Please click below to visit the NEW, up-to-date Web site of the Leather and LGBTQ Cultural District.
If you just learned about San Francisco’s Leather and LGBTQ Cultural District at the recent events in and around Folsom Street…. Welcome!
Please explore below for information about the Cultural District. If you signed up on our mailing list, watch for an email some time this week. If you don’t receive that email, that means either you didn’t sign up, OR we didn’t read your email address correctly. So please visit http://eepurl.com/djdUyf and sign up for yourself.
The next meeting of our Board of Directors is scheduled for October 16, 2019, from 6 to 8 pm, in Room 204 at the SF LGBT Center, 1800 Market Street, in San Francisco. Community members are welcome to attend. Please note the special meeting time. The preliminary agenda will be available a few days before the meeting. The minutes of the meeting of August 24, 2019 can be viewed here.
The SF LGBT Center is fully ADA compliant. Please use public transportation to access the Center. Street parking is limited. The SF LGBT Center is accessible by MUNI J,K,L,M,N or F, as well as bus lines 6,7,61,71. Please be considerate of our neighbors and do not block driveways or park in blue, yellow or white zones.
The next Outreach and Events Committee Meeting is set for Tuesday, October 8, 2019, from 7 to 9 PM. , in the back bar of the SF Eagle, 398 12th Street. The meeting is open to anyone 21+, and the space is wheelchair accessible. No need to RSVP.
Our agenda will include:
Please contact the committee chair for more info!
The next Land Use Committee Meeting is set for Wednesday, October 9, 2019, from 7 to 9 PM., at the SF Eagle, 398 12th Street.
An agenda will be available in advance of the meeting, along with the minutes of the August and September meetings. The minutes of the meeting of July 10, 2019 are available for your review here. Please contact the committee chair for more info!
The OurTownSF Nonprofit Expo 2019 will happen on October 19, 2019 12:30-4:30pm, at Eureka Valley Recreation Center 100 Collingwood at 18th St. This is the largest LGBTQ resource fair in San Francisco, with over 150 groups serving the Bay Area LGBTQ community expected, FREE entrance, food, door prizes, gaming, entertainment & more fun! Please sign up here to help with setup, staffing or teardown of the Leather and LGBTQ Cultural District information table, or contact email@example.com to discuss.
Hi. Thanks for your interest in the “Leather and LGBTQ Cultural District”, created by the City of San Francisco, to honor, support, and protect the unique and special culture that has flourished in the South of Market area.
We encourage anyone with an interest in the leather or kink community to learn about this project, and participate however they can.
There are lots of ways to get informed and involved:
Let’s see what we can do to make this happen, and make it happen right!
The Leather and LGBTQ Cultural District is looking for a small office in the SOMA area. This would be a place of operations for staff and community leaders to work out of. We are looking for:
We are hoping to find either a low-cost or donated space. An otherwise vacant storefront would be ideal, as it would increase our visibility and accessibility by the local community. We would be happy to look at subleases or coexisting with other organizations.
If you have information about a possible location, or would like more information or to discuss, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Having people on our mailing list is critical: When there’s a hearing at City Hall, or a “Town Hall” event to discuss a new development, a good turnout can make all the difference.
So please, let us contact you when we need you! You’ll also get notices about our monthly meetings and other events, but not too many, we promise.
Click here to add your name to the Leather and LGBTQ Cultural District mailing list. You can also request to receive notices about specific Committee meetings, if you like.
Want to share the address with your friends? Here it is again: http://eepurl.com/djdUyf .
The Leather and LGBTQ Cultural District’s booth at the Folsom Street Fair on 9/29/2019 was a great hit, visited by hundreds of fairgoers, who received info about the Cultural District while playing games, winning swag, and reminiscing about the places in our District where they had lived, worked, and played.
Our thanks to the volunteers who helped staff the booth, and to the many folks who signed up on our mailing list while there. Look for an email of welcome in the coming week or so.
The Fair was also an opportunity for the District to show off its new (interim) logo:
Board members explained that the decision was made to use this logo, along with the horizontal version of it, on an interim basis. pending the completion of a full “Marketing and Branding” plan. Watch this Web site for updates!
The Leather and LGBTQ Cultural District is pleased to welcome our new Cultural District Manager, Beth “Bicoastal” Hunt. Beth is a SOMA resident, performer, host, event planner, and most recently, now a mother. She was 1st Runner up Ms. SF Leather 2013, and Leather Marshal for the 2017 PRIDE parade. Beth is a community activist, and loves to assist her local clubs and organizations. She was a Co-Producer of Leatherwalk for 5 years, and served as a Board Associate for Folsom Street Events. Beth co-founded the volunteer group Haus of Starfish and has worked with the SF Eagle for the last 4 years. She has an M.A. in Expressive Arts Therapy and comes with over 10 years experience working in the non-profit sector, as well as volunteering at community events and fundraising. Beth identifies as a bi/queer woman, and uses the pronouns she/her/hers. You can write to Beth at email@example.com.