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Forever Fierce Benefit in NYC

By March 07, 2014

Fierce Jed Ryan Joe Mannetti By Jed RyanOn Saturday, February 1, The Care Bears International Daddy Bear 2009 Joe Mannetti and Mr. North American Bear 2012 Jed Ryan presented Forever Fierce, a benefit for the New York City-based organization FIERCE at the West Village Bear/Leather hotspot.

The fundraiser was organized with the participation of John Blasco who is President of ONYX Northeast and Lead Organizer of FIERCE. Forever Fierce featured live performances by Mr. Eagle 2013 Arsenio
Amadis, Justice LaBoy who is the lead singer of modern rock band Mad for Justice and popular drag diva Candy Samples.

Also in attendance were The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, celebrity/fashion photographer Mr. Paddles NYC 2013 Rob Ordonez and the men of ONYX, the national Leather fraternity of Men of Color.

 

With music by iconic DJ Chauncey Dandridge, Forever Fierce climaxed with New York City nightlife guru Chris Reed's infamous Bear Chest Contest. The event was the third fundraiser created by The
Care Bears, and over $1,000 was raised for FIERCE that night.

FIERCE is a membership-based organization building the leadership and power of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) youth of color in New York City.

For more information, visit http://www.FierceNYC.org