COVID-19 Links

In compliance with a request from the Mayor’s Office, the LEATHER & LGBTQ Cultural District is actively involved in sharing up-to-date information about how the State of California, the City of San Francisco,  local public and private institutions, and our own leather and kink community are responding to the COVID-19 crisis.

Local Kink Community Response

First, here are two documents regarding the Bay Area leather and kink community’s response to COVID-19.

Local Kink Community Fund-Raising

These are some of the many local folks raising money for those affected by COVID-19:

  • Bay Area Leather Lifeline – A fund to help kinksters and leather folk in the SF Bay Area who need immediate help during the COVID-19 crisis.
  • SF Queer Nightlife Fund –  A collective of nightlife organizers, producers, entertainers, venue owners, and nonprofit community leaders providing direct gifts of aid to workers from LGBTQ nightlife groups in the SF Bay Area.
  • SF Catalyst – This community space needs our support, and our community will need this space even more after the COVID-19 crisis ends.
  • SF Citadel – Currently offering online classes and safety information on their Web site.  Watch for info on how to support the venue directly.
  • The Edge – All donations will go directly to the staff of the bar and assure they can afford the forced seven weeks of unemployment.
  • SF Oasis – Donate (and receive a perk!) to keep OASIS afloat amidst COVID-19 closures.
  • SF Eagle Staff Fund – Fund to help the employees at the SF Eagle.
  • The Stud – “The Stud Collective wants to prioritize support for our staff — our bartenders, coat check, security team and amazing janitor — all donations will go directly to them.”
  • Raven’s List “Fundraising for Community” – A list of GoFundMe and Patreon type efforts which support fetish/kink businesses local to San Francisco.
  • Daddy’s Barbershop Barber Fund
  • Bay Area Reporter – Fundraising to preserve this vital journalistic resource for our community.

General COVID-19 Information

Governmental Orders

Resources for Small Businesses and Employers

Resources for Workers

Resources for Utilities  

Resources for Nonprofits

Resources for Families & Students

Grants for Artists

Resources for Adults

Resources for Seniors and People with Disabilities

Volunteer Services

Services for LGBTQ Folks

    Resources for Tenants

    Miscellaneous Info

    Informational Videos and Articles