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:

  • 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 the Sexually Active

    Resources for Tenants

    Miscellaneous Info

    Informational Videos and Articles