Posts tagged ‘non-profit’

February 16, 2011

Empress of SF. Why Should I Care?

by Accidental Bear

What is this Empress thing all about anyhow? I’ve been attacked on corners on 18th and Castro by screaming drag-queens and supporters holding signs, ” Vote for so and so! VOTE!” It all most sounds like a drunken street fight the noise and energy level is so loud. I roll my eyes and move along. Usually I am purposely dodging drunks on the side walk , completing a few errands and run from the Castro ( I work in the neighborhood and at the end of the day, although I love the Castro, I need OUT!) My cynical self wonders what kind of attention these men in wigs want now and why are they running for the position of this thing called “Empress”. What’s their purpose? Why should I care? This is why…

So I’ve done some research and found out their whole purpose in life is not just to annnoy me.

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The Imperial Council of San Francisco, Inc.

A not-for-profit 501(c)(3) Public Benefit Corporation in the State of California that hosts and participates in a variety of entertainment and educational events, and activities to raise monies, which support the causes of other diverse community-based charitable organizations that do not discriminate based upon race, age, gender, sexual orientation, religion or ethnic background.

Our purpose is to collect charitable contributions from individuals and organizations, to distribute those contributions to other not-for-profit 501(c)(3) public benefit charitable organizations, and to have fun while doing it.

Our intent is to allow membership to any individual or organization. Though our primary membership is drawn from the LGBT culture we believe everyone has the right of inclusion and the desire to help their community.

http://www.imperialcouncilsf.org/index.html

For list of contestants: http://www.sfbg.com/empress2011

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Ok, I get it! I applaude “do-gooders. Just stay out of my way.