The following is the official announcement if the project, given at Colorado Leather Fest, 2015
Hello, I’m Isaac Cross. For the last several years, I have dreamt of a place where people like us can feel at home. A place with no door fees, no closing times, and no top-down decision process that leaves the members feeling more like customers.
My hope and my goal is that by the end of 2016, we can open the Colorado Center for Alternative Lifestyles. This center will have a variety of physical spaces . We will have reservable meeting rooms. We will have offices available for professionals willing to serve our community. We will have open social areas accessible 24 hours a day, any day of the year. We will have some play spaces. And we will have multi-use facilities designed for educational presentations or larger gatherings.
We will aggressively seek outside funding for the center. We have already registered as a non-profit, and are preparing to seek grants that are made available to sex-positive organizations. We will be reaching out to businesses. We will be asking for donations. And yes, there will be an affordable membership fee, hopefully in the range of 10-30 dollars per month. And we will work with individuals to earn their membership in other ways, if needed.
There are two things which make this project unique in the Colorado community.
First, that monthly membership fee will be the only money required of our members to use the space. There will never be a door fee for anything, ever. If you are a member, you are welcome at the Center any time, any day. Period.
The second thing is that, to the extent possible, the center will belong to the community. No one will ever need to seek my approval or anyone else’s to reserve a space or organize a gathering. This will truly be a community space. And while I have laid out my own vision for it, what I want more than anything is for this center to be built by all of us, standing together, as a community. So stand with me now. Come and join us, help shape this vision, and build something new and wonderful, literally from the ground up.