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
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:
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.