Statement from KINETIC on Mid-Atlantic Leather Weekend Official Events:
As the number of COVID-Omicron cases continue to rise, KINETIC has been evaluating our ability to ensure the health and safety of the community at the official parties for the upcoming Mid-Atlantic Leather 2022 weekend. After consulting with our partners, D.C. government officials, and members of the community, we have made the difficult decision to postpone our parties and provide refunds to individual and weekend dance pass ticket holders for 2022.
MAL is an important part of our community, with a rich history of camaraderie and brotherhood. The important work of the Centaurs and the funds they raise through these events directly benefit our community and local non-profit organizations. As such, KINETIC will continue to provide support to the Centaurs for a scaled-down Thursday BOOTCAMP fundraising event where all proceeds will directly benefit the charities the Centaurs select. The decision to limit this year’s parties to BOOTCAMP is difficult, but your support at this event will ensure that we are able to give back to the local community even during these trying times.
This decision was not made easily. We recognize the fatigue that many of you are experiencing with COVID protocols and the hope that this year’s parties would signal a return to normal times. Unfortunately, until more people choose to get vaccinated and we’re able to get ahead of the virus, we can’t adequately ensure the health and safety of our community across so many large-scale events. We look forward to seeing you Thursday.
To purchase the Centaur MC Weekend Package which includes access to the Exhibit Hall and additional events, please visit www.leatherweekend.com!