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Record Breaking $300,000 raised, totaling $2M

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November 8th, 2013

  Grass Roots Gay Rights West (GRGR/West), producers of the annual REAL BAD fundraising party that follows San Francisco’s world-renowned Folsom Street Fair, today announced the fundraising results from REAL BAD XXV, which was held on September 29, 2013. REAL BAD XXV was a sell-out success. This year GRGR/West has raised $300,000 for worthy beneficiary organizations that create local impact in the San Francisco area.  Two million dollars has been donated to community... Read more

It Pays to be Bad - SF BAY TIMES

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November 7th, 2013

GRASS ROOTS GAY RIGHTS WEST, producers of the annual REAL BAD fundraising party that follows EssEff’s world-renowned Folsom Street Fair, announced the results from REAL BAD XXV, which was held on September 29, raising $300,000 for worthy beneficiary organizations that create local impact in the Bay Area. Two million dollars has been donated to community organizations over the event’s 25-year history. Sixteen LGBTQ health and community service organizations are sharing the funds... Read more

REAL BAD Passes Milestone - BAY AREA REPORTER

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November 7th, 2013

Grass Roots Gay Rights West, producers of the popular Real Bad dance party that closes out the Folsom Street Fair, presented its beneficiaries with a total of $300,000 raised at this year's event. The donation means that Real Bad has donated $2 million to community organizations over the event's 25-year history. Beneficiaries gathered November 7 at BeatBox where representatives of 16 nonprofit groups were on hand to celebrate GRGR West's milestone. (Photo: Jane Philomen Cleland) Read more

Buy a limited edition t-shirt from DungeonBeds

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September 12th, 2013

Limited Edition 25 Year Anniversary “Be Bad... Do Good” Real Bad XXV T-Shirt  Printed on BLACK American Apparel Fine Jersey, Short Sleeve T-Shirt. We only use the finest quality T-Shirts. The softest, smoothest, best-looking t-shirt available anywhere. All sales proceeds to be donated to Real Bad. For sale online at http://dungeonbeds.com/, or at retail at Mr. S Leather in San Francisco.   NOTE: This is a limited run shirt. Sold while supplies last. Read more

GRGR/West Announces Beneficiary Organizations and DJs for REAL BAD XXV

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July 21st, 2013

SAN FRANCISCO, CA. July 21, 2013 — Grass Roots Gay Rights West (GRGR/West), producers of the annual REAL BAD fundraising party that follows San Francisco’s world-renowned Folsom Street Fair, today announced the beneficiaries and DJs for REAL BAD XXV. Eight LGBT health and community service organizations, listed below, will share 100 percent of the funds raised by general admission ticket sales to this historically sold-out event. Last year, REAL BAD XXIV raised $200,000 for worthy... Read more

REAL BAD: 25 Years of Being Bad and Doing Good

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May 23rd, 2013

San Francisco has no shortage of legends and lore that make it so deserving of its reputation as “Babylon by the Bay.” But a notorious leather dance party celebrating 25 years of “Being Bad and Doing Good” – raising funds for local charities while consistently delivering the climax of Folsom Street Fair weekend – is a major milestone. REAL BAD is a completely unique San Francisco institution, one that defines “The San Francisco Model” better... Read more

Record Breaking $200,000 Raised at REAL BAD XXIV

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November 8th, 2012

Grass Roots Gay Rights West (GRGR/West), producers of the annual REAL BAD fundraising party that follows San Francisco’s world-renowned Folsom Street Fair, today announced the fundraising results from REAL BAD XXIV, which was held on Sunday, September 23, 2012. REAL BAD XXIV was a sell-out success, raising a record $200,000 for LGBT and HIV/AIDS beneficiaries that serve the community. As of REAL BAD XXIV, over $1.7 million has been donated to community beneficiary organizations over the... Read more

GRGR/West Announces Beneficiary Organizations and DJs for REAL BAD XXIV

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July 15th, 2012

Grass Roots Gay Rights West (GRGR/West), producers of the annual REAL BAD fundraising party that follows San Francisco’s world-renowned Folsom Street Fair, today announced the beneficiaries and DJs for REAL BAD XXIV. Five LGBT health and community service organizations, listed below, will share 100 percent of the funds raised by general admission ticket sales to this historically sold-out event. Last year, REAL BAD XXIII raised $180,000 for worthy charities, and has raised nearly $1.5... Read more

Impressive $180,000 donated

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November 10th, 2011

    180,000 Reasons to Celebrate For those of you who were unable to attend the check presentation ceremony and celebration tonight, we proudly announced that, with your help, we have donated nearly $1.5 million over REAL BAD's 23 year history!   Even with the struggling economy and the difficult financial times that many of us continue to face, ticket sales from this year's party allowed us to donate an impressive $180,000 to our beneficiaries, which are Asian &... Read more

$2,500 tax deduction when you buy a DungeonBed

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August 1st, 2011

Make a $4,000 donation to REAL BAD XXIII and take home a special DungeonBeds Package generously donated by DungeonBeds. The REAL BAD Package includes: * Dore Alley Queen Size Bed* Top Rail Restraints* Votive Lighting Kit* Sling Extender Bars (not shown here)* Shipping within the 48 contiguous United States* Additional donation required for shipping outside of the 48 contiguous United States at quote. Recommended donation to REAL BAD XXIII:$4,000 (that's a savings of more than... Read more

GRGR/West Announces Beneficiary Organizations and DJs (Bryan Reyes and Steve Sherwood) for REAL BAD XXIII

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July 11th, 2011

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF. July 10, 2011 -- Grass Roots Gay Rights West (GRGR/West), producers of the annual REAL BAD fundraising party that follows San Francisco’s world-renowned Folsom Street Fair, today announced the beneficiaries and DJ for REAL BAD XXIII. Six LGBT health and community service organizations, listed below, will share 100 percent of the funds raised by ticket sales to this historically sold-out event. Last year, REAL BAD XXII raised $180,000 for worthy charities, and has... Read more

REAL BAD XXII Donates Record-Breaking $180,000

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November 12th, 2010

Grass Roots Gay Rights West (GRGR/West), producers of the annual REAL BAD fundraising party that follows San Francisco’s world-renowned Folsom Street Fair, today announced the fundraising results from REAL BAD XXII, which was held on Sunday, September 26, 2010. Despite a difficult economic backdrop, REAL BAD XXII raised an unprecedented $180,000 for worthy beneficiary organizations delivering sustainable local impact in the San Francisco area. Over the event’s history, REAL BAD... Read more

REAL GOOD: Groups get full payment - Bay Area Reporter

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November 11th, 2010

Steve Mueller and Andy Lax display a check for $180,000 at the November 11 distribution party of the proceeds from the Real Bad Party XXII, a dance event held on the weekend of the Folsom Street Fair in September. Representatives from the receiving organizations, Project Open Hand, Maitri Hospice, San Francisco Suicide Prevention, National AIDS Memorial Grove, and Visual Aid are on the right. This year's event chair Richard Dellefave (standing on chair) was the emcee for the evening's... Read more

REAL BAD XXII Fundraising Party Distributes Checks To Charities - San Francisco Bay Times

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November 11th, 2010

Grass Roots Gay Rights West (GRGR/West), producers of the annual REAL BAD fundraising party that follows San Francisco’s world-renowned Folsom Street Fair, held a beneficiary check presentation on Nov. 11 in the City Hall offices of Supervisor Bevan Dufty. Despite a difficult economic backdrop, REAL BAD XXII raised an unprecedented $180,000 for worthy beneficiary organizations delivering sustainable local impact in the San Francisco area. Over the event’s history, REAL BAD has... Read more

REAL BAD sets another Record-Breaking Year

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September 27th, 2010

After another fantastic leather holiday in San Francisco, Grass Roots Gay Rights West and the Working Group of REAL BAD XXII are proud to have added to many wonderful memories from the 2010 Folsom Street Fair weekend. The twenty-one men and women of this year's Working Group focused for nine months on continuing the tradition of creating a joyous dance celebration while raising as much as possible for our chosen beneficiaries, this year being Maitri, National AIDS Memorial Grove, Project Open... Read more

$2,500 tax deduction when purchasing a DungeonBeds

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August 1st, 2010

Make a $4,000 donation to REAL BAD XXII and take home a special DungeonBeds Package generously donated by DungeonBeds. The REAL BAD Package includes: * Dore Alley Queen Size Bed* Top Rail Restraints* Votive Lighting Kit* Sling Extender Bars (not shown here)* Shipping within the 48 contiguous United States* Additional donation required for shipping outside of the 48 contiguous United States at quote. Recommended donation to REAL BAD XXII:$4,000 (that's a savings of more than... Read more

DJ Sean Mac and Three New Beneficiaries Announced at Margarita Kickoff Party

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July 16th, 2010

Grass Roots Gay Rights West (GRGR/West), producers of the annual REAL BAD fundraising party that follows San Francisco’s world-renowned Folsom Street Fair, today announced the beneficiaries and DJ for REAL BAD XXII. Five LGBT health and community service organizations, listed below, will share 100 percent of the funds raised by ticket sales to this historically sold-out event. Last year, REAL BAD XXI raised $150,000 for worthy charities, reaching an important milestone of over $1... Read more

Summer Party for Fall Dance - Bay Area Reporter

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July 15th, 2010

Real Bad XXII marketing chair Suzan Revah displays the poster, photographed by Michael Smith, for the dance party on September 26, to a full backyard during the sponsor kickoff party Sunday, July 11 in the Castro. The DJ for the popular party that closes out the Folsom Street Fair will be Atlanta-based Sean Mac, who was selected from nearly 20 applicants. This year the Real Bad beneficiaries are the National AIDS Memorial Grove, Maitri, Visual Aid, San Francisco Suicide Prevention,... Read more

REAL BAD Fundraiser Throws Marvelous Margarita Kickoff - San Francisco Bay Times

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July 15th, 2010

Grass Roots Gay Rights West (GRGR/West), producers of the annual REAL BAD fundraising party that follows San Francisco’s world-renowned Folsom Street Fair, announced the beneficiaries and DJ for REAL BAD XXII on July 11 at a margarita kickoff party held in Steve Mueller’s beautiful backyard in the Castro. Five LGBT health and community service organizations will share 100 percent of the funds raised by ticket sales to this historically sold-out event. Last year, REAL BAD... Read more

GRGR/West Raises $150,000 from REAL BAD XXI

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November 13th, 2009

Grass Roots Gay Rights West (GRGR/West), producers of the annual REAL BAD fundraising party which follows San Francisco’s world-renowned Folsom Street Fair, today announced the fundraising results from REAL BAD XXI, which was held on Sunday, September 27, 2009. Despite a difficult economic backdrop, REAL BAD XXI was a sell-out success, raising $150,000 for worthy beneficiary organizations delivering sustainable local impact in the San Francisco area. As of REAL BAD XXI, over $1 Million... Read more

REAL BAD Fundraising Dances Reaches the Million Dollar Mark - San Francisco Bay Times

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November 12th, 2009

Grass Roots Gay Rights West (GRGR/West), producers of the annual REAL BAD fundraising party that follows San Francisco’s world-renowned Folsom Street Fair, announced the fundraising results from REAL BAD XXI at a check presentation party on Nov. 12 at the LGBT Community Center. REAL BAD XXI was held on Sunday, September 27. Despite a difficult economic backdrop, it was a sell-out success, raising $150,000 for worthy beneficiary organizations delivering sustainable local impact in the... Read more

It's Good to be REAL BAD - Bay Area Reporter

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November 11th, 2009

Grass Roots Gay Rights West, producers of the annual Real Bad fundraising dance party that closes out the Folsom Street Fair, presented its beneficiaries with a combined $150,000 from this year's event, despite the difficult economic backdrop. Event chair Ed Tolan noted that with this year's check presentation Real Bad has raised over $1 million in the last 21 years. On hand for the check presentation November 12 at the LGBT Community Center were representatives from the benefiting... Read more