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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 event’s history.

The beneficiary organizations that will share the funds raised, which include 100 percent of the money collected from general admission ticket sales, are:

AIDS Emergency Fund (AEF)

A provider of financial resources to prevent homelessness and add stability to the lives of those disabled by HIV/AIDS.

Alliance Health Project (AHP)

An organization that brings the skills and expertise of UCSF, one of the nation's leading health sciences universities, to an LGBTQ community‚Äźbased clinic.

Asian & Pacific Islander Wellness Center

A provider of education, support, empowerment and advocacy for Asian and Pacific Islander communities — particularly those living with or at risk for HIV/AIDS.

Bay Area Young Positives

An organization that helps young people, ages 14 to 26, living with HIV/AIDS live longer, happier, healthier, more productive and quality-filled lives through peer-based services.

GLBT Historical Society

An organization that collects, preserves, and interprets the history of GLBT people and the communities that support them.

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"Over twenty-four years, REAL BAD has grown from its humble beginning as a small fundraiser to become an important community event, produced and supported by a committed Circle of Friends, benefiting organizations that produce lasting results in the San Francisco LGBT community,” stated Craig Cochran, event chair for REAL BAD XXIV. “I am very proud of the hard working individuals, members of the working group, hosts, and sponsors, and attendees. for helping donate a record $200,000 to our worthy beneficiaries this year, and putting us in a great position as we prepare for our twenty-fifth year.”

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