including PLUS Products, QNF continues to offer emergency monetary grants for food and medical bills, paid positions to nightlife workers during QNF events, a DJ podcast, community discussion forums, and career and job development workshops for displaced nightlife workers.
Donations to QNF can be made on our Donation page.