Friday, December 16, 2011

Atons Holiday Fundraiser

(Published in Lavender Magazine, Issue #432, December 16, 2011)

The Atons of Minneapolis held their traditional annual Holiday Fundraiser on Sunday, December 4, at the Bolt Underground in Minneapolis. There was food, drink and general merriment, along with live and silent auctions, two bootblacks, holiday photos with Leather Santa and his Naughty Elf, and a food drive that collected 900 pounds of food for The Aliveness Project.

This year’s event raised approximately $2,000, which was donated to Outfront Minnesota Community Services to provide education about the benefits of marriage equality (in preparation for the November 2012 vote on the proposed Minnesota state constitutional amendment to limit marriage to one man and one woman).

My thanks to Atons member Andrew Bertke for allowing me to share some of his photos of this event. You’ll find many more photos from this year’s Atons Holiday Fundraiser online at the Lavender Magazine website. Enjoy them all, and—whatever you celebrate, however you celebrate it—Happy Holidays from Leather Life!