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International Mr. Leather raises over $60,000 for Leather Archives & Museum
CHICAGO, IL - June 23, 2010 - The Leather Archives & Museum announces that International Mr. Leather raised over $60,000 during the Memorial Day 2010 event. Support was raised through donations made at the IML Leather Market, a Roast of IML 2009 Jeffrey Payne held at the museum, silent auctions, a raffle, a membership drive and museum store sales.
Executive Director Rick Storer said "International Mr. Leather is a major fundraising vehicle for the museum, with a total budget of approximately $250,000 nearly 25% of our support comes from this weekend." In addition to fundraising events, approximately 300 people toured the museum during the weekend and thousands saw the temporary exhibition mounted in the IML Leather Market.
About Leather Archives & Museum
The Leather Archives & Museum is a library, museum and archives pertaining to leather and alternative sexual communities. The geographic collection scope is worldwide and includes all sexual orientations and genders. The library collection contains books, magazines, scholarly publications, films and electronic resources related to the subject matter. The museum collection contains original erotic art and artifacts from alternative sex organizations and individuals. The archival collection contains unpublished papers and records from notable activists, artists, businesses and organizations related to the subject matter. For more information about the LA&M, please visit http://www.leatherarchives.org.