Our Committees!

Join a committee!  Community participation is essential to the success of the LEATHER & LGBTQ Cultural District.

All our meetings are free and open to all. 

All Committee meetings are currently being held online using Zoom.   

For meeting information, visit our:
Home page’s “Timely Reminders” post or,
For calendar view Events, or
Facebook Events page.

  Choose Committee Email Subscriptions 

Our current committees:
Arts and Culture Committee
Communications Committee
Diversity and Membership Committee
Fundraising Committee
Land Use Committee
Other Groups (Artist Opportunities, Volunteers, Save SOMA Network)
General Information about Committee Meetings and Membership

Arts and Culture Committee – fourth Thursdays, 6-7pm

This committee advocates for creative activity in the Cultural District, organizes events, performances, public art, and gallery shows, and explores opportunities to attract and support leather and LGBTQ artists in the Cultural District. Check our Calendar for information.   Please contact the committee chair, David Hyman, for more info!

Communications Committee – second Thursdays, 6-7pm

This committee handles the Cultural District’s social media and digital presence, public relations, branding, event promotion, and outreach to clubs, organizations, and individuals.  Contact the committee chair for more info!

Diversity & Membership Committee-first Thursdays, 6-7pm

This committee recruits individual members and works with other committees to ensure diversity of membership, programs and participants. Contact the committee chair for more info!

Fundraising Committee – select Tuesdays, 5-6pm

This committee plans the District’s fundraising events, LeatherWalk and the Golden Dildeaux Awards.  Its work also includes planning other fundraising events and campaigns, exploring grant opportunities, and creating materials to generate donations to support the work of the organization.  Please contact the committee chair for more info.

Land Use Committee – second Monday, 6:30-7:30

This committee tracks construction projects and developments in the District, and working with developers and city agencies to mitigate the effects of gentrification.

The Land Use Committee also works to preserve and develop culturally and historically significant buildings, businesses, organizations, traditions, arts, events, and aesthetics, to protect tenants from displacement, and to promote affordable housing in the District.  An outline of the functions and structure of the Land Use Committee can be viewed here.  Contact the committee chair for more info.

Other mail lists

In addition to the above committees, our mailing list includes additional “groups”. 

Join to be kept informed about opportunities and programs of potential interest:  murals, commissions, grant possibilities, etc.  Click here .

Join to hear about volunteer opportunities.  Volunteers are needed to act as greeters and staff information booths at events, to help distribute posters and other materials about the District, and to help with special projects that arise throughout the year.   Click here .

Join the “Save SOMA Action Network” to be advised of opportunities for concrete action to protect our local businesses, amenities, and institutions.  Click here .

General Information 

All our meetings are free and open to all. Unless otherwise noted, all in-person meeting locations are ADA compliant and wheelchair accessible.

ASL interpreters will be provided if requested at least ten days in advance. Please send requests to manager@sflcd.org.

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Come participate, help out, and be a part of our historic Cultural District!