Come Party to Celebrate Fruitflylife.com's Re-Launch

2.17.2011

By Noah Michelson

Proceeds from the event are being donated to LYRIC: Building Community & Inspiring Social Change for LGBTQQ Youth.
The event will be photographed by Lowbrow Society for The Arts.
The event will also feature a corsage-making table provided by Discount Fabrics.

WHEN:  
Saturday, February 19th from 7pm to 11pm

WHERE:
Treehouse Gallery
2604 3rd Street San Francisco CA 94107

WHO:
Artists include:
Daniel Samaniego – Visual artist
Eduardo Boleyn Velázquez – Visual artist
Jeffrey Augustine Songco - Installation artist  
Linda Lay – Visual artist
Najva Sol – Visual artist / Writer
Patrick Foley – Graphic artist
William Brennan - Production assistant / Visual artist

DJs include:
DJ Carnita – Tom Temprano from Hard French (named the country’s best queer dance party by The New Gay)
DJ Phoenices of the BBC / Beefy Babe Crew – Alix P. Shedd from Big Gay Warehouse

Performers include:
Nailed By Ally – Nail art by Ally Picard
San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus -- Members from San Francisco collective

Sponsors / Vendors include:
Ed Luce – Editor / founder of bear zine, “Wuvable Oaf”
HotterOtter.net – Otter dating website
HP Mendoza – Director of “Fruit Fly” film
Kelly Shortandqueer – Editor / founder of Denver-based queer zine, “Short and Queer”
Mission Pie – Local baker

BACKGROUND:
Founded in 2008 by Courtney Nichols, Fruitflylife.com has gone through many transformations. Originally a personal blog, the website has developed into an online publication for those who feel ostracized in a culture that is often threatened by individuality. The website consists of ten contributing writers. These writers vary in race, locals, ages and sexual orientation and are questioning and exploring the notion of gender and normalcy through the lens of pop culture. It is the belief of Fruitflylife.com that we should expand the notion of coming out of “the closet” to encompass not only the gay community, but instead all who experience extreme difference -- to widen the doors of acceptance.

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