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Looking for something spooky and sexy and socially conscious to do this weekend? Planned Parenthood Southeast Young Leaders has just the ticket.
The health and advocacy group inviting everyone to join them in Argosy’s Brig for an unorthodox fundraising event they’re saying will “wake up your wild side.” All proceeds will benefit Planned Parenthood Southeast, which provides reproductive health care, education and advocacy to Alabama, Georgia and Mississippi.
“We’ll have music and small bites from 7 to 8:30 p.m., followed by giveaways from awesome local business and artists (including Cold Tony and Molly Rose Freeman) and a costume contest hosted by Staci Fox, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood Southeast,” Halley Riley, co-chair of Planned Parenthood Southeast Young Leaders, told Atlanta Loop. “from 9 to 10 p.m. DJ Barry Lee will be spinning, and everyone can be in bed by 10:30 p.m. Folks can expect a spooky, sexy, fun night!” There will also be giveaways from The Center for Puppetry Arts, Indigo Yoga, American Top Team Atlanta and more
Want to show off your kink? Fetishists of all types are welcome to come in full regalia. Don’t own a full laytex body suit? That’s fine, standard Halloween costumes are also encouraged. Don’t want to dress up at all? Also fine, ya square. “If guests want to wear kink-, fetish-wear or costumes of any sort, they are welcome to, but everyone should wear whatever makes them comfortable!” Riley wrote.
While the event is meant to be cheeky and fun, the purpose its supporting is anything but silly. “We live in a time in which the rights and dignity of women, girls, and LGBTQIA are under attack (see: Alabama Amendment 2),” Riley said. “Planned Parenthood Southeast works to protect the fundamental rights of all individuals in Alabama, Mississippi and Georgia to manage his or her fertility, by providing comprehensive reproductive health services, advocating for policies that guarantee rights and protect access, and serving as the largest provider of sex education in the Southeast.”
She added, “we see this as an event for folks to get together, be themselves, have some fun and raise money for Planned Parenthood South East.”