Atlanta Eagle raid makes impact on S.F. Folsom Street Fair

“This year’s Folsom Street Fair poster is intended to draw attention to the ongoing discrimination and persecution facing consenting adults who practice BDSM,” Demetri Moshoyannis, the organization’s executive director, told the Bay Area Reporter.

“We are extremely pleased with the outcome of this poster because it maintains the tradition of our trademark cutting-edge commentary on our community within the broader society.”

The poster also was inspired by last June’s raid on the The Rainbow Club in Fort Worth, Texas, on the 40th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots.

The Folsom Street Fair’s posters are considered collectible items.

Today, one of the patrons of the Atlanta Eagle the night it was raided is asking Eagle bars across the country to hold a day of remembrance on Sept. 10.

“It is my sincere hope that you and your establishments might hold a day of remembrance on Friday, September 10th, 2010, perhaps get word out to your local gay media and bring some national attention back to things here in Atlanta,” Johnnie Curran writes in a letter he intends to send to Eagle owners.


Top photo: Folsom Street Fair poster (courtesy photo)