General Community and Committee Meetings

Community Meetings

The next Community Meetings to discuss the Leather and LGBTQ Cultural District are set for Wednesdays, September 19, October 17, November 14, and December 19, 2018, at 6:30 pm, at SF Catalyst, 1060 Folsom Street.

Click the buttons below to add these events to your Google Calendar:

September 19, 2018   

October 17, 2018   

November 14, 2018   

December 19, 2018   

The draft minutes of the meeting of August 15, 2018 can be found here.  You can view a live stream of that meeting here(Note:  The recording starts with about 8 minutes of dead air, and is cut off abruptly after roughly 2 hours.  Apologies for these glitches.)

The minutes of the meeting of July 18, 2018 can be found here.  You can view a live stream of that meeting here.

You can view the minutes of the meeting of June 20, 2018 here.  You can view a live stream of that meeting here.  The Board Structure that we approved at that meeting can be seen here.

The minutes of the meeting of May 16, 2018 can be found here.  You can view a live stream of that meeting here.

Minutes of the Community Meeting of April 18, 2018 can be found here.

Notes from the Community Meeting of March 14, 2018 can be seen here.  You can view the live-streamed video of that meeting here.

Notes from the Community Meeting of February 19, 2018, are available here.  You can view the live-streamed video of that meeting here

Notes from the Community Meeting of January 6, 2018, will be posted soon.  You can view the live-streamed video of that meeting here

Notes from the meeting of November 29, 2017, are available here.  Another set of notes are available here.

Notes from the meeting of November 20, 2017 can be viewed here.

Notes from the meeting of November 14, 2017 can be viewed here.

You may view video of the community meetings — live streaming or recorded — at our Facebook Group here

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Outreach Committee

The next Outreach Committee meeting will scheduled soon.   If you wish to be on this Committee, please sign up here.

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Legislative Committee

The next Legislative Committee meeting will be scheduled soon. If you wish to be on this Committee, please sign up here.

Notes from the Legislative Committee meeting of March 7, 2018 may be viewed here.

Notes from the Legislative Committee meeting of February 12, 2018 may be viewed here.

Notes from the Legislative Committee meetings of January 4 and January 30, 2018 should be available soon.

Notes from the Legislative Committee meeting of December 21, 2017 may be viewed here.

Notes from the Legislative Committee meeting of December 5, 2017 are available here.

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Governance Committee

The next Governance Committee meetings will be held on Wednesday, August 29, September 12, October 10, and October 24, November 7, November 21, and December 5, 2018.  All meetings will be held from 7:00 to 9:00 pm, at SF Catalyst, 1060 Folsom Street, in San Francisco unless otherwise announced.

Click the buttons below to add these events to your Google Calendar:

September 12, 2018   

October 10, 2018   

October 24, 2018   

November 7, 2018   

If you wish to be on this Committee, please sign up hereNote that the Governance Committee deals with lots of documents.  To view those documents, click here to join the Leather District Slack team.

Recent meetings of the the Governance Committee were held on Wednesday, August 22 and 29, 2018, at SF Catalyst, 1060 Folsom Street, in San Francisco.  Minutes will be posted as available.

Notes on the Governance Committee meeting Tuesday, July 10th, can be downloaded here.

Notes from the Governance Committee meetings of February 9 and 28, March 12 and 29, and April 11, will be posted if available.

The notes from the Governance Committee meeting of Friday, February 2, 2018, can be found here.

The notes from the Governance Committee meeting of Thursday, January 25, 2018, can be found here.

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To receive emails announcing meetings, and other important information , please visit http://eepurl.com/djdUyf to join the mailing list.  Be sure to indicate the Committees 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.

More Media Coverage for Cultural District

Interest in our new Cultural District — and other LGBTQ districts — continues to be strong.  Here are a couple of interesting articles:

https://www.sfchronicle.com/travel/article/LGBTQ-heritage-districts-strive-to-preserve-13165117.php

https://www.kqed.org/news/11687730/community-celebrates-san-franciscos-new-leather-and-lgbtq-cultural-district

If you see other articles of interest, please let us know about them!

 

Map of District

We are working on a map showing the District Boundaries and some of the important current and former LGBTQ and Leather businesses in and around it.  You can view and interact with it below, or on Google Maps here.  Historic sites are based on the published work of Gayle Rubin, to whom we are very grateful.  Errors are our own, however, and may be reported to web@leatheralliance.org.

Another map of “Leather History” in South of Market San Francisco was put together by Hunter Fox, and can be found here.

Welcome to the Leather and LGBTQ Cultural District Web Site

Hi.  The San Francisco Bay Area Leather Alliance has set up this Web site to assist the new “Leather and LGBTQ Cultural District” in the SOMA area of San Francisco, to honor, support, and protect the unique and special culture that has flourished in this area.

We feel it is critical to this effort that anyone with any interest in the leather or kink community have a chance to learn about this project, and an opportunity to participate and offer their input and their opinions.

Huge thanks to Rachel Ryan & Nate Albee for initiating the Leather Cultural District legislation!

There are lots of ways to get informed and involved:

  • Read this brief introduction, or the latest version of our brochure.
  • Click here to add your name to the Leather Cultural District mailing list, to be notified of meetings and other events, or volunteer your skills.
  • Attend the Community Meetings (see below).
  • Read the Resolution as approved by the Board of Supervisors, and signed by the Mayor on May 9, 2018, here.
  • Read the Vision and Mission Statements for the district here.
  • Join the Leather District Slack team, where you can engage more interactively.  (After joining, you can participate using the Slack app on your desktop or mobile device, or just browse to leatherdistrict.slack.com.)
  • Like the SF Leather Cultural District on Facebook. where you can view live streaming of community meetings.  
  • Follow sfleatherdist on Twitter
  • Write to our group’s Chairperson, Robert Goldfarb, using the email address  LCD@hellobob.net.

Let’s see what we can do to make this happen, and make it happen right!