SF Catalyst Launches Patreon Campaign

As you know, SF Catalyst is a community-run educational and social space, operated by the San Francisco Bay Area Leather Alliance, available for use by groups, organizations, and individuals for events that are in alignment with our mission of creating a welcoming and supportive environment for members of the SF Bay Area Leather, Fetish, Kink, & Motorcycling communities. The space has been through a few incarnations and has been an important part of the community for over ten years.

In order to continue to serve our diverse communities, to make our space more accessible and ability-diverse, and to offer attractive pricing to groups and individuals in underrepresented communities, a new Patreon campaign has been launched, allowing folks to offer ongoing financial support at whatever level they choose.

Donors can choose to receive exciting “perks” including VIP access to monthly content, a “I proudly support SF Catalyst” pin, and discounted or free access to parties and events.

Please visit the SF Catalyst Patreon Campaign to learn more and sign up, and encourage your friends and colleagues to do so also.

If you can’t commit to a monthly donation, you can still help by offering to volunteer, joining our Operations Group, or hosting an event at SF Catalyst for yourself or your organization.

Pictures Posted From Leather Alliance Weekend!

All Winners

The “Class of 2018” at Leather Alliance Weekend, March 4, 2018: Kenzi, Colton Long, Kenneth Berard, 2018 SF Bootblack Victoria Bootblack, 2018 Mr. SF Leather Matt Welch, Camryn Obscura, Stephan Ferris, Whisper (Austin James), and Spencer Adam

2018 SF Bootblack Victoria Bootblack, 2017 Mr SF Leather Geoff Millard, and 2018 Mr SF Leather Matt Welch

These and many more pictures — including the “Step and Repeat” pictures of you and your friends! — can be found at leatherallianceweekend.org.

Leather Cultural District Meetings

The next open Community Meeting to discuss plans for a new Leather Cultural District in the South of Market neighborhood of San Francisco is set for:

Wednesday, May 16, 2018
from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
at SF Catalyst, 1060 Folsom Street
between 6th and 7th Streets, in San Francisco.

It is very possible that by that time the San Francisco Board of Supervisors will have taken the final vote on the resolution to officially create the “Leather and LGBTQ Cultural District”, so this meeting will be a particularly important one.  Please contact Bob Goldfarb (LCD [at] hellobob.net) if you have items for the agenda.

We hope you are discussing the Leather Cultural District project with anyone who is in any way a part of our local leather community, and inviting them to become involved.  You can encourage them to attend the next meeting, or visit http://eepurl.com/djdUyf to sign up for the mailing list.

As always, more information about the project is available at http://www.sfleatherdistrict.org/ and ongoing discussion is happening in the Leather District Slack workspace (leatherdistrict.slack.com).  You may also wish to like and follow the SF Leather Cultural District on Facebook.

 Volunteers Start Preparing for Leather Alley

The volunteer team that prepares and presents Leather Alley – a wonderful part of the SF Pride Parade and Celebration – has already met once, but it’s not too late to get involved.

You can read all about Leather Alley at leatheralley.net.  There will be a sign-up page available soon, but meanwhile you can write to volunteer@leatheralley.net (to be a Leather Alley Ambassador), or demos@leatheralley.net (to participate in the Leather Alley demos).

Undecided how you want to get involved?  Why not attend the next meeting of the Committee?

Leather Alley Committee
Wednesday, May 9, 2018
from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
at SF Catalyst, 1060 Folsom Street
between 6th and 7th Streets, in San Francisco.


The San Francisco Bay Area Leather Alliance…

…is committed to creating a welcome and supportive environment for members of the SF Bay Area leather, fetish, kink and motorcycling communities.  We seek to facilitate community members in safely learning, growing, connecting, honoring and enjoying each other.

Please click here for reports on recent events.

Alliance Projects

SF Catalyst

SF Leather Alliance Weekend

SF Leather Community Awards

Mr SF Leather Contest

Leather Alley at SF Pride

The Alden Spafford Progressive Dinner

The Holiday Community Volunteer Appreciation Party

SM Safety Education

Suicide Prevention Education

Motorcycle safety, education and group rides

We also maintain an emergency Grants Account. Community members in financial need because of accident, serious illness or death of a significant other that causes financial hardship may apply to receive up to $1500 in assistance for basic living expenses.

Contact and Other Info

You can contact the San Francisco Bay Area Leather Alliance at info (at) leatheralliance (dot) org

Like us on Facebook:  LeatherAlliance

Find us on Twitter: @LeatherAlliance

Photo credits on this Web site include Ceridwyn AsherRich Stadtmiller, Daniel SamblanetJoe Mazza and David Hyman.


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