Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Dec. 4th March, Vigil and Fundraisers...

This past weekend, three young men were attacked and brutally beaten in the parking lot of the Complex. The Complex is a popular gay nightclub in St. Louis city and it is believed that this attack is a likely hate crime.

Police are still investigating the attack, but there are things we can do right now.

None of the victims have health insurance and LGBT community organizations are asking everyone to gather this Friday to support a fundraiser to go toward medical bills associated with the attack.

Send donations to -

Stop H8 Fund

c/o Pulaski Bank

10 Maryland Plaza

St. Louis, MO 63108

Or get wire transfer information online at www.pulaskibankstl.com

Fundraising and Solidarity Events December 4, 2009
Candelight Vigil at 7:00 p.m. at the Corner of Manchester and Boyle (Ernies 32). The march will head down Manchester through the heart of the Grove and end at 7:30 p.m. with a Rally at Manchester and Vendeventer. Participants are encouraged to bring candles for the march, and requested to wear red hats, scarves, gloves or other clothing to show solidarity "for those victimized in our community."

NOH8 Project Fundraiser @ Nancy's Place
A free concert by legendary jazz/blues artist Kim Massie. Organizers are asking for your donations to help Jacob, Mitch, and Omer. There is no cover and no cost for the show – please stop by (4510 Manchester Ave) and give whatever you can. Event starts at 7 pm and the show starts at 8 pm.

Glitterbomb Benefit Show and Dance @ Complex
Doors open at 10 pm and show starts at 11 pm
A benefit show for Jacob, Mitch, and Omer featuring Siren, Dieta Pepsi, Suzy Cydal, Paris Beckham, Jennifer Jay Leighton, Princess V, Mikayla Hilton and more. Dance after the show til close with Charlie Buttons in the main room, and Landyn Cade playing in Visions (the back bar). All money raised in tips during the show, as well as a portion of the door charge, will be donated.

For more information visit the Vital Voice website.

9 comments:

IseultTheIdle said...

For those of us who can't make it to the show (though it sounds great), is there a fund set up for donations?

Shark-fu said...

Great question! I'm looking into it and will letcha know!

Shark-fu said...

Send donations to...

NOH8 Project St Louis
c/o Todd Villmer
733 Emerald Oaks Court
Wildwood, MO 63025

Anyone with questions can email noh8projectstl at aol dot com

IseultTheIdle said...

Thanks so much! I think I can shake a few coins loose for a good cause.

Shark-fu said...

Oh thank you!!! I know how medical bills can add up and that's the last thing these young men need right now. THANKS!

Sara said...

I'll be making a donation as well, as I don't live nearby.

It would be wonderful if they could set up a paypal donation page, I have plenty of friends here in Kansas who would very much like to donate to this as well.

Shark-fu said...

Sara, thank you so much!

I'll mention the PayPal thing to the organizers. I know that they are scrambling to get everything together for Friday, but I'll let them know. If they set one up I'll update to this post.

Y'all are fantabulous!

Shark-fu said...

Here's an update on donations. If you already sent a donation don't worry it'll get deposited to this account, but future donations should be made directly to the fund below. Thanks so much for your help!

Stop H8 Fund
c/o Pulaski Bank
10 Maryland Plaza
St. Louis, MO 63108

Or get wire transfer information online at www.pulaskibankstl.com

hmb said...

People are ASSHOLES! Grrrrr! I hope they find who did it....and quickly!