Queer Nightlife Saved My Life | Just Shannon, Jolene’s Bar

Just Shannon, Co-Owner, Jolene’s Bar

Queer nightlife saved my life.

The San Francisco queer nightlife community doesn’t always look like a rave. Sometimes it looks like drag mothers teaching survival lessons while painting their children’s faces into flawless perfection.

It looks like ten hugs the moment you enter a club. It looks like friends buying you a drink and dinner from the taco truck outside the bar when you’re short on cash. It looks like a couch to sleep on.

It looks like not only encouragement, but a demand to express yourself in ways that are terrifying and thrilling. It looks like family.

If queer nightlife saved your life, please consider donating now to www.sfqueernightlifefund.org.

Just Shannon is the co-owner of Jolene’s Bar SF, a staff member at SF Pride, and an organizing member on the Castro LGBTQ Cultural District Advisory Board.

QNF Update | March 30, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 30, 2020

PRESS CONTACT:
qnf-press@lgbtq-economics.org

As of 12:00 AM, Pacific Standard Time this morning (March 30, 2020), the San Francisco Queer Nightlife Fund has engaged over $90,000 in support for nightlife workers whose livelihood has been affected by the COVID-19 crisis–including over $6,000 raised at today’s Quaran-Tea Fundraiser.

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QNF Update | March 29, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 29, 2020

PRESS CONTACT:
qnf-press@lgbtq-economics.org

As of 12:00 AM, Pacific Standard Time this morning (March 29, 2020), the San Francisco Queer Nightlife Fund has engaged over $83,000 in support for nightlife workers whose livelihood has been affected by the COVID-19 crisis.

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QNF Silent Auction | March 28 – March 30

All the items in this silent auction have been donated by the fabulous SF QNF nightlife organizers on the SF QNF Steering Committee.

ALL proceeds from this auction will go to benefit the 200 grant applicants who will be awarded grants for life-line expense from the SF Queer Nightlife Fund’s grant committee.

Bids on these items will be accepted UNTIL 11:59 PM Pacific Standard Time on Sunday March 29, 2020 (See QNF Silent Auction Terms & Conditions below)

Last Bid Update: March 30, 2020 (12:06 AM PST)

Fog City Pack

 

“Acid Dog” OMEGA 2019 Art

Artwork from Fog City Pack’s Omega 2019 event.
Size: 36” x 36”
Print mounted on foam core

MSRP: Priceless

“Pack Pride” Tee

Tee shirt from FCP’s devilishly deviant 2019 Pride party.

Shirts in each of the following sizes are available for auction:

  • S (x6)
  • M (x8)
  • L (x3)
  • XL (x3)

MSRP: 20.00

BETA 2019 Tee

Everyone will fall to their knees when you evangelize your love for queer nightlife with this Fog City Pack BETA 2019

Shirts in each of the following sizes are available for auction:

  • S (x2)
  • M (x2)

MSRP: 20.00

House of More

 

Loads of Love Fan (Autographed by Juanita More)

Juanita loves her fans. Are you one of Juanita MORE!’s BIGGEST FANS? Get one of these one-of-a-kind autographed Loads of Love fans donated to the SF QNF’s Silent Auction by the goddess herself.

Five autographed fans are available for bidding.

MSRP: Priceless

Polyglamorous & Pound Puppy

 

“New Breed” Tee

Polyglamorous & Pound Puppy SF have donated this NSFW 2019 tee from their devious “New Breed” party to the SF QNF Silent Auction. Only ONE shirt in each size is available.

One shirt in each of the following sizes is available for auction: S, M, L, XL, XXL.

MSRP: 20.00

QNF Silent Auction Terms and Conditions:

  • Bids on these donated items will be accepted UNTIL 11:59:59 PM, Pacific Standard Time, on March 29, 2020. On March 31st, highest-bidders for each auction item will be notified of their successful bids and asked to submit their donation for their item through an online portal on the SF QNF website.
  • Winners will have 24 hours (March 30, 2020 at 11:59:59 PM PST) to submit their donation via the QNF online portal for their auction item.
  • After April 1st at 12:00 AM PST, a successful bid by a bidder who does not submit a donation for their auction-item shall be considered forfeit and the next highest-bidder shall be notified of their successful bid for the auction item, and offered an opportunity to submit their donation through the QNF online portal, and shall have 24 hours to submit their donation before their bid shall be considered forfeit and the next highest bidder shall be notified of their successful bid.

SF QNF Presents Quaran-Tea Dance | March 29, 2020

You didn’t think we were done, did you? The SF Bay Area Queer Nightlife Fund is back with another delightful afternoon of dancing, chatting and fun. This week’s host is Florida Man, and we’ve got a whole new lineup of DJ’s broadcasting from home. So shelter in place, turn it up and dance it out!

Set times:

1:00 – e’Lish
1:55 – Brown Amy
2:45 – Elaine Denham
3:30 – Siobhan Aluvalot
4:25 – Kudeki
5:15 – John Major

We will be broadcasting on Facebook Live and Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/sfqueernightlifefund/

This week we are experimenting with a Zoom room- everyone will be on mute so it’s the place to see and be seen (and DM)
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/487014400

We are raising money for the SF Bay Area Queer Nightlife Fund- our goal is to raise $200,000 by March 31, and to do that we’ll need everyone’s help!

Why Queer Nightlife Matters | Spencer Watson, CLEAR

Hi. This is Spencer Watson, the Founder & Executive Director for CLEAR–the Center for LGBTQ Economic Advancement & Research. I have lived in the bay for about 10 years. Even so, many of you may not know me: I’m not a nightlife organizer–I’m a community organizer.

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QNF Update | March 27, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 27, 2020

PRESS CONTACT:
qnf-press@lgbtq-economics.org

As of 12:00 AM, Pacific Standard Time this morning (March 27, 2020), the San Francisco Queer Nightlife Fund has engaged over $80,000 in support for nightlife workers whose livelihood has been affected by the COVID-19 crisis.

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