History

This page is for resources (and links to resources) about the history of South of Market San Francisco, and the Leather community and culture that found a home here.  We start with content created by our own Board Member, Gayle Rubin:

A Quick History of South of Market San Francisco
by Gayle Rubin
Associate Professor of Anthropology and Women’s Studies at the University of Michigan
and member of the Board of Directors of the LEATHER & LGBTQ Cultural District
March, 2021

 

Valley of Kings – Sentinel USA, September 1984

Requiem for Valley of the Kings – Southern Oracle, Fall 1989

South of Market Leather History and Guide – SF Frontiers, September 2001

 


Another reliable source is Race Bannon, who recently recapped
50 years of Leather in the B.A.R. — Bay Area Reporter, Mar 31, 2021


An authoritative photo archive of the people and events of our community over more than 15 years was created by Rich Stadtmiller:
RichTrove.com – A Rich Treasure Trove of Leather Images