GREAT NEWS, NOLOSE COMMUNITY! Nolose’s 501(c)(3) tax exemption from the IRS (of the U.S.) is back! We’re officially a not-for-profit organization in the state of California and the U.S.A., so your donations are tax-deductible and we have access to the benefits of nonprofit status again. Our status is valid retroactively to May 15, 2012. Many… Continue reading » GREAT NEWS! Nolose’s 501(c)(3) exemption is back!
The NOLOSE Community Agreements are a fantastic, radical set of guidelines that clarify what we expect from conference attendees. They were presented by the board in conjunction with 2011’s Gender Policy Change, with the understanding that they would be further developed once we experienced them in action. Now that we’ve had two open-gender conferences using… Continue reading » Community Agreements under review!
NOLOSE FUNDRAISING CALL: We will be scheduling a phone meeting next week to discuss fundraising plans for NOLOSE in 2015. This meeting is open to anyone interested in raising funds to make our conference more accessible to people of color, disabled fatties, poor queers, and superfat folks. We will discuss both internet-wide and local campaigns.… Continue reading » Nolose Fundraising Call
Beloved Nolose community, There WILL be a 2015 conference. You will have six months to save and plan to attend, and we will let you know the time and date as soon as we have signed a contract with the venue. We do not, as a rule, announce the date or location until our contract… Continue reading » 2015 Venue Update–Details TBA
Call for volunteers: At our Venue Scouts’ Meeting on January 4 (3pm EST/noon PST), we have a volunteer note-taker who will be typing the proceeds of the meeting into google docs, and our facilitator will keep an eye on the chat room for comments/questions, but we would love to have at least one person acting… Continue reading » Volunteers Needed for Venue Scouts’ Meeting
Are you interested in having Nolose come to your neck of the woods? We’ve been working hard to find a venue that meets the needs of our conference and our attendees. After listening to the feedback our community has given us we’ve got a pretty specific list of requirements. Most of all, we’re looking for… Continue reading » Venue Scouts’ Meeting January 4, 2015
Nolose is offering grants of <$100-$1000 to support projects that expand the reach of fat queer activism. In past years, SPAL projects have included day conferences in New York and Boston, a roller-skating party in Philadelphia, a fat clothing flea in Austin, and Flabulous!, an evening of drag, cabaret, and burlesque in San Francisco. We’ve… Continue reading » Apply for a SPAL grant!
The Nolose Board of Directors is delighted to announce that we have elected Elaine Lee to join Rebecca Gorelick as Board Co-President. Elaine Lee is a patent lawyer and computer engineer by training, a New Yorker by birth, a loyal Badger fan by upbringing, and a Californian by choice. Elaine was born with a curious… Continue reading » Co-President Elaine Lee
Nolose is temporarily not a Federal 501(c)(3) Income Tax Exempt organization. Nolose’s status as a California non-profit public benefit corporation has been suspended as well. We are currently resolving the situation. In the interest of transparency, we are letting you know what our legal status is and what that means for our community. Please see… Continue reading » Announcement About Nolose’s Tax Exempt Status
Two weekends ago, New York City was home to the Big Fat Flea, an all-genders fatshion rummage sale and fat community event that benefited Nolose. The BFF brought almost 400 people together, from the Eastern Seaboard and beyond, to an accessible space at the NYU Law School in Manhattan. In a spacious and beautiful room… Continue reading » Big Fat Thanks for the Big Fat Flea NYC!