Behind the Curtain

These events all benefit the Grass Roots Gay Rights Foundation. Their mission is to change lives by supporting organizations that promote a happy, healthy, and connected Bay Area LGBT community.

Our Events

The Grass Roots Gay Rights Foundation puts on several events. REAL BAD, the dance party immediately following the Folsom Street Fair, is our largest annual event. We also host RITUAL as well as numerous smaller events throughout the year. Our events serve as fundraisers benefiting LGBT charities with local impact in San Francisco.

REAL BAD is completely volunteer produced, and is distinct in that the costs of producing the event are underwritten entirely by the party’s Hosts, a circle of friends who volunteer their time and resources to make REAL BAD a yearly sell-out success. This unique support enables 100% of general admission ticket price to be donated to charity. In 2013, REAL BAD XXV raised a record-breaking $300,000, allowing $2.7+ million dollars to have been donated to worthy charities over the event’s history.

Our Legacy