I am going to abuse my soapbox once more. Though really, abuse is the wrong term here – I’m merely using this vehicle to raise awareness around something that deserves to be made more visible.
Kinky people need to stick together. We are a community, and unfortunately there is a bit of us vs. them that happens whenever people of like mind gather. We try to minimize this and be inclusive, but sometimes when one of our own is hurting, we have to circle the wagons and provide help to that person. Most often this is emotional support, and my own people have circled around me and given me as much as they possibly can in that vein. They have literally bled for me in recent days.
Right now one of our own is hurting and in need. This man is an icon in the local community, and he doesn’t particularly like me, but he is a good man. He gives more than he takes, he provides a solid backdrop to even more, and he is an ever present force for what is good and right to our people. He is an amazing example to new folks and the old guard alike. He is one for whom respect is a meaningful term.
And he is hurting, right now, in such a way that prevents him from realizing his own massive potential.
We may have the ability to fix that for him.
Here is a gofundme page with more information and details. Please visit it, even if you have nothing to give, but even better – please give something. Even $5 would be meaningful. Let’s show him that he is important, that he is loved, and that we will support our own.
Just in case that link was too subtle, here is again: https://www.gofundme.com/mndmmdj7
If gofundme pages are not your thing, there is also going to be a fundraiser event this weekend at the Cat Club on Folsom St in San Francisco this Sunday from 7:00pm until close. I will be there. If you would like to meet me, this is a good opportunity to do so. If you just want something fun to do, this is also a good opportunity for that.
Please make this man feel loved – he deserves it.