In support of nightlife June 8, 2016

This story on gentrification in New York could be the same story in London, Berlin, Portland. Any of the Kinky Salon cities. Mission Control started it’s life on a grotty part of Mission Street 15 years ago and we watched as the neighborhood changed until we were finally evicted. Now we’ve taken up residence in a corner of West Oakland where gentrification (including us) is already shifting the community there. But we don’t have many choices about where we can go! The issue here isn’t that nightlife is responsible for gentrification, it’s that nightlife isn’t valued culturally. If cities supported nightlife, rather than burying us in bureaucracy, then we wouldn’t be forced into these corners. Nightlife, particularly nightlife that is not profit oriented, should be supported, nurtured and valued like the rest of the arts. Nightlife brings fun, connection, creativity and social bonding to a community. Without it your city is dead.


In support of nightlife

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Polly Whittaker is a 21st century sex culture revolutionary. She has dedicated her life to sexually progressive community, as an acclaimed latex fashion designer, a creator of arty, sexy parties, and a spokesperson for sex culture. Born in London, England, in 1974, she is the daughter of a hot air balloon pilot and a sex therapist. She relocated to San Francisco—home of the sexual revolution—in 1999. Her award-winning event, Kinky Salon, takes place in a dozen cities across Europe and North America. She recently joined forces with Christopher Ryan, Author of NYT Bestselling Book Sex at Dawn to create—a social network for global sex culture.

In support of nightlife June 8, 2016