When that stupid RepubliCUNT opened its trap and said its favorite shop was Out Of The Closet in Alaska, we went on the internet to do some searching. We wanted to see if OUR West Coast thrift store with the same name was the same chain as this Alaskan shop. We didn't think the foundation had stores in Alaska but we wanted to make sure. Since this is a gay-hatin CUNT, I just didn't think this Anchorage store was of the same chain that helps AIDS cases, mostly gay men!!
Out Of The Closet is huge in California. These thrift stores use all monies from the stores to its AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF). I always shop at Out Of the Closet in Weho, no telling what you will find from Abercrombie--real cute stuff- to Armani and Gucci and everything else under the sun, lamps, blenders, CDs, magazines........
We went on the internet and found that the Alaska store is in NO relation to the West Coast stores. The store in Alaska is a consignment shop.
Not only was I researching, CBS Early Show was digging too.
The Out of The Closet stores in California and Florida caught wind of this too.
Well the AIDS Healthcare Foundation which runs these thrift stores is not amused either and has sent the Alaska store a cease and desist letter that demands they find a new name.
The AHF group released this:
We are grateful to Governor Palin for bringing the infringement of AIDS Healthcare Foundation's trademark on our eighteen year-old 'Out of the Closet' name to our attention. In addition to raising funds for the care and treatment of thousands of people with AIDS in the US and around the globe, several AHF 'Out of the Closet' sites also serve as free HIV and STD testing centers. A growing number are now partnered with or placed alongside full service AHF Pharmacy stores, which are open to everyone, but offer clients specific expertise in HIV/AIDS medications. AHF's 'Out of the Closet' chain and our related services at these sites provide the community a unique opportunity to give back.
We value our good name and as such, have sent a 'cease and desist' letter to the independent for-profit resale shop operating under our 'Out of the Closet' name in Alaska….We also invite Governor Palin and the Republican National Committee to give back to the community by donating the Vice Presidential candidate's campaign wardrobe to AIDS Healthcare Foundation's 'Out of the Closet' following the election."
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