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More folks than ever are now eligible to receive COVID-19 Vaccinations. If you live in San Francisco, you can visit https://sfhealthnetwork.org/covid-19-vaccine/ for up-to-date info, including new health condition eligibility details, drop-in and appointment-only vaccination sites, and more.
Do you own or manage a building or business in our Cultural District? Does it have some history relevant to our queer and kinky communities? Do you want to learn more about it? Look here.
And while we have your attention, building owner/manager: Would you like a mural on your building? We would like to make it happen for you! Decorate The Streets
Have you seen Justin Hall’s “Marching Toward Pride” poster series? They were installed in the bus stops along Market Street as part of the 50th Anniversary of the San Francisco Pride celebrations, and they illustrate six moments of SF LGBTQ history, each one colored to represent one of the six colors of Gilbert Baker’s original rainbow flag. You can view them all at Justin Hall Awesome Comics, and read the 49 Hills article about them (including an interview with Justin) here.
The city is moving slowly but surely towards a major upgrade to Folsom Street. Read about it here.
The next meeting of the LEATHER & LGBTQ Cultural District Board of Directors will be held on Wednesday, April 21, 2021, from 6:00 to 8:00 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, join Zoom Meeting here, or call 1-408-638-0968 and use Meeting ID: 847 8906 0820 and Passcode: 972086. Please note the meeting time, and contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions. The proposed agenda will be posted soon. Minutes of past Board meetings can be reviewed here.
The next online meeting of the Arts and Culture Committee is set for Thursday, April 22, 2021, from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Info at Facebook post. Join with Zoom at: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89554242702 or call 1 408 638 0968 and use Meeting ID: 895 5424 2702. The proposed agenda will be posted soon. Please contact the committee chair, David Hyman, to get on the mailing list for this Committee, or for more info!
We host an Erotic Storytelling Hour every other Tuesday, and our next one is on Tuesday, April 13, 2021, from 8 to 9 p.m. It’s fun, it’s naughty, it’s online Click here or here for more details and Zoom link, and click here to see videos of some of our past evenings! (Be 18+!)
The next online meeting of our Diversity and Membership Committee is set for Thursday, May 6, 2021, from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Join via Zoom at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87865884248 , or call 1 408 638 0968 and use Meeting ID: 878 6588 4248. RSVP is not required. More info is here, or contact the committee chair, Gene Edmond! We hope you can join us!
The next online Land Use Committee Meeting is set for Tuesday, April 13, 2021, from 7:00 to 8:00 pm. Zoom into the meeting here. More info is here, or contact the committee co-chairs.
The next online meeting of the Communications Committee is set for Thursday, April 15, 2020 from 7:00 to 8:00 pm. Join via Zoom here More info is here, or contact the committee chair, Bob Brown!
Another queer and kinky street fair is coming to town next fall.! The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence and the Bears of San Francisco have submitted a permit application for a Bearrison Street Fair on Saturday afternoon, October 23, 2021, at and around the corner of 11th and Harrison Streets. Learn more details at their web site and their Facebook page. They also invite your participation on one of their planning teams. Join a team at https://forms.gle/dh8ornvA14heyoki9.
If you just learned about San Francisco’s LEATHER & LGBTQ Cultural District…. Welcome!
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Threats to our South of Market businesses and institutions can arise quickly, and may require a quick community response. Sign up here to join our SOMA Action network.
Want to keep up with all our upcoming Board and Committee meetings. They are all on our Calendar, or check out our our new Events page!
We would love for you to become a Voting Member of the Cultural District! Click here to get started! During the current COVID-19 crisis, anyone whose income or living situation has been impacted by it is eligible to receive the low-income dues waiver, regardless of other circumstances. All memberships last one full year.
Already a member? Wondering if it is time to renew? Click here! and we will send you an email with your current membership status, and a customized renewal link!
Remember, your membership must be current by May 20, 2021 to vote in our August elections.
We are actively seeking community input on ways to preserve and improve our special South of Market neighborhood. We invite you to submit your own ideas, suggestions, and thoughts on a number of important topics:
Give us your Input!
Do you have opinions? Sure you do, but we mean specifically do you have opinions about SOMA and kink and the future of the LEATHER & LGBTQ Cultural District? Please share your opinions using our Community Input form!
Dr. Gayle Rubin, Associate Professor of Anthropology and Women’s Studies at the University of Michigan and member of the Board of Directors of the LEATHER & LGBTQ Cultural District, was honored with a Leather Leadership Award 2021 at “Virtual CLAW 8” . on February 13, 2021. You can view her acceptance remarks here.
To see a video about our CHHESS report by Julia Sabory, from the Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development (MOHCD), please click here.
The city of San Francisco needs volunteers to help deliver meals, deliver medications, connect with elderly residents, and all sorts of help for our community. Info is at https://sf.gov/be-emergency-volunteer
Remember: You can text “COVID19SF” to 888-777 to receive official updates on how San Franciscans can best cope with the COVID-19 crisis.
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.
SF Catalyst is expanding to better serve leather, queer, and kink organizations and individuals! But it will need your help. Find more details and donate to ensure SF Catalyst remains a thriving community space here.
A Governance and Legislation Committee meeting will be scheduled shortly. Please contact the committee chair, Bob Brown, to sign up, or for more info!
The next meeting of the Board of the Friends of Eagle Plaza is scheduled for Wednesday, March 10, 2021, from 6:00 to 7:30 pm.
To be added to the “Friends of Eagle Plaza” mailing list, click here. To make a donation to the Friends of Eagle Plaza, click here, To stay up to date, like and follow them on Facebook. To learn more about the Plaza’s design, construction and stewardship, click here or write to email@example.com.