Erotic Storytelling Hour!

The LEATHER & LGBTQ Cultural District is pleased to present another edition of our bi-weekly 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, December 8, 2020, from 8 to 9 p.m.
Join via Zoom
Or call 1 408 638 0968 and enter meeting ID: 856 5465 2578 and password: 007266
Be 18+

Hosted by:
Sumiko Saulson

Featured Readers:
To be announced

Special Guest Reader:
To be announced

Meeting ID: 868 6820 8302
Password: 507379
Or call 1 408 638 0968 US (San Jose) and enter meeting ID: 856 5465 2578 and password: 007266

 

Have you missed our previous storytelling hours?  Are you over 18?  View them here:

Erotic Storytelling Hour Archive — 18+ Only

Want to be a reader for a future event? contact: manager@sflcd.org


 

Thanks to all our past readers:


The session of October 28 was dedicated to the memory of Serena Toxicat.  Serena’s work can be found here:


    If you read for us but don’t see your name above, OR if you would like to see some info after your name (Web site, Instagram, email, Venmo, etc.) please write to arts-chair@sflcd.org and we will fix it.  

    Want to be 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 

    Other Cultural Districts’ News

    In solidarity with our fellow Cultural Districts, we are pleased to invite you to like, follow and attend the events of San Francisco’s other Cultural Districts:

    Upcoming Events!Map of San Francisco's 8 Cultural Districts, 11 May 2020


    SOMA Pilipinas Filipino Cultural Heritage District

    Calle 24 Latino Cultural District

    Castro LGBTQ Cultural District

    San Francisco Japantown Cultural District

    SF African-American Arts and Culture District

    Transgender District

    American Indian Cultural District

    American Indian Cultural District


    Other Cultural Districts’ Upcoming Events


    Castro On Notice: TRANS Equity is a must!

    Friday, November 27th
    Panel 5PM-6PM
    Performances 6:00PM-6:30PM
    Music 6:30PM-7:00PM
    This will be broadcast on twitch.tv at:
    The Castro LGBTQ Cultural District celebrates Trans Awareness Month with a lively panel discussion “Castro On Notice: TRANS Equity is a must!”
    Panelists include Castro LGBTQ Cultural District Manager, Tina Aguirre, and District Advisory Board Members: Shannon, Ms. Billie Cooper, and Levi Maxwell (Levi will facilitate the panel).  After the panel, they have a stellar line-up of all Trans/GNC performers including: Rexy, Franzia, Polly Amber Ross, and the legend herself, Donna Personna.  Performances will be followed by a DJ set from La Frida (Just voted Best DJ by 48 Hills!).

    Please spread the word and see you there!


    Transgender Winter Gala

    Friday, December 11, 2020 at 5:30 PM PST – 8 PM PST
    Hosted by The Transgender District and House of Tulip
    http://bit.ly/transgenderwintergala

    The Transgender District and House of Tulip, two Black transgender led and founded nonprofit organizations that work towards ending poverty in their local transgender communities, are thrilled to launch an upcoming “Virtual Winter Gala” event with live music performances, celebrity special guest appearances and more- all in support of raising awareness and fundraising for the cause of addressing community driven homelessness solutions in 2021 impacting transgender people of color.

    Featuring musical performance headliners including New York bred funk and soul duo LION BABE, underground dance music culture cult classic band JESSICA 6, and New Orleans performance artist DAWN RICHARD- a founding member of hit pop group and “Making The Band” era DANITY KANE. Supporting the lineup include vocal sensation TONYA BOYD-CANNON, who rose to prominence as a contestant of music competition television show, THE VOICE USA; and also features emerging transgender musical artists, soul singer NEVERENDING NINA; Rap artist and music producer WAZI; and pop vocalist DOMINIQUE MORGAN.
    The event will also feature special guest appearances from transgender icons, most notably, critically acclaimed actor and model INDYA MOORE of FX’s history making television show, POSE; actress and producer TRACE LYSETTE of Amazon’s Transparent and Hustlers (2019); award winning writer, media personality and transgender activist RAQUEL WILLIS, and stand up comedian and actor IAN HARVIE of Transparent and Will & Grace).
    With live musical performances, and special guest appearances, the event will also be hosted by two celebrated transgender women known for their comic relief and feel-good banter, Youtube personalities entertainer/mogul TS MADISON and DIAMOND STYLZ (Content Creator and Co Host, MARSHA’S PLATE podcast) round out the lineup as Hosts of the upcoming event.
    The Transgender District and House of Tulip’s Virtual Winter Gala is free to the public, and will be held on Friday, December 11th, 2020 at 5:30pm PST and will be streamed live on Youtube via: bit.ly/transgenderwintergala.

     

    Castro LGBTQ Cultural District Hires District Manager
    Castro LGBTQ Cultural District has selected Tina Valentin Aguirre, board chair of the GLBT Historical Society, as its new District Manager.
    “The Castro LGBTQ Cultural District will play a critical role not only in preserving the queer history and culture of the neighborhood, but in planning with intentionality for a kinder, more diverse neighborhood for the folks who live, work and play there,” said GLBT Historical Society executive director Terry Beswick, who facilitated the community organizing meetings for the Castro LGBTQ Cultural District from February 2018 until the passage of the enacting legislation in July 2019.
    “I can’t think of a better person for this role than Tina Valentin Aguirre, who as chair of the GLBT Historical Society has led the organization during a period of phenomenal growth. They have been a great friend and mentor to me personally, and the district could not have made a stronger choice.”

    The San Francisco African American Arts & Cultural District has been working in collaboration with the San Francisco Department of Emergency to create cultural competent messaging in the black community around COVID-19. Co- Directors Ebon Glenn and Ericka Scott participated in an interview with KBLX host Sterling James to talk messaging and the mission of our Cultural District in general.

    More info here.


     


    Please send links on other Cultural District events to web@sflcd.org and we will post them here!

    Timely Reminders

    If you have not participated in one of our Focus Groups yet, we want to hear from you. 

    Join our Kinky Folks’ Focus Group: Tuesday, December 1, from 6 to 8 pm: Register/attend here

    Full details are here.


    The Castro LGBTQ Cultural District celebrates Trans Awareness Month with a lively panel discussion “Castro On Notice: TRANS Equity is a must!”, this  Friday, November 27th, starting at 6 pm, viewable at: twitch.tv/castrolgbtq.
    More info is here , or on Facebook.

    Want to check out the latest bulletin from the Arts and Culture Committee?  Click here.


    We still have slots open for artists and volunteers for our Kinky and Queer Art Shows in December!  Interested?  Click here for general info about the Shows, or click here for full information for artists and volunteers. 


    Were you bothered by the way the Stud’s mural was painted over?   This will interest you:    

    https://www.sfgate.com/sf-culture/article/artists-sue-building-owner-whitewashing-stud-mural-15732095.php


    We host an Erotic Storytelling Hour every other Tuesday.  Click here to see who’s reading next time, and click here to see videos of some of our past evenings!  (Be 18+!)


    If you just learned about San Francisco’s LEATHER & LGBTQ Cultural District…. Welcome!

    Please explore below for information about the Cultural District.  If you are not already receiving email from us, please click here to be kept informed about our meetings and activities.


    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.


    Scroll down on this page for info on our upcoming Board and Committee meetings.  Or see them all on our Calendar.


    Thanks to everyone who attended and helped produce the “Keep SOMA Kinky” Arcade at the 2020 virtual Folsom Street Fair.  For the results of our contests — including the winning videos of our Fetish Runway — please click here.


    This is a great time to become a full Voting Member of the Cultural District!  Click here to get started!  And, 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.  Your free membership is good for one year.


    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


    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.


    The next meeting of the LEATHER & LGBTQ Cultural District Board of Directors will be held on Wednesday, December 16, 2020 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: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84789060820?pwd=MWJibExLMEN3VGgzUGgrTm41WURRUT09, or call 1-408-638-0968 and use Meeting ID: 847 8906 0820 and Passcode: 972086.  Please note the meeting time, and contact manager@sflcd.org if you have questions.   The proposed agenda can be viewed here.  Minutes of past Board meetings can be reviewed here.


    The next online meeting of the Arts and Culture Committee is set for Thursday, December 17, 2020, 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 can be viewed here.  Notes from the November meeting can be viewed here.  Please contact the committee chair, David Hyman, to get on the mailing list for  this Committee, or for more info! 


    The Arts and Culture Committee has created a Walking Tour Subcommittee, whose next meeting is set for Wednesday, December 2, from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.  Info at https://www.facebook.com/events/389750672437634/ . Join via Zoom at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88470691792 or call 1-408-638-0968 US and enter Meeting ID: 835 7030 8076. You can view the proposed agenda here, or read all about the project here.  All are welcome to participate.  Please contact the committee chair, David Hyman, to be brought up to date, and get on the mailing list for this Subcommittee! 


    The next online meeting of our Diversity and Membership Committee is set for Thursday, December 3, 2020, from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Info at https://www.facebook.com/events/567101147266616/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.  For more information about the Committee or how to participate online, please contact the committee chair, Gene Edmond! We hope you can join us!


    The next online Land Use Committee Meeting is set for Tuesday, December 8, 2020, from 6:00 to 7:00 pm.  Info at https://www.facebook.com/events/345951179880469/.  Zoom into meeting here.  Please contact the committee chair, Lexx King, for more info! 


    The next online meeting of the Communications Committee is set for Thursday, December 10, 2020 from 7:00 to 8:00 pm. Inmfo at https://www.facebook.com/events/271212717261062 Join the Zoom Meeting at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84039453815 or call in to 1-669-900-6833 and use Meeting ID: 840 3945 3815.  Please contact the committee chair,  Bob Brown, to join this Committee, or for more info!


    If you missed our Open House on February 12, fear not!  You can view the video here!  The slide show (which is hard to see on the video) can be viewed 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, December 9, 2020, from 6:00 to 7:30 pm. For more information, please visit https://www.facebook.com/groups/friendsofeagleplaza/ or http://www.eagleplaza.org/friendsofeagleplaza, or write to eagle.plaza.mailing.list@sflcd.org.  


           

    Cultural District Hosts Art Show Series

     

    The LEATHER & LGBTQ Cultural District is pleased to be hosting a series of small, outdoor

    Kinky and Queer Arts (and Crafts) Shows

     in the courtyard of 190 Russ Street near Folsom, from 11 am to 4 pm, on Sundays, November 15, and 22, and December 6, 13, and 20. 

     

    Garrett Sohnly

    Social distance and mask requirements will be enforced.  Otherwise, clothing is optional.  

    These Art Shows coincide with the Sunday Streets SOMA event, being held simultaneously on Folsom Street.  

    Shows may be cancelled due to inclement weather or other factors.

    The shows are free for both artists and patrons.  

    Scheduled Artists include:

    November:
    Garrett Sohnly
    Jeannie Llewellyn
    Rocky Angel
    Jarrad Webster

    December:
    Tunan Pan
    Daniel Cherry
    Alex Prestia
    Dot (Tom Schmidt)
    Jonathan Arnowitz-Taylor

    We still have openings for artists and volunteers!

    Artists and Volunteers: Click here for full info

     

    Sign Up Here to Show or Sell Your Work

    Sign Up Here to Volunteer