CELEBRATING THE TIES THAT BIND
THE CHARITY PARTNERS
The LA Leather Pride Committee is proud to announce the following 3 charity partners who will share in the success of our 2016 event.
THE ONE ARCHIVES FOUNDATION
The ONE Archives Foundation collects, preserves, and protects LGBTQ history, art, and culture in collaboration with ONE Archives at the USC Libraries. Founded in 1952, ONE Archives currently houses over two million archival items including periodicals, books, film, video and audio recordings, photographs, artworks, organizational records, and personal papers.
SEXUAL MINORITIES UGANDA (SMUG)
Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG) is an umbrella non-governmental organization based in Kampala, Uganda, advocating for the protection and promotion of human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Ugandans. The network, comprised of 18 organizations, works closely with indigenous, regional and international human rights organizations and persons to end discrimination and injustices towards LGBTI persons in Uganda.
TOM OF FINLAND FOUNDATION
In 1984, the non-profit Tom of Finland Foundation was established by Durk Dehner and his friend Touko Laaksonen a.k.a. Tom of Finland. As Tom had established worldwide recognition as the master of homoerotic art, the Foundation’s original purpose was to preserve his vast catalog of work. Several years later the scope was widened to offer a safe haven for all erotic art in response to rampant discrimination against art that portrayed sexual behavior or generated a sexual response. Today the Foundation continues in its efforts of educating the public as to the cultural merits of erotic art and in promoting healthier, more tolerant attitudes about sexuality.