Posted on | April 24, 2012 | 19 Comments
A New York group that describes itself as “an advocate and resource for people with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer (LGBTQ) parents” has announced a Mother’s Day fundraiser at a Soho sex-toy shop. “Join the queerspawn of COLAGE NYC on Sunday, May 13 for a very gay Mothers’ Day!” says the online invitation to the third annual event, advertised with the slogan “HOT CHILD IN THE CITY: Flaming Parents Make Hotter Children!”
COLAGE is a San Francisco-based organization that describes its mission on its Web site: “We build community and work toward social justice through youth empowerment, leadership development, education, and advocacy.” The invitation to the Mother’s Day event in New York says:
For the past 20 years, COLAGE has been an advocate and resource for people with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer (LGBTQ) parents. In fact, COLAGE is the only national youth-driven network of people with LGBTQ parents. COLAGE NYC is an active, thriving chapter that is led by a team of adult volunteers. COLAGE NYC serves youth ages 8 and up by facilitating meetings where we offer advocacy and media trainings, community building and a chance for youth to have fun with their peers!
The event invitation describes the location:
Babeland is a forward-thinking, women-owned chain of sex shops, with locations in Seattle and NYC. For over a decade, they’ve touched the lives of countless women and men, queer and straight, with their positive, fun-loving attitude about sex and a bunch of really great sex toys! They’ve generously donated their beautiful Soho store for this event, and they’ll be adding Babeland classes, gift certificates and toys to our raffle.
(Hat-tip: J.C. via e-mail.)