The resolution to create a Leather and LGBTQ Cultural District in the South of Market neighborhood passed its first reading by the Board of Supervisors unanimously, with some nice comments from Supervisors Kim and Ronen. (Video here, 0:06:30 through 0:08:40).
There was extensive press coverage of this achievement, both locally and nationally: Articles by Janie Har of the Associated Press (here and here) were both picked up widely, including by the Washington Post and the New York Times.
Reporting by Carolyn Tyler was shown on ABC 7 News on Tuesday evening and there was a follow-up story in the San Francisco Chronicle on Wednesday. A story by Joshua Sabatini in the San Francisco Examiner is already receiving some thoughtful comments. There’s also a fun write-up in Pink News (World Edition)., and another in London’s Gay Star News. KTVU Fox News‘ Rob Roth did a report as well.
The resolution was scheduled to get its final vote at the San Francisco Board of Supervisors meeting on Tuesday, May 8, 2018; however, that hearing was waived, and the bill was signed by the Mayor on May 9, 2018.
An article about Cultural Districts, including ours, appeared in the Chronicle on May 21, 2018, and can be viewed here.
Finally, a wonderful story on the Leather and LGBTQ Cultural District was broadcast recently on KPIX 5, with great interviews and powerful comments. Definitely worth viewing: find it here.