Tag Archives: Folsom Street Fair

New Promotional Clip From Folsom Street Fair

Last week organizers of the Folsom Street Fair won praise for their Fosse-inspired promotional clip. Today they released a less-raunchy but equally bizarre follow-up. This one you can probably watch at work, provided your cube-mates don’t have an issue with rubber body suits.

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Fosse, Fosse, Fosse! Folsom, Folsom, Folsom! [VIDE0]

In what may be their most clever promotion ever, today the Folsom Street Fair released a Bob Fosse-inspired video in which leather-clad dancers evoke Sweet Charity‘s famed Rich Man’s Frug and other familiar dance routines. You will enjoy this but you probably do NOT want to watch it at the office. Wherever you do watch it, put it on full-screen.

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Folsom Street Fair Unveils 2015 Poster

Folsom Street Fair unveiled its always hotly-awaited poster today. Also revealed today is the possibly less blog-safe poster for the Dore Alley Fair. Meanwhile Porno Pete is slavering over a much more imminent bit of sexytime mantasticness.

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TRAILER: Folsom Forever

Clip recap: In 1984, a scrappy little neighborhood in San Francisco – home to many low-income tenants and the heart of the gay male leather scene – faced destruction from the bulldozers of redevelopment and the AIDS crisis. The Folsom Street Fair was started to call attention to gentrification and raise money for AIDS charities. Folsom Forever tells the story …

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Folsom Street Fair 2014 Raises $322K For HIV/AIDS, LGBT Rights, And Homeless

This year’s Folsom Street Fair raised $322,666 for a multitude of local charities including Project Open Hand, the Transgender Law Center, and the AIDS Memorial Grove. Members of the benefiting organizations comprised the majority of the event’s volunteer workers.

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HRC Puts Porno Pete On Notice

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Folsom Street Fair Trolls Westboro

More photos here. (Tipped by JMG reader Stephen) RELATED: Westboro is in the Bay Area to picket outside of the Google, Facebook, and Twitter headquarters. Yesterday they announced that they will protest at the funeral of “fag pimp” Robin Williams.

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Stereogamous & Shaun Wright – Sweat

These guys have just been booked to play Folsom.

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Folsom Street Fair: The 2014 Poster

Not nearly as racy as previous years, much to the disappointment of Porno Pete, no doubt.

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Porno Pete LaBarbera Is Ever So Angry About The Folsom Street Fair

“Below is the ‘official’ promotional poster for the Folsom Street Fair, an annual, sadomasochism-celebrating street festival in San Francisco. The ‘fair’ is notorious for its open-air perversions, mocking of religion, sadistic whippings, ‘master-slave’ couples, and full nudity — and the latter will be allowed again this year due to an exemption granted to FSF to a new anti-public-nudity law passed …

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Real Bad Party Raises $200K For Charities

Real Bad, the annual volunteer-run closing party for Folsom Street Fair, raised a record $200,000 this year for its beneficiaries. Via press release, here’s where the money will go: AIDS Emergency Fund: A provider of financial resources to prevent homelessness and add stability to the lives of those disabled by HIV/AIDS. Alliance Health Project: An organization that brings the skills …

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Bill Donohue: Why Do Attendees Of Folsom Street Fair Only Mock Catholics?

“Last Sunday, homosexuals paraded around naked in the streets of San Francisco at the annual Folsom Street Fair. There were no arrests. They did more than walk the streets nude—they beat each other with whips. The leather/fetish homosexuals led each other around like dogs with metal collars; they set up booths where visitors could get flogged; they sold hard-core pornography; …

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Huge Crowds For Folsom 2012

Did anybody get attendance figures for this year? More photos here.

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The History Of A Kinky Retailer

As Folsom Street Fair approaches, Chelsea’s kinkwear outlet Nasty Pig has published a history of their company. Even if you’re not in the scene, you might be interested in how leather fashion has evolved over the last couple of decades. Also interesting is that Nasty Pig has been sued for spoofing Absolut and Major League Baseball. Naughty photos at the …

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Folsom Street Fair 2012

This clip is a couple of months old, but I only just noticed it last night while enjoying one of them there “this is why homos must be put to death” knuckle-dragging sites. It cracks me up, truly, how wild-eyed wingnuts get about a once-a-year, six-hour event. Meanwhile, they have nothing to say about the nation’s thousands of titty bars …

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New Date For Folsom Street Fair

Peter LaBarbera’s favorite freak festival is changing its date for the first time in decades. Blame Larry Ellison. Next year’s fair will take place Sunday, September 23. Organizers opted to move the festival, which draws hundreds of thousands of people each year, to avoid a scheduling conflict with Oracle OpenWorld, which will run September 30 through October 4. Demetri Moshoyannis, …

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TOMORROW: Castro Nude-In

In a pre-Folsom Street Fair event that is sure to draw the scorn of America’s wingnuts, a group of male nudists plans to hold a “nude-in” at the corner of Castro and Market streets tomorrow. George Davis, a 65-year-old nudist best known for his unsuccessful run against Gavin Newsom in the 2007 mayor’s race, said the nude-in is just about …

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Star Wars Last Supper

Remember a few years ago when the religious right completely lost their shit because of a similar Folsom Street Fair poster? Matt Barber was still a Concerned Woman in those days, but was UNconcerned with the hundreds of other Last Supper parodies out there. Because Folsom’s had filthy homos in it! Barber’s campaign against Folsom’s poster eventually caused their beer …

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SAN FRANCISCO: Real Bad Party Donates $180K To LGBT Community Groups

This year’s Real Bad party, the closing event of Folsom Street Fair, raised a record-breaking $180,000 for local LGBT and HIV/AIDS groups. Via press release: Five selected LGBT health and community service organizations are sharing the funds raised, which include 100 percent of the money collected from general admission ticket sales. The beneficiary organizations are Maitri, the only residential care …

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Folsom Street Fair’s 2010 Poster

Folsom Street Fair has released this year’s poster. From their press release: This year, the official Folsom Street Fair poster was inspired by both the film The Usual Suspects and the 2009 police raids on gay bars like the Atlanta Eagle and The Rainbow Lounge in Ft. Worth, Texas. In light of these recent events, the organization felt it was …

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