Audacious Anniversary Fun for All

The community came out to celebrate the LEATHER & LGBTQ Cultural District’s fourth birthday at an Audacious Anniversary party, held at Folsom Street Foundry on Saturday evening, May 7, 2022.  

Entertainments included The Rebel Kings, House of MORE!, suspension bondage by Ivy Limieux and Shay Tiziano with Sabriel Star, and kinky demos by ONYX Northwest and the 15 Association.  The event was DJ’d by Fawks, and MC’d by Lance Holman.

Food for the free party was catered by MamaBear’s Kitchen, SOMA Guardians provided the coat check, photography was by Gooch, and over a dozen contestants walked our first annual “Brazen Runway”, competing for prizes and raising money for the Cultural District.

Many folks stopped by the info table to learn about the LEATHER & LGBTQ Cultural District, sign up for the mailing list, or become voting members of the organization.

Below are just a few images to remind you how much kinky fun we all had.

PhotosByGooch.com

Many more pics can be seen at https://www.facebook.com/sflcd.org/posts/5199545363435534

Thanks to everyone who attended.  See you next year!

 

Gear Swap at SOMA Second Saturday

The monthly SOMA Second Saturday event on June 11 (from 1 to 5 pm, in and around Eagle Plaza) will once again feature our fun new “Rough Trade” Gear Swap!

The Gear Swap is your chance to clear out the closet, and earn some money for your used leather boots, fetish attire, kinky toys, bondage gear and…  who knows what else!

You can let us sell your items for your stated price, OR hang out at the Gear Swap booth, so you can negotiate and haggle with potential buyers.

If you have a Venmo account, you can send us the account name or QR Code to make payment easy.

You’ll be reducing clutter, raising cash, and getting gear into the hands of folks who might not otherwise afford it.

Best of all, you can choose to keep 100% of the cash receipts, or donate some or all of them to Folsom Street!

So, if you have some items that no longer fit your lifestyle (or your body), sign up here, or read full details here.


Other reasons to join us for SOMA Second Saturdays can be found here.

Leather Pride at Pride

San Francisco LGBTQ+ Pride returns to the streets, with a two-day in-person celebration in Civic Center and the historic Pride Parade down Market Street on Sunday.

The dates are June 25-26, 2022, the theme is “Love Will Keep Us Together”, and of course the LEATHER and LGBTQ Cultural District will be there.

We will march in the parade with the Leather Contingent and host a booth at the Celebration. Please join us!

  • Like and follow the Leather Contingent’s Facebook group to be kept informed about parade planning.
  • Submit your nomination(s) for the Leather Marshalls who will be featured in the Parade.
  • Attend the Leather Contingent Planning Meeting, on Saturday, May 14, from 2 to 3 pm, on the patio of the SF Eagle, and vote for the Leather Marshals for this year.
  • Attend the Leather Contingent Beer Bust and Fundraiser immediately following that meeting.
  • Join the Cultural District’s volunteer team: carry our banner in the Parade, help staff our information booth, and otherwise participate.

Eagle Plaza This Weekend

This weekend, April 23-24, 2022, is a very special one out on 12th Street at Harrison:

On Saturday, April 23, from 4 to 6 pm, join us on Eagle Plaza (398 12th Street, in San Francisco) to celebrate the Leather Pride Flag, in an event co-sponsored by leather titleholders Ghee Phua and Tammy Lg Hatter, along with the Cultural District, the Friends of Eagle Plaza, and the SF Eagle Bar.

This inaugural event aims to bring together the SF Bay Area leather/kink community to celebrate the creation of the leather pride flag and the life of its creator, Tony DeBlase. It is also a fundraiser for the upkeep of the leather pride flag in the Eagle Plaza. Finally it is a send off for the local IML contestants.

There will be 2 speakers who will provide a historical perspective on the creation of the leather pride flag and share stories about Tony DeBlase. This event will be streamed during IMsL/IMsBB.  Find more details here and here.


Then, on Sunday, 4/24, from 12:00 noon to 7:00 pm, it’s the SF Eagle’s 9 Year Anniversary Big Block Party!  It’s back and bigger than ever! With Dj’s Sergio Fedasz, Kelly Naughton, Phil B, Paul Goodyear and Russ Rich, performances by Pollo Del Mar and Suppositori Spelling, and much more.

The beer bust will run from 12:00 noon to 7 pm, with proceeds to Folsom Street; those folks will also have a booth where you can pick up hard-to-find merchandise from past Folsom Street Fairs.

Look for more info here and here.