Erotic Storytelling Hour!

The LEATHER & LGBTQ Cultural District is pleased to present a special online event for persons 18+ only:

An Erotic Storytelling Hour!
Come hear some erotic, sexy, and funny stories and more
from selected writers of our community!

Tuesday, May 26, 2020, from 8 to 9 p.m.

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 860 8517 1256, Password: 865938
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Have you done some erotic writing?  A memoir, a fantasy, a poem, a short story, a blog entry?  If you would like to read it to an appreciative audience from the comfort and privacy of your home, here’s your chance!  Please contact manager@sflcd.org to sign up!

If you enjoy listening, please donate to
Bay Area Leather Lifeline: https://ball.leatheralliance.org/,
or the SF Queer NightLife Fund: https://sfqueernightlifefund.org/.

And don’t forget to become a member of the Cultural District: https://join.sflcd.org 

SF Catalyst Plans Expansion

For over three years, SF Catalyst has provided a social and educational space to the SF bay area kink community. Now, SF Catalyst has the rare opportunity to expand to the rest of the property located behind the existing play space.

This would allow true wheelchair-accessible access to the main space, expand maximum capacity, create additional event space, and provide a secure outdoor area which includes limited parking. SF Catalyst envisions being able to provide the community with options to hold two events simultaneously and to provide meeting space for more smaller groups than we can currently accommodate. They will also be able to host cigar socials and other outdoor community activities.

As an entirely volunteer-run venue operating as part of the non-profit SF Bay Area Leather Alliance, Catalyst will need the community’s support to make it happen. A special one-time fund-raising appeal is being planned.  (Watch this space for details.)  But meanwhile, you can help by making a monthly donation to their Patreon at www.patreon.com/sfcatalyst.

For more info about SF Catalyst, visit www.sfcatalyst.org.

Castro Cultural District to Vote

Just a quick reminder that the  Castro LGBTQ Cultural District

Advisory will hold its second round of Board elections on Saturday, February 22, 2020, from  12 PM – 4 PM, in the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus Building, 170 Valencia Street, in San Francisco.

As you know, the Castro LGBTQ Cultural District is kind of like the younger sibling of our own LEATHER & LGBTQ Cultural District, and it is our pleasure to support and assist them in their efforts.  They will be managed by an Advisory Board of 15 people, elected at 3 separate elections. This is the 2nd round, with the third round to be held in April.

The schedule includes Candidate Statements between 12:30 and 1:00, pm, followed by Voting from 1:00 to  4:00.

For a full list of candidates, candidate statements, and a description of election procedures, please visit https://castrolgbtq.org/election.

Bar Crawl with the Supervisor

Left to right: Matt Haney, San Francisco District 6 Supervisor; Beth Hunt, Leather & LGBTQ Cultural District Manager; Lex Montiel, owner of the SF Eagle; and Honey Mahogany, Legislative Aide to Supervisor Matt Haney, as they reached the soon to be finished Eagle Plaza

We hope you had a chance to join our Bar Crawl last week (2/6/2020), during which we visited five landmark venues within the LEATHER & LGBTQ Cultural District with District 6 Supervisor Matt Haney and other city officials.

The stops along the way included the Powerhouse, the SF Eagle, the Lone Star Saloon, the Hole in the Wall, and the Stud.

Check out this write up on the event in the Bay Area Reporter.  Be sure to get on our mailing list, or follow our Facebook page, to hear about other fun and events, as well as ways the LEATHER & LGBTQ Cultural District is working to preserve key institutions of leather culture in our unique neighborhood, and to help shape the ever-changing nature of the area to keep it fun, vibrant, safe, affordable, and kinky!

 

Town Hall Postponed

Town Hall Meeting Postponed
                          Postponed

The Town Hall for the LEATHER & LGBTQ Cultural District, originally scheduled for Wednesday, March 25, 2020, has been postponed.  A new date will be announced as soon as practical.  

Want your voice in the leather community heard? Want input on what the Leather & LGBTQ Cultural District does in the future? THIS IS THE PLACE TO BE!

This meeting will review the CHHESS, and we will have a breakout session to focus groups on the following topics:

Historic Preservation
Preserve and develop cultural and historic buildings, businesses, organizations, traditions, arts, events, & district aesthetics.

Tenant Protections
Protect tenants from displacement and promote affordable housing & homeownership.

Arts & Culture
Attract and support artists and cultural enterprises.

Economic & Workforce Development
Premote jobs, tourism and economic opportunities that stabilize the district’s economy.

Land Use
Create City regulations, tools and programs that support businesses & industries that advance the cultural district.

Cultural Competency
Promote culturally and appropriate City Services, policies, and narratives.

The entire community is invited and encouraged to attend.

Please mark your calendar, tell your friends and colleagues, and announce it at meetings.  Perhaps you would like to download the poster, print it out, and post it someplace.

The event is free and ADA accessible. ASL interpretation will be provided if requested ten days in advance.

For more information, please visit the Facebook event or write to info@SFLCD.org.

Please use public transportation to access the Center. Street parking is limited. The SF LGBT Center is accessible by MUNI J,K,L,M,N or F, as well as bus lines 6,7,61,71. Please be considerate of our neighbors and do not block driveways or park in blue, yellow or white zones.