Timely Reminders

 


The next online meeting of the Communications Committee will be Thursday, June 13, from 6 to 7 pm.  Communications Committee Zoom linkFacebook page. Contact the committee chair.


The next meeting of the LEATHER & LGBTQ Cultural District Board of Directors will be Wednesday, June 19, from 6 to 8 p.m. As always, all are welcome to attend, and time is reserved for public comment.  ASL interpretation provided if requested ten days in advance. To participate, use the Board of Directors Meeting Zoom link, or call 1-408-638-0968 and use Meeting ID: 847 8906 0820 and Passcode: 972086.    Facebook page.  Draft agenda (link coming soon).  Minutes of past Board meetings. Please contact manager@sflcd.org if you have questions.


The next meeting of the Arts and Culture Committee is scheduled for Thursday, June 27, from 6 to 7 pm.  Arts and Culture Committee Facebook page.  Please contact the Committee chair to get on the mailing list for this Committee, or for more info!


There will not be an Erotic Storytelling Hour in June.  Come back in July to hear some provocative, graphic, sexy, titillating, and funny stories (and more) from selected writers of our community, hosted by award-winning author Sumiko Saulson. It’s fun, it’s naughty, it’s online.   Erotic Storytelling Hour information pageFacebook PageZoom link, Videos of some of our past evenings!  (Be 18+!)


The next online Diversity & Membership Committee meeting is set for Thursday, July 4, at 6 pm PDT.   Diversity & Membership Committee Zoom link. Facebook page.  Contact the Committee chair to get on the mailing list for this Committee, or for more info!


The next Play on the Plaza is Saturday, July 13, from 12 noon to 5 pm, at Eagle Plaza (12th Street, between Folsom and Harrison). Vendors! Entertainment! Gear Swap!  Music!  Impact Play!  Play on the Plaza info. July 13 event info.  Facebook page coming soon.


The next online meeting of the Land Use Committee Meeting is set for Monday, July 8, from 6:30 to 7:30 pm. Land Use Committee Meeting Zoom Link. Facebook page.  Contact the committee chair.


The Fundraising Committee meets as needed.  Please contact the Fundraising Committee chair to get on the mailing list for this Committee, or for more info!


A Governance and Legislation Committee meeting will be scheduled when needed. Please contact the Governance and Legislation Committee chair to sign up, or for more info!


We send out a newsletter each month, right before our Board Meeting.  Do you get it?
If not, view a recent newsletter, then sign up to get it monthly.


Speaking of newsletters, the SOMA West Community Benefit District does a great one, highlighting events — both social and political — affecting our part of the City.  Subscribe to the SOMA West Community Benefit District newsletter.


San Francisco has ten Cultural Districts, each supporting a unique aspect of the City’s cultural mosaic You can learn about the San Francisco Cultural Districts Program, and subscribe to a Cultural Districts newsletter, published quarterly by the Mayor’s Office of Housing & Community Development.


We keep adding links to our Resource Guide page.  Use it!


Threats to our South of Market businesses and institutions can arise quickly, and may require a quick community response.  SOMA Action network sign-up link.


If you have not yet seen it, please read our Statement of Solidarity, and consider what you personally can do to fight racism, injustice, and abuse of police power.


The next meeting of the Board of the Friends of Eagle Plaza is scheduled for Wednesday, June 12, from 6:00 to 7:30 pm.  You can be added to the “Friends of Eagle Plaza” mailing list.  You can make a donation to the Friends of Eagle Plaza. You can like and follow them on Facebook.  You can learn more about the Plaza’s design, construction and stewardship on the Friends of Eagle Plaza website, or you can write to info@eagleplaza.org.

Erotic Storytelling Hour!


Erotic Storytelling Hour
for
Thursday, June 27, 2024, from 8 to 9 pm PDT
is cancelled as we prepare for Pride.

Hosted by:
Sumiko Saulson
David Hyman
Cal Callahan

Featuring readers:
TBA

Enjoy an hour of online kinky literary fun! 
Zoom in to hear erotic, sexy, and funny stories and more
from selected writers of our community!

 Join via Zoom
Or call 1 408 638 0968 and enter meeting ID: 868 6820 8302 and password: J19FQ3
Info on Facebook
Be 18+

Erotic Storytelling Hour Video Archive (18+ Only)

Info about all our wonderful Erotic Storytellers!

If you’re interested in being a reader for a future event, contact: manager@sflcd.org.

If you enjoy listening, please become a member of the Cultural District: https://join.sflcd.org 

Play on the Plaza!

PLAY ON THE PLAZA!

CANCELLED DUE TO RAIN

The LEATHER & LGBTQ Cultural District continues its efforts to solve the Bay Area water crisis by planning events to be rained on.

The April 13 “Play on the Plaza”  is being cancelled due to the forecasts for rain and wind.  We are doing our best to inform vendors, flaggers, workers, and volunteers as rapidly as possible, and thank everyone for their understanding. 

See you next month. 


Upcoming Play:
May 11: Impact Play

Join us for Play on the Plaza every second Saturday of the month!  A free community event that’s designed to ignite some spark in your life!  Each month we feature a different local bay area BDSM, Kink, Leather or LGBTQ group right on Eagle Plaza!  

Flagging is our April play theme! Special Guest Liam Ocean from Flagging in the Park will host and enthrall us with their art of spinning colorful flags!  Bring your flags and join the fun, some flags will be available for anyone learning. Liam will be answering questions and helping those who want to learn or improve their skills of this master craft! Join us as we take to the streets to create lively, colorful visuals and help us create the energy of life, creativity and unabashed joy in who we are by flagging and dancing to the beats of our amazing DJ Paul Goodyear.  

Kink / Fetish Vendor Mart:
boy zander bootblacking
ByrdBeaks
Cumply
Downtown Armor
Garaje Gooch
GlamPunk Art
Leather Legends
Legacy Tarot by Alexandria
Rhea Adri Art
Rose Glow
Skin on Skins
Trans Art by Arien Reed

Chair Yoga with Mukunda Studio
Free Spinal Screening with Hernandez Chiropractic

Thank you to Folsom Street and SOMA West CBD for their invaluable help with these events.

Saturday April 13, 2024 – 12 noon to 5pm
At Eagle Plaza

12th Street, between Folsom and Harrison

Vendors!  Entertainment!  Gear Swap!
Wear your Gear

Impact Play Area (Coming May ’24)

Free Admission!
Donations welcome!

Vendors Invited!
Priority is given to local artists, makers and service providers.
This month’s vendor info.
Vendor Booth Application

GEAR SWAP
If you are making room in your closet or dungeon,
Bring leather or kinky gear, toys or clothing to sell or donate.
Gear Swap Info

Volunteers Needed!
Contact manager@sflcd.org to sign up!

See who else is coming by checking Plura  (formerly known as Bloom)!

Nudity is welcome. Alas, sexplay is not.
Impact play coming to future events.

The SF Eagle Bar invites you to a special Saturday Beer Bust that afternoon, from 3 to 6 pm, benefiting the Cat Club, (the bar in SOMA that was recently impacted by a serious crime).

Statement of Solidarity

The LEATHER & LGBTQ Cultural District’s leadership is deeply pained by the racist violence which continues in this country.

We stand in solidarity with Black and Brown people and their allies worldwide who are peacefully expressing their outrage at racism, injustice, and abuse of police power.

We stand in solidarity with the protesters engaged in powerful actions to demand justice, accountability, and systemic change.

Only by standing together will it be possible to put an end to the senseless brutality we have witnessed for too long.

The Leather and LGBTQ communities have a long history of collective strength in times of crisis and now we invoke that strength to call for freedom and fairness for all oppressed communities.

We call on the entire community to work together to dismantle ingrained systems of inequality wherever they are found.  It will be a long journey to the end of institutionalized racism, but our community will act with strength, purpose, and solidarity until we see that day.

Black Lives Matter!


Community members have encouraged contributions to some of the organizations listed below.  Although the Cultural District has not reviewed these suggestions, and cannot specifically endorse them, we do urge our community to support the hard work of achieving safety, freedom, and fairness for all oppressed communities.

Readings and Other Resources: