Join A Committee!

You are cordially invited and encouraged to join any of  the active Committees of the Leather and LGBTQ Cultural District:

  • Outreach Committee, chaired by Steve Gaynes and David Hyman
  • Governance Committee, chaired by Rand Hunt
  • Land Use Committee, chaired by Dahn Van Laarz
  • Finance Committee, chaired by Pat Collins, Lex King and Jonathan Schroder
  • Legislative Committee, chaired by Bob Goldfarb

Special expertise and relevant experience and skills are welcome, but they are not required. What is more important is that you represent our community with common sense and a sincere desire to help.

Your time commitment need not be great — even just a couple of hours per month could be enough. But the role and responsibility you will have in guiding our group will be a large and important one.

For these Committees– as for all our District’s work — getting a diverse cross-section of our kinky and queer communities to join in is important. Please help us make sure that we reflect and respond to your interests — as an individual, and as a representative of other trans folks, younger folks, non-binary folks, POCs, or any other element of our broad and beautiful L&LGBTQ spectrum.

You can join any of these Committees most easily by clicking on the words “update your preferences” at the very bottom of any “Mailchimp” email message you get from us.   If you are NOT currently receiving those emails, you can sign up at, and indicate your committee interests at the same time.  

You can also sign up for Committees at any of our open Community Meetings.  Or write to the our group’s Chairperson, Robert Goldfarb, for more information.

Upcoming Meetings

Here is a quick summary of some upcoming meetings.  See the post entitled “General Community and Committee Meetings”  for details, minutes, etc:

The next Land Use Committee meeting is set for Thursday January 10, 2019, from 7:00 to 9:00 pm, in the sapce above Mr. S Leather, 385-A 8th Street (near Harrison).  Please note this special, one-time location.

The next Governance Committee meeting is set for Thursday, January 24, 2019, from 7 to 9 pm, at SF Catalyst, 1060 Folsom Street (between 6th and 7th Streets), San Francisco, CA 94103.

The next Outreach Committee meeting will be scheduled soon.

The next full Community Meeting (aka the “General Assembly” or “Membership Meeting”) is set for Wednesday January 16, 2019, from 7 to 9 pm, at SF Catalyst.

Stakeholder Committees

We also plan to have three “Stakeholder Committees”.

  • Nightlife Committee
  • Business Committee
  • Organizations Committee

These Committees have not yet met or had a chairperson assigned to them, but they will be tasked to identify and follow up on issues relevant to them, and bring those issues to the Board or membership for action.  Also, once the Bylaws are complete and we are ready to elect our Board of Directors, each of these Committees will identify and recommend people to serve in the “Reserved” seats on the Board.

Nominating Committee

You can also express interest in serving on the Nominating Committee, but participation on that Committee will be probably be limited under the District Bylaws, which are still being finalized.


All our meetings are free and open to all.  Unless otherwise announced, our meetings are held at SF Catalyst, 1060 Folsom Street (between 6th and 7th Streets), San Francisco, CA 94103.

For most meetings, ASL interpreters and/or wheelchair access will be provided if requested at least two days in advance.  Please send requests to the Committee Chair, or

Once again, to receive emails announcing meetings, and other important information, please visit to join the mailing list.  Be sure to indicate the Committee(s) in which you are interested.  If you are already receiving “MailChimp” messages from us, use the “update your preferences” link at the very bottom of one of those messages to review and adjust your memberships.

Committee members are also encouraged to sign up for a “” email address.  You can choose to use this for actual email or not, but having the account will allow you to access Committee documents on our new Google Drive, and participate in Committee discussions using Google Hangouts Chat (“@Chat”).  To get an account, please write to  and he will be in touch to get you set up.

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